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Quality Medical Editing for the Healthcare Documentation Specialist, 1st Edition

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  • Patricia A. Ireland Mildred Elley Online Online
  • Kristin Wall
  • ISBN-10: 1285186524  |  ISBN-13: 9781285186528
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2016 | Published
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About

Overview

Ideal for classroom use, individual study, or professional training, QUALITY MEDICAL EDITING FOR THE HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST, First Edition, is a timely, unique text designed to teach and reinforce essential skills for medical editors. Comprehensive in scope, this practical guide explains the differences between medical editing and traditional transcription; how to use technology, word expander programs, and computer accessories effectively; and ways to improve accuracy--including developing excellent listening skills and the ability to correctly decipher accents, identify medications, and distinguish soundalikes. The authors have also provided a variety of sample reports--including more than 200 medical reports and their corresponding dictation audio files. Reports span numerous specialties and document types, creating extensive opportunities to learn the medical editing process, practice formatting and editing, and become familiar with common errors produced by speech recognition. The text also features extensive information on professional development, continuing education, and earning credentials, as well as useful tips on gaining experience, finding employment, and advancing one's career. Abundant teaching and learning features--such as material on grammar and punctuation, review activities, critical-thinking exercises, and several appendices with key references and resources--make this text even more valuable for current and aspiring medical editors seeking career success.

Features and Benefits

  • Equally suitable for use in traditional classroom instruction, self-paced learning, and professional development, QUALITY MEDICAL EDITING FOR THE HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST, First Edition, is an invaluable resource for both active and aspiring medical editors.
  • The authors draw on decades of professional experience to deliver comprehensive coverage of medical editing essentials, including fundamental principles, key processes and practices, the impact of technology, skill development, career advancement, and professional ethics.
  • The text includes more than 200 medical reports, as well as the original dictation audio files, enabling readers to experience common errors produced by speech recognition, practice formatting and editing, and gain valuable exposure to multiple medical specialties and report types.
  • Numerous features to support learning are included throughout the text, including information on industry styles and standards, definitions of key terms, material on grammar and punctuation, review activities, critical-thinking exercises, real-world case scenarios, and multiple appendices with additional resources.
  • The authors devote substantial attention to career and professional development, covering topics such as gaining experience, finding employment, advancing one's career, continuing education, and gaining credentials, making this text a convenient all-in-one resource for staying relevant in a continually evolving field.

Table of Contents

Dedication.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
Unit 1: CAREER DEVELOPMENT.
1. Professional Development.
2. Medical Editing as a Career.
Unit 2: LISTENING SKILLS: DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
3. Deciphering Accents.
4. Medications: Usage, Idiosyncracies, and Sound-alikes.
5. Front-End Vs. Back-End Speech Recognition.
Unit 3: ELEMENTS OF MEDICAL EDITING.
6. Building Editing Skills.
Unit 4: REPORT TYPES.
7. Correspondence.
8. Radiology.
9. Acute Care.
10. Chronic Care.
Glossary of Key Terms.
Appendix A: Index of QME Physicians.
Appendix B: Challenging Words, Terms, and Prefixes.
Appendix C: List of drugs: Trade names with corresponding generic names.
Appendix D: Do Not Use list from The Joint Commission.
Appendix E: Postal Service Addressing Standards
Appendix F: United States Military Bases.
Appendix G: Resources.
Appendix H: Bibliography.
Index.

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    ISBN-10: 1285187067 | ISBN-13: 9781285187068

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I like the descriptions of traditional medical transcription vs. medical editing."

— Cindi Brassington, Professor of Allied Health, Quinebaug Valley Community College

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Premium Website Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285187911 | ISBN-13: 9781285187914)

The Premium Website is a password-protected Student Companion Site that provides additional course content and activities to help students succeed in the course. It includes access to the dictation audio files to assist students with checking their work.

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Premium Website Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285187911 | ISBN-13: 9781285187914)

The Premium Website is a password-protected Student Companion Site that provides additional course content and activities to help students succeed in the course. It includes access to the dictation audio files to assist students with checking their work.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Patricia A. Ireland

Patricia A. Ireland, CMT, AHDI-F, has been active in the field of medical transcription since 1968, both as a multispecialty practitioner and as an instructor. A certified medical transcriptionist since 1981, Ms. Ireland lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she works as a freelance medical/technical author and editor. She has been a medical transcription instructor since the 1970s, has taught online medical transcription programs since 2000, and has co-authored four medical transcription textbooks for Cengage Learning. Ms. Ireland encourages questions and comments about this text and can be reached at pat.ireland68@yahoo.com. Ms. Ireland is an active member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), as well as the Capital Chapter of AHDI in Austin, Texas.

Kristin Wall

Kristin M. Wall, CHDS, AHDI-F, is the senior programs coordinator for the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and editor-in-chief of Plexus magazine. She co-authored the CMT Exam Guide: A Walk Through the Blue Print and is a freelance copyeditor for numerous medical transcription and style-related texts as well as fiction books. Ms. Wall has over 16 years' experience in the healthcare documentation industry, enjoys mentoring new professionals entering the field, and has been a featured speaker at a variety of local, state, and national AHDI conferences and credentialing study groups.