The advantages of dictation are numerous. Speed is the most obvious benefit to dictating notes. The natural flow of speech and thought are not slowed or hindered by the process of handwriting or typing. Medical dictation allows doctors to spend more time with patients. If a doctor spends five minutes dictating her notes instead of 25 minutes charting them, that is a great deal of time saved in one shift.
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When transcribed by a trained specialist, those notes will be accurate and much easier to read. Again, the patient benefits. Worldwide Dictation offers a convenient phone in dictation system that frees the doctor to dictate notes by any phone at any time.
This phone in dictation system saves both time and money. There is more patient contact, and less need to go back over notes in an attempt to decipher previous notes. Doctors’ handwriting is notoriously unreliable and prone to misinterpretation. Even among doctors, reading medical notes from one doctor to the next can be like playing the children’s game of “telephone.” Unfortunately, this can have deadly consequences.
Worldwide Dictation has on staff a highly trained group of medical transcriptionists. Many doctors may be tempted to use a nurse or office staff member to transcribe notes. Although they are trained in the medical field and are knowledgeable as to medical terminology, they are not trained in transcription. You would not ask a radiologist to repair an artery. Let your nurses and office staff do what they have been trained to do–help patients. Let us handle your medical transcriptions. For more information about our available services, contact Worldwide Dictation Services at 1-800-442-5993 or email us at [email protected]