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Posted By: better deal? Is insurance good/how much? nm on 2008-03-28
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Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
Diskriter versus hospital accounts

Did they explain the Diskriter versus hospital status to you when you spoke with them?  I'm a little confused about that from the above posters.  Thanks!

Diskriter Hospital
I was considering working for Diskriter on the hospital account in Florida.  There are lots of comments in the archives, but I was wondering if anybody has recent experience with the account manager and that account.  It seems like a revolving door, and I want to avoid becoming part of that action.  I want the hospital work and insurance, but is it flexible enough? Do they train well? How's the pay? Would my boss be available to me?  Any advice would be appreciated.  I am deciding between them and TransTech. Thanks
Diskriter versus hospital
There is a BIG difference between working for Diskriter and working for a hospital through Diskriter.  I've done both and there's no comparison.
Anyone had experience with Diskriter hospital sm

employee status positions?   Sounds really tempting. 


Diskriter hospital employee
Is there anyone working on the hospital accounts through DR? I would like more information from those that are currently working or have previously worked on the hospital side. Good, bad, and ugly. Thanks!

Diskriter hospital employee
I wanted to post this again as nobody responded to my previous post. Does anyone work as a hospital employee through Diskriter? If you are currently working for Diskriter at all, could you give me some insight on the company and benefits from your perspective? Thanks!
To be a hospital employee (Diskriter), do you have
Diskriter-Hospital Employee Status

I've recently accepted a hospital employee status position with Diskriter.  Is there anyone else out there that works one of these positions that would be willing to network with me?

Diskriter Florida hospital employees
Would anyone that works for the Florida hospital as a hospital employee through Diskriter care to share their experience?  Any info is appreciated, good or bad. Thanks!  Have a great and productive day! 
At Diskriter, that hospital system in Florida that they do .... SM

is anyone familiar with it?  There seems to be a lot of turnover - do you think it's because of bad dictators, bad sound, or what?? 

Re Diskriter, anyone work for the PA teaching hospital they have? SM
If so, can you post your opinion here?  Or you may email me if you'd like.  Thanks.
anyone work as hospital employee for/through Diskriter?
Was wondering how that works out, if that setup is better than working for a service. Better benefits, workload?
Florida Hospital Diskriter Position sm

I have been looking through the archives..  I was interested in applying to the Diskriter Florida hospital position but I had heard that you had to take a drug test, credit check, criminal background check and a pre-employment physical.

Is that true?  Especially about the preemployment physical.  I just find that completely weird.. 

Any companies out there that offer the hospital benefits besides Diskriter
I currently work in-house a hospital but they do not have at-work positions and I would like ot work at home so I wondered if there were other companies and/hospitals that hire at-home MTs with full benefits....besides Diskriter as I have not heard a lot of good news about them and it makes me nervous to apply.
info on Florida hospital acct with Diskriter

Does anyone have any info on this acct with Diskriter where you are an actual hospital employee with hospital benefits??


It is weird. I worked for the Florida Hospital thru Diskriter.... SM

back in 2005 when Diskriter first landed the gig.  I had to take a drug test, see my personal doctor for a physical and have him fill a very long and involved form, and get a TB test all for a facility I would never set foot in!  It took three long weeks for me to get through all the red tape and actually start the job.

The work was okay, but it ran out and you had no secondary account because you were employed by the hospital.  So if you wanted a backup account, then you had to go through more red tape to actually be an employee of Diskriter too and there was a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo that came with that because Diskriter was managing the transcription department for this hospital and the hospital had a contract that said that Diskriter could not put the hospital's employees on Diskriter accounts without express consent from the hospital. 

The supervisor of the hospital employees was employed by Diskriter and was incompetent.  We weren't able to get sample reports, normals, etc. out of her.  We always got the standard I'll look into that or It's in the works.  It seemed she had no contact with the hospital HIM department at all.  However, they could have a new person in that position now.  Like I said it was all brand spanking new back then.

Oh and your benefits were out of Florida.  So unless you're planning on flying into Florida to see a doctor or have an operation, you're basically screwed.  The bennies may have changed too by now though -- so who knows.

After three months, I just decided it was all just too much and left.  All the hoops I jumped through to get the job and then to have the job be such a disappointment was just irritating!

Diskriter - Working for the largest hospital system in FL.
The benefits look fabulous! Strict schedule? Good PTO?

I'm a new hospital employee through Diskriter and you are correct. Ins kicks in 1st month after h
You cant beat the benefits and that is why I chose hospital. You get PTO, holiday pay, downtime pay, and sick time. The insurance is one of the best out there.
Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Center City Phila uses Diskriter
Hospital accounts...Sm

is what I worked on, one a teaching hospital.  I am a very fast typist, used my Bayscribe Expander to the max, and have been a Transcriptionist for 30 years.   There are other transcriptionists, as well, that can do that many lines at MDI.  

I also take a lot of breaks and work in 1 to 1-1/2 hour increments.

I left this kind of money because I now have a lot more flexible schedule and yes, believe what you want, I do make more money now.   

in hospital accounts

Does anyone know how most hospitals pay if you work in house? Do they pay an  hourly rate, or do they pay per line?

