Evolution of medical transcription services and companies

Medical transcription services have indeed come a long way and evolved considerably since the sixties of the last century when this segment of the medical sector was in its infancy. And with the progression of medical transcription services, medical transcription companies have also come of age. The technique of transcription was originally conceptualized to aid in the production processes of sundry manufacturing entities. The method of transcription then was not versatile enough to serve the healthcare sector.

Traditionally medical reports or records of miscellaneous patients visiting physicians in public and private hospitals, medical centers and clinics for a routine check up or undergoing an operation or surgery were either manually typed or handwritten. The medical files of patients visiting the OPD (outpatient department) of a hospital together with those convalescing at the medical setup post surgery were physically stored in filing cabinets.

When a patient visited the…

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