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n 1: something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation [syn: written text]
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Physicians worldwide are burdened with the task of creating detailed notes and medical records on their patients. Using manual medical transcription services can be very expensive. Doctors send anywhere from $300 to $1500 a month which comes out to $18,000 a year at the top end.
Using software for medical transcription is much cheaper. It is about $1599 one time fee. Every two years an upgrade ay be necessary for about $179.
Software technology has come a long way in the last few years. This software for medical transcription now has a 99% accuracy rate at 160 words per minute.
Medical Transcription via computers has definitely reached maturity.