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They use Medrite XL, which is supposed to be a VERY slow platform, and they were paying on a 70

Posted By: char. line. Hard to make lines. nm on 2007-02-15
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LOVE Bayscribe, HATE MedRite! MedRite when I used it was slow sm

and cumbersome -- would type and wait for it to catch up!  Plus it had some annoying thing where if you were gone too long, a pop up window came up and you had to explain why you were gone.  Bayscribe is fast, smooth, user friendly, and at the end of each report you can see how many lines you did and how much money you made, for that report and for the total day. 

Good luck to you whatever you decide! 

They use MedRite software, only offered 7-8 cpl on a 70-char. line w/spaces. Supposed to offer
I found Medrite to be slow -- would type and watch it try to catch up with me. sm

I went from 250-300 lph to 180-200 lph with it.  Plus it has this spy stuff (I called it), where if you are gone longer than such amount of time, when you come back, you have to say why you were gone (it has things to choose from).  I didn't care for it, but obviously some must.


Good luck! 

Medrite Platform
Does anyone know about the Medrite platform in terms of ease of use, productivity, whether or not you can use ShortHand with it, etc. Saw some old posts with mixed reviews, but wondered if anyone has had any recent experience and can give me more current feedback. Thanks in advance.
MedRite XL users - please tell about this platform!?? sm

I haven't worked on the MedRite XL for Windows platform. I  did work on the DOS platform years ago.   To be honest, I forget how it was.  After a while, all of these platforms run together.

Could you tell ME if it is user friendly, productive, can you look up patient reports, search for certain dictator's reports, etc.  Any info is greatly appreciated.


Thank you so much for your input.

MedRite platform user

Is this accurate - since MedRite is MSWord based, while in the program one cannot minimize and go into your PC and open another saved Word document ( such as a saved list) ? It will freeze the screen.  Anybody?

 If it freezes does that mean you need to reboot?

Company and Medrite platform info.


I'd like to know the bad platform and which accounts run out of work. I'm supposed to have bac
accounts to work on...Please email me.. I cant afford to work on the Mojave Desert LOL
the bayscribe platform is supposed to be compatible,
so you could go with companies that use that.
Heard their platform is SLOW.
Any details on that? If you can't make enough lines, then the extra money isn't really worth it, is it? Also, do they not provide equipment anymore? THANKS!
It's not just the platform and accounts that slow you down.

I havenít worked for WebMedX for a couple of years, but the numbers I had to work with then were as follows (DISCLAIMER:  Just as I was leaving, they were thinking about totally revamping their bonus system, so the numbers below are probably not currently accurate, but will give you some idea of what WMX thinks their MTs are capable of): 


140 lines per hour average minimum.  New employees placed on 90 day probationary status to learn platform and account specifics.  Expected to reach 150 lines per hour average after 4 weeks.  Line defined as 65-character line, which includes all body characters and spaces inclusive of formatting characters such as bold, italics, underlines, caps and tabs.  Header and footer characters are not included in the line count.


Bonus paid as follows (in addition to your base pay per line): 


Average lines/hr   Bonus per line

160 to 180  =        .0015

181 to 220  =        .0030

221 to 250  =        .0050

251 to 275  =        .0075

276 to 299  =        .0100

300+           =        .0150


This is for the average for the entire two week pay period, so if you have a really great day and hit 500 lines per hour, then have several really bad days at 100 lines per hour, they take the average over those two weeks. 


HOWEVER, if you fall below 140 lines per hour average, they DEDUCT pay:


0 to 124     = - .005

125 to 139 = - .0025  


WMX is definitely looking to make a profit, so my way of thinking is they feel confident in offering a bonus that will not affect their bottom line and, as far as they are concerned, not going to be achieved by the majority of the MTs working for them.  In fact, when I left, many MTs were complaining that they were no longer getting the same bonuses as they had just a few months prior and they were MTs who had worked for WMX for several years and were already very familiar with the platform and accounts. 


As far as getting back up to speed, there are several factors that prevent smooth transition.  First, you are on 100% QA review for the first couple of weeks, at least, and depending on the Editors you get, you may have to completely rethink what you have learned before.  Then, there is the dreaded time clock.  It is totally automatic.    From the minute you log on to get your first report, you are on the clock.  If you stop to look up a drug or find a new surgical instrument, your line count is affected.   They tell you to log out for everything when you are not actually typing.  That means even 2 minutes to stretch or go get a drink from the kitchen.  Next, they seemed to have a lot of platform slowness.  There were times when you could sit for a minute or more just to switch from the demographics page to the actual transcription page, or when trying to release the report.  Sometimes, the platform would just freeze altogether, and you had to reboot.  And they do periodically run out of work, depending on the accounts you have.  So, if you want to keep your line count up, you have to keep logging off, which makes an 8 hour shift turn into a 10 to 12 hour day.  Some people with families just donít have the time for that.  Not to mention, if they are in overtime, if you already have to put in a 10 hour day to get an 8 hour shift in, overtime will probably have to be on your days off.  Also, most of their accounts are now going to ASR/Speech Recognition, and that system has many bugs left to be worked out that has caused many MTs to complain that they are not making as much money as they were before. 


