Electronic Medical Transcription Like everything, medical transcription has also been through phases of evolution. Medical transcription is a rather dynamic industry with new experiments and additions going on everyday. The industry evolved from manual typewriters to electronic typewriters to word processor and then to plastic disks, magnetic belts and finally to digital recordings. Voice Recognition System or VRS is the recent evolution in the medical transcription industry. VRS is used by medical transcriptionists and proofreaders in providing supplementary editorial services. There are certain cases where the VRS has completely replaced medical transcription. Earlier, medical transcription (MT) consisted of handwritten notes with lots of abbreviations and responsibilities of the physician. These notes and interpretations were then supplemented in patient’s file for reference. The handwritten notes and typed notes are all consolidated and kept in a file along with the records of other patients for further reference. Whenever, a physician required the record of a specific patient, the patient’s file is retrieved from the huge mass of files. To enhance this process, usually two or three carbon copies of same medical record are kept in a single file. But now things have completely changed. Huge files have given way to desktop computers that are connected with powerful servers. A patient’s record is processed and archived individually in these servers. The unique digital format allows instant access to these servers even from the remote location. Medical transcriptionists now work closely with the programmers to stream in voice and get continuous data through network interfaces. In fact, healthcare providers now make use of personal data assistants (PDA) and other softwares for their service. The Computer Aided Medical Transcription (CAMT) is a software that is exclusively designed for medical transcription industry. The CAMT has several benefits that are attributing to its popularity. Following are some of them: Changing Medical Dictation to Text: The CAMT software change spoken words to texts. This software was especially developed for medical transcription. An Efficient Interface for Medical Transcriptionists: Using these softwares you can easily increase your editing speed. In these softwares, editing is done as fast as keyboard stokes and shortcuts. Interpreting and Formatting Document: CAMT perfectly understands what a physician intends to mean and transcribe accordingly. For example, the software understands when the word "next" refers to ‘3’ in the list and when the physician uses it to mean the next section.
Every year the healthcare providers spend thousands of dollars for the increased charges of the MT industry. Further, there also had been a dearth in the number of efficient medical transcriptionists. The advent of the CAMT helped the service providers in saving few dollars that they would otherwise spent for the MT industry. The invention of CAMT has revolutionized medical transcription industry. It can now deliver high quality work within turn around time (TAT). The software is simple and easy to use. This software has brought this industry at the edge of a huge change and it’s also time for us to change our concept of medical transcription. AT Promantra, Electronic Medical Transcription attains a different height. We use a special software for medical transcription, named Proscribe. Proscribe handles the tiring job of file allocation and also checks the accuracy of the transcription. Proscribe would be soon taken to a new level which would include VRS that could be used for automatic dictation. Electronic Medical Transcription at Promantra is geared up with all modern paraphernalia to serve its existing and prospective clients with flawless transcription.