Showing posts with label EHR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EHR. Show all posts


Happy National Medical Transcriptionist Week

This week we celebrate medical transcriptionists, who play a vital and fundamental role in healthcare documentation.

Our dedication and attention to detail is integral in keeping patients safe and impact physician revenue by creating quality and timely documentation.

Source:  Advance for Health Information Professionals

Have a great week!


What You Need To Know - EMRs

Did you know

Not all EMRs are able to export demographics or import medical records from your medical transcription service?  Upon purchase, your EMR must have an interfacing component, even if it isn't used immediately.  When researching your EMR, be sure that lab results, radiology and transcription are able to be imported into your new system. 


Many practices, clinics, hospitals are assured they can do their own transcription and save tons in transcription costs.  This is a fallacy.  Our clients have actually lost money as the time it takes to document a simple visit lends itself to the focus being on the computer instead of the patient and billable hours take a hit from seeing less patients.  

We are working with a client who has an EMR and after having it for some time is coming back to dictation/transcription for documentation because the EMR is lacking.  In order to document patient encounters the way the physician would like, he would have to fork out $3800 to $5000 plus a monthly fee for interfacing HL7.  To add to that, his EMR vendor needs to switch him over to another system due to Meaningful Use Stage 3 issues as the current EMR is no longer compatible.  


Plan B with this client is dictating via his cell phone and then doing a copy/paste into his EMR via our software platform (for billing, tracking line counts and transcriptionists).  

We believe and have found that working with the EMR companies (although is not easy at times) in providing a blended approach, using both the EMR in combination with transcription, is most beneficial to the practices' bottom line and most of all patient care.  

We want to partner with you in providing your patients appropriate documentation while making the physicians' lives easier.  Want to know more?  See what we have to offer.  


Obamacare Humor

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new healthcare package. 

The allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

Meanwhile, obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted. Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!”

The psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing, and the internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.

The plastic surgeons opined that this proposal would “put a whole new face on the matter”. Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

The podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

In the end, the proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

Credit:  Fellow MT.


What Sets Us Apart

There are so many medical transcription companies out there. How do you choose the one for your practice, clinic or hospital?  All medical transcription companies tout the same high accuracy, quick turnaround, etc.  Those qualities in a medical transcription service provider (MTSO) should be an absolute given because you're producing documentation for a patient.

Setting Just My Type Transcription apart from other medical transcription service providers is easy.  All companies focus on the same perks, what physicians need to hear, industry standards.  The proof is truly in the end product, and not all transcription companies and/or medical transcriptionists produce or care to produce accurate reports.

Here's are a few items that set us apart.


No need to change your workflow or the way you dictate.  We seamlessly fit into your everyday affairs, which allows total focus on your patients.  Whether you use our platform or want Word documents, we cater to our clients.


We are producing reports at 100% accuracy, and this is verifiable in our software platform.


We offer our clients the cutting-edge software platform with the ONLY mobile application that goes beyond just dictation.

Speech Understanding Technology

Generate transcription text using software that "learns" to "understand" individual dictators.  

EMR Integration

Record patient encounters traditionally as narrative reports and/or as structured data which can then be integrated into an EMR without a decline in productivity (revenue).  If an EMR system isn't yet a reality for your practice, having months of history that will then be able to be integrated when you're ready gives your practice a head start in meeting Meaningful Use.  This will also relieve staff time scanning documents, etc.


Unprecedented setup, implementation and ongoing support, not only from us but from our software provider, Emdat.  You're never alone!

Contact us for a free demonstration of our platform or to get started with a free trial.


EMR Interfacing

Below are just some of the EMR systems our platform is interfacing with.   

As long as your EMR accepts structured data, we can interface with it.

Intergy  Healthland
Practice Point Plus
Practice Partner
Star Patient Care
...And many more!  

Click here for a sample export files

Emdat has had whole hospitals set up within a week and physician offices ready to go within a few days.  

Contact Just My Type Transcription  now for a free, no-obligation demo. 


