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I use Meditech and don't cut and paste

Posted By: socalmom on 2009-05-28
In Reply to: where do you work? - hmmmm

and it's fine for me.....we use Word inside Meditech so I have all my macros and stuff.

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Wilma reincarnated. Cut and paste same response. Cut and paste. nm
There are two types of Meditech. One is Meditech Magic, which has a blue sm
screen and is like WP5.1. It is a bit cumbersome but not bad once you get used to it.

The other is Meditech Client, which is WONDERFUL. It opens into Word and populates the demographics for you.

Neither are bad once you get used to them. I make great money using Magic and a lot of others complain about it.
Did anyone ever tell you why no cut/paste? I always want to know why. sm
But I'm not going to be able to continue working for them, since they just don't have enough work during the time I have available, so it won't be a problem. 
I am trying to paste...

My resume in the Transtech application form.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do that? 




Cut & Paste why?
I have been curious about this for a while.  Why do companies need us to cut and paste our resumes into an email rather than attaching them.  9 out of 10 companies on MTjobs request this and go so far as to say they will DELETE emails with attachments.  Anyone know or have a guess?
Info is obviously a cut and paste.
Anyone could do it. Why would OSi stoop so low?
going to cut and paste your post
because everything you have said is so very, very true.  I don't have 31 years of experience - but I do have 25 years of transcription/secretarial experience and 12 years of MT - so I have a little bit of an idea what I am doing - and you are so right - if you cannot at least bring in $100 a day - why bother?  I am at that point too.  I am doing SR for 4.5 cpl now - but have something else in the works - it is my very last straw.... so not giving up quite yet.  I am so very, very sorry for what you have gone through - know you are not alone - not sure what can be done - but you are not the only one in this boat!!
Copy and Paste....

I have a few of my own standards in MS Word that I will copy and paste into Meditech, but I find the tabs do not translate over to Meditech. Do you have this problem as well? It is aggravating because I have to fix these when I go back to the Meditech screen

I posted a cut and paste of what sm
they sent me and it clearly states that you are hired as an SC and then are offered SE status.  That's pretty clear.  My question is why would they hire you as SC status, tell you when to work and then offer you SE status?  Pretty fishy.  I understand you don't like the comment I made about being pimped out but I don't know what else to call it when folks accept this practice of working as an SC being told what and when, paying double taxes and putting up with this stuff.  your just handing your hard-earned money over!
resume cut/paste
This might help you out :)
thanks for the copy and paste--sm
but latest and related are not the same thing. all I am seeing are posts that were placed after mine and nothing in relation to the original post questioning the company. sorry again.
Can't bring up the article - could you cut and paste - sm
it so that we could read it??
copy/paste is against the rules.. we were
from the onset to NEVER EVER copy and paste. If you are doing this you should stop it soon before they figure it out and you get in trouble.
If I had to copy & paste my IM to an email...

...because I needed a conversation documented, I would do it.  I would find a way.  Even if I had to get a disposable camera and take a couple of darn pictures of the computer with the IM on it.  LOL!  

By the way, what happens if you doin't respond to the IM?  Are you an employee with the co?  No co. would make me do IM, but that's me.  What is the co. so concerned about that they don't want something documented in email???

Should I attach or copy and paste
the questionnaire and resume into an email when sending them back to Webmedx? No preference was given.
When you paste a resume on the Job Seekers
or does it print correctly on the recruiter's side? 
could you quickly copy and paste your document into another? then
you could just keep adding on the lines in each document to your own master document for the day. Then you would have a line count for the day. I bet you could write a macro to do this.
Just paste it and let it go. They're looking for content, not format, when ....sm
...the resume is sent via a web contact form. If you are a good MT with good qualifications, they won't care how it's set up, but do make sure words are spelled correctly. That's a huge bugaboo when I read resumes.
Highlight all the text you want to paste and right click
your mouse.   You should get a list of options, one of which is copy.  Select copy.  Go to the page you want to paste your resume and right click your mouse again.  Again you will have options, one of which should be paste.  Click paste and there is it.    If you right click the second time and you don't get paste, go back through the above steps again and copy again and then try paste.  
Cut & paste. They expected us to type in Word and
but that still takes time to copy/paste

This company prob charges their client the same rate for the entire report; everyone is feeling the crunch!  So, let's hit the MT's pocket; I'd pass on companies like that.

Any company will leave you alone if you do your work, so that's not a plus!  

Put them in auto-correct - copy and paste. Quick and easy! nm
TSI now SoftMed was supposed to be atrocious with their DOS software and cut-and-paste work. Any
I googled labor board. Copy/paste in address bar
May have to key in either your state or company state not sure which or maybe both.

you get a form to put in your name, email, and paste your resume. MTSpot sends it to the recipient
No special software. Just copy and paste the report you typed to Microsoft Word on your
computer. Under the Tools menu, select Word Count. Characters are listed with or without spaces. Take the total of either and divide by 65 to get your line count. Then match that with what your company is giving you for a line count.

