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Medical Transcription

Techniques and Procedures

Master the fundamentals of medical transcription and meet the challenges of the evolving medical transcription field with Medical Transcription: Techniques and Procedures, 7th Edition. Respected authority Marcy O. Diehl delivers proven, practical training in the skills and technology essential to your success, including proofreading, editing, speech recognition technology, and more. This new edition also reflects an increased emphasis on medical editing and other related fields to keep you current with the changing medical transcription profession and fully prepare you for your role in health information management.

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0439-6


  • Section 1: Career Role and Responsibilities

    1. The Medical Transcription's Career, Including Ethical and Legal Responsibilities


    Section 2: Tools of Transcription

    2. Equipment and Technology


    Section 3: Transcription Guidelines

    3. Punctuation

    4. Capitalization

    5. Transcribing Numbers, Figures, and Abbreviations

    6. Letter Transcription

    7. Proofreading, Making Corrections, and Quality Assurance

    8. Using Reference Books: Learn How to Get Help From the Experts

    9. Word Endings: Plurals, Nouns, and Adjectives

    10. Grammar Review


    Section 4: Medical Records and Reports

    11. Outpatient Medical Chart Notes and Daily Progress Notes

    12. Preparation of a History and Physical Examination Report

    13. Preparation of Miscellaneous Medical Reports


    Section 5: Correspondence and Business Documents

    14. Writing Business Documents: Email, Memos, Agendas, Minutes, and Policies

    15. Making the Transition from MT to Speech Recognition Editor

    16. Establishing Your Career and Applying for Transcribing Positions


    Section 6: Appendices

    A: Answers to Tests

    B: Reference Materials

    C: Medical Documents

    D. Rules and Helpful Hints for Transcribing


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