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Meditech word expander

Posted By: Jean Field on 2008-09-20
In Reply to: Does Meditech work with - Instant Text?-Twitters

PCSHORTHAND is the only one I have found to work with Meditech; www.pcshorthand.com

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need an expander for Meditech
Try Abbreviate - works quite well with Meditech.
expander for MediTech
I have used Shorthand with Meditech now for about two years and it works great.
Best expander to use with Meditech - sm

I never used an Expander other than autocorrect with Word.  Can anyone give me some direction. 

Meditech Expander on Citrix
Hi all, I have searched the forums and can't find an answer. My hospital recently went to Meditech and I am typing on Meditech through a website on Citrix. None of my Expanders work with the Citrix website.

Any ideas? I have tried Shortcut, Flashtype and As You Type and nothing works. I am ready to pull my hair out. Hope someone can help.
Meditech Expander on Citrix
I have ShortHand 9X and when I press the spacebar for the expansion, I get the Meditech message, just like I pressed F12, asking me if I want to save the text. It doesn't expand.
Need an expander that works with Meditech system
I have tried some free downloads of a couple of programs but had problems with them.  Had to turn them off and on when I went to different screens or different aspects in Meditech.  I do Radiology and basic 4 with access to Meditech Expander which is only good for long repetitive phrases and I often go into the medical charts to look up medicines, etc.  This poses a problem with some Expanders as I enter codes to get to the different screens.  Please help!
What is the best expander program for Meditech system?
I asked this question a while back and someone told me ShortHand worked great with Meditech.  I have downloaded the new trial version of it and it interferes with certain keys that are used in Meditech.  Such as filling out information screens and the save button in Meditech.  Things come up that I don't want to come.  I want a program that will expand only in the text part of Meditech.  Any help would be appreciated.
Anyone use ShortCut as their expander with Meditech? I don't want to change with my new job
Word has its own excellent word expander in Autocorrect.
It reminds me of the old PRD
Word Expander Programs - Are there any expander programs that are easy to use and learn
that are similar to the MS Word expander?  I prefer something very simple.  I like MS Word expander; however I have gone over my limits and cannot add any more shortcuts so I need a program that will hold a larger amount of shortcuts.   Many thanks.
I still use Word to type in and then use ShortHand to drop in Meditech.
Meditech and MS Word
I have recently begun working for a company and they use Meditech as their platform. I can officially announce I HATE that platform! I have read in the past that one can do the transcription in Word and then place the document in Meditech. Is that possible or perhaps I misunderstood? I am so accustomed to using the Word commands that it is difficult and cumbersome to retrain myself to use the command keys in Meditech! I am sure in time I will get used to it, but if there is a better way and someone out there knows how to do the above, please share!
Does any one out there currently use Meditech.  Our facility has just converted to Meditech but are able to use Word 2007.  I work off site and am having formatting issues.  We type in Arial 12 pt. but is wanting to convert to Calibri 11 pt. when saved.  Just curious if anyone else out there has had this experience
It is Word. ExText is the word expander
I think it's for Meditech it's working for me in Word.
Meditech word expanders

I know that ShortHand and Abbreviate both work with Meditech. There may be others as well. Hope this helps.

