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I find it very "MT friendly"....sm

Posted By: anotherMT on 2008-08-04
In Reply to: What is Iscriptor (Word based??) and ... NM - do you find it productive?

Yes, it is Word-based....you use your own player software (I use Express Scribe) for the voice files, and you use your own Expander program. Lots of search options, by doctor, by patient, etc, to pull up old reports.  Minimal demographics to input (at least on the account I am on).  Accurate production count built-in that you can check at any time, also a great running log of your work history. I can clip right along in IScriptor - not the best I've ever used (that would be ChartNet) or the worst (Meditech), but basically no major complaints.  Good luck!

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It's all pretty self-explanatory.  Spell check is fine, not sure what exactly you are asking about that....
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Medium, friendly co.
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user friendly software
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Is it relatively user friendly and fast? nm
Precyse a MT-friendly company?

Who works there right now and is happy or not, and why?

How is the flexibility, workflow, hardware/software, benefits, health insurance, PTO, etc. ?  TIA

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Meditech is not a transcription friendly
I worked on it for years.  You are better off working per hour transcribing using Meditech.  Some like it, some don't.  The spell check is not medical.  There are a lot of screens to go through before you actually get to type.  I guess once you find a rhythm you won't be donating too much time.  The F keys across the top of your keyboard are essential for maneuvering through the platform.  Also, be sure to save long reports mid report because sometimes Meditech closes out for no reason and then you could lose what you've typed.  FYI. 
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and you can move around in it just fine, look up old reports on the same patient or any other for that matter --
Friendly warning-if you reply to OP here she SM
will email you through the board.  I replied below and got one.  I don't know why replying here wasn't enough. 
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Right on Sista!! They are dishonest and friendly until


It is not the most MT-friendly platform, that's for sure, but if the company sm

is a good one, I wouldn't pass it up just because of Meditech.  I am using it for the first time, and after a month I no longer loathe it like I did, but I cannot honestly say it is my favorite.  It IS rather clunky and antiquated.  Fortunately, ShortHand works as an expander, so that helps, and one of the pluses of the Meditech system is the ability to access lab, medications, other reports, etc.

Good luck to you.  I am sure your trainer will have some helpful tips, or at least I hope so.

Friendly note to HR people:
I have 20 years of experience. It used to be relatively pain-free to switch jobs in this industry before everyone had Human Resources personnel... The job I just accepted did not call me for endless ridiculous interviews, all of the questions which were answered on my resume and application already. The test didn't take 6 hours. I didn't have to fill out the exact same info over and over again. When I asked a simple question via email, I received a quick simple response via email rather than having an HR person calling on the phone yet again to tie me up for another hour. I was job-shopping and comparing, so I don't have time to sit on the phone with every single one of them when all I need to know is do you hire employee status or IC, for example. You should also know that many of us have been working at home so long and are used to communicating via email & IM that we aren't really phone people anymore anyway. In short, one of the main reasons I went with this company is because the hiring process was pain-free, much like it used to be in the 'old days', so keep that in mind when you're wondering why you can't snag any new hires. Just something to think about....
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The accounts are good for experienced MTs.

I can't say I produce more on this particular platform, but it is MT friendly. I average approximately 300 lines an hour. That is not my best, as I have done 400 lines an hour on a different platform. It all depends on the dictators.

Good luck to you. If you need flexibility, a decent line rate and don't mind being SE without benefits - go for it.

I prefer SE or IC status, so it suits me just fine.
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I have never had an issue getting time off either scheduled or emergently due to a family/child illness or emergency. 

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It was an example given as to maybe why the above poster had been talked to regarding her performance during her shift. 

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however, there is a discrepancy in line counts.  They tend to try to use the line count that the FNET program gives.  I wrote down character count with spaces for each document and found that at the end of the day the FNET program shorted me anywhere from 50 to 75 lines per day.  The good news is you submit a line count sheet at the end of the pay period and they pay you off your sheet.  So if you keep track like I did, you won't get shorted.

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I think they treat their MTs pretty well.  I just would be mindful of how some of the higher ups operate.  I think if you go in with your eyes open, you could make decent money on their platform transcribing.

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Does JLG have nice accounts to work on and is their platform user friendly.