The list author says: "Medword Medical Transcription (medword.com) recommends that MTs set a goal to eventually have all the following types of basic medical reference books and software products. Medword recommends these particular products because our experience using these and other similar products in our medical transcription office (established 1989), they seem to be the best combination of value for price - more commonly called "Best Buys." This personal library of reference materials will enable a medical transcriptionist to find medical words, drug names, procedures, abbreviations, etc., in order to transcribe dictation as accurately as possible. Medical books on specific areas of medicine are also very useful, as they have a more complete listing of words and procedures for many specialties."
A long-standing top favorite of many experienced medical transcriptionists. This version, with the thumb index, allows for quick searching to verify medical words, terms, phrases, and procedures. The appendix is also chock-full of information on lab values, weight and volume conversions - and much more. The appendices are worth the value of the book alone."
Every medical transcriptionist needs a good word-processor. Choosing a word-processor is a personal decision. Some MTs find Corel WordPerfect best for them and others find Microsoft Word easier for them. Either way, you should consider getting the business or professional package as they usually include extras such as e-mail, calendars, schedulers, etc."
Every medical transcriptionist needs a good word-processor. Choosing a word-processor is a personal decision. Some MTs find Corel WordPerfect best for them and others find Microsoft Word easier for them."
Every MT needs a book for prescription drug, herb, and food supplements reference. Yes, the Internet is a helpful tool these days, but there are many times a reference book can be used, especially if your service is "down" for a while but your work isn't!"
Every MT needs to have an illustrated medical dictionary. Not only does this type of dictionary give you word help, it also educates. A good illustrated dictionary helps greatly. This version includes a CD-ROM
Also look for Dorland's "Word" books of medical terms, phrases, and procedures specific to one or more specialties."