Diskriter will tell you that they are new accounts however...
Take a look at the postings for jobs on MTdaily and MTstars ... it is the same accounts over and over and over and over again. I used to work for them. They went through management changes, and I thought it would be for the best finally, and I decided to stick it out. Boy, was I wrong. It just got worse, and I finally left. Some people like it, some don't. It is all dependent on what you are willing to put up with. Myself - I have a low tolerance for no communication, no feedback, and working weekends sitting and waiting for work, never leaving the house - only to make $42.00/day.
But that's just me.
I am on a hospital account
using EXText and the sound quality is fine.  I can get my lines OK and yes, although I have a few docs that are ESL it is less than what I would consider normal.  I have not done clinic work for Medware, just a large hospital in FL.  Hope you get a better answer, but I would consider Medware because they have been great to work for.
IC - yes - 1 hospital account. nm
Hospital account ID?
If you will be working on a hospital account and are waiting for them to give you the ID, then, yes, it may take a few extra days. I had to wait a few days for the hospital to assign me an ID number. I was told the holdup was not on Keystrokes' end. Maybe you could call the office and ask?

However, I would not worry if I were you. It WAS a holiday weekend.

Welcome to Keystrokes! I hope you will be as happy here as am I.

More than likely you will be on your hospital's account, so in
that respect you have that part down. I would talk with them and see what they have to offer. Some companies are grandfathering in insurance, PTO, etc. that you already have.
Yes, new hospital account
Does WMX still have a 5 hospital account
in the Atlanta area?  I think they got the account about 2 years ago, but only doing overflow, didn't have entire account. 
Diskriter had a couple of accounts that could be done
on dial up. I don't know if they still do or not. That was last year.
Which Diskriter accounts do you type?
Those of you stating you have plenty of work and mandatory OT?
I do 1200 lines a day in 2 hospital accounts and I can
usually get my work done in 4 to 5 hours.  BUT, if the kids are around or whatever, then of course, it takes quite a bit longer.  Also, I have a lot of Instant Text saved etc. and normals that my doctors repeat in their reports.
Happy with my own hospital accounts. No more nationals for me. nm
Another company shares accounts at same hospital..
they pay well. contact phoenix med com at phoenixmedcom.com. they do lots of ortho too!
On accounts they are losing, one isn't a large hospital in LA? (sm
I figured if they ever lost this one we would be notified in advance. (or at least hoped) This one they got when they bought YOG out, large, large facility. E-mail if you wish.
Well if Diskriter has that account, then you know it will be down the
toilet in about three months.
Diskriter hem/onc account
Anyone who works for Diskriter on this account, would you please post what platform is used for this account and if you like the account or not.  Also, are there a great deal of ESLs?  Anything else you would like to share would be appreciated.  How do you like working for Diskriter? Thank you so much for your input.
Hospital Account Work
Go to mtdaily.com and check on their jobs page. There are numerous. Diskriter has issues; be careful. Of course, all places of employment have those, but some you have to be very careful with. It is great to work at home, and there are some great employers. If you don't need benefits, I'd suggest working as an independent contractor as you can set your own hours. However, if you need more discipline and the benefits, working for a national company might be great for you. Good luck.
The account can get bigger if the hospital uses...sm
several services for their transcription. So, if they decide to start letting company B do what company A used to do, then yes, the account is getting bigger and bigger for company B. Also, Maybe the hospital is part of a large system and company A was only doing one location and the hospital is happy with the work so they start giving them more and more locations, guess what, the account is getting bigger and bigger. There are many ways for the account to get bigger, so she is not lying to you, as I work on one of the accounts she is talking about and that is what has happened. They now need double the amount of MTs they first needed for this account, as they are now outsourcing more work to Diskriter. Make sense?
I know they just got a large hospital account near me.
It's the FL Hospital account, not employed by
Is Apex the name of the hospital account that
you are assigned to?  It doesn't sound familiar to me.  They also must have 2 different QA teams because super nice as you describe doesn't come close to what I've experienced.  I'm glad your happy though. 
It's just a local hospital account, not a
national.  Most of the time I do their acute care work on Chartscript; I just help on radiology in Meditech if they are backlogged.  It's not the Meditech Magic version, though.  Don't know if that makes a difference. 
Hospital accounts can be worth their weight in gold.
I work for a hospital, and I'll never go back to a national again. However, I do believe I work for the best hospital on the planet, too.

We are on production, but if we run out of work, we're still paid (they value their MTs). Great benefits, fantastic incentives, Planetree philosophy, conscientous dictators, life doesn't get much better than this.

Strongly consider working for a hospital rather than a service. I think you'll be happy.
Out of work here, too--and I have 4 huge hospital accounts!! GRRR nm
Any with MDI that work on the Northern Virginia hospital accounts?
I work for one of the other services and received some disturbing news this week.  Just want to verify what I was told is true.  Please email. 
With Diskriter - it really depends what account you get
some accounts are way easier than others with platforms. They have a couple of accounts that you have to get a sheet with the info sent everyday to you, and it can be a pain in the neck to follow it, but the doctors that dictate for that particular hospital are soooooo easy that you can practically sleep while you type!!

It just depends on the account you get
Diskriter has an account that can be done with dial up - nm
If the hospital finds out will they pull the account? nm
It depends on the account. They use the platform of the hospital or they use
either Scribe or TA Plus. All are easy to use and learn. I am on a Meditech account and love it but it is a hospital. Depends what you are looking for. I do not get shift differential but my hours are flexible as long as I get my 1200 lines in on the calendar day.
I went and got my own hospital account, at home, IC status. nm