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? for TransNet users

Posted By: Snow Bunny on 2007-05-17
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What do you use to listen to the dictation, and where do you plug it in?

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TransNet users
1.  Have long have you been using TransNet?  Is it hard to learn?


2.  Does it work with Word 2003?


3.  Do you d/l the files through a modem or through a cable or DSL line?


4.  If you have a cable or DSL line ... how long would it take for you to download, say, all of the Alta Bates or Sequoia reports. I ask about those only because I can translate that into lines in my head. IOW, "it takes 1 hour to d/l a full day of Alta Bates." This way I could figure out where things would stand on one of the accounts I work on.


5.  Would you rather use TransNet or C-phone? Why (whatever your choice is) <-- this is the critical question, so feel free to go into detail


6.  What happens if you've download a batch of files and your hard drive crashes? Are those files gone forever or are the "originals" still on the master system?

Is Transnet the same as VPN? nm
I train MTs on TransNet. Yes, you can use the Internet at the same time. Who told you that you can't? Just curious.
While in TransNet, go into "Player Settings". Move the slider, for volume, to the + end. You have to click the OK button after you adjust the volume. If you don't click OK, your volume will go back to where it was in the first place.

Hi Everyone!

Do you know if Lanier makes a sofware package similar to TransNet in which you can sign onto their system, download your voice files, and then sign off?  If so, what is the name of that software?



Transnet question
Does anyone use this program - getting ready to start using it, would appreciate any information regarding productivity, etc.  Thanks!!
Does anyone use this software on a laptop; if so, have you experienced any problems.  I am thinking of installing on my laptop to take on vacation with me this summer so I can work a bit if needed.  Thanks!
Problem with Transnet
Is there anyone who has used Dictaphone Transnet with Windows XP that experiences a problem with it closing down occasionally upon doing a rewind/listen or lifting your foot on/off the foot pedal to listen?  Sometimes the voice gets garbled, sometimes the program shuts down.  Any resolutions?  Thanks
I don't use ExTxt, just Transnet and
I only have to restart the Transnet program but there must be a fix so it doesn't happen.  It never happened when I used Windows 2000, just since Windows XP upgrade. 
Is it possible to use a 9-pin or USB adaptor with Transnet
Starting IC job and need to have own foot pedal. I have an infinity pedal with a 9-pin but not sure if it will work with Transnet with or without adaptor. Does anyone know?
I use ExText with Transnet. (sm)
I like it a lot, actually. I don't use the Expander built into it, but use Instant Text. I can't believe the same company who came out with the PowerScribe (shudder) came out with this product. It's pretty good for MT, IMO.

I think a lot depends on the server you're logging into. The hospital I transcribe for seems to have a good stable system.
Transnet volume
Thanks, Lilly. I have that box for traditional typing jobs, but for speech we use a different version. We did figure it out, though. It is - plain and simply - F2, and then slide the volume control up.

I appreciate your time to help, and thank you!
WE need EXText TransNet Software

We need ExText TransNet software. How can we get this software. Please suggest me.




Nina from Transnet in Florida
about $400 worth of work from July/August never paid for.  E-mail after e-mail with your check is on the way but of course never showed up.  This is after I worked with her for more than a couple of years with no problems.  I'm pursuing an action in small claims.
Dictaphone TransNet - Very easy
Snow Bunny,

TransNet and ExText is very easy and simple to use. It is a Word based platform.

Depending on how your queue is set up, you usually download 5-10 reports at a time. When you finish one and upload it, the other comes in to be transcribed simultaneously. Cable modem is the fastest and easiest and it takes not time at all to download - say 20 reports will download in about 1 minute.

I know those two accounts you mention - I am not sure what you are asking? You can only download the entire day's work if they set your queue up for that, otherwise you will get 5 or 10 at a time and once they upload, another one will download.

Or they can set you up with Administrative priveleges and you can see all the dictations in everybody's queue for the day.

