Quality Medical Editing for the Healthcare Documentation Specialist, 1st Edition
- Includes Premium Website Printed Access Card
- Patricia A. Ireland
- Kristin Wall
- ISBN-10: 1285186524
- ISBN-13: 9781285186528
- 272 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Ideal for classroom use, individual study, or professional training, QUALITY MEDICAL EDITING FOR THE HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST, First Edition, is a timely, unique text designed to teach and reinforce essential skills for medical editors. Comprehensive in scope, this practical guide explains the differences between medical editing and traditional transcription; how to use technology, word expander programs, and computer accessories effectively; and ways to improve accuracy--including developing excellent listening skills and the ability to correctly decipher accents, identify medications, and distinguish soundalikes. The authors have also provided a variety of sample reports--including more than 200 medical reports and their corresponding dictation audio files. Reports span numerous specialties and document types, creating extensive opportunities to learn the medical editing process, practice formatting and editing, and become familiar with common errors produced by speech recognition. The text also features extensive information on professional development, continuing education, and earning credentials, as well as useful tips on gaining experience, finding employment, and advancing one's career. Abundant teaching and learning features--such as material on grammar and punctuation, review activities, critical-thinking exercises, and several appendices with key references and resources--make this text even more valuable for current and aspiring medical editors seeking career success.
"I like the descriptions of traditional medical transcription vs. medical editing."
— Cindi Brassington, Professor of Allied Health, Quinebaug Valley Community College
Unit 1: CAREER DEVELOPMENT.
1. Professional Development.
2. Medical Editing as a Career.
Unit 2: LISTENING SKILLS: DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
3. Deciphering Accents.
4. Medications: Usage, Idiosyncracies, and Sound-alikes.
5. Front-End Vs. Back-End Speech Recognition.
Unit 3: ELEMENTS OF MEDICAL EDITING.
6. Building Editing Skills.
Unit 4: REPORT TYPES.
9. Acute Care.
10. Chronic Care.
Glossary of Key Terms.
Appendix A: Index of QME Physicians.
Appendix B: Challenging Words, Terms, and Prefixes.
Appendix C: List of drugs: Trade names with corresponding generic names.
Appendix D: Do Not Use list from The Joint Commission.
Appendix E: Postal Service Addressing Standards
Appendix F: United States Military Bases.
Appendix G: Resources.
Appendix H: Bibliography.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
The Premium Website is a password-protected Student Companion Site that provides additional course content and activities to help students succeed in the course. It includes access to the dictation audio files to assist students with checking their work. Attention Premium Website user: Cengage support for existing users of Premium Websites will end of 8/1.
Attention Premium Website user: Cengage support for existing users of Premium Websites will end of 8/1.