Digital Transcription

Written by Amy Hall
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Many transcription companies are converting over to digital transcription as opposed to using tapes for recording dictation. Basically, transcription services involve converting spoken words into written documents or text. There are services that will accurately deliver a verbatim record of all that was said during a court trial, business meeting, medical conference, and any other such meeting of importance.

Digital transcription is simply a better way to get a more accurate recording of what was said during such events as those mentioned above. Recorded tapes can lack clarity, which makes it all the more difficult during the transcription process. Digital transcription begins with the use of digital voice recorders, which are often much easier to use as well as much more technologically advanced.

Cutting Edge Digital Transcription

Digital transcription works by dictating into a digital voice recorder, and then uploading the file to your computer. Once the file has been successfully uploaded to the computer, the client can then send an email to the transcriptionist using the "attach a file" feature, which will contain the dictated message. The only left to do is wait for your completed document to be sent back to you electronically, or by fax if you so choose.

It is a very important concern, especially in the medical field, that all files sent be encrypted so as to prevent hackers from gaining access to confidential information. In order to protect the patient, doctor, and all other involved parties, you must use some sort of program that will secure records being sent electronically for transcription. Most people in the field of medical transcription are aware of the latest digital methods of transcription, and find that they are easier to work with and provide more accurate documentation as opposed to traditional tapes.

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