Digital transcription software has come a long way over the last few years.
While there are many different ways to use the tool, it’s implementation in the
healthcare industry is particularly inspiring, and has changed the way that many
hospitals and clinics record and utilize patient data.
Doctors have many appointments daily, and each patient exhibits different
symptoms, allergies and diagnoses. In order to avoid mishaps or complications,
physicians must keep track of all known patient information, along with accurate
records of each appointment. This undertaking requires a large amount of time
and manpower. Consequently, hospitals employ specially-trained transcription
specialists to receive and process the multitude of dictations from
Before the advent of digital transcription equipment, most practitioners used a tape based system that was subject to poor audio quality and frequent breakage. In addition, confidential patient data was often transported form the physician, to the typist. Today’s privacy laws prohibit this insecure data storage.
Digital solutions can automatically download, encrypt and sent the dictations via e-mail, or secure FTP. This capability is not only more efficient, but also much more secure to meet today’s strict HIPAA requirements.
It’s clear to see that digital transcription software can make the healthcare
industry more efficient both in record keeping and workforce placement. Many
hospitals who use this software have lauded its ability to pay for itself with
the savings generated by a reduce workload. As we move into the future of
healthcare, digital transcription will likely remain the preferred method of
record-keeping for years to come.