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THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

In recent years there have been endless projections and forecasts surrounding the near-term decline and eventual extinction of medical transcription.

 

Many experts have projected that a combination of the widespread adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and recent transition to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases – Version 10) will eventually force the entire United States healthcare industry to embrace a digital-only future, eliminating the need for transcribed reports altogether.

 

However, when examining the global healthcare systems that are years ahead in EMR adoption and the use of ICD-10 codes, one can arrive at a very different vision for the future of medical transcription.

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