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ChartNet Transcription
ChartNet Transcription is designed to accommodate remote work, giving transcriptionists extra flexibility. The software allows users to hold reports for supervisor review or QA checks, improving the quality of completed transcription work, and it also lets QA specialists review reports remotely.

With ChartNet Transcription, it's possible to send reports to other systems, customize reports as needed, and hold any reports that are incomplete or missing important information. ChartNet Transcription even has multiple report routing options.

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ChartNet Transcription
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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Clicktate
Clicktate is designed to help users meet HITECH Act requirements for the meaningful use of electronic health records. The "Clicktation" feature allows providers to dictate their reports and have them transcribed automatically, and high-level encryption keeps confidential information safe and helps providers comply with HIPAA requirements.

Clicktate also comes with more than 2,000 templates for almost every medical problem imaginable, reducing the number of clicks a provider must make during and after a patient encounter.

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Clicktate
  • Starting Price
    • Standard: $229/month
    • Papyrus: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours, Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
Enhilex aims to increase productivity and help transcriptionists keep track of names, medical abbreviations, and other helpful information. Self-sorting folders make it easy to add new items to the word list, eliminating the need to create shortcut keys for sorting.

The software accommodates an unlimited number of folders and an unlimited number of items, making it ideal for transcriptionists in all medical specialties. Enhilex also enables users to copy and paste large lists from Notepad.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $5.99
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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Express Scribe
Express Scribe helps transcriptionists increase their productivity by eliminating some of the most common sources of wasted time. For example, the software has hotkeys to control audio and video playback, eliminating the need to stop, start, and rewind files manually. It's also compatible with several transcription pedals for increased efficiency.

Express Scribe offers several useful integrations, such as compatibility with Microsoft Word, the FastFox text expander for complex medical and legal terminology, and Nuance's Dragon Naturally Speaking dictation software.

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Express Scribe
  • Starting Price
    • Express Scribe Professional: $34.99
    • Express Scribe Professional Basic: $29.99
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Mac, Windows
  • Support Options
    Online, Business Hours
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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ezVoiceCapture
ezVoiceCapture is a HIPAA-compliant software that makes it easier for healthcare providers to record dictations. The cloud-based software integrates with telephone systems, digital voice recorders, and dictation microphones, enabling health professionals to record dictations anywhere from a conference room to a patient's hospital room.

ezVoiceCapture is completely customizable, giving users the flexibility needed to create dictation prompts that make sense for their unique circumstances. Prompts can also be customized based on individual user preferences.

Summary

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ezVoiceCapture
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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FTW Transcriber
FTW Transcriber has enhanced audio quality to make it easier to hear dictations, reducing the need to stop and rewind to catch missing words. The software also plays a wide range of file types for added convenience.

With FTW Transcriber, transcriptionists can play files on remote servers, so there's no need to wait for a file to download. Built-in hotkeys are also available, eliminating the need to type "overtalking" and other common phrases dozens of times per day.

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FTW Transcriber
  • Starting Price
    • $1/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Android
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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Fusion SpeechEMR
Fusion SpeechEMR is designed especially for the specialized work of pathology laboratories. The software supports College of American Pathologist reporting requirements and interactive templates, giving transcriptionists more flexibility.

Fusion SpeechEMR also has a QA module to improve patient care, front- and back-end speech recognition and a simple design for fast deployment. With a variety of management reports, including turnaround time and speech recognition accuracy, the software makes it easier for lab managers to monitor their transcription teams.

Summary

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Fusion SpeechEMR
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep), Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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HIPAA Suite
HIPAA Suite is a complete software package designed to help healthcare providers process transactions without violating the HIPAA privacy rules regarding protected health information. The suite includes HIPAA Claim Master, HIPAA Claim Status Responder, HIPAA Claim Status Checker, and HIPAA Authorizer.

