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here is another brief quote from a website

Posted By: typer on 2005-08-06
In Reply to: total agreement with you - sm - typer

"For example, says Suresh Menon of HealthScribe, one of the largest medical transcription companies"

Healthscribe was based in Sterling, Virginia. They joined up with Spheris. They will tell anyone that asks them, yes, we outsource to India.

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