Medical transcriptions to be outsourced

Source: Olivier Uyttebrouck, Albuquerque Journal, April 12, 2013

The University of New Mexico Hospital plans to outsource its medical records transcription services and told 57 workers that their employment with the hospital will end in June. A hospital spokesman also said its contract requires Nuance Technologies to hire any UNMH transcriptionists who want to work for the firm….She and other transcriptionists also expect that employees who choose to work for Nuance likely will receive a reduction in pay and benefits package. A full-time transcriptionist at UNMH now makes about $16 an hour, C’ De Baca said….