Top Points to Consider when Choosing a Pharmaceutical Transcription Service
It goes without saying, a pharmaceutical transcription service must be accurate
In the pharmaceutical world, accuracy is key. Just imagine the amount of information that is absorbed, processed, and written down every single day in your industry. With this amount of work and information overload, it’s easy to make mistakes – which could, unfortunately, lead to disastrous consequences.
But there is a solution to accuracy in the pharmaceutical industry: a professional transcription service. With this type of service, your PRO recordings and other crucial data can be transcribed in the proper manner, with no details left out. So if you have decided to avail of a transcription service for your enterprise, here are some top factors to consider:
Precision and Meticulousness:
As we all know, being precise is golden, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. With this in mind, you would need a transcription service that can work closely with you putting out highly-detailed, accurate, and concise documents that provide you with invaluable information for your field. Here, the right knowledge is important as well. So when looking for a pharmaceutical transcription service, make sure that they are familiar with the various terms you are dealing with on a daily basis. Ensure they will take it upon themselves to carry out research on the unique acronyms, disease terms, drug spellings, and other important terminology in your profession. Guessing terms and other details is not part of the deal, so make sure to choose a transcription service that can give you accurate transcriptions that are correct throughout.
Confidentiality and Security:
Pharmaceutical projects are not only highly-detailed and packed with information, they are also considered to be highly confidential. In line with this, choose a transcription service that can provide you with complete confidentiality and security.
One way to determine this is by asking the service if they have an online portal that is fully encrypted, so you can download any files with ease and peace of mind. One other aspect that you should consider is what the transcription service will do after they have finished transcribing your files. If they ‘hold onto’ your files, it may not be such a good idea to enlist their services. You would want a transcription service that can guarantee complete destruction of all the files they have transcribed when the project is complete.
If you are concerned not only about accuracy but also about the proper grammar and spelling as well as the proper context, then it is better to select a transcription service that is based in the UK and has UK transcribers. Although a simple search on the Internet will give you tons of transcription services, it is in your best interest to deal with native speakers who have the right knowledge regarding the nuances of English. This, in turn, eliminates the risk of errors and misunderstandings as well.
You should choose a transcription service that is comprised of a team of experienced transcribers who are adept at deciphering various accents, following a line of conversation with multiple speakers, and the like. Experience and the right training is essential, and you can only get this with a professional transcription service that has spent years in the business and follows a standardised process to deliver the most accurate results.
Discover how Alphabet can assist you with your pharmaceutical transcription by giving us a call today on +44 (0) 1707 260027.
The Founder of Alphabet, Denise Elsdon, commenced her training at British Aerospace. Having gained her RSA and Pitman qualifications, she embarked on her chosen career path as a personal secretary. Back in 1995, Alphabet Secretarial Services was born. Since then, Alphabet has provided professional transcription services to amazing clients like the NHS, Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) and others.