Wednesday, June 07, 2006

India Adopting Certification Standards for Transcription

New Delhi, India is now performing testing in partnership with Thomson Prometric for the RMT and CMT certifications.

In what would be one of the first instances of adoption of global certification standards for training by the BPO industry in India, American Association of Medical Transcription (AAMT) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), are together launching two certification exams — the Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) and the Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) here.

BPO boys may have to attend classes - Indiatimes Infotech

Monday, May 29, 2006

Philippines Catching up with India?

Michael Russell recently wrote about how the Philippines is catching up with India in a lot of the business process outsourcing (BPO) happening today.

While the Philippines may not be as a huge an offshore provider of web and software services as India, it holds great promise in the customer service industry. Although India does charge lower than the Philippinesfor data encoding work, India charges around $4 (U.S.) versus $10 in the Philippinesmore multinationals are choosing the Philippines because of the high quality of work. Moreover, Filipinos make good customer service agents not only because they are fluent in American English but also because of their helpful and friendly nature.

Transcription Guide : Philippines Catching up with India in the Outsourcing Industry

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Spheris Receives Top Award for Medical Transcription at 2006 TEPR

From the article at Yahoo News:

Spheris this week received 'first honors' in the medical transcription category at the 2006 Towards the Electronic Patient Record (TEPR) Awards. The awards were announced May 22 at the TEPR Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Nearly 200 healthcare companies from the United States and Canada exhibit at the conference every year.

Spheris Receives Top Award for Medical Transcription at 2006 TEPR Convention: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

MTSOs on the rise?

According to Arun Jethmalani, CEO of ValueNotes, the medical transcription outsourcing industry is once again on the rise after a slump in 2000.

As per the Report “The US Medical Transcription Industry: Perspective on Outsourcing and Offshoring” the latest release by ValueNotes, medical transcription offshoring from India currently generates US$195 million in revenues; and is expected to reach US$647 million by 2010.

Silent Revival: Medical Transcription Back into The Ramp-up Game

Thursday, May 18, 2006

View from India (Part II)

The MT Industry in India has come of age and is now ready for growth. It currently employs around 20-30,000 people. The size of the business generated by the MT industry annually in India is estimated at $250 million that is a fraction of the global MT industry's business volume of $12 billion. In India, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi are prominent centres for the MT industry but now the business is seen shifting to smaller cities too

MT Industry in India Poised for Growth

Is Outsourcing Your Transcription Right For You?

Here's a great article written by Robbi Hess for For The Record Magazine about deciding whether outsourcing would be beneficial for you. Robbi takes you from the reasons to outsource all the way to implementing and planning.

Whether an organization begins investigating outsourcing as a way to handle overflow, balance staffing needs, centralize transcription services, or as a cost-savings measure, outsourcing can be a great solution when medical transcription volumes vary. Outsourcing allows the HIM director to minimize the staff’s idle time during slow periods, avoid stress and overtime during peak periods, tackle seasonal fluctuations, and account for vacation coverage.

May 1 2006 issue of For The Record

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

WorldTech chooses Dragon MT for Back-End Platform

Worldtech today decided to use the Dragon platform for their workflow.

Worldtech USA, a leader in Business Process Outsourcing specializing in Medical Transcription Services and Electronic Medical Records, today announced the decision to utilize the Dragon MT Workflow System for its primary backend platform for transcription workflow, speech recognition, and reporting interface.

WorldTech chooses Dragon MT for Back-End Platform

Saturday, May 13, 2006

MxSecure Names new Client Services Director

MxSecure, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of medical transcription services to health care clinics, today announced the addition of a Director of Client Services to its senior management team. Bonnie Crow joins MxSecure in this newly created position and will be responsible for the company’s customer care and client implementation functions.

MxSecure, Inc., Provider of Medical Transcription, Names Bonnie Crow as Director of Client Services

MedQuist Announces Preliminary, Partial and Unaudited Financial Results

As previously announced, the Company received an administrative HIPAA subpoena for documents from the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts on December 17, 2004. The subpoena sought information primarily about the Company's provision of medical transcription services to governmental and non-governmental customers. The information was requested in connection with a government investigation into whether MedQuist and others violated federal laws in connection with the provision of medical transcription services. MedQuist continues to cooperate fully with the Department of Justice.

MedQuist Announces Preliminary, Partial and Unaudited Financial Results

Friday, May 12, 2006

View from India (Part I)

Dr. Chandrakant outlines how the Medical Transcription industry and career looks from the Indian perspective. An interesting point he makes, specially from the perspective of the BPO boom that has driven much of the new economy of the last several years, is the fact that MT was one of the first business processes to be outsourced in a big way though other processes have overshadowed it with time.

Medical Transcription: An Attractive Career Choice

Thursday, May 11, 2006


NASSCOM, the trade body of the IT/ITES/BPO industry in India, at its ninth ITES Summit this year, has a NASSCOM-AAMT initiated session. This will be held on June 7 and 8, 2006, at the Leela Palace, Bangalore. It is a good opportunity for the Indian Industry to have a heads together. Hope to see you there.

Here is the program.

National Medical Transcriptionist Week

National Medical Transcriptionist Week starts Monday and the AAMT (American Association for Medical Transcription) is attempting to increase public awareness.

Medical transcriptionists around the country will celebrate May 14-20, 2006, acknowledging the importance of careful documentation and the skill and knowledge required to meet the demands of our chosen profession. AAMT invites you to become part of that celebration and to share it with everyone you know.

American Association for Medical Transcription

Spheris Completes Acquisition of Vianeta Communications

A while back, Spheris announced they were buying Vianeta Communications, a leading platform for transcription workflow. A couple of days ago they completed their acquisition.

Spheris, a leading global provider of medical transcription technology and services, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Vianeta Communications, a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-wide clinical documentation technology for hospitals, health systems and group practices.

Spheris Completes Acquisition of Vianeta Communications

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

New Technology from Arrendale Associates

Here's an interview with the management team of Arrendale Associates highlighting their new medical transcription platform.

AAI has developed a proprietary word processor and tools for medical transcription along with custom work flow solutions that meet a particular need in the industry, allow for outsourcing while remaining HIPAA compliant,” management told WRAL Local Tech Wire in a recent Q&A, “and delivering products and services over the Internet for ease of deployment, support and use by physicians, nurses, clinicians and medical transcriptionists.

WRAL Local Tech Wire: business, technology, biotechnology, and venture capital news from across the southeastern region

MedQuist Ranked Number One by KLAS Enterprises

Medquist was given the award of "Speech Recognition Dictation and Transcription Market Segment".

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedQuist (Pink Sheets: MEDQ - News) is pleased to announce that KLAS Enterprises has ranked the company's SpeechQ for Radiology(TM) product as the top solution in the Speech Recognition Dictation and Transcription market segment.

MedQuist Ranked Number One by KLAS Enterprises

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

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