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Diskriter through their smartsourcing program though they deny it. We should compile a list 2gether

Posted By: mg on 2007-06-13
In Reply to: Need to know which companies offshore - PJ



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Can we compile list of good and bad co's?
This would help a lot.  If we can come up with list of the good ones and the bad ones as a quick reference. 
Why Google web? Compile a Stars company-specific list.
Immediately above the first post about 'Dictation 9 cents' whatever, and next to the 'Post New Message' button is a Search box. Use that one and get what you are looking at - only company specific. Why go outside the source? this is much easier.
I cannot confirm or deny this one! No msg.


Employees got a letter. Transcend is always first to come on here and deny
anything that is said that is not true. They are being very quiet about it. I also got one of the letters saying they are using an offshore trial. Do not know what the tie is being the moderator of this board and Transcend is, but sure looks like she does not want to apply the same standards to them that she does for other companies.
I left a company for asking me to help compile such
How would anyone yank my chain when NO ONE knew I was resigning from my current company (had not yet turned notice) and NO ONE knew I had accepted a position with a different company? Please explain that one to me as you seem to know quite the Merriam Webster of the MT world.
How do you know list is true? I can make a list,
Does the MQ DQS program contain the ShortCuts program, or do I need to buy it? nm
DQS is not a "Medquist" program, it is a program used by MQ. (nm)
add me to the list
Like the ones that want you to add them to an IM list so they can
see if you are online and keep track of you every minute of the day?  Best cure for that is to keep your internet program on 24/7 and never answer one of their IMs
Don't want to list it here
it ain't much!  Compound that with no work.  'outta there.
A wish list???
What kind of list? It's a cry for help to sift through some of the many transcription companies I have seen mentioned on-line. Most of the lists I have seen are either just all lumped together with essentially no information, or sometimes listed by states.

I was asking for the the names of the biggest companies as a sort of initial filter. However, as I stated, I AM wondering about the safety of going with a big company. I have been working for a medium size, local company with one huge account. They lost it and due to that and other factors, they have just decided to go out of business. I realize bigger isn't necessarily better.

Another issue for me is that I like to travel and think it would be nice to sometimes be able to pack a small amount of equipment, maybe just a laptop and foot pedal, and be able to work.

I know there are going to be conflicting opinions, but for me right now even that might be helpful. The company I was working for had good and bad points and I loved and hated it sometimes within the same day.

Great strengths it had that I would like to find again: At least competitive pay, benefits, and most of all - lots of flexibility. I basically only had to make a quota every two weeks and not even that was VERY strictly enforced. Other than that, I had almost total flexibility. I would certainly pass on making only a few more dollars in order to retain my flexibility.

So, it's a list of biggest companies, a list of suggested companies, and in a perfect world it would be a list of companies that meet all of my needs. For now, I'd just settle for any good suggestions.
Yes, I list everything.
That's really sad, because they are trying to stop from earning a living, thus driving more people into poverty......
My name better NOT be on such a list...
If I find this to be the case, my attorney will most certainly be contacted.
Here's a list for you
1. Better start-up information and training. The majority of companies I have worked with don't seem to understand how little training they actually provide. A few notes taken over the phone in a training session is not training! Think about all the jobs you have had on site - and compared that type of training to what you typically receive via cyberspace. Not even close right? If anything, training people remotely should equate to *more* training, not less. And, of course, I'm not referring to MT training, but account/platform specific training. Supply samples, hints, a list of problems encountered in the past and their solutions. You can't just fly through the steps of a complicated platform once and expect top notch production.

2. Feedback and updated account info. It's really disheartening to never hear from an account *until* you make a mistake. Positive feedback is as important as negative feedback.

3. Communication. Cannot be over-emphasized. I have worked with MTSO's who IM you to death (overkill) to those who apparently think new procedures are related via osmosis...

4. One of the biggest mistakes MTSO's make is getting more accounts then they can properly manage (and/or doing so with a skeleton crew to maximize profits).


To the list
Don't forget about over-hiring! That annoys me so much!
My list
1. Pay me on time.
2. Pay me correctly.
3. Give me clear account specs.
4. Treat me with respect and don't talk down to me.
5. Give me feedback when I'm doing something wrong AND when I'm doing something right.
I would add these to your list...sm

Webmedx, Medscribe, Diskriter, Transcend, Transolutions.  Not sure about your other questions though.

Good Luck!

add me to the list
I think we were on the same account and quit at the same time (in May of this year). Two days after I quit, I received an email that P was leaving the company. I too had heard that she lost a total of 4 employees that week. What a shame. The folks that sold Cymed should be ashamed - they had a good thing going and it just went down the tubes. I struggled to make my line count for months and finally had to give up and look elsewhere. Looking back, I should have left as soon as SPi took over. You would think that I would learn by now!
Add me to the list
I have 4-1/2 years there. Some of it has been a challenge but with our new president and some changes he's making, we're back on track. I make pretty good money on my account, and management has been particularly wonderful to me. Love it!
job list
Look in the manual under Logs. I'm having a meltdown over counting and converting for line counts. The account I'm on does not have a built in line counter. Hope yours does. My friend works on a different account and she doesn't have to do anything. Good luck!
Just a list
I think they have just listed hospitals within those states and they are not hospitals they have contracts with. I know for a fact that several Maryland hospitals as well as Wisconsin hospitals do not oursouce to them. It does lead one to believe, though, that they have contracts with them.
here's my list
Acusis: Best company ever. The people are very nice, pay always on time, work is great....a little low in the mornings right now, but always able to make my keystroke requirements.

Proscript: Another great company, with very nice people, good accounts, and pay is always on time.

