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Has anyone used IntraScript or I-Scriptor as a platform? User-friendly, productive? Any comments?

Posted By: Thanks! nm on 2006-03-14
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very user friendly, productive ...
i was disappointed my lines didn't increase more dramatically over old system -- but there was an increase. I like it well enough i hope i never have to use another system. Maybe the 'decrease' in lines others report is due to messing around on the internet instead of working, as 2 minutes here and there really can add up...
Is their platform user friendly, or does it depend on the account?
nm
One week of working on a new platform and I do not feel it is user-friendly
Editing itself is not bad. It is the documentation of the changes I made, I think for purposes of feedback to MT, which I have to do on Word (outside of the platform) that is driving me crazy and is eating up a lot of time. I do not think I am being productive. I am paid an hourly rate but I am almost embarrassed with my production. I think doing QA without going the through the MTing using the same platform presents a lot of difficulty. Is it too early to decide whether this is a good fit for me?
intrascript platform
Does anyone have any experience with Intrascript. I understand there is no way to use Autocorrect or Autotext. Not sure about macros. Does anyone have any info they can offer? Thanks.

Maryanne
I have WP 10 and I like it. User friendly. sm

I've used MS Word too, but there really isn't that much difference and its easy to learn.


 


Very user friendly
Although I was a newbie at the time, after finishing a MT course, they first had me on Dictaphone and then trained us on Escription/Edit Script. It was much, much easier than Dictaphone and any MT with experience would find it very easy to use. There really is not that much training needed---just to learn the commands, which is included in the tutorial. It really is a great platform.
How user friendly is it really?
nm
It is very user friendly...
...I think you'll like it.  Good luck!
Yep, VERY user friendly...
You'll be up and running into no time. :-)
I don't think it is very user friendly - sm
I used it for a day I think and then quit, hated it. Too many steps up to actually working and it was just a pain in the butt to use. There are many platforms that are much better than EMDAT.
software that is user friendly (sm)
I'm not sure of the difference between software and a platform, but I just want to work for a company whose program is easy to work on, not a lot of glitches, freezes, server problems, etc. etc.  That defeats the whole purpose of what we were hired to do - TRANSCRIBE.  Also when there is a problem, it would be nice to have someone be able to help you quickly.
Is ExSpeech user friendly?
Can you make good lines on Dictaphone ExSpeech voice recognition?
Which platforms do you find to be the most user friendly . . . sm
and allow you to be more productive?  Your input is greatly appreciated!
Invoice program - user friendly
I currently use Abacus for line counting. I need a separate program for line counting and hourly work that is very user friendly. Any advice?
The newest version is VERY user friendly. The one right before
it stunk. Make sure you're getting to work on one that has the very newest version that came out this fall.
I love BeyondText. User friendly
are pulled in with a simple search.  I was making my minimum line counts by the end of the first week.
I have tried both. Smartype is user friendly, easy to learn. I'd use it again.
NM
VR program. Very user-friendly and easy to learn.
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MPWord user comments

Hi,


As the author and publisher of MPWord / MPLite / MPTools I will state categorically that each and every user comment that we have posted on the various pages of the website are actual comments we've received.


(We do have more to post, including about the new MPLite, but posting those will have to wait till there is time.)


vJoe


Is ExText user friendly? Can you make good lines?

I will be using a foot pedal - ? Transnet.


I'm using Meditech Magic now and I can't imagine anything being worse. 


Is the em dat (?) program user friendly - can you make lines - complicated to learn?nm

nm


comments on platform MTword?

I think I have heard good things about this platform and would appreciate any and all comments, good and/or bad.


Thanks so much.


I use IntraScript and I am able to use
auto correct, Shorthand, and macros.....
Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Turn User Account Control OFF
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MTSO with platform versus no platform (big message)

If a MTSO advertises that the MT works in MS Word and sends dictation by FTP, does this usually mean there will be no demographic/doctor database and the demographics will not be autopopulated?


 


I got into a mess with a small company (got out real quickly too).  I was required to print out daily email copies of the doctors' office patient schedules (which were barely legible) and type in all information.  I spent more time hunting for the correct patient through pages and pages of these schedules.  Then I had about 25 pages worth of doctor's names that I would have to go through to find the attending, referring, etc.  A total waste of time as I didnít get paid for that. 


 


I wish MTSO would give more information as to what platform they use (if any).  Proprietary software is such a generic, totally useless description.  Would they buy a new car that listed, "Car has gasoline operated motor?" 


