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Anybody know anything about who SPI supposedly bought yet?

Posted By: Linda on 2007-03-10
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I really hope its not Medware.

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Focus bought by Nuance/Dictaphone, DRC bought by Acusis. nm
If they are supposedly AWESOME
why do they have so much turnover and why are there so many posters who worked there and left? Don't you have to wonder about a company that is so great but still has to advertise?
I'm on TWS too. Supposedly yes for spaces.
Supposedly 5+ years but have you seen some
Unbelievable, and you would think they just started in the MT business.
The other person supposedly sm
owed the $12,000 was supposedly in India and she supposedly had been paid.  This is similar posting, same MTSO and a lot of money owed.  Strange.
these were supposedly large sm
companies that have been around awhile.  I am hearing a lot of MTs going through the same thing.  Its getting ridiculous!
when they didn't supposedly even know
yeah right. I don't believe anything they say, or that any promises will remain in effect for long, keep hearing: in the foreseeable future, at this time, as far as we know...they sold you down the river...why give them the glory of your presence and hard work. Say NO.
They are supposedly a Christian organization
If they are out of NC, supposedly their software is very efficient.
I have not worked there, but talked to them when they were trying to start up the company about 2 years ago.

Supposedly this was not real patients - sm
Someone in authority checked and it was supposedly test patients that sounded very real.  I don't know for sure as I don't work there but this is what was said. 
Supposedly if you send anything to India you can't put an ad up for an MT BUT sm

Alltype sends everything after 8 p.m. EST to India to be done overnight and THEY are allowed to have an ad up here. 

Cornerstone in NJ, Zylomed, Transcend, TransTech, EFD are those that come immediately to mind, but that is just a couple compared to the fact that I know others would never send to India.

the normal standard supposedly is sm
1 minute of dictation equals 10 lines. Obviously if its a slow dictator then you make out really good. If its a really fast person, not so good. I worked on the minute basis for several years and did fine.

Given the climate of the way these companies don't want ot pay for spaces, headers, etc it might not be a bad deal anymore. I guess it depends on how fast it takes you to turn around the number of minutes you need to type.

Good luck!
Supposedly starts 10/06 and will continue
into the 3rd quarter of next year. I would hope they would let us know, at the very least, which accounts are going first and a time frame for the rest of this year.
If you search old posts, they supposedly don't pay much at all, even for experience. nm
I can't believe a supposedly professional adult said bite me! HA!!! sm
Now we ALL want to work for Proveros and get invited to bite the management woohoo!
Supposedly, editing would be faster than straight typing
and the VR would be ONLY for those doing editing. Not everyone will be doing editing (at Transcend).
Supposedly Spheris is sending reports out by specialty, SM
except don't expect the same rate of pay as MQ. With Spheris, or any other company where you must use their piece of ---- equipment, the line counts can be, shall we say, variable.

I really wish you luck. If you don't need benefits, try a smaller company. Put resume out there. Might get some hits.
Supposedly Spheris is sending reports out by specialty, SM
except don't expect the same rate of pay as MQ. With Spheris, or any other company where you must use their piece of ---- equipment, the line counts can be, shall we say, variable.

I really wish you luck. If you don't need benefits, try a smaller company. Put resume out there. Might get some hits.
Pay 8 cpl, use MTWorld software, sound quality supposedly not good. nm
Axolotl and Spheris supposedly start insurance early, too. nm
Supposedly new upgrade for WordClient is compatible with Vista, per our mgmt.

We are about to do an upgrade, and they say it will be compatible with Vista with this new upgrade of WordClient.  Yipeeee


You are correct - also the millions CEOs took off the top for the Katrina supposedly home reimbursem
Well, I don't know I think it is the lobbying. We don't have lobbyists. With employment going up, mortgages defaulting, no one mentions in the news about all the US jobs going overseas causing this. I was so pro Hillary Clinton until I read about her being an advocate of outsourcing jobs and was overseas promoting it, I don't remember what country offhand - that broke my heart. Look back to before this president took office - you didn't hear of outsourcing to other countries or jobs going overseas, maybe I am wrong but if it brings lots of money to companies - they are certainly going to be hiring the lobbyists to keep it going.