If you don't have Microsoft Word, then you can download a free trial of Abacus line counting software from the internet.
Will anyone having typed on Meditech system please tell me what it's like?  Is it user friendly?  Thank you very much.
Meditech is okay once you are used to it AND if you can use Instant Text rather than those clumsy combinatio keys to do your macros. I think it has improved since I used it about 6 years ago. It is a BIG change from WP or MSWord, sort of like taking a giant step backwards.
I thank you for all of your comments. I do use Instant Text so would definitely want to be able to use that with Meditech system.  But it actually doesn't sound like something I'd really like doing, from what I've read.  More negatives than positives so far.
Meditech Rad
I use Meditech for radiology for windows, have been for 10 years.  Over the years we have upgraded the program several times.  I think it just depends on if the hospital is up to date on the programming.  I took a second account that used Meditech and I don't know if the hospital was behind or the MTSO just did not understand the program like I do.  For rad, after each report you do have to go through a series of screens before the report is saved.  But that is just me.  Another hospital could be different.
Anybody know which companies use Meditech?
Spheris uses Meditech.

I have been working in Meditech with Citrix Server now for 2-1/2 years and it's the pits.  Even with new updates all the time, it will never compare to today's modern platforms.


Right..I do ERs on Meditech..(nm)

Is this Meditech?
If it is a slow platform, then you'll need at least 9.5 cpl just to make a go of it!  
I have been working on the Meditech platform for one month, so I am fairly new. I am averaging only 100 to 125 lines per hour. I still have to refer to the instructions for things like, for example, how to close up spaces. It is a bit inconvenient to have to go through a bunch of screens before I start typing. I guess I would have to say I do not like the Meditech platform! I do have easy dictators, though. I am not a newbie; I have over 20 years of medical transcription experience, by the way.
Place you a sticky note or short note pad to your monitor with the function key commands. Where you were referring to closing spaces, were you talking about joining lines? Go to the end of the sentence and space, then do Shift F6; this joins your sentence together. Do you mind telling me the account you are own? Send it to my email. I will be starting soon and was wondering about the account. Thanks.
Very easy to learn, but you need a high-speed internet connection
Don't like Meditech
There are too many screens to go through before you actually type. I can't get more than 125 lines an hour no matter what. Others do like Meditech, though. This is only my personal opinion.
Jill, you have to go through screens and it is a database, which is hard to find a rhythm, but some really like it.  It lags and goes down a lot, so be prepared to save your document if it is way long because if that connection gives out on you there goes your report.  I would suggest being prepared to really lose money with Meditech at first.  There are much better platforms out there.  Meditech is a hospital program so it so drawn and bogged down with users especially during peak hours.  Good luck whatever you decide. 

I absolutely love MediTech!  But then again I was there during installation and I am a superuser in RAD, OE and PCI modules so I comes a lot quicker.

I quit a facility that I still go back and work part time at and I can pick right up and I actually put out more work there.  Of course it works better when you are working at the facility.  Dial up would be hell due to the hang ups.  If you are not familiar with medications and terminology it's tricky because it technically has NO medical dictionary.  Keep Stedman's by.  If you are working on a Word based system you should have access to your medical dictionary and then it converts back to meditech.  When I type for this company at home I type in word and then I go to thier facility and copy and paste into meditech.  I have to fix the bold and underlying which will not convert using C&P method but it saves me a 2 hour driving time.  Just make sure you always spell check from the top of a document or it will tell you there are no errors!  Both Rad and Order Entry have data entry sections but when you get the hang of it you can fly right through those.  Use the canned text/expander a lot.  In order entry or departmental typing for acute care stuff, when typing directly in the module, I don't have to send my reports right back so I actually hold them and then spellcheck and print all at once since spell check is so slow.  Good luck.  Hope that's not my part time job you're taking! 

If you cannot get around in Meditech to get more than 100 lph, than you sm
are not trying very hard. The hospital I work for outsourced our work to another company and I went to work for them (not Keystrokes). I have used Meditech Magic and Meditech Client and a strange one that is half-way between the two and never have had a problem getting more than 200 lph. I use an Expander and really use it a lot.

Then again, I used to love WP5.1 and it is very similar.

Different strokes for different folks.
are you on the meditech
platform and making 20,000 plus lines a payperiod?
Typing on Meditech is driving me INSANE. I find myself wandering away from the computer and not being able to stay focused as I really do not like the platform. It is SO antiquated. It needs to be sold to India for a tax credit or something.
Never used Meditech.
what is blech about it?
Does anybody have the scoop on this company?
Any info on this platform?
What about Meditech?
I asked the recruiter this same question and she wasn't sure. She's suppose to double check with the tech ppl and email me, however her manager told her that since DocQScribe is a proprietary platform and Meditech is not, they probably wouldn't be able to save any of my expanders. So I won't get my hopes up, but Meditech already has lots of commonly used macros already installed so all I'll have to do is customize. At least that's the way it was last time I had used Meditech. If that's the case then it won't be nearly as bad as say starting from scratch.
How do you create your own templates? And what did you mean by the F-key thing?

I just started an account using Meditech. I am getting a run-around about short cut/macros. I think they dont want to tell me anything that will cause them to pay me more ya know.
Does anyone know the functions of the Fkeys for Meditech.   I asked and was blow off.  Thanks.