Reduce Dental Malpractice and Risk Through Proper Documentation

As a dental professional, have you ever attended a practice management conference where lowering your malpractice insurance rates was discussed and been bombarded with the word, “documentation?”

You are not alone. Health professionals are constantly being reminded about the need to document and for good reason. Document, document, document seems to be the overriding message in managing your practice’s risk. The good news, documenting does not have to be expensive. It can be as simple as dictating what needs to be documented and letting us take care of the rest.

 One of our dental clients had this to say regarding managing risk in his practice;

“It gives me such peace of mind knowing that I am documenting everything I do, especially new patient exams and high risk surgeries. You guys make it so easy and cost effective. All I have to do is dictate into a small digital recorder or my iPhone and you return it within 24 hours in a Word document exactly as I said it.

If legal action is ever taken against my practice, I have confidence knowing all of my documentation was transcribed by a third party professional. Every dentist or oral specialists should make having good documentation a necessary step in dealing with possible risk. It all comes down to risk in today’s healthcare profession.”

– Jonathan Coombs, DMD, FAGD, Scottsdale Smile, Scottsdale Arizona

You Dictate, We Reduce Risk

Our oral surgeon and dental clients dictate everything – from new patient exams and evaluations to complex surgeries – into a digital recorder, 1-800 number, iPhone or any other voice capture device and send it electronically to Global Transcription Resources’ dental transcription team. Within 24 hours clients receive a highly accurate, detailed document containing verbatim what was dictated. This is possible because our staff is trained professionals in medical terminology.

Easy to store, access and read, these electronic transcription files are then a tremendous resource to the entire dental office team.

Capture More Detail; Don’t Leave Out What’s Important

It can be tempting to take shortcuts when it comes to having detailed documentation – especially for a busy healthcare professional that has limited time or an office person with many other responsibilities. Let us take care of this for you. You don’t have to cut down on the details to save time our money. With our cost effective transcription service, we can literally save you hundreds of dollars doing your transcription as opposed to an hourly office person.
Previously some clients or their office staff would type up notes during or right after appointments. To save time dentists or staff would often include the highlights of conversations or directions, or they would keep conversations and instructions short to eliminate the need for detailed notes.

Now you can dictate on a digital voice recorder, call into a 1-800 number or use your iPhone. This makes it so easy to capture important details that need to be documented. Now that clients know they won’t have to spend time typing up everything said, they feel free to provide more detailed interactions with patients and more thorough conversations. Increased detail and accuracy also helps dentists and oral surgeons dramatically decrease health insurance costs.

Mitigate Risk in 24-hours

Global Transcription Resources guarantees 24-hour turnaround for all dental transcription services and our team is available for questions about specific dental or oral health transcription concerns. Your practice could be mitigating risk within 24 hours by collaborating with our team. Contact us today to learn more. Our dental transcriptionists are knowledgeable, precise and ready to save you time and money.