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An extensive dictionary of medical terms is critical for any transcription firm that services doctors, hospitals and medical marketing research. As the world continues to manage the daily challenges associated with the novel coronavirus, transcription firms have adapted their frequently used terms to support the industry, and eliminate distracting misspellings and misuse. We cultivated a list of new and commonly used words that we are seeing more frequently as part of our transcription service to the medical industry.

Ten Keywords of Medical Transcription of COVID-19

Coronavirus: The large family of viruses that may cause illness in both animals and humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections, ranging from the common cold, to more severe diseases.

COVID-19: An infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.

Confirmed positive case: Individuals with at least one respiratory specimen, which tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, at a Center for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory.

Fatality rate: The percentage of infected people who die.

Flattening the curve: Through community isolation, this is the process of limiting the number of people exposed to and in turn, infected with COVID-19, as a way to reduce the number of individuals seeking medical attention.

High-risk: Someone who is more likely to get the virus, or become seriously ill if it is contracted. This may be because of age, pre-existing conditions or pregnancy.

Incubation period: The amount of time between exposure to the virus and becoming symptomatic. For COVID-19, the incubation period is up to 14 days.

Presumptive positive case: Individuals with at least one respiratory specimen which tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, at a state or local laboratory.

Quarantine: After an individual has been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, they must limit their exposure to the community.

Self-quarantine: Limiting contact with others during an outbreak to reduce risk of exposure to the virus.

While these are the most common terms being used in COVID-19 coverage, there are extensive lists online, such as this one curated by NPR.

In order to stay informed, an understanding of the material being shared in the media coverage of this pandemic is important. But, for our team of market leading experts in the field of medical transcription, a thorough comprehension of cutting edge terminology is critical to the integrity and accuracy of our services.

Medical Transcription during a Global Health Emergency

Doctors and researchers are working around the clock to advance their knowledge of the coronavirus. Our entire team is working remotely, seven days a week, to keep you at the top of your research, even when the rest of the world is slowing down. No project is too large and no turnaround is too fast for our team to deliver!

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