Jeff Smith

Can you cut and paste from Word to Meditech?
Can someone tell me if I can type a report in word and use the bold function, then cut and paste it into Meditech and still have the bold sections bolded (blue)? Also, will lines wrap around correctly when using the tab key.  
Word/text expanders for Meditech
I would apprecaiate knowing word/text Expanders work in Meditech?  Thank you.
Export from Meditech to Word and back again?
Someone here once tried to explain how to have Meditech export or open a word file so you can type the report in word and then import it back into Meditech.  Something about Export?  Does anyone know how to do this and, if so, would you please break it down step by step as I've only been using Meditech for 3 to 4 months.  Thanks in advance! 
you can copy and paste from word to meditech...
It is alt V instead of ctrl V. It is VERY slow doing it that way though.
I used Stedman's when working in Meditech, but I would type in Word and
copy to Meditech. 
Oh, you MUST have a word expander
You could probably DOUBLE what you are typing now.  I'm not sure about figures, but probably close to double anyway.  There are probably others on this board who could tell you better than I, but you MUST get one!!  I can't believe you are still typing without one.    I use Shorthand.  You can try it for free.
Word Expander
I have the same problem too. I used to have SmartType and it was SO easy to use. I have to use MS Word and to get a SmartType for MS Word costs $195.00. Plus like you, I am having a terrible time getting things to back up like you describe. PLEASE let me know if you get any good answers. With SmartType, there were already a bunch of shortcuts in the program. With the one I'm using now, I'm having to start from scratch. Do you realize how long it's going to take me to get anywhere near what I had loaded with SmartType? MONTHS, IF EVER. Again, let me know what you find out. I detest this program as all I can think about is how good I had it before.
word expander, please help!
I am going to be working just in microsoft word.  How do I get a word exapander?  What is a good one?  Are there any free word expanders? Thanks
Word Expander
Can anyone tell me of a good word Expander to work with MS Word.  I have SmarType, and the tech guy even tried to add it today, a trial version for MS Word, but it wouldn't work because of the "dictation platform" our company uses.  He said the only Word Expander he knows of that works for our company is Shorthand.  Can someone please tell me if they have Shorthand, if they like it and why they like it?  I'm going crazy with the one I have is it is EMPTY.  There is NOTHING preloaded into it.  You have to start from scratch, so I will NEVER get one built up enough to make decent lines.  I REALLY need an answer FAST.  I am SO frustrated right now, I want to quit as it takes me forever to type a report as I have to stop and create a shortcut for a word in practically every sentence I type.  It is IDIOTIC to offer a word expander that has NOTHING loaded into it.  I have no terms to refer to, NOTHING.  PLEASE ANSWER ASAP!!
You can STILL make it do what you want to do. You just don't have to go through the initial time and work of setting it up.

Besides an Expander is always correct. You don't have to stop and look up spelling. I don't understand what you mean by "your way" as you can take any expander and still make it "your way."?
What word expander do you use?
Can you add these to your word expander?
word expander

I use PCShorthand.com and I really like it; not only is the price $89.00 it has everything you will ever want and need for a word expander.  It works with MS Word also.

expander, but not MS Word
Howdy. When I was typing neurological transcription, I disliked MS Word type programs because of the spell checking/grammar checking. I basically had to turn off almost the entire grammar checking, and a lot of it still wasted my time. So I made MT Keys. I designed it specifically for transcription (while I was typing the neurological transcription), and it has ShortHand expansion as one of its features. It also has one-key features that send things to Google with only hitting one key. You might want to check it out.
word expander
I am wondering if anyone else has ever had a problem with Instant Text unlinking itself to whatever word processor program you are running.  I use Wordperfect and Word.  Sometimes, when I have to back space to erase text, or block portions of text to delete, etc., Instant Text just unlinks itself, or so it seems, but when I go back in to re-link it, my word processor is already highlighted, so it appears as if it's still linked, but it's not working.  Also, when I type some letters to expand a phrase, after I've typed those letters it will just erase the last letter.  It's really, really strange.  I've called their customer service and they tell me Instant Text can't automatically unlink itself, that I have to be doing it. But I tell you I'm NOT unlinking it.  If anybody else has had a problem such as this and knows a quick fix, please do share it with me.  Thanks!
Need to purchase a word Expander and wanted to get opinions on which is best.  Can't afford a very expensive one right now.  Any suggestions?
Does anyone know what shortcuts program works with wordperfect 5.1?
Word expander. sm
Could you please E me or put on board type of word Expander that you use?  Thanks. 
Word expander
I use ShortHand - but when editing it is not necessary to use it that often.
Word Expander
I would appreciate some recommendations on word expanders.   Thanks
Word expander
My staff love SpeedType.  It runs about $125 per user.  Has many options and is very flexible and eays to maniuplate.  I would try searching your HELP area of Word to see if you can copy autocorrect entries.
Use of word expander

I'm hoping someone here can straighten out my brain on this subject.  Please bear with the length of this post.

All my other MT jobs have been in-office and I never used an Expander before.  Since I'm now working at home on my own computer, I do use the expander.  I assume I'm using it correctly, but admit I was totally unfamiliar with one.

For instance, I have all headings, phrases common to just about any medical report, names of surgical procedures, names of certain parts of lab tests, routine PE findings, innumerable diagnoses, names of scans and x-rays, etc.  I have them with the first letter of the word (or first letter of the first word in a phrase) capitalized and with the whole word (or phrase) lower case, depending on how I need to use them.

