You have heard about high productivity and quality goals in the profession of digital transcription service but do you know what the responsibilities of a digital transcriptionist are? In this post, we will look at these responsibilities closely.
The transcriptionist is responsible for transcribing the digital transcription information accurately. He/she is required to follow up with doctors if there is any information missing in the dictations. The transcriptionist has to flag the medical document in case of an incomprehensible or missing piece of information. He/she has to ensure consistency of all kinds in the transcribed record. The transcriptionist has to ensure that there are absolutely no spelling errors. He/she has to ensure accuracy of grammar in the transcribed text. He/she is responsible for researching information independently to deliver an accurate and complete record. He/she has to perform a thorough review of the medical record. The transcriptionist is responsible for implementing the changes suggested by the reviewers. The authenticity and accuracy of the medical record is the transcriptionist’s responsibility. The transcriptionist has to ensure that the medical record is meaningful, relevant, and complete. He/she has to ensure that the medical record is delivered in the requisite format. He/she has to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He/she is responsible for timely delivery of medical records. The transcriptionist has to take regular back-ups of the transcription work for business continuity/disaster recovery purposes. The transcriptionist’s job is an extremely responsible one given the critical nature of the work. You can be a good transcriptionist if you keep in mind the fact that any lapse on your part can cost a patient his/her life.