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Either program is compatible with ChartMatrix. nm

Posted By: THMT on 2005-12-23
In Reply to: Is Shorthand or Smartype compatible with - TransHealth's platform? nm


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with Vista?  I am thinking of getting a laptop, and I found out that Dell will downgrade you to XP, but they charge you $99 more
A few are compatible, but not all. More are becoming compatible though which is nice. sm
We are the mercy of the hospitals except those that are on DQS now.
A few are compatible, but not all. More are becoming compatible though which is nice. sm
We are the mercy of the hospitals except those that are on DQS now.
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)
Yes, they're still using it, and it's still awful.  Slow, clunky, cumbersome....in the dark ages.  It is a database program, not a dedicated word processor. 
I am on Chartmatrix. My supe's name starts with J

You can use your own PC with ChartMatrix. nm
I am trying to start work for Webmedx using ChartMatrix.  Had installation and 2 hour training and have not been able to transcribe anything.  Has anyone else had this problem?  I keep getting popup blocking even with the blocker turned off.  Is there an actual manual for ChartMatrix?
Thanks for the replies.  I have notified the office and will call them again today.
Chartmatrix is going away. nm.
Can I get some opinions on ChartMatrix. Is it me? Am I just not getting it? I absolutely HATE it! Are there some of you who like it, and if so why?
ChartMatrix: The Nightmare Lives on! My suggestion to you---run, run for you life and don't look back. You deserve a better platform that will make you money. It's not your fault, your cheap MTSO will not upgrade to a normal MT platform. You are wasting your time and, no, you are ok, that platform just sucks big time!
ChartMatrix - No
Webmedx on the ChartMatrix side does not use eScription. I don't know about the Enterprise side.
On ChartMatrix...
Normals are inserted directly from the platform, Expander provided by the company is Shorthand, many word-based commands, platform has keyboard commands for nearly every function needed to transcribe (can only think of one or two functions that require a mouse point and click).  Very MT friendly.  Can use your mouse too, but it's more productive to keep your hands on the keyboard.
Chartmatrix MT

Just curious. Do you use the shortcut keys?
Is there anybody out there using ChartMatrix for TransHealth?
Do you have trouble keeping a connection?  Is it generally easy or hard to use?
ChartMatrix does (Webmedx). nm
I am very productive on ChartMatrix
Tons of normals on my account, plenty of work.  Good structure to their incentive plan.  No complaints here.  I don't mind using ShortHand at all.  In fact, I prefer it to an integrated expander.
ChartMatrix at WebMedX

Could anyone tell me how ChartMatrix is to work on doing acute care at WebMedX?    TIA

chartmatrix vs enterprise
Anybody know the difference in these 2 platforms and which is better?
chartmatrix two thumbs up
I don't know about enterprise but I have worked on dozens of different platforms over the years and I do know that I REALLY like chartmatrix.
And have you worked on Chartmatrix?
Let me tell you, you could go from all lahlah I love my job to hating it in the same day. That platform is one of the worst I've ever seen. It has me looking for another job. People leaving left and right because they hate the platform. They're going to lose good employees over this as they put more and more people on it.

You also need to know much depends on your STM. I have seen some in a situation with one STM requesting more accounts, and it won't be given because of trying not to run the other MTs out of work. However, if you're with an STM who has a different set of accounts, then you might have the 20 you mentioned. Don't be so quick to discount the people posting here. You don't know their individual situations. They can be level 4 acute care MTs offering to do everything and still not be given more accounts. This was my experience.
I have not worked on ChartMatrix.....
I was told before I came to Webmedx to ask for the Enterprise platform because it was the better of the two.

Something was mentioned about combining the two but I don't know if it will be Enterprise or CM as the final outcome.

I know everyone's situation is different, and maybe I was a little too quick to jump on the original poster, but I have the philosophy that life is 20% what happens to you and 80% what you do about what happens to you. In other words, I see so much unhappiness with MTs lately that I wanted to encourage everyone to make every possible change that they could to improve their situation. Maybe that is not the right approach, but it certainly couldn't hurt. I may be talking out of the other side of my face later on down the road, but I hope not because I really do enjoy what I do.
I work on Chartmatrix and use my own. nm
ChartMatrix - my opinion

I was not that fond of the old ChartMatrix, but now that they've upgraded the platform I think it's great.  No complaints here.  A couple of quirky things, but then again, every platform I've worked on had a few quirky things.

