Hospital Transcription Services
Hospitals are by far one of the busiest kinds of healthcare institutions and are always looking for ways in which to boost productivity and reduce risks of medical malpractice. From emergency rooms to operating rooms, doctors, nurses and physician assistants are expected to provide excellent care around-the-clock and keep up with creating all of the documentation associated with maintaining patients’ health records.
For many years now, with the evolution of medical transcription services, there’s been a move toward increasing digitization of patients’ health records. Electronic health records — or EHRs — are intended to be easier to share with multiple care providers when necessary. However, this move has also unintentionally created an ongoing need for doctors to do massive amounts of data entry. If they fall behind, they leave themselves and the hospital vulnerable to increased risks of reimbursement challenges, medical audits and even malpractice lawsuits. Everyone knows that high quality medical records equate to better care and outcomes and fewer patient complications.
Failure to update patients’ EHRs and keep them confidential can result in the hospital being penalized. As a result, a growing number of healthcare organizations are turning to secure, U.S. based medical transcription services.
Accurate and secure record-keeping now forms a major part of the compliance standards under quality measures and HIPAA regulations. Failure to update patients’ EHRs and keep them confidential can result in the hospital being penalized. As a result, a growing number of healthcare organizations are turning to secure U.S. based, background-checked, medical transcription services. Fast turnaround time for transcription can also help prevent an extra day’s stay with a timely discharge summary. With ZyDoc’s HIPAA-compliant medical transcription services, you can increase your staff’s productivity while also effectively reducing the risk of medical malpractice.