Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Healthcare reforms in US

Our today’s topic would be something that is now a days becoming talk of the town in US health care industry.

You guessed it right!

Yes I am talking about the National Health Care bill measuring at $1.1 trillion. As per the bill all Americans would be required to carry health insurance, either through an employer, a government plan or by purchasing it on their own. The measures in the bill would bar insurers' from practices such as charging more to those in poor health or denying them coverage altogether. The national health care would extend coverage to nearly all Americans by providing government subsidies to help pay premiums.

There have been different appeals being made by public about the bill, some are positive and some have raised objection against its implementation. Republicans were nearly unanimous in opposing the plan that would expand coverage to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry.

“It provides coverage for 96 per cent of Americans. It offers everyone, regardless of health or income, the peace of mind that comes from knowing they will have access to affordable health care when they need it,” said Republican John Dingell, the 83-year-old Michigan lawmaker who has introduced national health insurance in every Congress since succeeding his father in 1955.

On the other hand in a phone interview with KULR-8 immediately following the vote, Representatives Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming said. "It is a giant increase in an already bloated bureaucracy that is going to add to our debt and our deficit. It is going to be something our children and grand children will be paying back long after we've used these services."

Despite of all these issues, late Saturday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. The Democratic-controlled House has narrowly passed landmark health care reform legislation, handing President Barack Obama a hard won victory on his signature domestic priority. The 220-215 vote late Saturday cleared the way for the Senate to begin a long-delayed debate on the issue that has come to overshadow all others in Congress

Obama, who went to Capitol Hill earlier on Saturday to lobby wavering Democrats, said in a statement after the vote, “I look forward to signing it into law by the end of the year.”

For now, Reid is trying to find the votes for a different approach: a government plan that states could opt out of.

I guess we have a lot more to come on this bill in the coming year. Lets hope whatever gets finalized should be for the best of the American public.

Source:
- http://fe20.story.media.ac4.yahoo.com/news/story/maple/en-US/ap/20091108/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_overhaul
- http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/69499127.html

Introducing - Cardioscribes

Before I start sharing my posts on the blog, I wish to give you a brief idea about what this blog is all about. All your thoughts, suggestions, questions and inquires are welcomed over here. I would try my best to inform you as much as possible about cardiology and the role of cardioscribes in this medical vertical. Hope you would find it interesting!

Let’s start with knowing more about what is Cardiology!

Cardiology is the study of cardiovascular illness, basically the diagnosis and management of diseases which affect the heart and circulatory system. It is a specialized field among physicians, wherein cardiologists perform tests and procedures like angioplasty.
Through conducting investigations a Cardiologist studies your current stipulations like blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and other diseases that endanger damaging the heart. He helps patients to manage a variety of heart disorders including arterial blockages, angina, heart attacks, aortic dissection, rhythm disturbances, heart failure, and congenital heart diseases.

Because of the specific nature of Cardiology, the treatment is suppose to be taken from a cardiology specialist rather than going to a normal healthcare provider.

Hope this gives you some what idea about Cardiology, if you are a physician or a cardiologist, it would be great if you can add up your comprehensions to it, which would be more helpful to our readers.

What is Cardioscribes?

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You’ll be able to find out more details about cardioscribes on http://www.cardioscribes.com/ .

We’ll discuss more about Cardiology, Cardioscribe and some new updates about the healthcare industry in the coming post…So stay connected.

Cheers!

Jason

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Medical Transcription at Mediscribes

Medical transcription has been a talk of the town in outsourcing world since a couple of decades. Here I would like to give you an idea about Medical Transcription services and how it works.

Medical Transcription is basically the process of accurately & swiftly transcribing the medical records dictated by doctors and physicians. It is a specialized skill which requires high degree of training and dedication. The doctors examines the patient in hospitals and clinics and dictates important information about the patient’s history, physical examination, diseases, procedures, laboratory tests and diagnoses. They talk in technical terms and often so quickly that you must know approximately what they are supposed to say or you won’t be able to understand it when you hear it!

In USA it is vital and mandatory for physicians, doctors and other healthcare professional’s to keep a medical record of their patients. Through these records they can further communicate their patient’s information with other physicians and insurance companies, etc. These records even help in

* Anticipating future health problems
* Keeps a record of standard preventive measures of the patients
* Identifies deviations from the expected
* Helps as a legal record for any uncertainty
* Assist in clinical researches

To eliminate paperwork and to maintain a huge volume of medical records, hospitals often go for electronic storage in their databases. Such electronic databases allow immediate access to other departments or providers regarding the patient’s history till date, with notes on previous or present medications, notify about the allergies and create a narration on the patient to facilitate healthcare delivery regardless of geographical distance or location.

The document resulting from the process of medical transcription is termed as medical transcripts / reports / record. The medical record details things such as the date of the patient’s visit, the patient's condition, the patient's statements, the physician's physical findings, and the plan of treatment the doctor recommends. These medical reports are generated by the healthcare professional’s on each meeting with a patient on a specific date of service. The transcribed reports are merged with their specific date of service and become a part of patient’s medical history even known as “patients chart”. In all, maintenance of such records facilitates the patient with better health care services.

Jason Gaya,

Mediscribes, Inc.

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