Personally, I would prefer TransNet. You must remember, TransNet is just the communication or should I say voice download software. ExText is the transcription software. If you are only using TransNet, that will only download and upload your voice and you will transcribe your reports separately in Word.

If you are using TransNet and ExText, the entire program, you will download the voice as well as use the transcription platform, Word Based, and it should fill in the headers with patient, MR#, Visit, DOS, etc.

I hope you understand and I didn't confuse you.
Iam using TransNet on my laptop as I type.
Dictaphone extext transnet
I use dictaphone Extext transnet and yes I had to get a dictaphone foot pedal to work. The company thought any pedal would work but Dictaphone said no it has to be dictaphone pedal.

Good luck!
Transnet pedal question
Can the Transnet pedal used for the ExText platform be plugged into a 9-pin outlet on my computer??? Although I currently use a IN-USB-1 Infinity foot pedal that has 4 "square" pins, I may be getting an account that uses the Transnet pedal and my company told me they would supply it.
Dictaphone Transnet question

I presently work with a Dictaphone C-phone but have been having problems with either my phone system (FIOS) or the phone, or both.  The boss suggested switching to Transnet. I have heard that when working on Transnet on your computer you cannot have access to the internet. I need to do a significant number of physician lookups for addresses, etc. so this would be a definite draw back. I'd like your opinion as to the pros and cons of the C-phone vs Transnet and if given the choice which would you prefer.

Thanks in advance.


Foot pedal for Dictaphone Transnet
Can I use a USB foot pedal with Dictaphone Transnet. I was told it has to be the foot pedal with what looks like a phone cord used in conjunction with a USB adapter.
Weird Transnet pedal question

I just got installed on ExText and Transnet today and, after a little trouble getting the pedal to work, finally got it going and transcribed a report.  Then after finishing the report with Ctrl-N, the next report came up smoothly, but the pedal would not work.  I did that one by starting and stopping with the mouse, then the next report again the pedal did not work.

So I logged out of ExText then back in again and lo and behold the pedal worked.  Again, however, when I signed off, the next job came up with the pedal not controlling it.

I was curious to see if anyone else has ever had this problem.  I've emailed my tech support person; it's not an emergency really as I can work (albeit slowly!) , but it sure is a strange problem! 

TransNet Player Speed Control

I really need and would appreciate HELP on this one!  I am using the transnet player with ExText on my new job (which I love), BUT - is there a way to control the speed of the dictation with Keystrokes rather than opening up the "more" box and changing the speed level????

I want to be able to change the speed during different areas of the report.  For example, I like to speed through air time or thumbing through chart time, etc., and then return to a normal speed for typing.  Some docs I have to speed up, some docs I have to slow down, but with this player is there any way to do this with keystrokes and not going to the player, going to the more screen, moving the slider, clicking okay, etc.  ?????

If you can use a 15-pin foot pedal with an adapter with Transnet
Account says they use an IN-BMG (15-pin) foot pedal with a USB adapter. Can you also use a 9-pin with an adapter? Account manager wasn't sure. I really hate to buy another foot pedal for a new account if I don't have to. Does anyone at all know if this will work?

I doubt it - think TransNet pedals are specific to...sm
the Dictaphone platform. You might look on the classifieds here, or if you want a 9-pin I have one. Email me.
I used to work with TransNet...Loved it and would recommend it

I was told since Dictaphone is Transnet only that foot pedal could be used
Like you, I already have 2 foot pedals - my desk floor is a maze of wires! Post if you find out differently, but again I was told had to be Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal.
It is a Transnet issue. The hospital I work for has the same problem. nm
Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal questions.
I'm going to be installing Dictaphone Extext program and accessing it through the Transnet part. I've tried figuring out whether I need a "special" Transnet foot pedal or not. Some earlier posts say yes and some say no, that they just use either a 9-pin or a 15-pin. So, I'm perplexed on what I currently have which is both of those and with which I also have USB adapters will work or if I need to order something from Dictaphone. Any help would be appreciated. I also wonder if possibly whether or not it works is due in part to your particular computer.
best sound- WinScribe Dictaphone Transnet-NO- see inside
Best sound is Winscribe. Google it. Has excellent, excellent sound, far better than Dictatphone ExtText (see below). Has demographics that are with the job, however I don't know if it has a way to make the demographics automatically download into a document--- my company does its own programming for that. ? May be ask.

