There’s lots of really interesting transformations happening in the transcription industry (as I’ve written about before). One of those that I haven’t seen many people talking about is the transition of Transcriptionists becoming Medical Documentation Specialists.
It kind of makes sense that transcriptionists could assist doctors in doing all the granular medical documentation. Certainly the doctor will still be the center of the documentation and they’ll be the source of all the documentation. However, I can quickly see the transcriptionists job continuing to move away from the straight transcribing of voice to text and more and more into the medical documentation arena. This trend had been happening for a while, but I can really see this accelerating as transcriptionists try to find their way in an EMR world.