I am sure there are WebMedX MTs just itching to correct me and let you know how great WMX is.  The above are my personal observations/opinions while working for them, just to give you another perspective. 


Good luck.      





Platform runs too slow for my expander

Spell checker you have to provide.  Management - I experienced two good team leads, neither of whom are there anymore, other than that, not impressed.  Have had situations where what I earned did not match what I was paid.   Last team lead I had had a problem with being rude and expecting everone to drop their previously scheduled lives for her, while she was virtually unreachable to us otherwise.  They do something every year and can a bunch of editors or MTs, bizarre yearly ritual.  Perhaps things will be different now, perhaps not.  Good luck either way!

yes, software/platform slow and clunky...nm
used to have slow clunky platform, don't know about anything recent though.... nm
Support very slow, had to train myself on platform. Trainer kept
Platform a bit slow, loads of material to know on each acct, they overhired
for the acct they put me on, so I sit and wait for work to roll in. They gave me a secondary acct, but again I wait. I think some are happy there, I might be if they didn't overhire and they beefed up their platform to move a little quicker.
Depends on the account. Work on VR lately has been slow. Just like all companies, we have slow times

Honestly though, I have only had 2-3 times in the past 2 years where it was like the other day...no work... It did pick up later but I just think it's important not to make someone think we're overloaded with work all the time. That would not be fair to them if they end up with high expectations.

No - it is not always slow! Depends on the company and hospital. I have never been slow this time
Slow time is usually in September when everyone is back to work/school from the summer months.

Been doing this 24 years and never slow this time of year. Actually, I am drowning in work - can't keep up.
When I am renting, I am PAYING; when I'm working, THEY are paying ME. sm
Seems I should be running a credit check on the potential employer to see if THEY are responsible with their money, not the other way around.
MQ Medrite
I am surprised that there are still accounts on Medrite. The goal of MQ from what I can see is to get all of the accounts that they possibly could up on the new platform. I believe that the Amherst office has changed or done away with all their Medrite accounts--they are nothing but the new platform with the Foxboro office being the MTs office, which I would think that they would be working on getting those accounts up on the new platform and doing away with MTS just like Medrite. Wasn't the Medrite system what got MQ into the billing issue to start with or was it just bad billing practices all over.  My girlfriend just went thru the training for the new platform with 14 other MT's which included newbies which we still can not understand as we are running out of work and having to deal with 4 and 5 accounts to get our lines but that is the MQ choice of the future

I have done a search on this board but not much info on MedRite.  I know they have their own Expander but can you use Shorthand with this program; I really don't want to have to start from scratch building lists.  Will do what I have to do though.




I replied to this message but it was posted as a reply to the wrong topic so here I go again:

I've been trying to get someone to answer this question for me for months now. The Expander in Medrite is extremely limited and the 'techie' in my company has a copy of Shorthand that he can sort of test to see if it works with Medrite and he still has not gotten around to it..that was 2 months ago. If there is ANYONE out there that can answer this question, please let us know. It would surely increase our production, because at this rate, Medrite is holding me back.


The Medrite I use is in Windows.

I have been using it for two weeks and they have been two weeks of hell. This is the worst work nightmare of my life. Working in their version of MSWord is like being in a straightjacket. If you have an IQ below normal, maybe you will like it since everything is managed for you by the supervisor.
Could it be MedRite?
I loved working on MedRite. Would love to find it again. Would you share what company is using it?
Medrite XL, etc.
Thanks for the feedback. That's the type of thing I was looking for.

Incidentally, is MedRite XL a good or bad software to work with (for future reference)?

Thx again!
VR and MedRite
We currently use an upgraded version of MedRite for transcription and just learned that some accounts in my company are going to VR. Does anyone know if MedRite has its own VR, or does this mean that my company purchased a VR platform that is compatible with MedRite? If anyone know anything about MedRite and VR I'd really appreciate hearing about it. I use Instant Text with MedRite and currently do about 300+ lines per hour straight typing. I'm really nervous about VR since most of what I hear is negative. My husband lost his job and so I can't afford a paycut, but want to be prepared. Any good/bad concerning Medrite and VR would be greatly appreciated.
VR and MedRite
We currently use an upgraded version of MedRite for transcription and just learned that some accounts in my company are going to VR. Does anyone know if MedRite has its own VR, or does this mean that my company purchased a VR platform that is compatible with MedRite? If anyone know anything about MedRite and VR I'd really appreciate hearing about it. I use Instant Text with MedRite and currently do about 300+ lines per hour straight typing. I'm really nervous about VR since most of what I hear is negative. My husband lost his job and so I can't afford a paycut, but want to be prepared. Any good/bad concerning Medrite and VR would be greatly appreciated.
Productivity of MedRite
Anyone experienced with MedRite?  Is this productive for the MT or time-consuming.  Thanks
I LOVED Medrite!
I was a lot more productive on it than on DQS. It was a lot more user friendly as well. DQS is set up for VR, not for the lowly MTs.
As far as I know, nothing is compatible with Medrite, sm
especially if you are working in DOS. I worked on it for over a year and never did get the hang of remembering my own word expansions. I used IT too long and could not get used to anything else.
Medrite Expander
How do you activate the Expander in Medrite? Does it show a list of what you have added in case you don't remember your entries, i.e., like the little yellow box that is available in Shorthand?
I used to work on medrite and
loved it, wish I could go back.
Transolutions uses MedRite..nm
Post from Jan. said still using Medrite XL and they pay on a
DTS (Oklahoma) and Medrite
Does anyone know anything about the Medrite platform used by DTS. Old posts say it was slow, but wondered if it has gotten better, like other platforms that have made improvements. Any info about expansions, demographics, loading data, etc. appreciated.

