If you are a “time-challenged” hospital administrator or decision maker who outsources your medical transcription and can only read one page, AT LEAST read Section VIII,  “Outsourcing is Expensive”.   That gives you a fast overview of how Zentranscription can save you money.

If you are a medical transcriptionist who wants to invest money in humans rather than increasingly expensive computer hardware and software (to do the transcription) and wants to work smarter, AT LEAST read Section VII, The “Abbreviate Everything” system.   That gives you the structure of a comprehensive, easy to use abbreviation system that will not become obsolete and gives you the formula to implement it.

I have been able to create this website myself (thanks to the fabulous WordPress.Org program) and apologize for its text-intensive nature.  I plan on adding more graphics, background music, pictures of my objects of beauty (fountain, giant hollyhocks, gorgeous tabby/calico/tuxedo cat–my friends say they want to steal her) but if someone doesn’t have time to read the whole website, they can click on the links in the right column to find what is most relevant to them.

As Cyndi Lauper sings, “Money changes everything.”  One would think that the most difficult thing about medical transcription would be finding a person who has good spelling and grammar, can type rapidly, endure the physical demands and mental demands of sitting at a desk, for hour after hour, able to concentrate and perform a solitary activity for hour after hour, however, when outsourcing and nationwide medical transcription services became involved, money becomes the bottom line and finding work/obtaining jobs becomes a ruthless and highly competitive activity.  Finding transcription positions with a hospital that doesn’t outsource or even finding a service that still does traditional transcription (and doesn’t solely use editors for computer generated transcription) is not easy.

There are some progressive hospitals that do not outsource and take control of their own medical transcription.  On the other hand, there are some regressive hospital administrators and Board of Directors (a rural Texas county, whose name is not given–to protect the guilty) who do not believe they have a fiduciary duty to taxpayers (providing local jobs as well as keeping hospital overhead as low as possible to accommodate patients in the state with the highest number of uninsured people in the United States) and hide behind a vague statement:  “decision to outsource our transcription needs based on a number of operational factors “.  Meanwhile, they will spend money on television, newspaper and billboard advertising, trinket handouts, internet public relations campaigns and of course outsourced monoculture monthly “newsletters”, all under the guise of “our family taking care of your family.”  Notice how I did not take advantage of a cheap shot about families.

I hope this website motivates hospitals that currently outsource to implement the cost-savings methods used by efficient medical transcriptionists and detailed under my system called “Abbreviate Everything” rather than incurring the increased expense of outsourcing transcription to a large service.

If you are a medical transcriptionist and would like to add something or make any comments about my description of the process, there is a box below.  I am always looking to network with individual transcriptionists.

If you are a hospital or medical facility and would like to request information about our services, Zentranscription can provide:

1.    On site transcription of a backlog of dictation as needed.

2.    Remote (from our office) overflow or regular medical transcription

3.    Creating InstantText7 glossaries from your text files

4.    Saving you a lot of time revising/enhancing glossaries, eliminating duplicates, updating old abbreviations and adding new ones.

Please leave your email address and contact information in the form on the right hand side.

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