I don't know why the new does not report what is happening - they seem to skirt the issue big time. Talk about unemployment and mortgage defaults by not the reason - we are all being replaced overseas. I guess if you can retire with millions of dollars in your pocket from stealing from the American people then it won't matter when the downfall happens to the rest of us.
What I just bought
Go to stedmans.com and get the AAMT Book of Style and also the Stedman's Spellchecker CD-ROM. They will bill you for these, and you will be happy that you bought them! You will also love working at home if you can pace yourself and refuse to be distracted, especially with the price of gasoline as it is.
Is all of this because when MQ bought YOG SM
they continued to pay the MT's what they were receiving at YOG, which was more than MT's at MQ made? Now everyone will be making the same amount or less?

I don't work for MQ, so I don't know, this is just what I gathered talking to friends.
They were bought out by MQ. NM
This is the co that was bought by the guy from ddi
that left when MQ bought them
Well, I bought one
and got the reimbursement. I work at home, but I still drive.
Bought it new. It is an HP.
I was with the co they bought and we had sm

a nice situation.  Here comes the CEO promising us we were going to know every day how much we're valued, how important we are.  Not so.  For the first 6 months it was okay, hard to get used to all the management we suddenly had, but then things started going downhill.  Then the push with the VR.  Seems to me that most of our work is going to be VR work and they're probably aware they pay more than the other companies - so it will not surprise me at all if they take that away now.

I hate these town hall calls, They never contain anything good for the people who are doing the grunt work.

HS bought out by Spheris
I was working for Healthscribe when Spheris bought them out; I have to say that I have had nothing but a positive experience with them thus far.  We don't seem to be micromanaged; quite the contrary.  I can get up and walk around to stretch my legs and at times am gone for 20 minutes or so and no one calls me or e-mails me.  Communication is wonderful from my supervisor on up to management.  The only downside is that they are so short-staffed that there is mandatory overtime for the radiology accounts so if you want to make $$$, this would be the place to go.  Hope this is helpful. 
I believe Transcend bought MDI?
Duh, they bought Heartland...
When we bought our van last year,
But the cost was $10,000 higher than the Toyota. We're not talking a small amount here - $10,000 difference (more if we would have added the extras to the Dodge, that were standard on the Toyota). As soon as the prices of the American cars start coming down, people will buy them. Right now - it's more expensive to buy American, with worse quality and no standard features - everything is extra. Very disappointing and COSTLY.
Keystrokes BOUGHT an...
According to my dictionary transcriber is a person. It only takes a second to look it up.
Do you think that MDI is the same since they were bought by Transcend? sm
I have thought of going back (left a few years ago and took a few years off after having twins nine months after another baby) but I am worried about that. I have a friend who works there and she is complaining a lot, but she tends to be a complainer so I am not sure what to do.

I also was on clinic notes and prefer radiology. Maybe they are doing more rad. I do remember seeing that they were paying a sign-on bonus.

I am just looking for some answers before I make the wrong move.
SPI bought CyMed....US MTs look out....
They will tell you not to worry.....all the while transitioning your job to an MT in India or Manila.    Get out while you can!
Is Accuscribe still out there or have they been bought out? nm
Acusis bought out DRC . .nm
Acusis bought DRC.
Not only that, but maybe the reason they bought DRC & are looking - sm
to buy many others, has nothing to do with quality US transcription. Maybe they want to eliminate US-based companies so that the clients will have NO choice. It could end up being a choice between - Indian or Pakistani?
Maybe South African or Filipino?
Turkish or Chinese?
I also tried it. Even bought the latest..sm
version they claimed to be so much better etc. I tried it and it was a complete waste of time and money. It does not work like they say and I spent a considerable amount of time with it. IT is the way to go. Much more worth it and so much easier.
They were just bought out by Webmedx. nm
Won't see that. They were bought out by Nuance. NM
I just bought yesterday,
some Phillips iPod ear buds from Walgreen's for $20 and I LOVE them! They have 3 different size ear buds you can attach with a little spongy rubber ring that cancels out all background noise. They are comfy, too, as they finally made a small enough ear bud to fit in my little ears. Definitely worth a try!
There is only one MDI now (MDI-MD). The other MDI in FL was bought by Transcend. nm
They were bought by Transcend. nm
When was the last time you bought a car? sm
Depending on the car, the loan can be up to 72 months.
You know that bought your company so
1 of our fearless leaders did not have to leave TN. True.
Pro-Type not bought by CyMed
I currently work for ProType and they were not bought by any national company.  They are a private owned company that is very good to work for.  No offshore outsourcing done at all.  I don't know who Cymed is but they are not connected to ProType in PA at all.  I would know since I currently work for them. 
Transcend bought MDI-Florida....sm
I haven't heard of MDI in Georgia. 
Heartland is finally bought...

Spheris purchases Heartland Information Services... more to come later this week