Healthcare providers voice-record their notes and transcriptionists convert the voice files to text, typically in digital format.  Electronic data is increasingly required for compliance with Health IT and electronic health record (EHR) initiatives. Voice streaming is sometimes used so voice files can reach the MT department for immediate transcription.


Each day in hospitals all over the country, thousands of patients are admitted and discharged. Examinations are conducted, procedures are performed and recommendations are made. It is not uncommon for multiple physicians to be involved in a simple procedure for a single patient. Radiologists, Pathologists, Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, and a host of other medical specialists must all coordinate their efforts to ensure that patient care is both adequate and appropriate.

Each patient-related activity and procedure must be meticulously documented and then added to the patient’s permanent record.



The highest demand for work-at-home jobs is amongst individuals who wanted to have the best of both worlds (home and work).  No commute!! Even the biggest of driving buffs will not be a fan of jostling through peak hour traffic snarls.  Who wants to waste time and energy traveling to office every day if they have the option of just walking to the other room to start their work-day?  One of the biggest benefits of working from home as a medical transcriptionist is that your day-to-day commuting will be an easy-go ready task.  However, , you may still need to go out there and meet with the clients from time to time depending on the kind of deal you have gotten with the company that you work for.


Skills are high in demand. Demand for skilled and qualified medical transcriptionists continues to increase as the healthcare field grows rapidly. There will always be jobs available for medical transcriptionists as we cannot find recession in the healthcare field especially in the medical transcription industry.