Clinical documentation needs to support the clinician’s way of thinking and capturing data and for that the physician’s narrative has proven to be pivotal. Dictation and transcription can certainly support this important role and will therefore grow along with the adoption of the EMR.
Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) April 14, 2010
M*Modal, pioneers of advanced Speech Understanding solutions and providers of on-demand Conversational Documentation Services (CDS), has partnered with Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, to design Career Step’s new Medical Transcription Editor (MTE) training program designed to prepare new students and current medical transcriptionists for the future of transcription service. The focus on incorporating training for speech recognition solutions aims to answer a need by the transcription service organizations and a push to keep such positions a relevant and necessary part of the workflow.
Career Step has been a leader in medical transcription education for almost 20 years, offering an industry-leading medical transcription training program. This time-tested curriculum is the foundation of the new MTE training program, which incorporates training designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as medical transcriptionists as well as medical transcription editors who complete the reports generated by speech recognition systems. This new program was developed by Career Step in response to employer requests and is designed to prepare students for multiple career possibilities in the medical transcription field.
“We are excited to be part of a training program that can help prepare medical transcriptionists and transcription editors to thrive in this rapidly changing industry,” said Mark Ivie, COO of M*Modal. “Clinical documentation needs to support the clinician’s way of thinking and capturing data and for that the physician’s narrative has proven to be pivotal. Dictation and transcription can certainly support this important role and will therefore grow along with the adoption of the EMR.”
The Career Step training program incorporates M*Modal’s editing tool, AnyModal Edit, which assists students in effectively editing and completing draft text produced through speech recognition technology. The new online training was developed with the M*Modal technology to simulate the workplace, allowing students to be hands-on with transcribed files similar to ones they will likely encounter later in their professional careers.
“Including M*Modal technology in our training program simulates the workplace and allows our students to learn on transcribed files like those they’ll actually encounter as professionals in the industry,” said Mark Thomas, Career Step COO. “We chose to partner with M*Modal because of their market leadership and innovative speech recognition technology.”
The Career Step training program will be offered in both a full vocational version, designed for those with no previous medical transcription experience, and a supplemental version, meant for those already trained or working as medical transcriptionists.
M*Modal’s speech recognition technology delivers edit-ready draft documents to eight of the top ten medical transcription service organizations within the United States. Its processes yield accurate, complete, meaningful clinical documents captured from physicians’ dictation.
M*Modal Technologies, founded in 2001, is used in 800 hospital and healthcare systems nationwide via partnerships with industry leaders in the healthcare IT and services world. M*Modal is based in Pittsburgh, PA, and offers on-demand conversational documentation services that help healthcare providers capture discrete clinical information from dictation to generate complete and timely electronic medical records. M*Modal's focus is on providing hospitals, healthcare IT vendors, and medical transcription service providers with the industry's most comprehensive yet most adaptable solution for creating highly accurate, structured, encoded, and shareable medical documents to increase patient safety, promote continuity of patient care, and reduce cost. For more information on M*Modal, visit http://www.mmodal.com.
About Career Step
Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company. Career Step is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career. For more information on Career Step, visit http://www.careerstep.com or call 1-800-246-7837.