As medical transcription becomes more essential to the medical profession, so too does the equipment associated with this process. The quality of a voice recording will vary depending on the type of compression and the equipment with which it is recorded. But regardless of the file type, a good transcriptionist will be able to decipher and transfer this information into a secure document.
Medical transcription begins with a voice file, otherwise known as a dictation, which most likely came from the doctor him or herself. This file is either recorded on a cassette tape or onto a digital recorder where it is then prepared for transcription. During this process, this dictation will typically be transferred into a high-quality WAV file for thorough examination. This computer-based file allows for repeated playback, without the worry of losing essential information due to a broken tape or computer crash.
Another option is to compress this voice file into an MP3 file. Similar to the files we use for music downloads, an MP3 is a smaller version of a WAV file. Whatever format you choose to record your audio dictations in, the process for getting the files to us could not be simpler. Whether you choose to send files to us through a secure upload via our website, on a burned CD or even using our very own software that we can provide you with, you can rest easy knowing that as soon as we receive your files, our transcriptionists will begin working on them expeditiously. Ultimately, the key to a speedy and accurate transcription is the ability to retain a clear recording for playback and evaluation.
Since its inception in 1964, Worldwide Dictation has been a leader in medical transcription services. As a leader, we stay informed on new technology and aim to deliver only high-quality, error-free results. For more information about our available services, contact Worldwide Dictation Services at 1-800-442-5993 or email us at [email protected].