Many people, especially stay-at-home parents, are searching for ways to contribute to the family’s income while dealing with the home responsibilities at the same time. Some people are also seeking a second career that would allow them to make use of special skills and earn extra income in the process. Due to the boost in today’s technology, online transcription careers have emerged that allow people to earn money even in the comforts of their own homes.
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.
Tackling Privacy and Security Concerns of EHRs: New Consortium to Develop Common Standards for Electronic Sharing of Physician-Dictated Patient NotesNovember 5, 2009 | No Comments on Tackling Privacy and Security Concerns of EHRs: New Consortium to Develop Common Standards for Electronic Sharing of Physician-Dictated Patient Notes
In regards to widespread EHR adoption, one of the top concerns among physicians and patients is maintaining privacy and security of sensitive medical information. Interoperable health information is another worry, as federal standards for an EHR require that it have the capacity to share health data between physicians, medical facilities, and state and federal governments. These are justifiable concerns that may be restraining physicians and medical practices from racing onto the health information highway.
Transcribed physician notes are dictated to provide in-depth detail of their patients’ care and treatment. With an EHR, this dictation must be translated into digitized information and assimilated. However, converting transcriptions into a secure, digitized format for electronic sharing with other doctors, hospitals and health care providers is a challenge without a unified format for the exchange of this information. In recent news, it was announced that the Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) and ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, have formed a consortium to tackle this endeavor.