Information for Medical Transcriptionists (MTs)

One of the first challenges that new medical transcriptionists encounter when they begin is filling in all the blanks left by their training in the profession. It can be daunting to find time to research while trying to maintain accuracy and productivity! We hope the following information helps.

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Tips for Improving Your Transcription

Only study, practice and experience will provide the basic framework for success as a medical transcriptionist. The best MTs, however, realize that some good reference materials and software can mean the difference between being an MT and being a successful MT. On this page you will find a short list of of the most useful tools to help you gain an edge – or improve the one you already have!

HIPAA Compliance

One major provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 addressed the security and privacy of health data. While virtually everyone has heard of it, it is amazing how little it is truly understood. Did you know that it is the provider’s responsibility to ensure that the procedures followed when transmitting dictations to or receiving transmissions from transcriptionists maintains the security and privacy of the information? Find out more about HIPAA and make sure you do your part to maintain compliance.

Links to Medical References

ATS Top Twenty: Web sites providing information found to be particularly useful for researching terminology, laboratory and prescriptions.

Nominate Your Favorite Medical References. Share your favorite medical information reference Web sites with your peers by submitting them for inclusion in the ATS Top Twenty.