Archive for November 21, 2011

Medical transcription India giving boost to the allied health profession

For physicians and health care centres, here is some good news. In the recent years, medical transcription India has witnessed a significant growth giving a big boost to the allied health profession, legal, insurance and others including the revenue. The transcription services which moved to the online platform a few decades ago is helping professionals to work dedicatedly. Many estimates peg the business to be worth more than thousands of crores and are going to be huge.

Demand for medical and legal transcription services has also taken a leap in the few years. And with the growth, the medical transcription India has made its space successfully in the world as a quality data transcription services provider. The dictated recording are transcribed by a team of experts that comprises of medical transcriptionist, editors and proofreaders whose responsibilities are to ensure error free work and deliver it at prompt.

The experts undergo rigorous training hours so that they can transcribe clinic notes, audio and video recordings into text formats without losing the significance of the content. For quality work, many medical transcription India companies take the assistance of sophisticated software to deliver excellent work.

In varied professions, records have to be maintained as a lot many things are dependent on these records or data. In certain cases, detailed medical records become the base for processing insurance claims.

Across the nation, numerous medical transcription India companies have mushroomed that are catering the demands of the world with great professionalism. Most of the firms hold their own in house training sessions to train their employees.  They also hold English-speaking classes for their employees so that they understand their clients’ requirements and interact in a better way.

Confidentiality always remains the top priority of transcription services firm. To make certain, they use FTP while delivering their work.

Because of affordable rates and quality work, medical transcription India has remain successful to imprint the impression of professionalism in the global market that convinces them to outsource to India. There is also the impression that certified medical transcription companies helped the nation to multiply its revenue.

However, all medical transcription India companies retain their value but if you are trying to conclude your search for a professional data medical transcription services then browse the web and you can easily find many data transcription services firm. Always remember, ask for some sample work so that you can judge the professionalism and quality of work the firm provides.

So, medical transcription India reduces your efforts and helps health professionals work dedicatedly.

HealthCare Data Mining and Natural Language Processing

Mediscribes, A Segment Of The Mega Job-Market Determined To Quash All Errors

The recent HIPAA laws in the USA seeking to attend to the consumer (patient in this case) have made for improved healthcare and the present global scenario of competitive healthcare has been made much more cost conscious with its affect on the employment market with the increased concern on access to healthcare and patient privacy.

Mediscribes, a solution provider for this sector, has completely engrossed the concepts coined by Six Sigma with the two most important facets of medical transcription business viz. turnaround time and accuracy to come up with a unique solution applicable across the entire business spectrum.

From describing Medical Transcription services and building its business model it goes on to process mapping in the area of operations, production etc. It simplifies the implementation of Six Sigma and opines that operational efficiency may be seen in terms of turnaround time (TAT) and Accuracy of files. After using the six sigma approach the benchmarked improvements are to be sustained through continual improvements shades of ISO.

The Six Sigma approach has been found applicable to all Medical Transcription operations and critical to its success are the managerial & team support as well as software support given that no significant investments are necessary for these improvements which exist in the operations. This approach may be constrained due to the lack of domain experts. Since this process is usually funded internally, by the management, it is but appropriate that their representative (usually the CEO) gets a ringside view of this team effort along the identified milestones. The roles of the team members are clearly identified for the core processes under the SIPOC method in the fields of implementation, Sales, IT, HR etc.

The critical-to-quality (CTQ) parameters of the core processes are set out with the specifications identifying the various parameters and the risk factors along with their mitigation are set out. The typical modes of the core processes are also spelt out. The TAT and Accuracy are sampled and measured as per the AAMT guidelines. A graphical analysis of TAT and Accuracy levels has been carried out and error marking has been done using the Kappa method, t-test etc.

The common errors in TAT and Accuracy have been identified and a learning curve has been delineated in the C&E diagram for TAT and Accuracy levels and a control chart developed as well as the Pareto analysis carried out too.

All these learning have been condensed into action plans with a solution priority matrix for ease of application of Six Sigma into the Medical Transcription business. Standard Operating Procedures, responsibilities etc. have been cod ified in a manual and scorecards too have been developed for monitoring the key process parameters. The correlation of the results showing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ SIX Sigma levels too have shown the positive effects of the Six Sigma approach.

Mediscribes has shown how the medical transcription business in India may prove itself a cost conscious one by synergizing the various processes through the six sigma way!

About Mediscribes

Mediscribes, Inc. is one of the fastest growing transcription & document management systems providers in United States, based in Metro Louisville. Mediscribes is an ISO 9000-2001 certified company, rendering cost-effective consolidated transcription solutions to major hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities in United States. Mediscribes is the most value-providing organization in the market today with a strong presence in America and offshore locations. The firm specializes in providing highly accurate transcription adhering to ADHI guidelines in unbeatable turnaround time with robust & proven document management system as its vantage point to its esteemed clientele.

Mediscribes provides end-to-end transcription solutions as its primary offering. For our customers, we focus on dictation systems, both ASP as well as enterprise level solutions, with the help of our most valued asset   ezVoiceIntelligence (ezVI), providing specialty-specific qualitative transcription along with a “whole nine yards” document management system. Mediscribes specializes in EMR data integration as well. Our data dispatch department is highly proficient in integrating transcribed reports into any type of EMR. Healthcare facilities that do not have EMR get the option to use our web-based file monitoring interface called eTranscribe for global access to their data. eTranscribe has special features of E-signing, E-faxing, auto-printing, and user-friendly document search criteria.

