The Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) together with the ISCA Labs have developed a consortium to formulate universal standards and practices for the creation and sharing of digitized transcription of physician-dictated patient notes as an initiative to boost the adaptation of the EHR.

Doctors frequently dictate these notes which offer an in-depth detail of their patients’ care and treatment. These form the key element of electronic medical records. However without an agreed-upon common format for the exchange of information, converting transcriptions to a secure, digitized form for sharing with other health professionals and hospitals is near to impossible.

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