EMR Implementation and Revenue Drop-off

What Physicians and Medical Facilities Need to Know

Studies show, the more a facility decreases their transcription costs with an EMR, the more their revenue is reduced. EMR vendors claim the revenue will come back after 6 or 8 months. In these tough economical times, can your office, clinic, hospital afford to lose thousands in revenue with the "assumption" it will return at some point?

How we know revenue will decrease:

Right now, EMR documentation by a physician takes an average of 4.5 minutes PER patient versus only 1.5 minutes for dictation of the encounter. If a physician sees 20 patients per day, that's at least 60 minutes of lost time (3 x 20) 60 minutes lost time. 

If we calculate this out that translates to

  • 300 minutes a week
  • 1200 minutes per month
  • 9600 minutes for 8 months
For offices that don't see a boatload of patients, it works. There is time in between appointments for EMR documentation by a physician.

Now, let's take a different look. Let's figure out how many patients' appointments physicians are giving up to "eliminate transcription" by documenting patient encounters themselves via an EMR (based on a 15-minute visit):

Based on the above calculations, physicians are losing:
  • 20 appointments per day
  • 80 appointments per month
  • 640 appointments for 8 months
What is losing 640 appointments going to cost your facility?  

What's the solution? So glad you asked.

  1. Doctors will either see less patients (reduced revenue) 
  2. OR work longer hours (as if they don't work enough hours)

What Just My Type Transcription wants to see happen:

Physicians are more expensive than transcriptionists. So, we say see patients instead, and as technology evolves, transcription costs will reduce. This way, revenue will not drop off while during EMR/EHR implementation.

Just My Type Transcription offers our clients many different ways to cut transcription costs while continuing to dictate as this is the quickest and most accurate means to documenting patient encounters.

Contact us us today for a free, no-obligation demo to see how your facility can save on transcription while implementing an EMR.


Quality Outsourced Medical Transcription

Just My Type Transcription takes great care in producing high-quality patient documentation.  We treat patients as if they're our family, and we certainly don't want our family members' charts with errors.  

We're able to save new clients up to 40% on transcription costs with various options.  We know time is money, so email us to set up a quick demonstration of our web-based software which we provide to all customers as a service (no investment in software).  


EMR Horror

I have been hearing so many horror stories about the conversion to EMR.  Office staff staring at each other in bewilderment, not knowing what to do next, how to do it, etc. Doctors who have never in their lives touched a computer are so focused on pointing and clicking that their patients sit idly, ignored.  It's scary for all involved, the patients most of all.  Would I trust a doctor to correctly document my visit on a computer?  Not a chance.  Mistakes can happen.  Mistakes happen more when you overload an already overloaded doctor with learning the system.  What's the solution?  I will say that when doctors dictate, they accomplish far more than sitting at a computer.

Emdat says:
Studies show that it takes a physician an average of 4.5 minutes per patient to document a visit using templates in an EMR system. By contrast, dictation takes only 1.5 minutes per patient. That’s a difference of three minutes per patient! If a physician sees an average of 20 patients each day, that translates to 60 minutes a day. The result? Doctors will either see fewer patients or work longer hours. Transcription costs may be lower, but so is productivity, resulting in thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Consider that physicians and their medical assistants are more expensive than transcriptionists. Doesn't high quality patient care mean physicians who focus on their patients instead of their computer screen?

Outsourcing transcription is the answer.  Outsourcing transcription where a platform is used to populate an EMR system...Even better!  That's where I come in.  Just My Type Transcription uses this Emdat platform (software as a service) to populate the EMR, HIS or Clinical Repository System in place OR will house the history for the time when EMR becomes a reality for the practice.

In an article by Ann Silberman, on Kevin, MD's blog, raises this serious issue...
...However, these are things that need to be worked out before fully implementing an EMR system, at least for any doctor who cares about making a human connection with a patient. There are tablets, iPads, laptops. There has to be a way to maintain a bedside manner method of doctoring while embracing the digital age.
 The full article can be found at EMR, a patient's perspective.

There is a way to maintain bedside manner, and the practice needs to figure it out or lose patients.

Please check out my website at Just My Type Transcription to see how we can help you get your bedside manner back.