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Hospitals Outsource Transcription, Coding Despite New Technology

As hospitals implement electronic health records and prepare for the impending transition to the ICD-10 diagnostic code set, many hospital information management (HIM) departments are outsourcing transcription and coding services for a variety of reasons, according to a recent survey of HIM executives conducted by KLAS Research.

The KLAS report found that 11% of respondents predicted their use of transcription would increase; most of those executives worked in hospitals that were adding new physicians or new facilities to their organisations.

The full article by Ken Terry can be found on


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