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Which is the most transcription friendly- iTYPE or ExText?

Posted By: CMT on 2007-12-13
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Extext nor Exspeech is as MT friendly as DQS
Editing on DQS is much more profitable and MT friendly than ExSpeech, too.   IMHO
Great place - ExText is easy to learn and user friendly. Good pay. Nice, COMPETENT people.
Meditech is NOT transcription friendly.
You are better off working per hour than production.  Maybe KS would consider that for the ones who are not happy.  Maybe the happy Keystrokers who post here are not using Meditech.  I know from 15 years of experience that Meditech is not the program to make production lines on, and whoever can do a lot of lines with all of the pauses and lags should try typing in Word, you'd be rich!!!!!  
Meditech is not a transcription friendly
I worked on it for years.  You are better off working per hour transcribing using Meditech.  Some like it, some don't.  The spell check is not medical.  There are a lot of screens to go through before you actually get to type.  I guess once you find a rhythm you won't be donating too much time.  The F keys across the top of your keyboard are essential for maneuvering through the platform.  Also, be sure to save long reports mid report because sometimes Meditech closes out for no reason and then you could lose what you've typed.  FYI. 
Medrite is very easy to learn, transcription friendly...nm
Is Dolbey STAT Transcription Platform user friendly?

ExText is a transcription platform
it is Dictaphone ExText. It's a great Word based platform that some companies use for their transcription. Very easy to learn and use!
Futurenet technologies. You like this program?

Does anyone else have trouble with iType?  I have been working only a couple of months and it seems to me my hands hurt more with this platform than some of the others.  My imagination??  I know I use my left thumb a LOT, with the alt key, and it's getting to be problematic.  Any suggestions?? TIA

Who uses itype?
Tell me more about it please Wendy.  I fear everyone is going to read your posts and think you are me or I am you.  Yikes!  Readers please remember there are many MTs with the wonderful name of Wendy. 
Used to be iType. sm
I agree with the above post. Mostly letters which are very time consuming as it is the MT's responsibility to fill in addresses. Hopefully, this has changed. Not the worst place in the MT world to work.
iType platform...sm
does anyone currently use this and it just takes FOREVER for the voice files to download with iPlayer? I have always had this problem.
FN uses iType platform for Word...nm
I have been using iType platform for approx.
a year and have had no problems. Check with your tech to see if there is a problem. 
Which companies use iType program for transcribing? nm
Actually iType is s simple program to use. I liked it and it worked well with dial-up. nm
Any info on iType software with Med-tech Resources? nm
iType is word based, iText Expander SM...
is included in the program and it works great for me. They were able to import my old PRD files right into it. Cost zero. You do need your own spellchecker. Pretty good program, reasonably MT friendly.
9cpl and 11 cpl for weekends. Use ExText. My ExText version wasn't compatible with theirs

Can anyone please provide any info on the Emdat/Inscribe platform as far as it being MT-friendly and in terms of productivity?


It's SUPER FRIENDLY for the MT. sm
It's all pretty self-explanatory.  Spell check is fine, not sure what exactly you are asking about that....
Some friendly advice
If you can't research the answers to your questions and find them independently without help, you're not going to like Amphion.
Medium, friendly co.
They have around 100 MTs. Jenn (the owner) is above wonderful. She is the best boss I have had. They leave you alone too, but are always available to answer any questions. Platform isn't too hard to learn either, at first it seems like a lot of info to remember, but all jobs seem like that at first. Tons and tons of samples.
MT-friendly platforms
You have read my mind. I love good old Word and sound files on Express Scribe. Still looking for more clinic work. Had a great gig and lost it due to another company typing for cheaper. My former MTSO raised her rates and lost a lot of her accounts. I am with a national now and I am not liking it very much.
MediTech not MT friendly
Yes Meditech Magic and Client Server are 2 different types of programs.  We have client server.  MediTech is not a good program for transcriptionist.  Our corporate has several sites.  When staff are transcribing going from one site to the next can be cumbersome.  There are several reports for line counts but they all measure a line differently. We had to create our own report that was based on a 65 character line.  It is difficult to manage reports without accounts - prereg, etc.  They hang out there in pending until an account is available.  We are currently looking for a different transcription solution.
friendly warning
I've known 3 people who worked for them now and here's the deal.  You will constantly run out of work.  There are short periods where they will pay a premium rate for overtime, but it will not make up for what you lose due to no work in general.  Also, don't expect your paychecks to be on time.  They are mailed from Canada to one of their editors in California and she then remails them, so it never comes on time and recently people didn't get paid at all, the pay was over a week late with no real explanation.  They just don't have it together.
It is TERRIBLE and NOT MT Friendly...sm
You will NOt make any lines on that thing.
Yep. Not user friendly at all. It
requires a lot of going from keyboard to mouse and back and forth. My backup account is Mongoose and I liked it much better.
user friendly software
Is there really a user-friendly software?  Is there one that you don't have to type in demographics anymore or at least get paid for it if you do?  Is there one that is actually fast and doesn't require a lot of changing from screen to screen?  What would it be?  I am not a computer savvy person, but it seems like all this technology is taking us backwards.  Also, I don't suppose you would like to tell us which company you work for.
Yes! There really is user-friendly software out there. /sm
You have to do your research, and ask questions in regards to companies with user-friendly software. Both companies I work for use proprietary software that is Word-based. It is all internet- The IC position software- I never change screens, the jobs download in seconds, press one key and demographics fill in (for which I am paid, including headers/footers)- tab down and there's the page you start typing, One click to physician roster- everything right at your fingertips, i.e. account specifics, BOS guidelines, etc. Full-time position - only two screens (demographic) then transcription screen. Everything at fingertips, doctor roster, etc.
I find it very user friendly. nm
Is it relatively user friendly and fast? nm
Precyse a MT-friendly company?

