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Posted By: Tina on 2009-08-12
In Reply to: Can someone recommend a good text expansion program? Thanks! - MTAL

I love Instant Text ... I have been using it for years...

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Does the MQ DQS program contain the ShortCuts program, or do I need to buy it? nm
DQS is not a "Medquist" program, it is a program used by MQ. (nm)
You can't program everything into ....sm

an expander (like you said)...and frankly I've found that on most dictators I do minimal editing of reports because the quality of the drafts is pretty darned good.  I usually receive at least a handful of reports a day that I maybe make 2 or 3 Keystrokes of corrections... yet I get paid for editing say 60 lines for the entire report, and move on to the next report.  I bet none of you "naysayers" will be fussing about getting paid for not doing more than reading when you actually do editing with a good VR program! 


What VR program do they use?
bad program?

I agree with low pay, top heavy management, but what is it about the program that makes it bad.  just looking for some exact insight unless you mean because of the way it pays out??  hope this doesn't sound stupid.


What is NTI's program?
Yes you can download in batches of 5 but to complete one and go to the next i believe you have to be online or you get some funky error message.
Which IM program are they using?
Most of them have security features that you can change so that you may save conversations.

Or I would agree with the previous poster and use the print screen feature. You don't have to actually print anything, but use it to copy the conversation and paste it into Word.
AIM program
I was in the AIM program. Basically you work as an intern and do real work from real doctors with a Turn Around Time that has to be met just like if you had a job. You just don't get paid. I liked Deb. She was a nice lady. I stayed in the AIM program for 6 months and got a job before I even finished it.
You don't say what program you were using or what
foot pedal.  You may have a foot pedal that wasn't compatible with your program or you needed to download drivers. 
SUM program
Maybe buy this program and work through it on your own?
What is the VR program they use? nm
prn program?
Haven't heard about this. When did this happen, only for some accounts or what, do you know? TIA!
Not from CNS, but another EMR program.
I am not sure about the program
I don't time myself by the hour. I would usually do about 2000 lines during my shift. I only did about 1700 of speech lines and 225 of regular today. I get up and down a lot during my shift, so lose some time there, but I have always done that. What exactly do you mean by hot keys? TT pays slightly more than that, about 1/2 of my regular line rate. I get to the end of my shift and cannot believe my line count is so low.
what program do you use? nm
What program do they use?
aim program
I went through the aim program recently. I waited 6 months to get a spot, but it was worth it. i was able to get feedback and improve my accuracy and my mentor was a really nice lady. The lady running it is changing accounts currently and when she is done is planning on getting more mentors. You can also look around for local companies who will mentor onsite in the meantime, and then if you don't have any luck, you are still on the list for then when a spot opens up. They do a really good job. :)
program is good
Pay is low for interns but promise good pay if your performance improves. Except for one or two QAs who are strict, they are good, and yes, they are totally upfront with their employees. It also helps that the feedback system is quick.
Meditech program at MDI-MD..sm
I remember transcribing into Meditech at MQ (before their new platform). I think that was DOS.

I will be working for MDI-MD and the program will be Meditech. Does anyone know if they have DOS or Windows? I saw a very positive comment by another MT about Meditech Windows. I hope that's where I'm heading!

The platform for this program is definitely
not the best. I could not make any money on it.
Their program stinks!
there is a short cut program in DQS which
I think is perfectly adequate. I guess others supplement it, but I don't see the need personally.
Medquist's New Program
MQ's New Rewards Program
One thing, now vision program they are adding for enhanced benefits.  Another, after reading this board, new hires get more per line if they meet the 98% accuracy, otherwise say goodbye to your tier pay and bonuses.  That is my educated guess.
Intern Program

Has anyone done the intern program with Meditec?  What do you think of it? 


What program is Meridian on?
I heard they use the old Medrite.  Is that true? 
Or you would know about their "pilot program"
Where they are sending, 50 reports a day at the most offshore to see what it's like, after all, that's the nature of the business. Didn't you get the memo?
Mentor Program??
You can also check out companies that offer mentor programs for new MTs. It can help you get on without the 2+ years experience.
For me I believe it is in the expansion program
It doesn't really matter which one, just USE IT! I don't use it just for reports or canned material, as you said, I do a lot of different accounts and docs. I do use it a TON for words that take time to type!

ttpp as an ow hla wm inad.
26 Keystrokes should be 87:
The patient presents as an otherwise healthy-appearing white male in no acute distress.

See, it's in words, too, not just full sentences.

Hope that helps!

If the VR program has been trained and you are
little manual transcribing (and you are an experienced MT to start with), you could expect to be at about 2000 to 2500 lines a day in just a couple of months. At 3.75 cpl, that is $75 $93.75 a day.

If you do manual transcription on a good platform and can average 1500 lines a day at 9 cpl, you would earn $135 a day.

