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Posted By: MS MT on 2006-10-20
In Reply to: I should have specified that Allscripts is EMR system. - MTSO

are still going to be doing dictation and need an MTSO. Maybe you are panicking for no reason. I know that Keystrokes does several accounts that use the Allscripts platform. I don't think they own it; they just use it.

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Find out what type of reports you

will be getting on your shift.  Pay per report is great if you are getting a majority  short routine examinations, such as chest x-rays, lots of canned/normal reports.  If you are on a teaching hospital account the docs have a tendency to ramble on and on, and per line is better.  Some MRI's and CT scans be quite lengthy too.  Ask about the specific account you will be on:  Do they  have canned normals, do the docs routinely use the normals, what majority of exams will be Interventional versus routine.  Both 9 cents and $1.25 are a fair rate of pay. 

Also consider the reputations of both of the companies.  Which one offers the better benefits, what is your gut feeling.  Is it possible to work for both for awhile to get a feel for them?  Hope this helps.

All Type in NJ. Any info? I can't find
any current info on this company. Thinking of applying for MT position. Does anyone have any info to share? The good, bad, or the ugly? Coming from a huge national, I just want to feel like a human and have regular work. Not a lot to ask for?
Any information on All Type. Could not find anything in the archives.

I know they are hiring so I am just trying to gather some information before applying.

I did a search on here for Silent Type, Inc. and couldn't find anything (sm)..
Anyone know anything about them?
could not find anything in archives regarding "All Type". Anyone have info on.....

Do they only hire employees, or IC's also:  What platform do they use:  Are they a good company to work for?

Any information would be appreciated.  Thanks.

RE: could not find anything in archives regarding "All Type". Anyone have info on.....
From their web site: At ALL TYPE, our goal is to recruit and retain the very best medical transcriptionists. We would like you to consider joining us. If you qualify, you would be a welcome part of our team of highly trained Medical Transcriptionists (MTs). ALL TYPE transcriptionists enjoy the flexibility of being in an at-home environment as full-time employees or if you prefer, as independent contractors. Our staff retention rate is high for good reason.Our MTs say they have never worked in a happier group or for a company that attended to their issues in such a responsive way. As a matter of fact, many of our new MTs are referrals from our existing MT staff. See what our people say....(click here)

We pay our MTs highly competitive rates.
You have the opportunity for career advancement.
You'll use cutting-edge technology.

WHAT is Touch Type? All I find is a typing test...nm
all type account

They came close to losing account due to backlog.  They are caught up but overstaffed.  Some reorganization taking place - not good.

Anyone know any info on Silent Type out of New York? I don't know how to find in archives. Thnx
it depends on type of account, if ops, then
What type of account? Can you email me?
I am concerned. I was told that there was a lot of work, that it is a big account that I was just hired for. I hear good things and bad and it can be really confusing!

After clinics went to Allscripts, no work for MTs, many employee layoffs.  Docs were not dictating.

What account or type of account are you on? nm

What type of account are you on? What problems have you run into? I am supposed sm
to start with them next week and this has me worried. What kind of rule changes?