Who works there right now and is happy or not, and why?

How is the flexibility, workflow, hardware/software, benefits, health insurance, PTO, etc. ?  TIA

that is untrue. once you get used to it, it's very user friendly
and you can move around in it just fine, look up old reports on the same patient or any other for that matter --
Friendly warning-if you reply to OP here she SM
will email you through the board.  I replied below and got one.  I don't know why replying here wasn't enough. 
Bayscribe is not as user friendly as they say
DocQscribe much better. I agree that Bayscribe takes to much mousing, too many slots. Have to reselect report type after each report even if same worktype. Bayscribe needs some upgrading as far as functionality. Yes, it is doable but other platforms much more productive.
I find it very "MT friendly"....sm
Yes, it is Word-based....you use your own player software (I use Express Scribe) for the voice files, and you use your own Expander program. Lots of search options, by doctor, by patient, etc, to pull up old reports.  Minimal demographics to input (at least on the account I am on).  Accurate production count built-in that you can check at any time, also a great running log of your work history. I can clip right along in IScriptor - not the best I've ever used (that would be ChartNet) or the worst (Meditech), but basically no major complaints.  Good luck!
Right on Sista!! They are dishonest and friendly until


It is not the most MT-friendly platform, that's for sure, but if the company sm

is a good one, I wouldn't pass it up just because of Meditech.  I am using it for the first time, and after a month I no longer loathe it like I did, but I cannot honestly say it is my favorite.  It IS rather clunky and antiquated.  Fortunately, ShortHand works as an expander, so that helps, and one of the pluses of the Meditech system is the ability to access lab, medications, other reports, etc.

Good luck to you.  I am sure your trainer will have some helpful tips, or at least I hope so.

Friendly note to HR people:
I have 20 years of experience. It used to be relatively pain-free to switch jobs in this industry before everyone had Human Resources personnel... The job I just accepted did not call me for endless ridiculous interviews, all of the questions which were answered on my resume and application already. The test didn't take 6 hours. I didn't have to fill out the exact same info over and over again. When I asked a simple question via email, I received a quick simple response via email rather than having an HR person calling on the phone yet again to tie me up for another hour. I was job-shopping and comparing, so I don't have time to sit on the phone with every single one of them when all I need to know is do you hire employee status or IC, for example. You should also know that many of us have been working at home so long and are used to communicating via email & IM that we aren't really phone people anymore anyway. In short, one of the main reasons I went with this company is because the hiring process was pain-free, much like it used to be in the 'old days', so keep that in mind when you're wondering why you can't snag any new hires. Just something to think about....
Friendly note to HR people
The thing I object to in this hiring process is the 6-hour test. Many companies want you to transcribe 4-6 reports, plus an application of many pages. One company had me transcribe 2 reports, one of which was 4 pages long. The other report wasn't as long, but was really difficult to understand so I left a lot of blanks. After all this was done, they didn't get back to me to tell me how I did on my tests. She said I did fine, but if I was hired as an independent contractor, I would have to pay her $600 for her platform. Why couldn't she have put this in her job post that the job required we pay $600 for her platform. I would not have even taken the test.
Platform is user friendly. P ay is good. sm
The accounts are good for experienced MTs.

I can't say I produce more on this particular platform, but it is MT friendly. I average approximately 300 lines an hour. That is not my best, as I have done 400 lines an hour on a different platform. It all depends on the dictators.

Good luck to you. If you need flexibility, a decent line rate and don't mind being SE without benefits - go for it.

I prefer SE or IC status, so it suits me just fine.
I love MedRemote! Very user friendly.
Never used CM.
Is Chart Matrix an MT-friendly platform? How about
New MT Looking for Instant Text Friendly Company
Hi, Just graduating from the MTEC program and wanted to know which companies out there allow you to use Instant Text.  Gotten way too used to it during school and can't give it up!  TIA!
Anyone use Cquenc software? User friendly or not? Thx. nm
A lot of programs with their program. Not user friendly.
Platform is extremely user friendly! They are one of the better
companies out there. I would suggest working for them and deciding for yourself.
ChartScript is very user friendly. The only fields in the
demographics section that I need is the dictating physician's identification number.  It's a good program,with flaws like any other, but again, user friendly including very extensive, excellently written tutorial. 
yes, it is word based. And very user friendly. IMO.
MQ speech platform MUCH easier and MT friendly than TT's

Dictatphone Exspeech is just awful !!!!  You will see, I guarantee you  !!!

DQS is excellent editing platform.