Medical transcription as a career took off in the last decade. Doctors are now looking at the possibility of lessening the documentation work by hiring medical transcriptionists to do the job for them. But is it necessary?
For medical professionals who are trying to do research, this is a necessity because it allows them to just read what transpired during the actual assessment without the need to watch the video or listen to the recording. It can also guarantee anonymity on the part of the patient because the names can be edited out.
Since the pandemic, more people are doing teleconsultation. This allows the doctors to assess the patients without the need to go to their office. And because of this, there is a need to have a medical transcriptionist to transcribe these videos to be able to ensure that the doctor is going to take note of what transpired during the assessment. It can also be used as a file that can be passed to other doctors especially if it requires the help of other specialists.
There are many reasons why every clinic needs to have a medical transcriptionist. For those who are looking to lessen the cost, they can always have it outsourced.