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ASTM E2502-06(2011)

Standard Guide for Medical Transcription Workstations (Withdrawn 2020)

Standard Guide for Medical Transcription Workstations (Withdrawn 2020) E2502-06R11 ASTM|E2502-06R11|en-US Standard Guide for Medical Transcription Workstations (Withdrawn 2020) Standard new BOS Vol. 14.01 Committee E31
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Significance and Use

This guide provides recommended guidelines for the essential elements to be included in the design and implementation of an efficient, secure, risk-free work environment for medical transcription and health information documentation.

Improve and increase production.

Reduce healthcare costs by minimizing injury/illness.

Increase retention and professional longevity.

Ensure regulatory compliance with state and local government requirements as well as federal privacy and security regulations.


1.1 This guide identifies ways to improve the medical transcription workstation, including, but not limited to, the work environment, which encompasses ergonomics and security issues, equipment, references, and tools.

1.2 This guide will assist healthcare managers, vendors, medical transcription service owners, and individual medical transcriptionists to make informed decisions related to the design of an efficient medical transcription work environment compliant with federal regulatory agencies.

1.3 This guide does not address the medical transcription process or training.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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