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Medical transcription : techniques and procedures / Marcy O. Diehl.

Diehl, Marcy Otis. (Author).
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Location: Fennell RESERVES R728.8 .D47 2012
Barcode: 30731101165441
Status: Available

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On Reserve by instructor(s): Judi Joslin.
Location(s) - Loan Period(s) - and Course(s):
Fennell Reserve - 2 hour, in-library use - Medical transcript ! & 2 ; OA352 & OA452

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  • ISBN: 9781437704396
  • ISBN: 1437704395
  • Physical Description: ix, 549 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: Seventh edition.
  • Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier/Saunders, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Career Role And Responsibilities -- Medical transcriptionist's career, including ethical and legal responsibilities -- Tools Of Transcription -- Equipment and technology -- Transcription Guidelines -- Punctuation -- Capitalization -- Transcribing numbers, figures, and abbreviations -- Letter transcription -- Proofreading, making corrections, and quality assurance -- Using reference books: learn how to get help from the experts -- Word endings: plurals, nouns, and adjectives -- Grammar review -- Medical Records And Reports -- Outpatient medical chart notes and progress notes -- Preparation of a history and physical examination report -- Preparation of miscellaneous medical reports -- Correspondence And Business Documents -- Writing business documents: email, memos, agendas, minutes, and policies -- Making the transition from MT to speech recognition editor -- Establishing your career and applying for transcribing positions -- Appendices -- Answers to tests -- Reference materials -- Medical documents -- Rules and helpful hints for transcribing -- Index.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Fennell Reserve 2 hour, in-library use Medical transcript ! & 2 ; OA352 & OA452 Judi Joslin.
Summary, etc.:
Synopsis: As the role of medical transcriptionists undergoes significant changes arising from new and evolving technology, refined skills are necessary to thrive in the new environment. This practical text prepares transcriptionists for the demands of their evolving role, including proofreading, editing, and transcribing via computer, while also addressing other equipment used in the profession. Authentic medical transcription documents illustrate formats for medical charts, history and physical exams, operative, x-ray, pathology and other reports. Includes shortcuts for computer formatting! Skill drills teach students to use references to verify information and to become familiar with new and unusual industry terms. Exercises and helpful hints encourage students to practice proofreading and editing skills. Grammar skills are demonstrated and practiced through individual chapters to bolster fundamental knowledge of punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, word endings and more. Explanations of the latest HIPAA guidelines regarding patient confidentiality, risk management and medical records provide guidance on adhering to regulations. Details on advances in speech recognition technology and trends in transcription software, including software for the sight-impaired, prepare students for technology encountered in the workplace. Information about the Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) exam and the new Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) exam, including possible future developments, is included. Punctuation and Grammar Rule synopses are located on the inside front and back covers for quick and easy reference. Completely revised student CD-ROM features chapter-specific quizzes, CMT exam preparation materials, and "real life" transcription exercises.
Subject: Medical transcription.
Medical secretaries.
Medical writing.
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