2010 National Medical Transcription Week

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.