It’s hard to believe that 25 years have gone by since President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation making this week National Medical Transcription Week.
Here are some fun medical transcription facts to keep in mind while celebrating the week:
- There are 1.2 billion medical records produced in the U.S. every year.
- 60% of those records are documented via medical transcription/dictation.
- Dictation/medical transcription is still the preferred method among US physicians for documenting patient encounters.
For more information on the 2010 Medical Transcription Week, please visit AHDI’s web site.