You would need to factor in if they pay for headers, footers, spaces and if everything you are getting is VR reports from the more difficult dictators with a lot of editing that would be needed AND how often they run out of work. Sten-Tel has a reputation of giving their MEs the harder dictators and running out of work often, although your mileage may vary.
Is the program they use easy? sm
i think i read somewhere where it was word based, was it easy to learn??  what average daily line count can you get?  thanks, sorry for the questions.
Don't know about the mentoring program but...(sm)

I've been there 2 years. At first it was great. Lots of encouragement and help. Now it's so-so. I was hired for set hours and one thing they insist on it working your scheduled hours. They also insist on hitting the 12,000 lines per pay period.   I don't work weekends unless the accounts are getting backlogged.

Pay is the same as other companies. They always pay on time and it's direct deposit if you want.

They use Extext, which I like, and there are a LOT of ESLs, also like other companies. Some are good, some are bad. It depends on your account.

I'm sure you will be getting a lot of answers to your message, some pro, some con, so it would have to be your decision.

QA Navigator Program
Has anyone worked with the QA Navigator program? 
ChartScript program
Is anyone familiar with this program and the line counter?  I'm pretty sure some or a lot  of my lines are not being counted. 
EMDAT program
Lee Perfect out of Chicago, IL uses EMDAT. They pay 9 cents per line also. They are hiring right now.
Merit Program
Compared to EXText? No comparison, way worse.
OSI has mentor program
Does KS have an incentive program? nm

Bonus program
The range is confusing what do you have to do to get the high end - 500 to 1500 - especially since they are looking for exp, and availability all the same. as far as paying, maybe you get the bonus and others do not get paid. but then again it seems like they are always looking too. Wonder what their turn around is for the company - they seem very small and struggling
It isn't based on any particular WP program. Can use
with Word though and probably is in most cases. 
Great program!
I would highly recommend the AIM program to anybody! I have finished the AIM program and now I am hired with Allstate working on a great account! I feel like the money I paid to my school was a waste because I learned all from Deb and the AIM program. The 12 weeks flies by and by the end you will feel so much success! The QA is wonderful and they never hesitate to help you if you have any questions. Good luck to you Mary and I wish you the same success that I had through the AIM program!

I am having a terrible time downloading DocQScribe to my computer. I worked all day on this and talked to 3 tech support people. I don't know what else to do but not be able to do the job now.




Try OSi...they have a program for newbies
So this is the program they are putting all of us on?
I would suggest asking your supervisor, but they will only lie or give you some explantion that makes absolutely no sense.
S/L Bootlegged program from MD...sm
Look at the name..not exactly Smith and Jones.
You obviously do not have the editing program some have.
and many, many corrections have to be made, especially formating the way the client prefers it. Just talks to those who work for MQ and you will understand what we go through with editing. We also have such a wide variety of accounts and dictators it is hard to get familiar with the style of ASR reports for a particular dicator and anticipate what needs changed.

Just keep in mind, what is good for you may not be so good for someone else. I am glad you do well with your editing, but dont sound so amazed that others do not unless you have walked in their shoes, had their accounts, their editing program, etc. As we know in this business, not all programs and formats are simple and user friendly.
Is ExSpeeh the new program they are using now?

I thought they got a new speech program or is the new program ExSpeech.  I know they indicated the new program was much better than the old one and that MTs were happy with it.  Do you know?

Used to be Apex or something. Bad program!!!!

The prn program is NOT new. It was in place

at least 2 years ago when work was abundant.  I don't think it has a thing to do with the work shortage.  It's just one of the options they give people, FT, PT, or prn, when they hire on.  Or if people get too busy with other jobs/life and can't make their commitment, they have the option to go prn rather than quit.  But the program is not new.

I myself have been struggling with the shortage for months.  I have multiple accounts.  It doesn't matter what time of day or night I work.  My backup account appears to be overstaffed and is always being told to stagger their work times, so it's no good for backup for me the majority of the time.  My liaisons will all suggest we go to other accounts, and they are all low, so nowhere to go most days.  I try to keep the lines of communication open with management and have asked if I should move to one of the new accounts coming on board or if they think my others will pick up, but I haven't received a response, or am told they can't predict the work.  Nobody can predict the day to day work, but they should have an overall feel for how the account is going on average, I would think.  It is very frustrating because I don't know if I should be looking for another part-time job or not.  I don't WANT to, I'd much rather stay with MDI for all my work, but I have to pay the bills, so don't know what to do at this point.

AIM mentoring program

I have over 20 years experience as an MT/editor and answered AIM's job posting yesterday.  I got a response within a few hours.  I was a little concerned about not being paid for six weeks and had already decided that I would not agree to such terms.  This morning I began researching the archives for information, and I would encourage all of you to do the same before applying.  Do you know how much I appreciate all of you and the effort you put forth into saving all of us readers from potential disaster?  Thank you very much!  I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of my colleagues a very Merry Christmas!