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Different Types Of Medical Transcription Services

Nov 20, 2007
The field of medical transcription has been on the rise in recent years, providing high-quality health records to hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. There are several accredited service providers in existence that aid medical organizations in maintaining and creating their health records.

Before searching for the best medical transcription service, companies or individuals need to make sure that the service is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA was established in 1996 to set a national standard for anyone involved in with health records. The act also promotes security and privacy of all health data and strives to improve the proper use of electronic data. It is extremely important that any medical transcription service provider is compliant with HIPAA standards, which is required through the Department of Health and Human Services.

There are a variety of services available, which all offer unique skills and expertise for medical transcription. SpectraMedi has been a leading service provider of medical transcription since its small start in 1999. With offices in New York and India, SpectraMedi has been able to establish a system that allows for speedy turnaround and high-quality service. SpectraMedi employs well-trained medical transcriptionists (MTs) and systems professionals who work seven days a week and are all well-trained and highly proficient in the medical transcription industry. SpectraMedi is HIPAA compliant and employs over 300 transcriptionists all over the U.S. According to SpectraMedi's website, the company meets any transcription needs imaginable and customizes each job according to the individual's needs. The company claims that it is one of the most cost effective providers, mostly due to the quick turnaround. SpectraMedi's MTs work with the most modern technology that includes dictation systems, HL-7 interfaces, automated printing and organizing services, and much more.

VIVA is another HIPAA compliant medical transcription service provider that is based in California and caters to medical professionals in the U.S. and Canada. Some of the services offered by VIVA are quality transcriptions delivered in one business day, strict compliance with HIPAA, and high-tech security provided by GeoTrust, which protects over 100,000 companies all over the world. Since VIVA is a web-based company, clients can access their files from virtually anywhere. VIVA boasts a state-of-the-art online filing system that opens up office space and allows for all files to be accessed from a computer through a system called VIVA-Locate, which allows individuals to search their records in a fraction of the time.

MxSecure is another popular provider. According to the website, MxSecure is the number one medical transcription service in the U.S. The company works with over 500 organizations nationwide to provide the best medical transcription services to clinics, physicians, and hospitals and offers two different options for service to comply with nearly any group. MxTranscribe Express offers digital dictation, easily downloaded software, access to files 24/7, and unlimited customer support. MxTranscribe EHR offers everything from Express with the additional perks of EMR integration, STAT capabilities, unlimited file storage and backup, and HIPAA compliant e-mail. There are also no long-term contracts required for either service. TransHealth is a good option for someone looking for a smaller and more personal organization. The Nashville-based company is one of the fastest growing providers of medical transcription, specializing in serving hospitals and outpatient clinics. TransHealth prides itself on the ability to establish long-term relationships with clients. The company's most well-known clients are Community Health Systems, Inc., Health Management Associates, and VHA Southwest. TransHealth requires a minimum of three years experience in the medical transcription field for all employees, securing high-quality work. Although these services are the most popular and well-known, there are many others that provide the same services, often for less money. There are websites available that offer free searches and price quotes for medical transcription service providers. BuyerZone is a popular site that offers searches in a variety of medical transcription areas such as primary care, hospitals, and clinics.

There are so many different types of service relationships that can be established through these various organizations, and it is easy to find one that fits any organization. Each service offers different perks and benefits, but all of them offer high-quality medical transcription. Not only are these services helping medical professionals build a more efficient and productive business, but they are also working hard to establish safer and more secure health records all over the world.
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