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Avoidable Errors in Medical Transcription -Avontix

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Medical transcription jobs play a very vital role in the health care industry as the transcribed records are very helpful in maintaining accurate health records of patients and thus become the credible sources for many health care studies. For such important jobs, it becomes essential that the transcribers acquire proficient skills that facilitate their work to be error free and reliable. Medical transcriptionists are required to hone their skills in both English language and medical terminology. Let’s try to understand the areas where errors may occur while engaging in transcription services.

English Language: You must make sure you perfect in English grammar and punctuation as this is the language you use to transcribe all the medical records. You ought to gain skills in listening and then comprehending appropriately what you have heard. It is of utmost significance that you have an in-depth English knowledge, especially in the following:
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Importance of Work- Life Balance -Avontix

Picture courtesy: www.jobwise – Google search We all cherish our childhood days. Why? We all love the days gone-by in our childhood because we had plenty of time to ourselves. We played, talked and did what ever made us happy. We love those days because now we don’t do the things that we did then. Now we don’t have time, patience and energy to do those things that we loved to do then. When we don’t have enough time to talk to our family, then how can we expect to have a good social life? Without a proper social life, we cannot be happy and satisfied all by ourselves.
No doubt that technological advancement has made our life better in many ways. But, at the same time, it has also resulted in diminishing our work-life balance and thus increased stress in us. We couldn’t even figure out when working from 9:00 AM to 09:00 PM has become an accepted and unwritten norm for us. The technology boons like the laptop and smart phone have erased out the fine line between office and home timings. Ev…

Tips to Grow in Medical coding -Avontix

We have high regard for doctors who take care of the most complex machine in the world-the human body. Doctor’s job is to interpret and diagnose problems in our body which is a complicated job. Though not doctors, the health information technicians like medical coders also have complicated jobs as they are required to have a strong understanding of various medical diagnoses, treatments and procedures. Medical coding to a beginner is like learning a new language. It is difficult in the beginning, but as you start practicing it, it gets easier. The Medical coding field requires an eye for detail, organizational skills, medical terminology knowledge and understanding of human anatomy. To gain a foothold in this profession you can follow these tips: Analytical thinking helps: Using logic and thinking analytically helps in connecting pieces of information and drawing conclusions. This is very much needed for medical coders, as they have to decide on the accurate code for a patient’s medical…

7 Wonderful Ways to Relax and Rejuvenate -Avontix

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Relax! The word itself is so soothing. Isn’t it? If your answer is yes, then it is time you take a break and read this. We all are working not from dawn to dusk, but from pre-dawn to late night. From the moment we wake up to the moment we hit the bed in the night, our life is packed with tasks to be completed, meetings to be attended, deadlines to be met and targets to be achieved. Amidst all this, what we are not noticing is how we are exhausting our body and mind. As a too much used machine breaks down, an overworked mind and body also collapse. To avoid such things we should try to figure out how we can take some time off and relax so that it rejuvenates us.

Here we will try to see few methods which help us to unwind ourselves:
Pranayama: This is the simplest way we can relax. Pranayama is a breathing exercise that can be done anywhere and anytime by anyone. Breath is the ‘prana’ of our body and by controlling it we can achieve peace and harmony within us…

EHRs benefitting the medical world -Avontix

Electronic Health Record is the systematically collected information that is stored in digital format and is accessible to authorized people across different health care providers. An EHR is not just restricted to one health care provider’s office but it is a comprehensive data that is gathered from all the health care organizations that provide services to a patient. The information in the EHR can be created, managed and accessed by authorized staff across all the health care organizations and this helps patients to move their health records along with them wherever they require medical help.

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  Importance and benefits of Electronic Health Records:   Information availability:  The patient information is readily available when and where it is required.  Health care providers have remote access to the information and this helps them to access records in  case of emergency.
 Improved quality care: As physicians have access to complet…

Medical Transcription and its scope -Avontix

With the technology boom, a lot of career options have come up for the youngsters which have contributed to the growth of economy also. One of those careers is medical transcription which started in the western countries and especially the US where health care industry is insurance based for which proper documentation of all health records is vital to process the insurance claims. In these countries, for the medical insurance procedures to be hassle free three jobs in medical field play an important role. They are medical transcription, medical coding and medical billing.  As a result of technology and birth of outsourcing industry, many jobs are being outsourced to India, out of which Medicaltranscription jobs take a significant portion and are creating a big number of employment opportunities in the transcription services industry.

