In a country like India, where every second person aspires to be either an engineer or a doctor, it is no surprise that Medical Transcription is fast becoming one of the most sought after jobs in the BPO sector. A multibillion-dollar industry in America, Medical Transcription companies are now looking to India to outsource their services. Medical Transcription India is growing at an exponential rate.
What exactly is Medical Transcription? It is the process of converting a consultation with a doctor into a text format. When we visit a doctor we usually spend the first few minutes discussing our symptoms and problems. This is followed by questions about our medical history, an examination, and a prescription for tests or a secondary consultation if required. After the doctor has collected all the information he needs, he prescribes medication along with instructions for its use. After this, the doctor records the entire visit on voice recording machine, which is then converted into a word document by a medical transcriptionist and stored.
Major hospitals are now adopting this process in order to keep up with the changing times and provide their patients with the best health care available. However, the exercise of converting a voice file into text format is tedious and requires high level of expertise. A medical transcriptionist requires having in depth knowledge of advanced medical terms and language and having a minimum amount of experience in transcribing the likes of discharge summaries, health exams, etc. They must possess higher than average typing skills and should be affluent in the language in which the transcripts are being recorded.