 


And for Pete's sakes, why so secretive about the pay?  Give a ballpark figure.  Just say, pay is between 7-12 cpl depending on skill, testing, etc. Tell me if you pay for spaces, headers, etc.  It would save them time because I wouldnít even apply for a 7 cpl job. 


 


Before I spend an hour or two testing, I need more information from a company to be sure it is compatible for my needs.  If the MTSO would spend a little time on their website detailing their platform, how they send/receive files, pay rates,  how line rate is determined (spaces/no spaces) employee/IC/SE status, minimal line count, whether work pools consist of 100s of doctors, or smaller pools with 25-50 doctors etc.   Having all this information on their website would save them time and the MTs time.   Phoenix Medcom has a really good layout describing pretty much everything an MT would want to know before testing with them.  I am just tired of testing with a company and then finding out the job wasnít exactly suited to my needs. 


productive day

Hello to Everyone in MT Land:


I pray that everyone will have a productive and fulfilling day.  Please know that your work is important, and you are helping countless people.  I encourage you to become better and better at what you do.  Have a great day!


But as soon as I get productive
That's the part I hate about drinking coffee - as soon as I get in the groove my kidneys wake up right along with the rest of me!
This is the process I use and seems the most productive
When I get a bad dictator, which is 70% of the time, whether it be one who rushes, one who mumbles, an ESL, or one with a bad phone line, i'll type the report quickly, leaving blanks, just to give it a dry run and an overall feel for what its about.  Then I go back and listen carefully, research if needed, and fill in the blanks.  With this, about 75% of the time I can get ALL the blanks.  I don't obsess over something too much the second time around.  If its an easy dictator, I'll go through it slowly and carefully one time and send it on its way without rereading. 
being productive with an infant...?
Hi everyone!! I have a 6-week-old beautiful baby girl who LOVES to be held all of the time (she is breastfed). I've really been struggling with making production, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice on this. I do not want to have to pay a sitter, as I feel I can work this out. Sometimes she is content to lay across my lap, propped against the arm of the couch. This works pretty well (although I'm at a funky angle and make more typing errors)...since she doesn't tolerate the swing or the bouncy seat for very long....
Yeah, have a productive day.......
and let's hope the children are well behaved today! LOL!
Sorry that I'm happier and more productive than you are!

This is the BEST way to work, most productive etc. I
nm
VR using EXText -- is it productive? SM

Getting ready to start doing VR through EXText.  I watched a demonstration of the VR editing process and it looks horrible!  From what I saw, it is not as simple as listening to the report, taking your foot of the pedal, and making a change.  There is a process of alt+s and then highlight the word to correct, etc...  It just looked very VERY tedious and unproductive.  I currently transcribe using EXText and have used EXText since it was first marketed, so I'm very familiary with it.  The VR portion of it is very new to me and seems like more of a burden than anything.


Then I was told that iChart will make the VR process much simplier and I'm wondering if this is true?


I have experience with VR using Escription and with the FutureNet program and both are so simple to use.  The Dictaphone software just looks completely complicated and I can't see making any money using it.


Anybody who has experience with iChart, Dictaphone VR and EXText and would like to share their opinions and give me some more info, would be greatly appreciated!


Thanks!


Is ABCZ the most productive?

I am just curious.  Do you all productive MTs feel that the abcz method/system is more productive than other systems?  I need to double my production.  I am only getting 800 lines a day and I need 2000, but I cannot work 24 hours a day! 


Thanks


Platform versus non-platform (templates)?

I've been working for MTSOs for years now, using their templates which sometimes cause productivity problems (macro issues, etc). I'm wondering if productivity is increased when working on a structured platform, such as one that a national company provides for its transcriptionists?  I've never used a platform, but it would seem that all one needs to do is straight type onto the screen and the platform program takes care of margins, page breaks, etc?


Any thoughts (as well as companies who are hiring who use platforms) would be appreciated.  Thanks


ChartScript- is it productive software?
As far as easy to get line counts.  Is is already loaded with spellcheck and can you use your own abbreviation expander.
For you happy highly productive MQ MTs

 Help those of us who are struggling by giving us some pointers on what you are doing to be so successful and happy.  I am very discouraged.  I do not want to have to start over with a new company.  I have 15 years experience, 8 of those with MQ.  Since DQS, I cannot get quota.  Never had a problem before, so I am not understanding. 