I also have what amounts to near-paragraphs relating to, say, the surgeon's routine "informed consent" or evan a doctor's routine exam on a progress note.  And I have been using my expander religiously and, I thought, with good results, though I continued to struggle to make my required line count each shift.

Then I got to thinking, since I get paid by the 65-character/space line, how am I coming out ahead to get paid for typing "nloc" (4 characters) instead of typing "no loss of consciousness" (24 characters & spaces)?  Am I mistaken that you do not get the character and space count for what the expander inserts in the report, only for the letters you type to get it in there?

I do understand it gets you through a report more quickly and on to another.  But if you have a doctor pawing through the chart all throughout the report or one that hems and haws, how does using your expander benefit you in those cases?

Again, as I have already said, this concept has just been rolling around in my head.  I know all of you wouldn't give up your Expanders for anything and I know all of you aren't wrong about the benefits of using one.  What is wrong with me and mine that my line count usually falls short?

Now, here's the kicker.  Since I've had this thing gnawing away at me, I stopped using my word expander.  No headings, diagnoses, or any other things that I listed above as being in my expander.  I immediately began EXCEEDING my required line count per shift, and not by just a little, with no effort.

So can anyone shed any light on this before I go nuts?  Where am I going wrong here?  

word expander
i found that you can download a free 30-day trial of ShortHand and at the end of 30 days, you can purchase a 1-year license for $29.95...hope that helps.
Expander is already in Word
I use the "expander" that comes embedded in word, i.e., auto correct/auto text - after viewing the demos, I really don't see any difference between the products you pay for and the one that is already in Word. There is no limit as to how many words/phrases/pages you can put in Word that I am aware of - I've been at this for 20 years and some of my entries are multipage. It, too, is only limited to your hard drive space, as is Stedman's spellchecker.
I definitely use a word expander ...
and add to it all the time. I also save samples and make as many macros as I possibly can. I am also rapidly learning that I prefer certain types of work over others. I am full time, doing 5000 lines a week and I used to do more than that fairly easily, but now I feel like it is taking way too much time to make my lines again. The secondary account is pretty new to me, so I am just trying to knock their socks off when I do get to work it. I am probably going to have to be the squeaky wheel again and just ask to be switched to it, but I am not sure yet if there is enough work on that account.
word expander
I am freaking out.  Setting this home thing up is the hardest thing I have ever done in my whole life. SoftScript does not automatically have a word expander.  Where do I get one?  I have Vista.  How do I do this?  Is there free ware?  Can I just make a million macros in Word 2007? I want my word expander!!!!!!!!!!!
Word Expander
Shorthand for Windows has a 30-day trial of their software. Personally, I wouldn't be without my ShortHand program, it's wonderful!

PCShorthand has a PDF on-line manual you can purchase with a 30-day trial of the software for $14.95.

I have the time-limited license ($29.95 a yr) which allows me to receive program updates that you do not get with the non-expiring version at $99.

Here's the link: http://www.pcshorthand.com/

Here's the price list:

Hope this helps you and good luck at SS.
Best word expander?
What is the most efficient word Expander to use with Windows XP?  Do any of them utilize the space bar to expand the word (I find hitting the return key takes more time)?  Is Smart-Type any good ?
Word expander use....sm
When you all use your Expander and put in abbr., do you typically put in shortcuts for a word or a short phrase or do you do both?  For instance, would do you put in a shortcut such as "fol" for followup or do you typically just do phrases such as "ope" for On physical exam, ?  I am just curious who does what. 
word expander
i know i should check the archives but i don't have time...anyhow..i need a word Expander that will work in bayscribe...does anyone know of one that is comparable to the word one?  i need one that i can use periods in, etc.  any help is greatly appreciated...THANK YOU!!!!!
I believe Olympus is a dictation system, not a program such as Word or Meditech - sounds to me like
need a cheap word expander

hoping to find a decent one at a reasonable price.  Please post if you have one for sale or have a good web site.


Cheap Word Expander
I have Instatype and I have never used it - brand new but have had the program for a couple of years. If you will pay postage I don't think you will find one any cheaper.
How many entries in your word expander and do you use it often? TIA
FLASH word expander.

Is Flash word Expander a good one to use?  I'm just trying to get my production up, so any comments would be great.


Thanks tonz!