Hillcrest Medical Center: Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription

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Cengage Learning, Jan 27, 2017 - Medical - 352 pages
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This innovative text uses a simulation approach to give readers interested in healthcare documentation and medical transcription careers a working knowledge of medical reports common in both acute and chronic care settings. Readers have access to transcription of 107 patient medical reports, including 56 new reports exclusive to the Eighth Edition. This edition also features 20 new speech recognition technology/medical editing (SRT) reports, as well as information on electronic health records (EHRs), quality assurance (QA), and scribes to keep readers up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. Organized by body system, the text includes full-color anatomy and physiology illustrations to make medical terminology easier to master. In addition, the authors have included a review of proper formatting, grammar, and style in accordance with the AHDI's BOOK OF STYLE, and a master glossary list compiles key terms in one section for convenient study and quick reference.
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Patricia A. Ireland, CMT, AHDI-F, has been active in the field of medical transcription since 1968, both as a multispecialty practitioner and as an instructor. A certified medical transcriptionist since 1981, Ms. Ireland lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she works as a freelance medical/technical author and editor. She has been a medical transcription instructor since the 1970s, has taught online medical transcription programs since 2000, and has co-authored four medical transcription textbooks for Cengage Learning. Ms. Ireland encourages questions and comments about this text and can be reached at pat.ireland68@yahoo.com. Ms. Ireland is an active member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), as well as the Capital Chapter of AHDI in Austin, Texas.

Carrie Stein, CMT, had over 32 years of experience as an acute-care multispecialty medical transcriptionist when she passed away in late 2015. Her long career included positions with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas. She began teaching online medical transcription courses in 2003, serving as an instructor for Gatlin Education and ed2go. In addition to this title, Carrie was the co-author of THE DICTATED WORD.

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