Many aspects of the medical profession can benefit from professional transcription, and roundtable discussions rank high on that list.
These are more than just panel discussions – roundtables are held to discuss the latest trends in medicine, including the latest developments on specific diseases and new or improved treatments to combat them. Participants are usually well-regarded medical practitioners and researchers.
These roundtables may be of interest to both the general public and the rest of the medical community, but unfortunately access to these events is severely limited. How can organizers open up and share the roundtable’s teachings to the rest of the world?
One of the most common and effective methods is via medical transcription. After an event is recorded, then linguistic professionals transcribe the roundtable discussion for posterity.
The end result is a written document that captures the event, from spoken dialogue to the sequence of events. To reach an even wider audience, the transcription can even be translated into other languages.
Knowledge Is Infectious
Written medical transcriptions have many advantages when it comes to keeping accurate, up-to-date records. Text-based transcription files, for example, are easier to store and search through than audio or video archives, even if they’re all encoded electronically.
Transcribing a treatment roundtable also allows the information to be spread across a far larger audience than just the original attendees. That way, doctors can share the insights gleaned from the event with the rest of the medical community. It can also act as a boost to a participant’s reputation and status within the community, since their name will be circulating and presented as an authority on the roundtable’s topic.
A Cornerstone for Further Research
As mentioned above, accurately transcribed records of a treatment roundtable can easily be shared with other physicians, who can then learn from the discussion and use it as a springboard for their own research. A text-format transcript makes it easy to both search for passages of interest, and to cite sources.
Leave It to the Transcription Specialists
When medical professionals need transcription, they need to use transcription professionals.
Medicine can be a tricky topic to transcribe because of the strange and convoluted names (for a novice, anyway) for drugs, ailments and treatments. Someone with specialized knowledge of the industry is much more likely to transcribe a medical discussion with accuracy.
Medical roundtables are excellent venues for discussing new solutions to old diseases, as well as the latest trends in the industry. Thanks to medical transcription, the panelists are able to enlighten their peers from all over the world.
If you’re a medical professional interested in transcribing your next medical roundtable, contact Accredited Language to learn how our experienced transcriptionists can assist you.