e-Perspectives on the Medical Transcription Profession

e-Perspectives on the Medical Transcription Profession is published periodically (usually a few times per year) by Health Professions Institute.  Each issue contains information of interest to all medical transcription professionals: transcriptionists, teachers, students, supervisors, and business owners. You can register at our site to receive notice when a new issue is published.

 

Issue 59: March 2010 - Download entire magazine here.

A Plea for Silent Editing - Sally Pitman
The Chaos of Change: Some Thoughts on Our Industry, 2010 - Sidney Moormeister, Ph.D.
Looking At Language: It's About Time - Richard Lederer, Ph.D.
Red Alert to HIPAA Business Associates--HITECH is Here - Brenda Hurley, CMT
Looking At Language: "It's My Centennial!" said Tom Swiftly - Richard Lederer, Ph.D.
WHO Cares About Safety in the Operating Room" - John Dirckx, M.D.
Update: What's New in Medicine

 


 

 

Issue 58: September 2009 - Download entire magazine here.

Everything Exists All at Once - by Sally C. Pitman
Do You Speak Medlish? - by Linda C. Campbell
Looking at Language: All-American Dialects - by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.
Formatting and Character Restrictions in Healthcare Documentation - by Laura Bryan
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - by John H. Dirckx, M.D.
Looking at Language: Slang As It Is Slung - by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.
Update: What's New in Medicine

 

Issue 57: May 2009 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Why We Matter - by Sally C. Pitman

Searching the "Wild, Wild, Web" - by Ellen Drake and Georgia Green

Turmoil Within: Perspectives on Irritable Bowel Syndrome - by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Jest for Fun: The World According to Student Bloopers - by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Update: What's New in Medicine

Looking at Language: Under a Spell - by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Totally Hip - by Judith Zielinski Marshall

 


 

Issue 56: December 2008 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Where Your Treasure Is - by Sally C. Pitman

Interpreting Medical Language - by Ellen Drake

Guy Talk: Perspectives on Selected Topics in Andriatrics - by John H. Drickx, M.D.

World's Toughest Grammar Test - by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy - by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Update: What's New In Medicine

Check Mates - by Judith Zielinski Marshall 

 


 

 

Issue 55: April 2008 - Download entire magazine here.

 

A Moving Target, by Sally C. Pitman

Nothing Could be Finer: Nanotechnology in Medicine, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

The Best Things in Life Are Free: How to Use Medical Journal Abstracts, by Georgia Green

Factoring: Alternative Financing for Medical Transcription Services, by Philip Cohen

A Quick Primer on Hyphens, by Ellen Drake

Update: What's New in Medicine

 


 

Issue 54: April 2007 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Spring Fever, by Sally C. Pitman

How to Be an A+ Tradeshow Attendee, by Phil Cohen

Pharmaceutical Nomenclature: The Lawless Language, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Update: What's New in Medicine

Looking at Language: A Tense Time with Verbs, Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

 


 

Issue 53: January 2007 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Winter Scenes, by Sally C. Pitman

Learning Punctuation Through Pattern Recognition: Complex Sentences and Subordinate Clauses, by Ellen Drake

Looking at Language: Don't Dangle Your Participles in Public, by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Short for Trouble: Perspectives of Error-Prone Abbreviations, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Looking at Language: On Your Marks!, by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Update: What's New in Medicine

 


 

Issue 52: September 2006 - Download entire magazine here.

 

A Rose by Any Other Name - by Sally C. Pitman

Don't Just Toss 'Em a Fish - by Diane Heath

Radiology Quick Quiz - by Linda Campbell

Conan the Grammarian, by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Consider the Alternatives: Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Update: What's New in Medicine

 


 

Issue 51: July 2005 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Summer at the Beach, by Sally C. Pitman

Today's Transcription Cornucopia: Finding One's Place Within the Maze, by Sidney Moormeister, Ph.D.

Managing Cash Flow: Surviving the Slow Payers, by Phil Cohen

The Four-Semester Myth, by Linda Campbell

Presidential Precedents, by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Fighting Gravity: Perspectives on Facial Rejuvination, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Update: What's New in Medicine

 


 

Issue 50: April 2005 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Life Lessons, by Sally C. Pitman

Celebrating the Life of a Friend and Colleague (Re: Adrienne Yazijian), by Sally C. Pitman

The Heating Pad is Behind the Pickled Eggs! by Renee Priest

Foiling B.T. Barnum - Some Thoughts on Choosing an Educational Path in Medical Transcription, by Sidney Moormeister, Ph.D.

Teaching Tips: Teaching Disease Processes, by Ellen Drake

Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Student Scope: A Brief Review of Comma Usage, by Ellen Drake

Bioethics in the Labratory: Perspectives on Embryonic Stem Cell Research, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.

Update: What's New in Stem Cell Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 49: September 2004 - Download entire magazine here.

 

Hope is On the Way, by Sally C. Pitman

Would You Sell Your Soul? (and How NOT to Make a Workplace Faustian Bargain), by Sidney Moormeister, Ph.D.

The Hip Bone's Connected to the Thigh Bone, by Renee Priest

Dear Drake and Drake Q&A: Rx and OTC, by Randy Drake

Doing a Number on English, by Richard Lederer, Ph.D.

Speech Recognition is Here at Last, by Joe Weber

Update: What's New in Medicine

Urines are Cooking: Perspectives on Medical Slang and Jargon, by John H. Dirckx, M.D.