Have you been there long?
What type of account please? Approximately, one year
ago they had some MAJOR internal changes and things were never the same.....Left because of lack of work over and over and over....the pocketbook just couldn't take it anymore. Best wishes.
I should have specified that Allscripts is EMR system.
You could try to find out if account gone and then try to join
How can I find out if account is gone and try to follow it
May I ask what account you are on and what work type you are doing to get 1800 in five hours?
I absolutely love Allscripts...
I've used quite a few platforms and Allscripts is just about my favorite. MS Word-based, and the count on the account I was on (no headers/footers) was accurate with Word's count.  If the authors/account use markers the demographics fill in quickly; the environment is very clean and efficient, simple and easy to understand, moving really smoothly from one job to the next with little-to-no fuss. Get in and out of the program very quickly, too.  I think you will love it! 
You're welcome! I find being on the ground floor of an account has its advantages, don't you?
There definitely is a difference and if you want to spend countless minutes searching for docs, countless spellings, then you are not making sense, constantly learning ESLs, then your are in training and not making the mortgage. I post here about inequities I have found and hope they help. Surely, no Transcriptionist is going to go my opinion alone, but if I am not making money and someone asks and I have been there I will try to give them something to ponder. Being on the ground floor of a company or account has its advantages and surely you know that. Thank you for reading my post.
Allscripts - Just found out that one of the divisions for one of my largest accounts has started
to use Allscripts instead of dictating with my service. I believe it's just a matter of time before the rest of the divisions follow suit....this can't be good!
They have Scribe and Allscripts for Ortho. Both are internet based and easy to use. sm
I should mention that I do not know if those are the only two, but I think they are the majority of the accounts.
I find the sound quality not so great on some accounts. I guess it depends on what account you get
Did find a Wright Watson Sten-Tel in Austin if their site isn't old. Find 'em with Google. nm
Trying to find info on Encompass on this board, can't find any recent. sm
Anyone have any current info. Any employees out there? Give me the low-down if you can! Thanks a million.
Webmedx watches every min you type or don't type.
I personally didn't like logging off to go to the bathroom or get a drink or whatever. Drove me nuts. They were too regimented for me. Not sure if you are aware they do that. Part of working at home is the flexibility and they just weren't. Good Luck
That account in Texas was not a MQ account. They did not use DQS on that account until KS started.
They are moving 3 other accounts to DQS between now and January 1st. I asked. The MQ accounts they have gotten in the past did not go to DQS. I followed my old account, which is how I know, and it was Meditech. The account is still run by KS and is a big account too.
Repeatedly told another new account would come soon, but it never did. In fact, our slow account is.
everyone else's backup account. What a disorganized mess.
Then when we MT's are **thrown on** an account because of lack of work on our account

What is so hard to understand about that? 

Then we have that account info filed away in a folder in our Outlook Express by name of account and can look at past emails sent out regarding that account.  Not fun to be tossed on an account that you have never seen NOR ever received an email on.  Sounds like business to me. 

You are wrong about the account. KS dumped the account for several reasons. sm
It happened quickly and was unexpected but it was really for the best. Keystrokes does not string people along or lie to you. After being with MQ for too long, I am happy there, although it is not for everyone.

I really would give them a call as the other poster suggested. That whole situation was a nightmare for everyone including management but the account pulled a fast one on them.

I have the facts on this because I have a good friend at the hospital and what she told me matched what my manager did.

I know that they are trying to give more when so many companies are giving less and taking away more.
My account has lots of work..ask for another account/nm
The account I am on only requires 1200 lpd. Maybe it is that particular account. Ask them if they
have a lower one. Doesn't hurt to ask. I do anywhere between 1200 and 1800 lpd. Sometimes it feels impossible to do 1200, sometimes the 1800 is quick. Depends on the doctors and the day for me. I do average 15,000 per pay period though, which is 1500 a day. Not impossible by any means, and I never go over 40 hours a week. Most weeks, I am closer to 35 hours with lunch breaks and life.
I think it depends on the account. I have one account that pays sm
$2.25 for specials and one that pays $3.50. I was on one previously that did not pay them different at all, but they were all short and mostly PICC line placements.

I worked for a hospital that went to KS and they were not charging extra for the specials. I know what they charged per report, and there was no way they were getting rich on the difference after taxes and all that. I was suprised. I was in on the bid review and the average to charge was between $1.75 and $2.75 per report or 0.13 and 0.15 per line. There were 15 companies that bid on the account, and all were within those ranges.

