Challenging and changing environment with EMR go-live
Medical Transcriptionist (Certified) (Current Employee) – Cape Girardeau, MO – March 2, 2017
My typical day of work consists of a mixture of transcription that is performed by outside clinic physicians, who do not have access to the EMR voice recognition component, as well as performing the duties associated with data integrity specialist (chart corrections, duplicate patients/merging charts). I have learned a great deal while I've been at SFMC (I originally started with SFMC in the early 1980s in-house, worked for them as a contracted transcriptionist for over 20 years, and then came back in-house). I have worked closely with management with the transitions that we have experienced over the years, including taking on duties of assistant manager while transitioning to a new director of Health Information Management. The hardest part of the job is the increasing turnover in management positions and the increasing challenges with the new EMR system.
My most enjoyable part of the job is still the transcription - I am a transcriptionist through-and-through; it's who I am. It's what I know the best and am extremely comfortable with. Through the years, I have had to progress from the electronic typewriter, to the first computer systems(Wang,DOS, Word Perfect, Miscrosoft Word), to the more advanced electronic software programs to implement the latest transcription technologies.
Insurance; earned time off; (previous) sizeable bonuses
Management changes; increasing duties with need for more personnel