By law in the USA and the UK, it is required that a lot of the data that’s computerized is also transferred onto paper. Information regarding treatments, operations, and patient history must be put in writing. Medical transcripts must be well-organized because doctors may need to retrieve them quickly or use them as notes during a presentation or lecture they’ll be giving.
An in-house medical transcription process is a possibility, but the cost can be quite high. The employees must be paid a full salary with medical insurance, and there are overheads to deal with. For such a simple job the cost can be undesirable for the person in charge of the budgeting for the different departments within a hospital.
On the other hand, outsourcing the work to a medical transcription service can overcome these problems. The costs are far lower and there is less hassle because you do not have to oversee the employees who will be performing the services. Instead, you pay a sum of money and in return, you’ll receive the agreed upon work. Medical transcription services are commonly outsourced to places such as the Philippines and India where the salary demands are lower.