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Are there companies that use a decent platform?

Posted By: Wondering on 2007-12-18
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Currently using ExText with Transnet and it is so slow. Need to find a company with some decent software that runs faster. Im getting frustrated, and some days are worse than others. Today is a worse day.

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What companies have a decent platform to work on, .

have employee status, lots of work, and minimal confusion and disorganization?   Can do the big 4 for acute care.

Was the platform decent and the dictators. Thanks much for responding. nm
maybe you'll get on a decent platform/account
if your platform is decent at OSI and you make line count....
Any Wedmedx'ers out there. How anyone made decent money with them and how is their platform?
Thinking of applying but would like the skinny on if you can make any money with them.
Just wondering if the platform is productive and if the money made is decent.
I have worked on too many platforms where you really struggled to get a good line count and make decent money. I'm just curious how easy it is to get lines on their platform.
JLG Transcription - Can anyone tell me about them? Pay,weekends, nice staff, decent platform? You
can email me because I want the God to honest truth!  Thanks :)
R there any decent companies
I don't want to hear from anyone with Keystrokes. Any other companies? TIA
Any decent companies hiring?

Does anyone know of a good MT company that is hiring?  Here is what I am looking for...

Flexible schedule

Taxes taken out

Differential if shift work is required

Software that allows decent line counts



Does anyone know the pay range for decent companies,

including VR.  Guess I have to bite the bullet and learn how to do it, but would lke to be paid a decent line rate.  I am experienced.

Thanks in advance. 


Who are the good companies that do ASR and pay a decent rate?
I have been an MT a long time - 19 yrs and I am interested in learning ASR, but I need to get informed and rate, companies, realist expectations on lph, etc.  If you can help me out and share your knowledge, I would really appreciate it.  TIA.   I am going to try to line my e-mail in here, so you can e-mail me if you would like. 
Are you getting decent responses from companies for positions if you have experience and are
a good transcriptionist.  I am going to start looking but it seems there are so many looking I am just wondering how it is going job wise. 
Are there ANY companies out there that actually offer decent family medical coverage??
Some are just downright ridiculous amounts. Right now, I am with a company that offers decent single coverage but the family is like $750 a month and I cannot just work for insurance. There has to be something left over to like....eat on... or pay bills. Any suggestions out there. I do have over 13 years of experience.
Companies are hardly offer FT employees any decent benefits so I think is going to be rare to find
them for PT employees. I would love that too, unfortunately, I work too much just to get below average benefits. Best of luck in your search. Honestly, I think the only place you'll find benefits for part-timers is going in-house at a hospital.
Sten-Tel is the platform. Different companies use it, pay and how companies run are different. nm
When I find decent people who know the value of decent wages, I will!
Thanks. Can you make any decent pay with them and are the accounts decent. What is your feeling
that. Thank you.
Cant that be done on any platform though. Why does it seem DQS is the worst. Is that why companies
buy this platform.  I wonder if you asked a company about it if they would be honest about every little thing they do to take away lines.  I only know for a fact that it reduced my lines tremendously going from a DOS program to DQS on the same account with the same dictators.
Does anyone know companies that use Sten-Tel platform? nm
What companies use ProMed platform?
What companies use Bayscribe platform? Thanks! nm
companies/platform question sm

Are there ANY companies out there that use the same platform for every account they have?  It seems that most MT companies out there are using whatever platform the hospital has so they can tap right into their system.

I know Medquist uses the same one (I am not working for Medquist, did that already) and to me it seems like that is the best way to do things.  Have every facility have the work done on your platform.  This business about MTs working for companies and every account uses a different platform is crazy.

Any opinions or answers to the question of what companies do NOT use a bunch of different platforms?

List of companies that use Dictaphone platform??
I like working on the Dictaphone platform and would like to find a company that uses this platform.. preferably with low ESL.  Tried a company that had Dictaphone but the ESL was so bad I could not get a good line count.
Love ExText platform but not sure about companies as I'm an IC. nm
Any companies that use Enterprise platform like Webmedx? nm


Which companies use VR for a platform besides Transcend, Sten-Tel and Focus? sm
Am looking for part time editing job, but cannot load EditScript.  Tried Transcend, but the VR just disappeared out of the queue.  I posted my resume, but just get offers for MT, of which I already have plenty.  Would like to post directly to the companies that use a different platform, if I can find them.  TIA.
RISS is not a platform. RIS stands for Radiology Information System. The platform sm
would be EXText.
MDI-MD platform is fast, not full of problems like Transcend platform or MDI-FL

On Transcend platform you have to click, click, click all day and still get errors, change screens constantly -  its a nightmare to work in. 

Yes, SPi does use this platform....it's a great platform, but not worth working for SPi. nm
What would you consider a decent (sm)
line pay? 8, 9, 12 (well, we can dream, right?)
What is a decent
hourly starting wage for QA anyhow, or are we allowed to talk about that here.  I have been doing transcription for 11 years, and like you all mentioned, Im starting to just ache.  I can do about two hours at a time, and then I have to take a break.  I had done some editing here and there, and was thinking this time about going to QA full time, but I get confused with all the pay rates.  Some are offering 3 to 4 cents a line, some are offering hourly rate, and I have no idea what a decent pay rate is for this position.
Decent cpl pay.

Does it seem like escription accounts want to pay less because you can produce more with the editing? 

Never take less than 4cpl for editing.  That's the highest I've seen.  I personally won't take less than 9/10 cpl for the straight typing with those accounts either.

