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Any opinions on Crescendo platform? Not much in the archives. thx! nm

Posted By: Sarah1114 on 2009-04-09
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Need opinions on platform Beyond Text
I'm thinking about applying with a company that uses this program but all I have found are negative things like you have to enter all the demographics and that you cannot make any money etc. I certainly do not to waste my time on that when I know other platforms that I can make money on. Any comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
MTSO with platform versus no platform (big message)

If a MTSO advertises that the MT works in MS Word and sends dictation by FTP, does this usually mean there will be no demographic/doctor database and the demographics will not be autopopulated?


 


I got into a mess with a small company (got out real quickly too).  I was required to print out daily email copies of the doctors' office patient schedules (which were barely legible) and type in all information.  I spent more time hunting for the correct patient through pages and pages of these schedules.  Then I had about 25 pages worth of doctor's names that I would have to go through to find the attending, referring, etc.  A total waste of time as I didnít get paid for that. 


 


I wish MTSO would give more information as to what platform they use (if any).  Proprietary software is such a generic, totally useless description.  Would they buy a new car that listed, "Car has gasoline operated motor?" 


 


And for Pete's sakes, why so secretive about the pay?  Give a ballpark figure.  Just say, pay is between 7-12 cpl depending on skill, testing, etc. Tell me if you pay for spaces, headers, etc.  It would save them time because I wouldnít even apply for a 7 cpl job. 


 


Before I spend an hour or two testing, I need more information from a company to be sure it is compatible for my needs.  If the MTSO would spend a little time on their website detailing their platform, how they send/receive files, pay rates,  how line rate is determined (spaces/no spaces) employee/IC/SE status, minimal line count, whether work pools consist of 100s of doctors, or smaller pools with 25-50 doctors etc.   Having all this information on their website would save them time and the MTs time.   Phoenix Medcom has a really good layout describing pretty much everything an MT would want to know before testing with them.  I am just tired of testing with a company and then finding out the job wasnít exactly suited to my needs. 


Platform versus non-platform (templates)?

I've been working for MTSOs for years now, using their templates which sometimes cause productivity problems (macro issues, etc). I'm wondering if productivity is increased when working on a structured platform, such as one that a national company provides for its transcriptionists?  I've never used a platform, but it would seem that all one needs to do is straight type onto the screen and the platform program takes care of margins, page breaks, etc?


Any thoughts (as well as companies who are hiring who use platforms) would be appreciated.  Thanks


in the archives for SS
and we will see how jazzed you are. Line stealing, lying, demanding, worst company out there. Been there, done that!!!!!
archives
where do I go to get to archives?
Archives
I thought if you did the search above using the MTStars option, that was the archives??? LOL

Sorry I'm no help.....
archives
If the newbies are making $7 and not admitting it..shame on them.  We all had to start from somewhere.  Moreover, you people with your smart-butt replies to honest questions make me sick.  What's wrong with a polite reply, say, something like, We just discussed that recently.  Why not access the archives....etc....but NO, ya gotta have a wise-crack answer.  Shows your mental age real well.
Don's use the Archives, just use the
"search" box just above the postings, not the one at the time that you have to check web or mtstars.
I checked the archives and there isn't much on TRS.
TIA
CHECK THE ARCHIVES
BAD, BAD, BAD.
do an archives search

They totally suck!  Very unprofessional group of people.  Surpised they are still hanging in.


read the archives.....they do
it was posted in the last couple of weeks
If OP had checked the archives on any of these
companies she would have found all the info needed.  I've posted in minute detail many times about SS when asked, so the information is there. 
search archives.
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Search the archives for yourself.
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Did you check archives? It seems like I saw something about
them within the past 2 weeks and it wasn't good, but I can't swear to it. 
OTI. The best. Check archives. nm
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try searching the archives

This has been discussed several times in the last few months.  You should be able to find some answers there.


I myself have posted in archives about this man..
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here's one fave from my archives...sm
i had a young neurosurgeon dictating an extremely complicated brain surgery while on his cell phone in his sports car...all of a sudden i hear the engine screaming (sounded like a ferrari!) and him saying, "sh**...I gotta make this light, hold on..." which was followed by nothing but ENGINE noise for a few seconds, then a brief pause, and he calmly continued dictating his complex report...talk about multitasking...i'll never forget that one. :)
Thanks will search the archives
:-)
did you run the company name through the archives
here?? Problems like this usually have a history, and a long one at that.


Try the archives for this. Not too long ago
there was a discussion, not sure what board it was on though.
CHECK the archives on this.
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thanks - did check archives, but

did not really get enough good info to make a decision, so am looking for any other MTer's who have had experience with these. 


Please help....everyone always says "look in archives" BUT...
when I look in the Archives for let's say Amphion....it only brings things up from 2007? Explain this to me.
Check the archives
HUGE discussion that lasted for days just a couple of months ago on this very subject. I think there are even links to a website regarding unionization of MTs, if I'm not mistaken.

Get some coffee and be ready to read for awhile; pros, cons, neutrals, etc., it's all in those threads!
How do I search the archives? sm
For instance, I try to find info on TTS in New Hampshire and I put it in the search box at the top of the page and click "mtstars" for searching rather than search the web. I get only stuff from 2006 when I know there is more recent info. It happens to me with everything. What am I doing wrong?
I found the 106 messages in archives
http://www.mtstars.com/search/search.pl?Match=1&Realm=All&Terms=transcription+relief+services
Click on the See Archives link above.
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Try searching the archives. Some of us get tired of

answering the same old questions for people who can't be bothered to research what we said about that exact topic only last week.  Besides, only the people making big bucks answer the polls.  You don't see any of the newbies who are only earning $7 an hour admitting to it.


Nevermind...looked in archives...sorry.
nm
Search the archives - lot of information nm
nm
Check the archives and then RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
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I have been reading in the archives about expanders

I have gotten the names of Smart Type, Instant Text and Shorthand for Windows...  I would like opinions on these if you have one, and I would also like to know if I can use one program for both my desktop and laptop, or if I have to buy the program twice and enter all my expansions twice?


TIA and TTFN


research archives here on board...nm
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I found this in the archives. I need to try it myself to see if it will work. sm
http://archives.mtstars.com/main/24596.html
OP--Just did a search in the archives. Vista
nm
I checked the archives and found some
So thanks anyway.

I don't know about pick up and delivery. I suppose you could get a courier for that. Not sure about working with tapes. I don't know how much I can make at it but need more than the $11/hr. I make now.

Thanks.:)
Check the archives on this company.
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you must be new it these parts. search the archives. besides that we can't afford to QA QA.
We're on production. You?
I can go into the archives and get into the other boards but I notice MQ is missing. Has this been
taken out and maybe this is the problem.
Search archives. I was told personally
that they still owe some MTs back pay for months and months.
ASTAT Transcription--Can't find anything in archives
Any information on ASTAT Transcription?
Forget it...found it in the archives that came up after I posted. - nm
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Maybe searching internet and newspaper archives - sm
for any kind of stories related to identity theft resulting from offshore medical (or other) records is a start. Another angle would be to look for info. from editors on specific instances (Pt. privacy respected, of course!) where offshored or even US bargain-basement transcription came back with errors that could have caused injury or legal action.
If you check the archives you'll find
this same question has been asked numerous times, but basically most have felt it a waste of time and wouldn't recommend them. 
Search the archives box at the top of forum pages.
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Check company board for archives.
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Lots of info in the archives, personally I'm happy there. NM
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Search the archives and check the Company board
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