Ergonomics that Help a Transcriber

Like most of the jobs these days, healthcare documentation jobs require working on computers for long hours. When people have to work for such a lengthy time at the workstation they need to take care of their posture and ensure that their ergonomics let them work comfortably and maintain good health. A workstation, in general, comprises of a desk, chair and the computer that have to be set up in such a way that work does not become a dreadful task. Let’s check how a healthcare documentation specialist can make his/her work enjoyable by maintaining an ergonomic workstation.

Chair: A chair is the most influencing factor in making one’s work enjoyable or dreadful. People in healthcare documentation jobs need to sit for long hours in their chair, so it’s essential that they choose their chair with prudence. They should choose the one which is adjustable that is not only comfortable but makes your work less tiring and increases your productivity. Adjustable armrests and slanted footrest also increase the comfort quotient and help enjoy working for long hours.

Desk: After the chair, it is the desk that has to be properly selected for better results. It is said that the minimum distance to be maintained between the monitor and eyes is 20 inches and the monitor has to be exactly straight from the person. See that the table has enough space to accommodate the monitor with the ideal distance along with the keyboard and mouse. It should also be ensured that the table provides a keyboard drawer for flexibility. Another important aspect while choosing a table is that its height should enable the healthcare documentation specialist to fit his/her legs beneath the table comfortably.

Computer set up: The best computer set up for professionals in healthcare documentation companies is using a regular computer that comes with a CPU, monitor, and keyboard to ensure there is an ideal distance between the computer and the user which is not possible with a laptop. So, if a laptop has to be used, it is better to go for a separate monitor, keyboard, and mouse that can be attached to the laptop with cables for a better working experience. It should be ensured that the forearms are parallel to the ground and the wrists are straight while working. Headphones that are used for listening to the audio files should also be selected wisely taking into consideration the comfort and noise rejection. It is better to opt for on-ear headphones rather than earbuds or in-the-ear headphones.

Apart from these material things, even the environment where a person is working also plays a crucial role in the health and mood of a transcriber. For the best enjoyable experience of working, there should be enough natural light at the workstation and if needed, it can be supplemented with some lighting. Whether working from home or at companies, healthcare documentation professionals should concentrate on these workstation ergonomics elements to enjoy the work and build a great career.