Hillcrest Medical Center: Beginning Medical Transcription 7th Edition

Hillcrest Medical Center: Beginning Medical Transcription 7th Edition
  • Author: Patricia Ireland and Carrie Stein
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Genres: Medical
    Publish Date: June 7, 2010
    ISBN-10: 9781435441156
    Pages: 288
    File Type: PDF
    Language: English

Book Preface

Hillcrest Medical Center: Beginning Medical Transcription is a text-workbook created to introduce students to the interesting and challenging world of medical transcription. The contents of the textworkbook are designed to familiarize students with: basic medical reports concerning Hillcrest Medical Center inpatients and Quali-Care Clinic outpatients; related medical terminology; appropriate formats for transcribing the reports; and specialized rules of grammar and punctuation peculiar to dictated medical reports. Users will apply these principles as they transcribe the medical reports that comprise the 10 case studies relating to inpatients, the 25 reports relating to outpatients, and their related skill-building reports.

Students of the Hillcrest Medical Center textworkbook and audio transcription exercises learn through a well-rounded course of beginning medical dictation and transcription. We have introduced medical editing to this edition, as transcriptionists are sometimes hired in that capacity. After the completion of this text- workbook, students may progress to The Dictated Word, created to provide medical transcription students and their instructors with authentic physician-recorded dictation of medical, surgical, and radiology reports—more than 15 hours of dictation. This helps the newly graduated student prepare for a job or for the Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) exam. This dictation keeps transcription skills sharp in multiple medical specialties.

New to This Edition

Featured Items

Featured Item: The Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) exam is included in our certifi cation information in the Introduction. This designation was created by our professional association (AHDI) for level 1 transcriptionists—those newly graduated from a medical transcription program or those who have worked in only one medical specialty area. There are also some exciting new ways to earn continuing education credits for Certifi ed Medical

Transcriptionists (CMTs).

Featured Item: “Common Dictation Errors” was developed as a learning tool to teach students exactly what a dictated error is, how each error can be classifi ed, how to edit these—and when not to! This information is important as medical transcriptionists are being employed as medical editors. See Expand Your Knowledge, which also contains crossword puzzles and proofreading exercises—both of which have been expanded for this edition. We added content on the Future of Medical Transcription, including information on electronic health records (EHRs) and voice recognition technology (VRT), both of which require medical editing. The CMTips™ section has been boosted with the addition of the ABO Blood Group, PsychologyTerms, and more on Laboratory Dictation. (See References section.)

Featured Item: A Skill-Building Report Log keeps the 10 Transcription Skill-Building Reports and the 10 Quali-Care Skill-Building Reports organized. This log lists each patient’s name and the report type with a place for the grade earned. (See References section.)

Featured Item: The name and specialty of each health care professional who works at Hillcrest Medical Center or Quali-Care Clinic is providedin a list intended for student and instructor quick reference. (See Section 3.)

Featured Item: The Hillcrest/Quali-Care Audio Dictation Information is combined into a grid— everything in one place for the instructor’s convenience. Each of the 105 reports is listed separately with its accent, speed, background noise or lack thereof, diffi culty level, and fi le length—a very organized approach for instructors’ ease in assignments and testing. (See Instructor’s Manual.) Featured Item: In the Appendix, the Challenging Medical Words, Phrases, and Prefi xes is greatly improved with the addition of more sound-alike terms.

Featured Item: Lastly, we have included the Official “Do Not Use” List from The Joint Commission, which shows dangerous abbreviations and what to use in their place. This is in addition to the updated Dr. Neil Davis’s “HealthCare Controlled Vocabulary,” which goes into dangerous abbreviations in great detail. The “Do Not Use” list is recognized worldwide by hospitals and medical professionals. (See Appendix.) Patricia A. Ireland can be reached at:
[email protected]
Carolyn (Carrie) K. Stein can be reached at:
[email protected]
Delmar/Cengage Learning can be reached at:

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