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Medical Transcription Projects, 1st Edition

  • Diane M. Gilmore
  • ISBN-10: 1133132898
  • ISBN-13: 9781133132899
  • 240 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Are you looking for a resource that provides a real-life, hands-on opportunity to participate in the document-production process of a typical healthcare provider? As a medical transcriptionist, you will be expected to transcribe patient information and documentation using highly specialized language on the most up-to-date technical computer platforms and software programs. MEDICAL TRANSCIPTION PROJECTS enables you to practice your working knowledge of the medical reports most commonly used in hospital and ambulatory care settings as you transcribe reports dictated by real physicians taken from reports of actual patients. Inside you will find the tools you need to practice everything from proofreading skills and listening to and editing speech-recognition-generated documents to formatting medical reports in accordance with the established guidelines of the AHDI and completing cloze exercises which will encourage your understanding of medical terminology in the context of a medical report.


  • Includes terminology review with detailed practice quizzes that reinforce your students' knowledge of medical concepts and critical thinking skills.

  • Transcribe a variety of reports dictated by real physicians taken from medical reports of actual patients.

  • Cloze exercises encourage students' understanding of medical terminology in the context of a medical report and encourages them to think critically and analytically about text and content.

  • Contains document production using speech recognition technology that promotes your students' critical thinking and comprehension skills, leading to the creation of medical documents that are accurate in terms of formatting, terminology, spelling, and grammar.

  • Includes valuable hints and tips in each project covering specific medical specialty, MS-Word, and Book of Style concepts that can be used as a handy reference while performing both the simulation projects and later on the job.

  • Useful appendices for a working medical transcriptionist include the Joint Commission "Do Not Use" list, common laboratory values, commonly used metric system units, symbols and prefixes,helpful medical transcription resource web sites, and ISMP's list of error-prone abbreviations, symbols, and dose designatins.

About the Author

Diane M. Gilmore

Diane Gilmore is an active member of the medical transcription profession. She has been a medical transcriptionist for more than 14 years and is the author of two medical transcription books. Currently Ms. Gilmore works as the Director of Education and Instructor of Med-Line School of Medical Transcription, a national medical transcription educator located in Arizona. Ms. Gilmore has been a member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) since 2004, has been a certified medical transcriptionist (CMT) since 2005 and received the designation of Fellow of AHDI in 2008. Diane has served as President of her local AHDI chapter, conducting membership drives, organizing symposiums and chapter meetings, and serving as editor of the chapter newsletter. She is currently a working transcriptionist for a large medical transcription company and stays current with trends related to the profession. In addition, Diane has 25 years of legal assistant experience and has written two textbooks related to the legal profession as well as having served in various offices and committees in that field. She has been an invited speaker at regional and national legal support staff events about computers and technology.

Table of Contents

1. Otorhinolaryngology.
2. Ophthalmology.
3. Pulmonology.
4. Cardiology.
5. Gastroenterology.
6. Obstetrics/Gynecology.
7. Urology.
8. Orthopedics.
9. Dermatology.
10. Neurology.
11. Oncology.
12. Immunology.
Appendix A: Helpful Medical Transcription Web Sites. Official Joint Commission "Do Not Use" List. Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations.
Appendix B: Common Laboratory Values. Commonly Used Metric System Units, Symbols, and Prefixes. Figure Credits.
Appendix C: Sample Reports.
Appendix D: Student Progress Sheet.


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