Today’s the BIG DAY!

Today’s the BIG DAY! We hope you can stop by! 4pm-Ribbon Cutting; open house to follow until 7 pm. Stop by when you can!
Don’t forget about our big Ribbon-Cutting and Open House this Wednesday, August 29! Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Carl Brewer is at 4 pm and a casual open house to follow until 7 pm. Come see us when you can! 205 S. Hillside!

Speech Recognition is here…

If your office is entertaining SRT, let us help!

It is important to understand the difference between front-end Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and backend speech recognition. Front-end speech recognition generates text in real-time as you dictate, requiring full editing and finalization of the documents, oftentimes very time consuming for the physician and/or resulting in many errors. Front-end ASR should be coupled
with “a quality-focused and accountable [back end] solution powered by credentialed MTs.” Back-end speech recognition is a system that works behind the scenes with editing and proofing by credentialed documentation specialists, not observed or transparent to the dictator in the creation process. There are strong data supporting the effectiveness of the partnership between smart and accountable MTs (credentialed documentation specialists)
and busy clinicians. This particular article references errors in SRT when proper editing is not enforced. SPEECH RECOGNITION ERRORS. If you are going to use SRT, make sure you do not compromise the narrative history of the patients who have entrusted their care to you for so many years. Let us help. Who better, than those who have managed your dictation and medical record documentation for years?

AHDI Approves

After rigorous self-study of our medical transcriptionist/editor curriculum and educational program, MDS of Kansas submitted application in July 2011 for approval by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).  Final complete approval was awarded on September 28, 2011.
In AHDI’s words:
The medical transcription program approval process was instituted by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) to encourage compliance with AHDI’s Model Curriculum for Medical Transcription, maintain sound educational programming, produce competent entry-level medical transcriptionists, and assure consistency and high-quality outcomes for medical transcription education.
Programs must comply with specific educational and institutional criteria as established by AHDI.  There is no formal accreditation process for medical transcription programs, but AHDI program approval is regarded by industry employers as an emerging benchmark for job-ready workforce candidates.

Medical Language Specialists are a vital link in the healthcare documentation industry.

They must be well educated in medical language, theory and practical skills as they provide a critical link in the transference of a clinician’s thoughts to the official patient health record.
Core areas of study for Medical Language Specialists are medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human diseases, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, and medical science.

Knowledge gained in these areas prepare a specialist for three different career paths in our educational program:
  • Medical transcriptionist/editor
  • Coding/HIM technician
  • Clinical Information Managers/Medical Scribes

Medical transcriptionists,  HIM technicians and scribes must have an extensive base of medical knowledge, but must also be competent in English mechanics, technology, healthcare documentation, professional practice, pharmacology, HIPAA privacy/security issues, and medical ethics.

MDS of Kansas, LLC : certified reseller of Digitech

In July 2011, MDS of Kansas, LLC, became a certified reseller of Digitech products and services. This opportunity allowed MDS to expand its role in providing healthcare documentation solutions to clients it has served for over two decades.

Digitech Systems, Inc. enables businesses of any size to more effectively and securely manage, retrieve and store corporate information of any kind using either PaperVision Enterprise content management (ECM) software or the world’s most trusted SaaS ECM service, ImageSilo. By significantly reducing the cost, Digitech Systems has moved ECM from a luxury convenience to an essential element for every well-managed business.

A Winning Strategy

MDS of Kansas, a trusted source of medical transcription services for over two decades, is now poised to offer clients chart scanning and management solutions.