Transcribing medical records is a $20 billion per year business. In order to cut costs, many medical facilities had begun the dangerous undertaking of sending the work overseas for cheap labor. This can destroy businesses, ruin professional medical reputations and by far, worst of all, possibly kill patients.
The fines for violating the HIPAA law can destroy a medical business. Transcription services in other countries do not fall under the USA law, so it is not a priority to safe-guard information with privacy. Not only do these businesses save money by using cheap, unskilled, and often exploited labor, they save money on the confidentiality protections and IT staff that USA-staffed companies have. Recently, an overseas laborer offered to show how easy it is to send records, and emailed a news company the medical records of several patients; a major confidentiality breach!
It is difficult to trust a medical practitioner if their report is full of blanks and misspelled words. Overseas companies often miss deadlines due to lack of technology and lack of communication. This can lead to embarrassment and a loss of revenue, as patients seeks trustworthy medical facilities.
Also, errors made due to fatigue from long unregulated shifts, language barriers, and lack of commitment can cause huge medical issues for patients. A misspelled condition or an incorrect dosage can prove to be deadly. The longer turn-around time can also interfere with getting immediate and accurate care in a timely manner.
Transcription Plus, LLC is a 100% United States staffed company that offers a 100% accurate guarantee. This is much different than the "USA-base" companies who still employ laborers from overseas. Our transcriptionist have the highest training and education, many who specialize in particular medical specialties. We may be a few pennies more than a foreign company, but you will be able to rest easy knowing that your business and patient records are in safe hands. Click here to meet our staff. Looking forward to helping you soon.