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Archive for September, 2011

What’s in a name? Clinical Documentation vs. Medical Transcription

Clinical Documentation: The Industry Formerly Known as Medical Transcription

It’s no secret technology’s transforming the Clinical Documentation (formerly known as Medical Transcription) industry.   Like businesses everywhere, the technological revolution to which we’re bearing witness requires every one of us to adapt in ways both significant and sublime.  And in an industry that’s defined by words, it’s big news that we’re changing the verbiage we use to describe just what it is that we do.

A quick visit to the Medical Transcription Industry Association’s (MTIA) website and you’ll notice that while the URL is the same, their name has changed. Our industry’s primary trade association was just recently minted the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA).   We think that’s pretty big news.

So what’s in a name?

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