Webmedx/ChartMatrix VR
There are 2 sides of Webmedx. Chartmatrix and Enterprise. On Chartmatrix side you DO have the pulldown menus for headings and subheadings, and it is does slow you down.
Enterprise and ChartMatrix
I only work on the Enterprise side, so I can't tell you about the ChartMatrix side. I think Enterprise is about the easiest system I have come across as far as ease of use, as long as you don't mind using your cntrl and alt keys a lot (you do not have to get headers from a drop down list). I don't know what you mean by demos, but we have normals (both physician and MT created) that we can insert by using cntrl N to pick from a list or cntrl M to enter the code. I use ShortHand with no problems on this platform. They also allow instant text, though I have never used this program, so don't know how it works.

This is not a word based program. I have worked on a lot of different platforms, and this is one of the easier ones IMHO.
Chartmatrix or Enterprise?
Enterprise vs. Chartmatrix at WMX
my STM sent out a notice that said Chartmatrix work was going to become available if we were willing to switch to that platform and had problems running out of work on Enterprise.  before I respond I thought it might be a good idea if any chartmatrix MTs out there gave their 0.02 about the platform and the amount of work that's really available.  how do things look on your side?  tia
B/c there haven't been any except for ChartMatrix sm
entirely weekend schedule.
So you do work on Chartmatrix?
You're NOT making that much more in lines with the new ISR?
I don't know why it's not compatible
Are you talking about your MS Word autotext?
Any feedback on ChartMatrix or MedRemote
Does TransHealth still use ChartMatrix software? nm
My production is great with ChartMatrix...sm

1. Connect to the VPN  - that takes all of 30 seconds.  Connect just once per day.

2.  Log onto voicewave player, again, 30 seconds, a one-time process.

3.  Log into ChartMatrix. (once per day).  Hit new report.

Header information autopopulates.  Click the transcribe button and type away.

I think it's a very MT-friendly platform.  It's not perfect, but what is?  And now that TH restructured their pay, with bonus lines and differential, I'm very happy.

To each his own.

MTs at WMX....is ChartMatrix productive platform?
Any information would be great!  Is pay okay???
So you are on the ChartMatrix platform and radiology. sm
No wonder the difference! From what I hear, those of us on Enterprise seem to run out much less often.
Absolutely horrible. I would not take a QA or MT job on Chartmatrix. nm
2 platforms, Enterprise and Chartmatrix. sm
I only use Enterprise. It is somewhat Word-based. It's quite easily to use, although it do use some improvement, like all things I suppose. It can be slow, but that doesn't happen as much as it used to. ShortHand is the expander. Hate it. You can use IT. Demos depend on the account. You generally don't have to do too much with them, at least not on my 5 accounts.

It's an okay platform, not nearly as good as DQS, but I'll take the downgrade in platform and the upgrade in company any day. Good luck to you. :)
Maybe you aren't aware, the Chartmatrix sm
side has nothing BUT small hospitals.  If you are lucky enough to have large hospitals you couldn't be working on my side of the company.
As far as I know, nothing is compatible with Medrite, sm
especially if you are working in DOS. I worked on it for over a year and never did get the hang of remembering my own word expansions. I used IT too long and could not get used to anything else.
I dont know who told you VISTA was not compatible but it most certainly is! I bought a new laptop with Vista and have been working without any problems whatsoever. If you're having a problem downloading it, it's because you must first sign in as, run as administrator...then it will download for you...
Anybody know of any companies that are compatible with the

Would love to be working on my own computer which has Vista on it.

Help me out if you know any companies that have software compatible with Vista now.  

satellite is not compatible. sorry.
vonage is compatible with 911 - you just have to set it up - nm
I like ChartMatrix. Have worked on it for a couple of years...sm

There are 2 versions, the one they've been using for the past few years and a new one they're rolling out that can also be used with ASR.  I like the new one a lot better than the old one, but the old one was pretty good.  There are a lot more Keystrokes with the new ChartMatrix.

I have not worked on Enterprise, so I cannot comment on that.  Sorry.

MT equipment is often not compatible with VoIP too.
For example:

If you need your (*) key to sign off on a job, it may not work because some phone plans/phone cards will use that key to disconnect you so you can dial another number to avoid having to dial in again and enter your whole ID# and PIN# all over again.
Same goes for the (#) key; some may use this key for that function, which might be a key you need to get the header info. for each job or to repeat the header info.

It's very difficult for an MT to find a LD plan, and unfortunately, some MT companies out there don't realize this or simply don't care.
Is Shorthand or Smartype compatible with
Thanks. What platform do they use and is Word compatible?

Vista is not compatible with many programs out there yet. (sm)
From what I hear, Vista and MOST transcription platforms are not compatible.