Dictaphone ExtText is tedious, tedious, tedious. I don't know why people like it. And the Expander that comes with it is poor, very few features that typists would use and a some that work against you-i.e. it won't capitalize an abbreviation you have put in, even if you type it in caps. I worked on it twice, 5 years apart, and they NEVER upgraded the sound or other features to make it more MT-friendly. A company that puts SO LITTLE EFFORT into their product for the end-user will never get my vote! My input, my opinion.
Volume Setting Command for Transnet/ExText

Anyone there who knows how to "permanently" set the volume for Transnet/ExText speech?  I know to double-click on the volume icon to raise the volume for "Each Report", but not how to do it "permanently".  I did it once by accident, but with recent upgrades, it wiped it out again.  Anyone?  Thanks! 

The Transnet pedal I have has a phone line connection on the end, sm

which plugs into a Dictaphone adapter which plugs into a USB port on my computer.  To my knowledge, it cannot be used for anything else, but I could be wrong.

Good luck!

What does this mean? Dictphone Transnet to get voice and Dictaphone Extext to transcribe in. Thanks
Thanks for the help!
I have a Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal for sale on the classifieds board

If you know anyone who is looking for one, please tell them about it. 

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It is MQ-wide for DQS users?
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Flashtype users?
I recently downloaded Flashtype expander.  I like the set up of being able to put in what I want but I am having trouble with capitalization.  I work in Meditech and the CAPS status sometimes changes for no reason.  This program is also suppose to print in all CAPS if wanted but this does not happen either except only occasionally.  It also does not capitalize the word at the beginning of a sentence if it is typed so such as Copd, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  It does all lower case.  Is there something I can do or is just a program error or is it just using it with certain programs such as Meditech?
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Thanks to all!

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DocQscribe users sm

Does anyone work for more than 1 company that uses DocQscribe.  I work for 1 company with DocQScribe and just got a part-time job at another company that uses DocQscribe.  Is there any way to use DocQscribe for 2 companies on 1 computer?


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Thanks again!
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Shorthand users

I'm not sure if this will help you or not but it can't hurt to check. 

On the autoreplace options page in ShortHand there's a box called "options" after the line for Use Alt+Ins to add current word to dictionary. Click on the options and make sure there is not a blank space in the keyword suffix box. 

It used to make me nuts because every time I created a new shorthand entry it would put a space and . behind it and I had to manually delete them.  I did that for 5 years before someone told me about that suffix box and sure enough the space and period were in there. 

Hope this helps. 


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"Medical/Pharmacological Spellchecker.  What do some of you have and use right now?

I work PT for this hospital but and the only spellchecker they have on Meditech is called this:  Proximity Merriam-Webster Database Dictionary.  It does not have drugs on it per say. 

Bought a Stedmans but now people tell me that will not work and I have not tried it yet.   I do have PCShorthand but there are no drugs on it either.  

Does anyone know what would work?   Thanks



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I have a few questions about Editscript that I was hoping someone could help me with. The tech requirements state that USB infinity pedal version 14, and of course, I have the "non version 14" one. Does anyone know where I can get a version 14 one? The specs also state that Editscript is only compatible with Norton or McAfee, but I have a paid version of AVG and was hoping that I would not have to switch. Is there a free version of Mcafee? Geez..so many things to figure out. Any help would be appreciated!
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IT users email at WMX
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The federal government has said they might publish criteria for the definition of "meaningful use" of electronic health records as early as June 16, according to the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association, a trade group for EHR firms. And with June 16th right around the corner, this survey is meant to explore the value of the physician narrative as it relates to electronic documentation and the meaningful use of an EHR, as well as shed light on what meaningful EHR use is.

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1.  Can you import AutoText entries into this program?

2.  What's their website?