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Essentials of Medical Transcription

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This textbook provides progressively more difficult scenario drills and office simulations to help develop medical transcription skills. The first section introduces medical terminology and the different types of medical reports and their formats. Following are chapters for practice in each of the seven specialties: family practice, orthopedics, urology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, cardiology, and diagnostic imaging. The CD-ROM contains practice exercises that deliver immediate feedback. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


by Julie Hosley

This introduction to medical transcripting includes a CD-ROM. Unit One is designed to reinforce medical terminology, keyboarding, and proofreading skills. Unit Two promotes competency in transcripting by offering seven different medical specialties with medical terms and reports appropriate for each. With the increased documentation required by insurance and managed care regulations, proficiency in transcripting is vital to patient care and legal compliance. The text appears to be appropriate for the introductory student. The text is designed to introduce students to medical transcripting. The text appears appropriate for prospective production or medical office transcriptionists. The authors both have strong backgrounds in transcripting and education to bring credibility to the project. Unit One includes the fundamentals and an overview of transcripting with an introduction to medical records components, how to proofread your own work, and general guidelines for record compliance.

Unit Two features separate exercises appropriate for seven specific specialties, with specialty terms and an innovative Error Analysis Chart to help students see and correct errors. Error identification results are compared against a Production for Pay Summary to reinforce accountability for the production transcriptionist. Though not a deficiency for this level of text, the authors presume that the student has anatomy and physiology proficiency, a basicknowledge of pharmacology, and most other aspects of medical practice. It is presumed that this text is a component of a larger course that covers these topics. This text is appropriate in depth, demonstrates a high quality of instruction in text and ancillaries, and is an excellent resource for students who plan to pursue medical transcripting as a career.