Posted by : Amanda Stein Wednesday, August 7, 2013




Finding professional medical transcriptionists can be difficult. There just aren’t enough people that have decided to hone their skills in the medical transcription career. The ones that provide quality assistance are usually unaffordable. If your medical business needs a transcriptionist, you’ll find that outsourcing this section will placate most of your worries about quality and make it affordable. How?


1 - Slash and Save

Outsourcing is significantly cheaper. Here are the ways it rescues your budget.

Slash the cost of labor: You don’t have to begin the process of hiring, training and paying a team of transcriptionists. Moreover, transcription is not the only task; Filing and archiving are essential tasks that need a taskforce too. You can save all those paychecks and additionally you don’t have to hire managers to control the quality of work. It’s simple to see that the cost of an in house team far exceeds the cost of outsourcing.

Save on equipment: Buying, maintaining, using and occasionally upgrading the equipment that an in house team would use would shoot your budget sky high easily.


2 - Quality for Less

Quality can come without a heavy price-tag: The best outsourcing partners are ones that deliver quality work on schedule. If there is ever an issue, you can find a solution and the outsourced team will have to deal with implementing it. The responsibility is theirs. The fact that their entire job is dedicated to doing medical transcription well is reassuring about the quality of work they will produce.

Qualified Transcriptionists: You can make sure that everyone working on the outsourced team is well-qualified for the position. Currently CareerStep offers a course to qualify to be a medical transcriptionist but how good an employee wants to get at his job is entirely up to him. Bottom line, you don’t have to worry about training or motivating employees.


3 - Reliable Returns

Quality speaks loudly: If you’ve heard the phrase “Actions speak louder than words” then you’ll understand that “Quality speaks louder than brand”. For a practice to be successful, how you do every small thing is important-even medical transcription.

Outsourcing will usually help increase accuracy and efficiency. The dictation is transcribed with soon after it is recorded. The files are archived and job completion reports are handed in to you regularly. Outsourcing companies take pride in delivering quick, accurate and affordable results. The time and worry outsourcing saves will definitely help your medical business focus on primary areas. The efficiency of the under-belly of the company will reflect on the surface too and sooner or later people will realize how much better the services offered at your practice are. People love a confident, assuring and efficient health-care process.

Efficiency increases profits: The more efficiently you are able to manage resources, the higher your profits will be. A major way outsourcing heightens efficiency is by keeping up with the ebbs and flows of transcription work. The amount of work is always somewhat unpredictable but that should not be a problem anymore. Even if there is a huge amount of dictation to process, the work will be complete on schedule—that’s efficient. Having the necessary infrastructure in place to support a growing business is what pushes the business to grow.


The benefits of outsourcing medical transcription are abundant. If you’re convinced then all you’ve got to do is to find the right outsourcing company to partner with. Read recommendations and do a month long trial before making a decision. Read their contract carefully to ensure that lateness and inaccuracy will not be tolerated. Be wise!




Author Bio: Frida is an at-home career consultant specializing in providing career advice to wide range of people including students, at-home women and professionals. She worked for over 12 years in different industries including education and medical transcription before starting her own at-home business. She likes to share her knowledge and provide guidance through consulting and writing about the subject. Frida is a suburban single mom and has 3 children.


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