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WebMedx versus MedScribe--Opinions? Can you use Instant Text?

Posted By: JobSeeker on 2007-09-26
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9 cpl or better

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Consistent work flow - no downtime or time spent waiting for work

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I believe the EXText software is better than some, and certainly better than DocQScribe. 

I think the pay is fair -- the more difficult accounts are paid at a higher rate. 

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I switched from Instant Text to Shorthand when the in-house Meditech job I was working agreed to install Shorthand for the department.

I believe they both have 90 day or some such downloadable trials.

If you have more than one computer, it's not a bad idea to buy the disk and documentation so if you need/want to reinstall it, it's there ... though that may be old school thinking on my part.

Good luck.