Reference Book: Technology for the Medical Transcriptionist

This is the first text that satisfies the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity’s (AHDI) model curriculum requirement for technology. As you advance through the text you’ll be introduced to the essential hardware, software and technology that all medical transcriptionists should know and may be required to use on the job. Note only will you learn ned concepts and applications, you’ll also discover techniques to improve your accuracy and productivity. Moreover, the concepts you learn will help you quickly adapt to future technology as it is developed.

Key topics:
  • Learning the basics of the personal computer, including hardware and software
  • Customizing Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Keyboarding shortcuts for increased productivity
  • Performing computer maintenance
  • Ensuring computer and data security
  • Using network and wireless connections
  • Executing effective internet searches
  • Using text expanders and word processing features for increased productivity

Because technology changes so rapidly, topics that undergo major changes over the life of this edition are updated on the text’s companion website.
Objectives and keywords are listed at the beginning of each chapter to focus your attention on the most important foundational concepts. ideas for applying the concepts are highlighted throughout the text. Questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your knowledge and give you the chance to practice and fine tune your skills.
In addition to serving as a core text for medical transcription training programs, this book is recommended for all practicing transcriptionists who want to improve their technical skills and increase transcription efficiency and accuracy.