People who choose to work in the medical profession are primarily interested in helping people, which means for business owners it may be difficult to find the right people to handle transcription. In the end you may wonder if it is would be better to outsource any medical transcriptions your company needs instead of combing through candidates who may either be unqualified for the position or are only looking for something temporary until they can get back into a more hands-on position.
First, consider the benefits of each solution.
If you keep your medical transcription work as an in-house position:
If you outsource your medical transcription jobs:
When you break down the advantages of each, it is clear that outsourcing is considerably more beneficial. While the benefits of keeping the work in-house are not trivial, especially if you have security concerns, there are ways to mitigate risk and concerns. For example, the contract you have with the outsourced company can include security requirements, which will in turn become part of the documentation management. While outsourcing means that medical transcriptionists will not be trained by you, you can communicate any needs or preferences you have, and the company will make sure that it is done to your specifications.
In the end, the only distinct advantage of having the medical transcription work in house is communication. There is not replacement for this advantage, but when you consider all of the benefits of outsourcing the work, that simply isn't enough of a justification to establish and maintain an in-house staff for the sole purpose of medical transcription. Especially when you consider that it leaves your current staff to focus on their main goal: patient care.