I went to KS about 6 months after the hospital outsourced to them. When we were displaced, I accepted a different job in the hospital and hated it.
That is not true. It varies from account to account. I have
several internet accounts and on some you do have to input the patient information.
I know the account. It is "hybrid" account that is a version of sm
Meditech that is a cross between Meditech Magic and Client, more like Client than Magic. I have been on it since October now do 1500 lines a day; it took me a week to get up to speed but they really helped me. I only know which one because my lead told me that they are adding 10 people to it because KS is getting the whole thing now, only doing 1/2 before this. I love working for Keystrokes :)
Account wen to speech from almost the beginning of the account --
Don't like ExSpeech at all.  Very bulky and cumbersome.  Much better editing programs.  I prefer to straight transcribe on ExText.  Pay drops horrendously.  But wave of the future for MT's.
The account I am on is internet only. I think it depends on the account. nm
My main account must have been an overflow account. We would
go several many days of the month where we could not pull work, so we all had to go to secondary accounts and there are very few accounts that could absorb the extra people. 
Our account is an acute care account
We are low on work too and have been for almost 2 months.  We know what is happening to our work though as our supervisor admitted that the work is going overseas.  Even though we have 24-hour TAT and we are transcribing reports as they are dictated, they still insist that the work dictated after 7 p.m. has to be sent to the offshore service.  It makes no sense to me as we have coverage starting from 6 a.m. and throughout the day.  I think it all comes down to bottom line and it doesn't matter if we have work or not because it's cheaper to send it overseas. 
but hoping from account to account
without learning the accounts I am on will not help my line count, or help me.  I need consistency in my work.  I was told one thing, and am getting something totally diffrent.  I know most jobs will be slow, but I was told one thing and now have to do something else.  There is no work on a daily basis.  I am a newbie to this field. I have a chance to work somewhere else stable.  Sadly,  I have to take my chances else where.
Maybe it differs from account to account
It seemed to me that I was getting my lines quicker on the new system.  But that is just my opinion.  I am sure that it differs from account to account. 
Yes, jumped from account to account
Constantly rude office staff (especially payroll who often made mistakes).  Poor technical assistance.  Poor support on accounts.  Very slow to reply to problems.  Like to lay the blame for problems on an account with the MT instead of poor training and support by the office. 
Yes that was the account I was on and it was GREAT account...sm
So if they are going to mess several things up: 1) Pay for their employees, 2) Losing a big account like that one, 3) Hiring supervisors that just wanted to chit-chat and lose production then I would think that is NOT a company to go for. But I had to learn it the hard way - having my payday be weeks late during Christmastime. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt for 2 more paydays - they were late also....
The account I was on was ALL ESL. They were paying me 9 cpl, but the account was so bad, I
never made any money.
When you get switched from account to account
it makes it very difficult to attain their 12,000 line requirement. If you don't make your line counts, you get moved to part time and lose your benefits. If you are already part time, you get your line rate docked. In order to prevent this from happening, I used to have to work more than 40 hours a week. It seems that this is their goal...to keep everyone from having benefits...instead, they are losing their MTs. I was staying at OSi for only 1 reason and she seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I am most definitely looking elsewhere. I'm gettin while the gettin's good!
OT is based on account. One account may
run dry, but another is overflowing. OT is requested for that specific account probably for hte MTs covering that account as they are the ones familiar with it.
For each account is a different set of account specifics.
I left WMX due to consistent lack of work despite 3 accounts.  My current company gives a primary and a secondary and there is enough work on one or the other to get my lines and then some.  Still 2 different sets of account specifics, but only 2.  Someone posted they had 15 accounts at WMX and were still out of work.  I didn't work for MQ, but sounds like the same situation at WMX. 
Thanks! Yes, the account is ExText, so we would be on the same account. sm

They are still hiring if you change your mind. 

Also, I am working part-time for Encompass.  The account I am on also uses ExText, and I would not hestitate to recommend Encompass to anyon either.  I feel fortunate to have found 2 great companies.

If you want IC work, I am also still working on a limited basis for CardioScribes.  It is just cardiology transcription and the work is easy.  Their platform is Wordscript, which is a Word-based platform, VERY easy to use.  However, I really prefer employee status now, plus with the above 2 jobs, I will be making about 1 cent more per line plus having benefits and my taxes taken out.

If you go somewhere else, or if you decide to stay where you are, good luck! 

Does it have to be an account your manager has or any account? nm
All Type
Would you please share what you love about working there? Enough work, flexible schedule, good people to work with, fair pay scale??? Would like to hear more specifics, if possible. Thank you.