Medical Transcription

Techniques and Procedures


  • Marcy Diehl, BVE, CMA-A, CMT, AHDI-F, Professor Emeritus, Medical Transcriptionist Specialist Curriculum, Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, California

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0439-6

Table of Contents

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