Are you curious about a career as a medical transcription editor? In today’s quickly evolving technological environment, transcription editors are used to helping rectify recorded dictations and ensure patients’ most accurate health records.
Here’s what being a transcription editor is all about:
Medical Transcription Editor Job Description
A medical transcription editor prepares patient medical histories, discharge summaries, and other relevant documents. A transcriptionist executes performance by listening and converting physician (or other healthcare professional) voice recordings into written reports. Using speech recognition technology, a transcriptionist interprets medical terminology and abbreviations while reviewing and editing documents.
- Listening to recorded dictations by doctors or healthcare professional
- Transcribing all dictation into documents, including operative reports, diagnostic test results, and referral letters
- Reviewing and editing drafts proceed by speech recognition software
- Verifying consistency within edited drafts
- Translating medical abbreviation into long-form terminology and sentence structure
- Identifying errors, missing information, and inconsistencies
- Following up with healthcare providers to determine the extent of report inaccuracies
- Submitting final drafts for physician approval
- Following all legal documentation and patient confidentiality requirements
- Entering medical reports into electronic record systems
- Performing all necessary audits
Training and Requirement
Most transcriptionists have post-secondary training that includes studies in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, word-processing software, and grammar. Hirable transcription editors have solid computer skills, can critically think, listen well, write proficiently and manage their time.
To learn more about becoming a medical transcription editor, reach out to Mercedes Transcription.