Also, any info on DTS in Oklahoma. Good, bad, ugly? Thanks in advance

Wow, MedRite, haven't used that
since started years ago with MQ, was my first platform.  Is it the old MedRite or MedRite XL?  Don't remember all the ins and outs of it now, and since it was my first, I didn't think it was all that bad, hated switching to DQS.  I still have the little plastic strip with the shortcut commands that I had taped to my monitor for reference.  Do you one of those? it helped me back then I think.
Does anyone know which MT companies use MedRite? nm
I think Medrite is what I worked on...sm
right after MQ gobbled up the little company I worked for. This has been about 10 years ago. From what I remember, I liked it. Hope that helps.
About MedRite - Ain't It The Truth!!!

I don't believe anyone could come up with a slower program if they tried!  It is just awful.  Also, I work on an account where every single demographic has to be entered manually.  The only thing you can get to automatically populate is the date!  I am new on this (a little over a month).  I am up to 1800 lines, which is awesome but I cringe to think of the line count I could have were it not for this platform.  I do get paid by the line rather than the page though.  Everyone else says they have just gotten used to it.  Guess I will too, but I wish I could tell the company what I think of it and how it has a negative impact on production but like I said, I am new and don't want to give off negative vibes.  I am sure they have heard it before.  Besides, I love everything else about the company and account. 

P.S.  If you named your employer, did you get the solicitation from IT platform business about wanting to contact your company?

Thank you all !! (MedRite users)

I copy/pasted your replies.  Dang.  I have made up many quick referral lists, such as a list for various medications catagory like GI, cardiac, cholesterol, etc  so I can find quickly all made in MS WORD. Will have to thunk on this.

thanks again for responsing.

CentraState MQ MT's/MedRite Question

Do you know if CentraState is going to the DocQScribe program soon? I understand currently they're still on MedRite?

Also, are any of you MQ MT's still working for other accounts that are still on MedRite? If so, do you think that will continue for a while or be changing over to the new platform soon? I understand the Salt Lake City office will be handling MedRite from now on...has anyone else heard that?

Thanks! I have some decisions to make...soon!

It depends on the account. I don't use MedRite.
Medrite XL and it's said to be some very nasty software. nm
...got played. They also had accts using MedRite, so maybe
Hi, I currently work in MedRite XL and love it, have been using it,,,,sm
for a year, it is a very user-friendly platform that has built-in expanders, dictionaries, spellcheck and autocorrect, I find it to be quick with virtually no learning curve.  Happy here!
MedRite XL versus Bayscribe
Has anybody used both platforms? I have two job offers and I have the impression that I will make more lines using Bayscribe. Also do either of these support Shorthand? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I've used both and I prefer Medrite
It's more user friendly as far as someone who's used to Word programs go. It's got its little idiosyncrasies like any program but I've tried several different ones over the last few years and so far I'm favoring Medrite over the scribe platforms I've tried. It Is slower tho, that's the only thing. It's slow loading up when u first turn it on, slow to look up past reports but its not significant enough to warrant me looking elsewhere when I consider that for me its just easier to navigate.

Plus it has its own built-in word expansion which again is a no-brainer. It's just like autocorrect. And you don't have to start from scratch, it already has a lot of the more common words already in there, you just add some as you go. For me, Bayscribe took much longer to learn, it seemed like everything was more complicated than it needed to be but I did manage to learn it so it's not impossible.

Also, Medrite has a problem with using ShortHand but as I use their word expansion 100% I don't even miss it.

Hope this helps. :)
I used MedRite XL and it was AWFUL .. my sympathies. sm

I typed faster than the platform.  It was slow and cumbersome.  I wish I had some tips for you, but the best tip I can think of is try to find a company that doesn't use it.  Sorry.

Good luck! 

Question for MedRite users
If this accurate, if you have Med-Rite open (MS-WORD based) and you minimize Med-Rite and go into a MS Word document in your PC, that you have lists save on, you cannot do this as MedRite freezes???
try inside link to get medrite info...sm