If you're sitting in an office looking your doctor in the eye, you can feel quite confident that his or her job has not been outsourced. What happens when you leave the office, however, could be quite another matter. Maybe you had an X-ray or an MRI taken, or maybe your doctor said a few words into a recorder about your ailments and needs to get them transcribed and placed into your medical record. Increasingly, those tasks are being outsourced as a way to reduce costs. While financial savings has prompted this growth, issues around patient confidentiality and the potential for mistakes has led to some questions about the practice.
Finally, we'll take a look at one of the most popular jobs to offshore and gaze into its uncertain future.