Friday, September 14, 2007

How to Handle Dictation In Your Private Practice

During the course of a medical career, the bulk of any physician's dictation will be done using a hospital's digital dictation system. But what about documents that must be generated from a doctor's private practice? These include chart notes, letters to insurance companies, letters thanking other physicians for patient referrals, and general business correspondence.

What is the best way to handle this flow of documentation?

  • At first, you might think that the easiest solution would be to do it yourself
    on the computer.

  • Or to have someone in your office "who can type" transcribe your dictation.

  • If the volume of dictation is sufficient, you might even think about hiring a full-time transcriptionist to work in your office.

All three of these ideas are way off base. To understand why, you must give serious thought to the costs of doing business.

    Next: The Logic Of Outsourcing

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