Medical Transcription Career
A medical transcriptionist helps convert any audio into important documents that the hospital will use for record keeping. The information contained in these audio files have confidential patient records that must be written accurately. The text that is gathered by the transcriptionist will either be stored in patient records for doctors to check later on or electronically.
Medical transcriptionists transcribe the dictations (using a personal computer, word processing software and a digital foot pedal) and format them to produce notes and reports that eventually become part of a patient’s medical record.
The types of documents that may be transcribed include chart notes, diagnostic notes, consultation notes, history and physical reports, progress reports, operative reports and discharge summaries.
Medical transcriptionists may also transcribe and format dictated correspondence such as referral letters.