This Windows-based software produces a variety of reports to help practice managers and health professionals assess productivity and perform QA activities. HIPAA Suite also has an electronic document editor to convert data into easily readable documents.

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HIPAA Suite
  • Starting Price
    • HIPAAsuite for Providers: $2,200/month
    • HIPAAsuite Complete for Providers: $30,000
    • HIPAAsuite for Payers: $2,600/month
    • HIPAAsuite Complete for Payers: $40,000
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Windows
  • Support Options
    Business Hours, Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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InfraWare 360
InfraWare 360 is a documentation platform with a variety of dictation and workflow management features. With InfraWare, physicians can call from any U.S. location to do their dictations, helping them document patient encounters while everything is fresh in their minds.

The software makes it easier to manage workflows by putting new dictations into a pool to be downloaded and transcribed. Administrative users can also create custom templates for their worksites, giving providers and transcribers more flexibility.

Summary

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InfraWare 360
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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Intelligent Medical Software
Intelligent Medical Software combines billing, practice management, and EMR features in a single platform. The platform is completely customizable and adapts to the needs of solo practitioners as well as practices with dozens of providers.

Audio file management makes it easy to keep track of completed files and files waiting to be transcribed, while customizable macros enable users to create custom templates based on their practice specialties. IMS also offers abbreviation expansion to save time.

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Intelligent Medical Software
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Support Options
    Online, Business Hours, 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    No
M Modal Fluency For Transcription
M*Modal Fluency for Transcription
M*Modal Fluency for Transcription integrates with more than 250 EMR systems to help health professionals save time during patient encounters. The software has several built-in tools to help with workflow management, preserve document integrity, and help users comply with medical coding requirements.

M*Modal also works with several mobile applications, ensuring providers have access to important documents even if they're not in their offices. For added convenience, the software can be deployed using Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft tools.

Summary

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M*Modal Fluency for Transcription
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Android
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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Medical Transcription Service
Medical Transcription Service is a full-service provider of general and specialty medical transcription. The company offers 24/7 access to reports, next-day turnaround on many documents, and support for both hospital-based and office-based physicians.

MTS employs highly skilled transcriptionists and has worked with healthcare providers all over the United States and in some parts of Canada. U.S. and Canadian physicians can even engage in dictation recording by calling a toll-free number at any time.

Summary

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Medical Transcription Service
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    15-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep), Online
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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NextGen Enterprise
NextGen Enterprise gives healthcare providers more flexibility when it comes to recording their dictations. Using their iOS and Android devices, physicians and other practitioners can easily send text messages to colleagues, view documents from an EHR system, share clinical content with colleagues, and capture diagnosis codes.

Speech recognition saves time by preventing errors, and the software integrates directly with existing EHR templates to reduce the amount of data that needs to be entered into multiple interfaces,

Summary

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NextGen Enterprise
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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Nuance Dragon Medical One
Nuance Dragon Medical One is designed to help physicians do a better job capturing their patients' stories. The software uses personalized vocabularies to increase accuracy, and physicians can also create their own custom templates based on practice specialty. Once the software is installed, it takes less than five minutes to start the first dictation.

Nuance Dragon Medical One offers subscription-based pricing, eliminating high up-front costs for medical practices. There's also no need to complete voice training, saving even more time.

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Nuance Dragon Medical One
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Support Options
    Online, Business Hours
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
Sonix uses artificial intelligence to perform automatic transcription, reducing the amount of time it takes for completed reports to make their way into a patient's medical record. The software supports more than 40 languages and a variety of dialects.

With Sonix, users can easily polish completed transcripts using an in-browser transcript editor, ensuring a high level of quality. The software also timestamps every line, making it easier to follow along with long transcripts.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Standard: $10/hour
    • Premium: $5/hour plus $22/month/user
    • Enterprise: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial/Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Online, Business Hours
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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The Dictation Source
The Dictation Source offers advanced speech recognition to eliminate frustration and reduce the accuracy of medical dictations. With this software, it takes no more than 60 seconds to convert audio into text, giving practitioners more time to spend with patients. The software also has the ability to "learn" with each dictation, further improving accuracy.