Image courtesy:  Indianmart - Google search There are a number of players in the medical transcription services field who are making a big difference to …

Future Ahead for Medical Coding -Avontix

Medical coding is one profession which has lots of scope and can be looked forward with great hopes. With ever-growing health care industry, there will be growth in all the allied services of health care industry. Few of them are medical transcription, medical billing and coding. Let us take a look at how Medical coding industry would do in coming days:

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Increase in life expectancy: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States of America, the average life expectancy has increased to 78.8 years in 2014 from 69.7 years in 1960. Also, people who are aged above 55 years would make up to 38.2 percent of the population in 2024. This means that there would be many older people who need healthcare services to live a healthy and active life. This is would further mean that there will be more requirement for Medical coding services.
Health insurance coverage: After the Affordable Care Act also known as ‘Obamacare’ has been passed in 2010,…

Bright prospects in medical coding -Avontix

Medical coding is the process of designating universally accepted alphanumeric codes to various medical diagnosis, procedures and treatments. These alphanumeric codes are known as International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. These codes have a pivotal role in health care systems in many countries where medical facilities are availed through insurance benefits. The USA is one of these countries where medical coding offers a lucrative career. As a result of outsourcing jobs, India has become a hub for these medicalcoding jobs. With the ever-growing health care industry, there are a plethora of opportunities waiting to be grabbed by enthusiastic medical coders. The requirement for medical coders is rising steadily.

Who can take up medical coding?
Anyone with a graduate degree can take up this as career provided they get trained in its basics. However, a life-sciences graduate will have an edge over others in understanding terms related to pharmacy, anatomy and medical procedures e…

EHR Solutions to Aid Health Care Systems -Avontix

An Electronic health record (EHR) is a digital form of a patient’s records that are accessible to authorized users in real time. EHRs are patient-centered digital documents that contain the medical and treatment histories of patients. EHRs are created in such a way that information collected and stored in these can be shared with other health care providers like laboratories, pharmacies or health care research agencies as and when needed, provided it is for the benefit of the patient or for a study on health care by authorized people. As an electronic health record is a tool to store the comprehensive data regarding a patient, it has details regarding patient demographics, ailments, medical history, diagnosis, test reports, treatment and medication and administrative data which include billing information as well.
EHR solutions have made a considerable impact on the health care industry by providing improved patient care, diagnosis and co-ordination among various authorized people. 
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Smart Cues for Easy Transcription -Avontix

Living up to the expectations of the employer and reaching targets in time does require some efficacy in the work we do. The role of a medical transcriptionist is a bit different from that of many other people as it deals with a lot of confidential information pertaining to medical records of patients. Any signs of lethargy or negligence at the time of transcribing a file can cost heavily to both the transcriptionist and the employer. Here we are giving some smart cues for making the job of transcription a little easier and pleasant.
Positive attitude: Have a positive approach and keep saying to yourself…All is well. Don’t start working with the burden of finishing the task. Rather start the work by promising yourself that you would make the day of a health practitioner better by producing a perfect error-free file.
Work-station: Take care you don’t work at a noisy place. Have a pleasant and peaceful workstation that gives you ample scope to listen to the audio files without any distur…

Working in the night shift? Here's how you can be double productive! -Avontix

Waking up and stretching at 4 PM. Having breakfast around 6 PM, rushing to office at 8 PM, when others are having a cozy dinner with family. Is this you?
Although there will be initial hiccups in adjusting to the night world, with time we understand that night shift work can be as smooth as day shift, provided we take care of few things.
Train your mind: The first and foremost feeling that we have to inculcate in us is that we are not doing anything different from routine. We ought to get used to and train our mind that night shift life is similar to that of the day shift life. With this. it gets much simpler for us to get accustomed to the new lifestyle. Winning our mind is winning half the battle.
Eat healthy: Work schedule affects our eating habits and vice versa. With sudden changes in work timings, our eating pattern gets disturbed and this results in health disorders which in turn reduce our productivity.
Pack home food:  Be a little stringent with yourselves and pack home cooked …