Please give me any suggestions that might increase my productivity.  And before all the comments of "stay off the board" begin - I am not working today.  I do have some self discipline.


 


 


 


what shift are you guys more productive
I'm thinking of switching to split, so I can get my brain and hands away to rest, but I dont know if i'll just dread working the rest of my shift all day.  I've been doing straight first shift for over 10 years and its taken a toll on my mind and body, I figure I could get stuff done during the day, and come back to it.  But again, the dread of working still scares me.  Anyone find they are more productive on a certain shift and why?  First, Second, third or split? 
Most productive work type?

What is the most productive work type?  Radiology, OP, etc?  Which one can you really make the money on? 


Bebo


I work on Scribe and think it is very productive...JMO
nm
If you are productive at both jobs and are able to both at the same time, why...
is it criminal? 
Help staying awake and productive
I have real problems staying awake, focused and productive.  I am alone all day, I think I get enough sleep, and I keep the TV on in the other room for another voice, but I get bored and can't keep my concentration and then I start web surfing and my productivity goes in the hopper.  Any suggestions on staying awake and focused?
I am productive, but I am for 15 mins/2 hours sm
and truly, this does not drop my productivity any. I have an AI where I have rheumatoid-type symptoms. If I don't get up every couple of hours, I won't be able to get up. With this AI comes issues with energy, vision, hearing and vertigo...and pain, chronic constant pain. I find that work helps get my mind off of these things, but I have to take breaks.

I have been a power napper at my desk too, but that was when I was up at 2 a.m. to work, something I can no longer do because I can't sleep before 10 p.m. and that is only 4 hours. I find I focus better with at least 7 hours' sleep, better still with more like 8 to 9 hours' sleep. When I am working I DO NOT forget to eat, but I eat lightly, shun sugar, fat and starches which make me more tired and I lose focus. I munch veggies, rice cakes, bean spreads. I will start the day with fruit, followed by coffee which seems to get me up and running. I eat when I am up every couple of hours, but it is a small light snack. Sleep and food seem to be the clues to my being able to sit for those 8 hours.

I would also tell you that taking a day off on a Friday or Monday (or both) and having a long week filled with sleep, good food, being warm, comfortable and doing as little as possible can help burn out. I take bubble baths, sip a bit of brandy, snuggle in my bed with hot tea and reset myself.

I think being home working with the dishes and the laundry and the dust all calling your name causes work stress, a sort of dread and in the end, depression. If your family is around you too with noise, mess and friends, it creates more stress, dread and depression. Then, the cost of living goes up and up and up, but our line rates do not, so you find yourself pushing harder for less and less, more stress, dread and depression. In the end, you are probably like many of us, we don't remember to take care of ourselves!

So please, make time to take time for yourself. It doesn't have to cost...I use nice teas, bubble baths, body sprays, long walks, a small coffee at the coffee shop, giving myself a pedicure, putting linen spray on my pillowcases...creature comforts that lift the spirits. I can tell when I have been forgetting to take care of myself, I am down and a little sad, definitely tired.

The other thing I do is set aside $5 to spend on myself, frivolously, every paycheck. I work hard (as you do) and I deserve something for my efforts besides paid up bills. These are my incentive to work more and make more...I'd like a $10 goodie!
Definitely one who is productive and quality conscious.

It does not matter if you are an MT or editor.


I was very productive on straight and don't know where people
get this idea that only nonproductive people prefer VR. I was very fast on straight, still am but I happen to love VR, still have occasional straight. I totally disagree with you on this. I did over 2000 lines on straight but on my VR platform do around 3000 or better, never double and certainly not triple. I especially like because ESLs are much easier to edit than to straight type those now as we have so many more to do than in years past. People used to ask to see me type I would be so fast, clocked at 145 WPM and love, love VR.
Is it kid friendly?
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pet friendly
I for one can identify with you.  Leaving my simon at home would be like leaving a kid at home!  For the last eight years we have planned most of our vacations around our dog.   I have found some of the greatest ones were groups of cabins on the lake (I am in Texas, so we have gone to tennessee, arkansas, etc) but I'm sure there are some close to you.  They have group cookouts, hiking, casino nights, soft ball, lots of fun stuff.  You might check something like that. 
shouldn't you be studying or working or something productive?
Geez Busy, you been on these boards under one name or another all the live long day.  Lonely?  Crack those premed books.  hahahaha
Then the co. should hire more techies. Not productive for the MTs or the co., to have things
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