InHealth: Another good company. Work was good, people nice, pay always on time.

Keystrokes: Not a good match for me. Was lied to about my pay, but I have a friend who works there that loves it. The account I was on was a good account, just didn't really care for the owner.

Preferred Transcriptions: The account I was on was great, but other accounts not so great. Pay is low, and the gal who runs the company could use some classes on how to be a littler nicer.
Right at the top of the list would be AMM...sm
Another Medical Must...horribly disorganized owner who uses primarily MTs from India and the Phillipines and wonders why she loses her accounts. Tells every MT a different story about what's going on with the company. Put this one on your don't even bother list.
Here's another for your list...
DataScript in Michigan - no pay and don't answer emails.
the list I got said 199 to 238 I think for sm
single coverage. I think there is a supplement for eye and dental which would make it more. Family coverage is more like the price you quoted.
still on list
Too bad you weren't still on the paycheck list.  Would that be nice if they sent you that every two weeks just because you were still on the list?
And MQ is not on that list.

MedQuist cares so little about quality it isn't funny. 

QA has now turned into MME (Master Medical Editor).  Most of the work is being diverted to India now.  The MME does QA work, editing and transcribing.  More of the last two in what I have seen myself. 

I have a feeling that India is doing most of the QA work now because it has cut back so drastically, at least for me.  It is going somewhere, but I know it hasn't been coming to me.  My guess would be India because they got all of the good clients now anyway. 

I would stay far away from MQ.  I honestly would.   

Add to that list
ProScript. Great QA, always helpful and always friendly.
Add ANP to the list
stay far, far away from this company! They are no-pays!
Thank you so much for this list!!!
I was going to dig around for the thread that contained these names when I get off of work late tonight, and you've just saved me possibly hours of time.

I'm sure we all appreciate you posting this, so again, THANK YOU!!!
Not sure if they still do, but here is a list I put

Here is the list I put together earlier this year.  I am not sure if these companies still provide computers or not.  Some provide a computer with a rental fee, some provide a computer without any fee, and some say they have computers available if needed.  Hope this helps. 


Amphion Medical Solutions     Madison, WI       www.amphionmedical.com


Axolotl      San Jose, CA        www.axolotl.com


Diskriter Inc     Pittsburgh, PA       www.diskriter.com


MedQuist     Mount Laurel, NJ       www.medquist.com


Milner Transcription Services     Atlanta, GA        www.milnertranscriptionservices.com


Opti-Script Inc     State College, PA       www.opti-script.com


OSI Transcription  (Outsourcing Solutions Inc)     Douglasville, GA        www.ositranscription.com


Precyse Solutions     Wayne, PA        www.precysesolutions.com


Silent Type  Inc     Englewood, NJ        www.silenttype.com


SoftScript  Inc     Santa Monica, CA     www.softscript.com


Spheris     Franklin, TN       www.spheris.com


TransTech Medical Solutions   (TT)     Houston, TX        www.transtechmedical.com


WebMedX     Pittsburgh, PA        www.webmedx.com




You can't program everything into ....sm

an expander (like you said)...and frankly I've found that on most dictators I do minimal editing of reports because the quality of the drafts is pretty darned good.  I usually receive at least a handful of reports a day that I maybe make 2 or 3 Keystrokes of corrections... yet I get paid for editing say 60 lines for the entire report, and move on to the next report.  I bet none of you "naysayers" will be fussing about getting paid for not doing more than reading when you actually do editing with a good VR program! 


What VR program do they use?
bad program?

I agree with low pay, top heavy management, but what is it about the program that makes it bad.  just looking for some exact insight unless you mean because of the way it pays out??  hope this doesn't sound stupid.


What is NTI's program?
Yes you can download in batches of 5 but to complete one and go to the next i believe you have to be online or you get some funky error message.
Which IM program are they using?
Most of them have security features that you can change so that you may save conversations.

Or I would agree with the previous poster and use the print screen feature. You don't have to actually print anything, but use it to copy the conversation and paste it into Word.
AIM program
I was in the AIM program. Basically you work as an intern and do real work from real doctors with a Turn Around Time that has to be met just like if you had a job. You just don't get paid. I liked Deb. She was a nice lady. I stayed in the AIM program for 6 months and got a job before I even finished it.
You don't say what program you were using or what
foot pedal.  You may have a foot pedal that wasn't compatible with your program or you needed to download drivers. 
SUM program
Maybe buy this program and work through it on your own?
What is the VR program they use? nm
prn program?
Haven't heard about this. When did this happen, only for some accounts or what, do you know? TIA!
Not from CNS, but another EMR program.
I am not sure about the program
I don't time myself by the hour. I would usually do about 2000 lines during my shift. I only did about 1700 of speech lines and 225 of regular today. I get up and down a lot during my shift, so lose some time there, but I have always done that. What exactly do you mean by hot keys? TT pays slightly more than that, about 1/2 of my regular line rate. I get to the end of my shift and cannot believe my line count is so low.
what program do you use? nm
I love Instant Text ... I have been using it for years...
What program do they use?
aim program
I went through the aim program recently. I waited 6 months to get a spot, but it was worth it. i was able to get feedback and improve my accuracy and my mentor was a really nice lady. The lady running it is changing accounts currently and when she is done is planning on getting more mentors. You can also look around for local companies who will mentor onsite in the meantime, and then if you don't have any luck, you are still on the list for then when a spot opens up. They do a really good job. :)
Please add me to your list of emails!

I have not typed out my email address due to my email making it obvious of who I am to my current employer but would really appreciate it if you could click on my email link and send some information to me also!

Thank you for your help and your willingness to share information!