InterPro is proud of our Healthcare Documentation Specialists and we are dedicated to working alongside our clients to ensure patient safety with quality health records documentation. With National Medical Transcriptionist Week (May 20-26, 2012) fast approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to bring focus on the role of medical transcription in error prevention for patients.
Medical transcription specialists play a critical role in the care that patients receive. Ensuring that a patient’s medical history is properly and thoroughly documented not only helps avoid mistakes from being carried out, but can also provide clarity to time-sensitive matters that occur in doctor and medical facilities every day. The arena of clinical documentation is filled with knowledgeable and highly trained professionals devoted to the details of their craft.
But preventable medical errors are just that – preventable. Quality documentation services that provide well-rounded solutions with personal attention to detail are part of the industry’s answer to eradicating the errors and their heavy costs. Through the use of new and developing transcription and documentation technology, healthcare documentation has become more efficient and accessible. InterPro’s very own transcription software solutions allows clinicians to securely review and authenticate documents, monitor a transcription documentation’s workflow, run searches for archived reports, and more. Seamless interfacing with the latest EMR technology enhances the final content and quality of the patient’s health record.
Underpinning this software is a time-tested and highly-effective quality control methodology that allows us to eliminate errors before or as they occur. In an article posted by AHDI for National Medical Transcriptionist Week, “Working Together for Patient Safety”:
“An average of 195,000 people in the USA died due to potentially preventable in-hospital medical errors in each of the years 2000, 2001 and 2002, according to a new study of 37 million patient records…”
This acts as a stark reminder that the medical community at large relies on the partnerships we build and the services we provide, and that all of the different areas in healthcare are united in keeping patients’ health and safety a paramount priority. By providing this service, we at InterPro have dedicated ourselves to building long-lasting partnerships with doctors, clinics, hospitals, and others committed to patient care to eliminate potential threats to patient safety.