Feedback

Feedback is the process in which the output of an action is returned to modify the next action.  You all know that in medical transcription we convert the audio format into text format and in this process the chances are that we may listen something and type something wrong and for that you will get a feedback so that you can correct it for the next time when you come across the same error.  Do not get panic and take feedbacks positively.



Feedbacks in medical transcription are mostly compared documents where an MT's document is compared with an edited document.

What you need to check for in feedback:
Patient name - have you keyed in right.
Gender of the patient - have you keyed in 'he' instead of 'she' or vice versa.
Omissions - have you ommited any word or phrase without keying in.
Blanks - what was the word which you did not get and left a blank.
Medications - have you keyed in correct drug and relevant dosage.
Vital signs - have you keyed in all the numeric values correctly for BP, pulse, respirations, temperature, weight, pulse oximetry, etc.
Laboratory data - have you keyed in all the numeric values correctly.
Sound-alike words - have you keyed in anything wrong which is not relevant to what the physician has dictated.


Above mentioned points needs to be checked in feedbacks and should be noted down where you have gone wrong and try not to repeat the same next time.  Doing so, you are improving your own skills.

Are you getting frequent feedbacks?

If you are getting frequent feedbacks, try to get the quality chart (quality percentage) of your previous month from the concerned department.  Based on the quality percentage, you can make out how your overall output is.  Normally reputed companies send quality charts to their employees to improve the quality of work.  If you were not provided quality chart for a particular month, it is your responsibility to know your quality if you want to grow as a professional.

Learning from feedbacks is like making yourself stronger so that you can stand firmly in this competitive world.
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