For practices that don't have their own transcription teams, The Dictation Source also offers virtual scribe services and a complete range of medical transcription services.

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The Dictation Source
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours, Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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Transcribe
Transcribe is designed to help users save time when converting medical reports, meeting notes, speeches, lectures, and phone calls from audio into text. "Magical" automatic transcription produces a completed report in less time than the length of the audio or video file, provided the audio is clear and free of background noise.

Transcribe also has built-in workflow tools, giving users the ability to auto-loop their audio files, slow down the audio, or use the built-in text expander to save time.

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Transcribe
  • Starting Price
    • Self Transcription: $20/year
    • Automatic Transcription: $20/year + $6/hour
  • Free Trial/Demo
    1-Week Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours, Online
  • Audio File Management
    No
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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VoiceboxMD
When paired with a clinical EMR system, VoiceboxMD helps medical professionals save time and increase accuracy. Designed by physicians who are familiar with common EMR workflows, the software comes with an advanced vocabulary, making it easier to include the names of drugs and diseases in medical reports.

High-level encryption helps users remain compliant with all relevant HIPAA regulations, and users can create their own templates with ease. VoiceboxMD even uses AI to become more accurate every time it's used.

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VoiceboxMD
  • Starting Price
    • $49/month or lower
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial, 14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Mac, Windows, Web-Based, iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    Online, 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    Yes
  • Voice Capture
    No
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes
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WaveScribe TSP
WaveScribe TSP gives users anytime access to their files, making it easier for practitioners to keep good records even when they're traveling or busy seeing patients. The software lets users record their dictations via a toll-free or local number, making the dictation process more convenient.

With WaveScribe TSP, workgroups have access to a custom document library and several tools to help with workflow management, making it easier to work with subcontractors or collaborate with colleagues a continent away.

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WaveScribe TSP
  • Starting Price
    • (1) Client Subscription - Micro SuperSaver 1 Dictator/Author Profile: $29.95/month
    • (3) Client Subscriptions - Level One TSP 15 Dictator/Author Profiles: $69.85/month
    • Contact for more pricing oprions
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Business Hours, Online
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    No
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WebChartMD
WebChartMD is a dictation and transcription software designed especially for medical professionals. The software is compatible with a variety of devices, including digital recorders, computer microphones, and landline telephones, making it easy for providers to complete their dictations from almost anywhere.

WebChartMD features displays that can be customized by specialty, giving users access to the data they need most. The software also makes it easy to transcribe and edit documents with Microsoft Word.

Summary

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WebChartMD
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based
  • Support Options
    Online, Business Hours, 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Audio File Management
    Yes
  • Customizable Macros
    No
  • Voice Capture
    Yes
  • Voice Recognition
    Yes

How We Chose the Best Medical Transcription Services

Many vendors offer software to help transcriptionists maintain high levels of accuracy when working with operative reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, and other types of medical documents. With so many options available, it can be difficult for a practice manager or transcription supervisor to determine which one provides the best value. We evaluated each medical transcription software based on its features, integrations, and reporting capabilities.

Features

Transcription software should make it easier for transcriptionists to do their jobs. We looked for software packages that have as many useful features as possible, such as voice recognition, voice capture, and audio file management.

Integrations

The best medical transcription software integrates seamlessly with the software used to create and maintain electronic medical records, making it easy for healthcare providers to import transcribed reports and access them when needed. Integrations also reduce the need to enter the same information in multiple locations, preventing data-entry errors. We looked for software packages with pre-built integrations to help users save time.

Reports

With the right data, it's possible to calculate several useful metrics, including average typing speed and the average amount of time spent transcribing each type of report. To help with these tasks, we looked for medical transcription software that has robust reporting capabilities.