In the medical field, time is always of the essence. Medical professionals have no time to waste when diligently addressing patient needs and potential health issues. Complete communication and reliable documentation are essential elements for both patients and doctors who need to capture the details of a sensitive medical consultation in a way that will not cause delay or stress for any party involved.
Using qualified medical typists through NTS Transcriptions can save your practice time and documentation costs while improving workflow efficiency.
Why Choose NTS Transcriptions?
Our company will provide you with the high-quality medical typist support you need to keep your company’s workflow moving. Our most recent case study shows that outsourcing your medical transcription needs can cut your transcription costs almost in half. We work to apply our positive findings about transcriptions and efficiency to your organization’s benefit.
Another reason to employ our company for your transcription needs is the fact that we can offer a 24-hour turnaround time to accommodate your immediate needs. We provide a customer support system focused on meeting your goals and deadlines, and our priorities always include presenting you with complete staff support to encourage favourable patient outcomes and experiences.
Outsourcing your medical typing to our company frees up time for you and your staff to fully service the needs of your patients. We understand this is always the primary goal of any organisation in the medical industry. As a trusted leader in transcription, we know and understand how valuable your time is. We are here to support the transcription and documentation needs of any medical company from large hospitals to smaller private practices.
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Operating throughout Australia since 2002, NTS Transcriptions is a leading provider of medical typing services. Our team consists of highly-skilled and qualified medical typists who can provide you with the fast and accurate outcomes you need to complete your work and support your staff in the medical field. To learn more about the kinds of medical typist services we can offer your company, call us on 1300 305 998.
What Are Medical Typists?
A medical typist, also known as a transcriptionist, is trained in skills including capturing dictations, completing correspondence, and addressing a variety of other documentation needs specific to the medical field. Being a transcriptionist requires the ability to pay close attention to the detailed medical information a professional dictates.
The complexity of medical files and requests can, at times, be overwhelming even to medical facility personnel who are not explicitly trained in the field of transcription. While it may seem easier or more convenient to give a staff member certain dictation or notes to type up, this choice can result in a time-consuming task for someone who not only has other responsibilities to consider, but also does not have proper training in the transcription field. These staff members can inadvertently cause delays for your practice and may even disrupt the flow of patient treatment.
What does a medical typist do?
A medical typist or medical transcriptionist is a person employed by a healthcare facility (e.g., a hospital or clinic) or Medical Transcription Organisation (e.g., NTS Transcriptions) to transcribe dictated audio from health professionals. They listen to and transcribe data from various medical audio files, such as medical reports or dictations, diagnoses in audio format, speeches at medical conventions and so on. They also usually handle the coding of doctors’ diagnoses and the recording of patient information in medical databases.
There are reputable medical transcription companies like NTS Transcriptions that have been providing dedicated professional medical typing services customised to client needs.
How fast in transcribing or typing should a medical typist be?
Anyone planning to build a career in medical typing or transcription needs to prioritise their typing speed and accuracy. In general, a medical typist should have a speed of 30 words per minute (WPM) as a minimum, although a typing speed of 50 WPM or faster is preferred.
Also, anyone who is skilled in touch-typing (the ability to type with precision without looking at the keyboard) will definitely have an edge over other candidates.
What types of records do medical typists take down?
Medical typists handle a wide range of medical files, information or documents for data entry or transcribing. These include:
- Patient records
- Appointment letters
- Reports and diagnoses
- Minutes of meetings and audio files of group discussions
- Speeches at medical conventions and other dictated files
Why would someone or a company need a medical typist?
Medical typists are essential to the seamless operation of healthcare providers and establishments. Beyond providing efficient medical transcription services, they also help in the following tasks:
- Reviewing, editing and proofreading the output of transcription software to ensure accuracy, consistency and correctness
- Verifying medical test results with health practitioners and ensuring that the data recorded is accurate
- Assisting with diary management, appointment setting and coordinating meetings
- Collaborating with other medical typists and administrative personnel in delivering large-scale transcription projects
- Interpreting medical jargon (including abbreviations) with great precision
- Receiving patients, booking their medical appointments and maintaining their records in databases
Businesses that need administrative personnel with a deep understanding of dictated medical language and terminology sometimes outsource medical typists to NTS Transcriptions to streamline operations and reduce costs.
What is the difference between a medical typist and a transcriptionist?
A medical typist and transcriptionist refer to the same role.
While generic audio typists (such as a secretary listening to their boss’s dictation and creating a document out of it) typically work with only one person, medical transcriptionists need to listen to medical audio files created in various settings or with different speakers. This means medical typists should have the skills needed to distinguish one voice from another in a group discussion whilst maintaining accuracy in the content of the documents they transcribe, edit or proofread.