Don't know about decent, but here are some

Accurate Typing of Suffolk, NY - use Word and Hyperterminal.  Dependable Transcription of Florida - use Word, FTP, DSS files.  Documed of NJ - Word and email of files.  EFD of Alabama, but you need a Lanier or Cphone. Use Word and PCAnywhere.  First Choice - use Word and FTP.  Heim's in Pennsylvania - use Word Perfect 9 or higher and FTP.  LML Transcription in Illinois - use Word with DocShuttle and FTP.  Medscribe in Pennsylvania - only 7 cpl, use Word with DocShuttle.  Metro in Georgia - use Word and FTP.  MRT Services in Georgia - use Word and FTP.  MTs in Mass. - 7 cpl, pay weekly, use Word and FTP.  PRN Transcription in New Mexico - use Word Perfect and email, 7 cpl.  Transcription Connection in Ohio - 8 cpl, use Word and maybe ExText. (posters don't have much good to say about them, though).  There may be others and some of this info may even have changed in the interim, but it's a place for you to start from. Good Luck! ... Wanderer


A decent MT should be getting off QA sm
by the third full day of work, an excellent one sooner.  Congrats to you.  And yes everyone, I am saying that under most circumstances (unless the company has a strict QA time period of a week, 2 weeks) you should be off!
Decent job
Just changed jobs, went through a Med Tran headhunter type of service.  This has turned out to be a total disaster.  So, looking for new employment and am very interested in getting hooked up with a company that uses EditScrpt platform by eScription.  I have two years experience in that platform and love it.  Any suggestions?  Not willing to try this headhunter service again as they were less than truthful with me.  Actually just looking for a job with a decent company that pays more than slave wages.
Is there a decent IC job anywhere
Cannot find 1 IC job that pays decently with 24 hour turn around, and only 1 day on the weekend required. Scoured the ads left and right.  Any ideas? Not MDI-MD please (BTDT), anywhere else would be appreciated.  TIA 
very decent company
Everybody is great and helpful. Wish you the best..
First of all, have a decent attitude
Lets face it, working for a living sucks.  Unless you're doing whatever your passion is and getting big bucks to boot.  MT is not my passion, but I still put all I can into it, in order to get a paycheck and stay on the good side of my supervisors.  Simply a good attitude, work when i'm scheduled to do so, focus so the quality is above 98%.  I agree, its getting bad in this industry, you can complain all you want, but some of us are working hard to hold onto our positions...at least until we have something better to fall back on.  I don't have hubby to pick up my slack so I do what i'm told and collect my paycheck.
spell decent!
I like it a lot. They are really decent people.

My first paycheck was in the bank ON TIME and for the correct amount too!

Is 8 cpl a decent rate for an IC who SM
just graduated from school in October, only my 2nd MT job and a fairly easy clinic account with no ESLs? Quite a bit of 'normals' info in our reports too.

Am I getting the shaft or about normal for a newbie?
The OP is saying she has no decent work, which
obviously seems lack of work. Your post sounds more like a confessional to clear your own guilt - apples and oranges! You have oodles of work, and the OP doesn't! Get it?
Decent living..

In short....the answer about Is it possible to make a decent living with them, without having to work 40 or 50 hours per week?.... NO 

All the decent docs have

TransTech did a big hiring blitz back in October last year for a new account, but the account almost immediately started going to VR, so the doable dictators left in a hurry!

The jobs that get sifted towards the MT's out of VR machine, thus, are the very difficult dictators that should be warned about their dictation habits.

The ExSpeech (editing platform) is very awkward and time consuming, so it is a catch 22 for the MT's. ExText has a good spell check and is easy platform to learn.

TransTech does not allow the MT's to check/verify our lines in the manner in which, in my opinion, we should be able to do. The CTRL I function does not give even a close line count and our pay stubs do not show it either -- just the word *piecework*. We can go to iChart; however, it does not show an immediate line count nor the jobs or line count per report -- only a total line count for a period of time per TransTech's counting method. It is a lot of trouble to go to iChart to get an immediate line count each time you choose to check your pace. We should be able to do this right from the platform/software that we are working in, IMO.

It seems our lines have been much harder to obtain in the past several months -- I suppose more to the dictators shuffled our way from VR, than anything that Transtech is doing with the line counts. I can't imagine them messing with our line counts in any form or fashion, as some companies have been accused of doing.

VR is the way of the future in order for the companies to be more profitable for themselves, so this is what we have to look forward to -- those of us who remain in the MT profession.


Well that's a decent amount of $
NOT to walk away from. Depending on how much you need it though I would still consider not taking it... and not signing.

Then you are completely free to do anything u want without any worry.

If you need the money, however, you appear to have little risk with this contract being prevailed upon in court.

I'd say you don't really need to 'panic' anymore - :) you'll be OK with either choice.

Good luck.

Looking for decent company

I'm looking for a decent national company. It's really important that they provide the computer since mine is ancient and they accept satellite internet because I live in rural Maine and that's all available here. I support a 4-person household and really need a company that's dependable. I was looking in Webmedx, Transcript USA, and Transcription Relief Services. Anyone know anything about any of those. Not interested in Diskriter, Transcend, JLG, Spheris, or Precyse. Oh also, are all the companies going to ASR now? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

She said she was looking for a DECENT company.
and maybe you'll get decent MTs!

The pay was decent and everything was good except
I never knew how much work I would have - sometimes too much and sometimes not enough. That was a while back, though.
Decent company

They are a decent compay with better than average pay and good benefits.  Pretty flexible as far as scheduling.  Platform is user friendly and easy to get lines with.  Team leads and supervisors are nice and helpful.

Umm - decent insurance? - nm