For additional information, please visit http://www.mediscribes.com

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Healthcare Data Mining, Structured Data and Natural Language Processing

Medicine and healthcare have been one of the most researched and studied branches of Science for centuries.  There are records of use of medicines as early as 500 B.C.  Research and development over millions of years has led to the establishment of the current structured healthcare system.  Documentation of patient records is an integral component of healthcare and mandatory in many countries which rely on insurance-based healthcare systems.

Early forms of healthcare documentation involved physicians keeping hand-written records of patient visits and filing this information for future reference.  Managing records of thousands of patients in paper became impossible, not to mention that paper-based records were vulnerable to loss in natural calamities.

This led to the birth of electronic healthcare data capture and documentation.  Patient records were then managed in the form of electronic documents and systems like EMRs, EHRs, and other forms of electronic healthcare data management systems provided secure patient information and easily available to the physicians whenever required.

Hospitals and healthcare practices across the US spend thousands of dollars every year in documenting and managing patient care details to meet statutory requirements of the healthcare industry.  Most of this data is recorded and stored in EMRs and EHRs and used generally for insurance purposes or for reference.

An innovative and visionary line of thought is the use of concrete data and evidence to support medical decisions.  This is called EBM or evidence-based medicine.  Evidence of this is available from as early as 1854 when John Snow (considered the father of epidemiology) used maps with bar graphs to discover the source of a cholera outbreak and trace it to the water supply system in London.  He counted the number of deaths and plotted the victims’ addresses on a map and saw that all the deaths occurred around a common water body.  This was one of the earliest applications of data mining.

The modern EMR of a hospital or healthcare facility is a rich treasure-house of information of thousands of patients with a wide facet of illnesses, containing thousands of medicines, history etc.  Each and every bit of information stored in this system could be a part of a pattern of events which if studied could give valuable insights into the pattern of diseases and the techniques of treatment and if researched lead to predictions about disease outbreaks.

The question however is how do we tap into this vast pool of data and extract the information we need!!!

This could be available either by:

  1. Manually searching through thousands of documents.
  2. Creating an electronic tool to search for data and analyze patterns.

Manual searching of such huge volumes of data is not a practical solution.  An electronic tool to do that would have to be an intelligent system which should know exactly what to search for, where to search it, and how to present it in the most useful way.  Different physicians have different styles of dictation and formats of reports, the search tool will have to separate out the required information and present the most valuable information.

For example:

Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in the United States.

Identification of early signs of heart disease can save thousands of lives.  Analyzing a database of thousands of patients with heart disease can give valuable information about the probable causes, nature of progression, etc., of heart disease and help in developing systems that could identify heart disease at the earliest signs of occurrence leading to timely treatment and preventive techniques can save many lives.

Natural Language Processing or NLP is a field of computer science and linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.  It began as a branch of artificial intelligence.  In theory, natural language processing is a very attractive method of human–computer interaction.  Natural language understanding is sometimes referred to as an AI-complete problem because it seems to require extensive knowledge about the outside world and the ability to manipulate it.

Combining NLP and data mining provides the solution to tap into the huge resource of health-care data and provide tangible solutions to queries and problems.

EZDI is a clinical Natural Language Processing Engine that identifies and converts relevant text into codes and numbers using patented technology.

EZDI combines data mining and NLP to extract clinical information from an EMR, or any healthcare documentation system, and provides structured information on diseases, findings, procedures, microorganisms, pharmaceuticals, etc., arranged systematically with computer processable collection of medical terminology SNOMED-CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms).

Key Areas of Application Include:

  • Improving the Quality of Patient Care

Identifying high-risk patient groups with combinations of symptoms and/or risks.

Identifying the need for prophylactic measures to prevent outbreak of disease.

Improve patient care through efficient prescribing of drugs by identifying duplication or over-prescribing of drugs, and also identifying potential drug interactions in contraindicated drugs

Search for statistical data regarding patient-disease patterns, classifying them based on age, gender, geographical locations, food groups, etc., by identifying common factors among patients with similar diseases.

Identifying the need for diagnostic tests in specific patients, leading to effective dispensing of health care measures.

  • Ensure Compliance of Health Care Documentation

EZDI’s search engine makes auditing and reporting of “medical records compliance” an automated process.

  • Revenue Generation and Saving

Lowering the cost and effort involved in clinical Research and Development through automated chart review.

Identifying the need for specific diagnostic tests in specific patients, leading to effective dispensing of health care measures and eliminating unnecessary tests.

EZDI is the perfect tool for evidence-based medicine and treatment and is the future of healthcare in general.  With accuracy up to 98% and immediate availability of query results, EZDI is the future of clinical data analytics this product will ensure more effective and efficient healthcare delivery.

About ezDI

The Company is one of the leaders in business intelligence and healthcare analytics that aim at improving the quality of services in health care and reducing costs. The company offers integrated solutions with a single data feed, and increases the industry’s speed, accuracy, flexibility and value overtime.

For additional information, please visit http://www.ezdi.us .