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Do you mean Spheris? No logs here. Forget

Posted By: it. Info comes up on page. on 2005-11-23
In Reply to: Big S does. For one year. - This one does.


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Patient logs
We are required to do a log for each batch of reports that we do.  I will fill the info on the report and then control + end to the log and record the same info.  Says time for me at the end of the whole document.
CTL X logs you out, use shift+delete for cut function
Radiology? We were issued letter stating we MUST keep logs.
I could be wrong and in this instance, hope that I am. It costs me about 25 reports a day, I figure, counting MR#, exam #s, job #.
you didn't ask me, but email me and i will tell you what company i get paid for doing logs with..
Little snow globe from Spheris with "All around the world, Spheris
Don't forget to ask...

What types of accounts you will have and whether you will have backups if your primary runs out of work. Do they pay for spaces and use of expansions or normals? Are hours flexible if you need it? Is there any charge for equipment? software? Is tech support available all the time? How soon do the bennies such as health insurance kick in? How often do you get paid and when can you expect your first paycheck? Do they give pay raises, incentives or anything else that can increase your income? What kind of training will you get until you are comfortable with the accounts? Are there a lot of ESLs? 

Whether they answer any questions honestly or not you will find out when you get started. Probably best to run the company name on MTStars and see what you get. Good luck!   

Will never forget
Yep, and don't forget 100% QA! LOL. Seriously, I
yes, that's what I always do, but don't forget
Frozen ham has a tendency to taste saltier, so when you use it, you probably won't need to add any salt.
and don't forget
Don't forget that before white out and all the other things, we had to use a razor blade to remove errors from ALL of the copies. I worked for a VA Hospital and everything had about 6 or 7 copies. Cut many a finger in those days, but learned how to be accurate really fast.
Forget about them and those like them and
live your life, period. I wish I could post a saying I got from Mother Theresa the other day but it does something like this:
People will hate you. Do good anyway. It was never about them, it's only about you and God. Something along those lines. And only half of these posts are nuts.
I'm sorry, but how can someone just forget...
Valentine's Day? That's like forgetting it's Christmas.  It's all over the TV, in the stores, everywhere you go, there was something about Valentine's Day.  I don't buy the "forgetting" thing at all...unless he lives under a rock or in a cave, he didn't forget...
Better to forget IC at 6 to 8 CPL
After you pay your taxes, it averages only 4 to 6 CPL.  I would rather be an employee.  Never will go IC again.
And let's not forget..............nm

Don't forget sm
you'll probably be typing headers and a bunch of junk. Not for me, but if you do it, make sure you'll get paid for it.
don't forget a
It really helps if you can have someone who is just in charge of the money. They could sit at a table and concentrate on just taking in the money. You can get really distracted when buyers want to ask you about merchandise. So much fun at the end of the day adding it all up and treating yourself to a yummy lunch!
just like me to forget something..
also must pay local tax and Soc Sec tax of 15%.  Yuck!
yes, and don't forget
Oh and don't forget...

the one I came across that took it to the bathroom with him and it was still running!!!  GROSS!!!!!!! 

Forget it. You do not need it.
don't forget to look at
overstock.com when purchasing! I've found a couple of books there cheap, and the shipping is usually cheap, too. They do have the CD version for $42 and change right now with $1.40 shipping.
Sometimes they forget
My friend is a speech pathologist. She told me that before she met me, she never used to think of the transcriptionist. She hated dictating, but she had to do it. So she used to dictate as fast as possible just to get it over with, not thinking that someone had to figure out what she was saying. But now she makes an effort to be understood and actually acknowledges MT and will say good day and thank you.
Don't forget.....
Work is not guaranteed, no pay for downtime (or rarely), must know all specialties, be around when work is there - not necessarily what you agreed to, work over or get no work, be availabe via phone, messagers and email, oh and be an Office and Word expert cause we aren't providing any help with that...Plus, lunch is at your desk...I bet starbucks even gives you a lunch break without whining about it.
Don't forget to consider your
chair height and whether your hands are too high compared to your elbows.

Don't forget
Things like benefits, paid holidays, vacation and sick pay. Those all add to your per line rate as an employee, and you should be compensated appropriately to offset these things as an IC.
Forget it
You won't get a vacation unless you can find another IC or two who can fill in for you. Also, you will need to schedule around your doctors' vacations - at this point in my life, I don't want to work around the clock anymore and I wouldn't do it, but if you're up for it, you go girl.

Should be FORGET actually, sorry! nm
Don't forget also that
the SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING !!! Run to your underground shelter ASAP !
Don't forget this cutie!
so true and don't forget

my head hurts from the whinnnnnney voice and her total clueless-ness of what

an MT does.

Don't forget the so ever "critical" ....sm
omission of apostrophe's now.  According to them it's no longer Alzheimer's disease but Alzheimer disease.   Sounds stupid as crap and makes it look like we're a bunch of idiots to type things this way. 
don't forget the shoe


Don't forget Poophead...

Don't forget the tax deductions
Pleae keep all your receipts for hearing-aids/batteries, etc. and check with your tax preparer at year's end or before. I would think this would be deductible but worth asking about.
Forget about it. Some people only come here

to criticize others because they have nothing in their real lives to feel good about.  If they have to go around telling us what we do "wrong" and how perfect they are, they have some serious self esteem issues there.  Nice judgmental personality types, too.

There's a big difference between an occasional alcoholic beverage and a full-blown substance abuse problem.  Unfortunately, public schools teach kids that their parents are "doing drugs" if we imbibe at all.  DH and I like an occasional cold Corona with lime to wash down spicy food.  Now, our kid thinks we're going to be arrested or die from "doing drugs".

Life isn't black or white, all or nothing, good or bad.  There are a lot of gray areas out there.  Some people on the boards need to learn that they aren't perfect enough to pass judgment on the rest of us.  There's only ONE person who's fit to do that.

Okay, bye! Don't forget to take your meds on the way out!
The level of anger and frustration is actually quite sad.
Oh and before I forget, I am so glad I did not
listen to you all and panic and take him to the hospital.  There was no reason for it as, come to find out, angioedema is NOT lifethreatening (very rarely is it) and only when there is difficulty breathing.  Talk about a bunch of panic-ridden posters!!  WOW!!!
set hours forget about it
not with kids
um because they forget to change the nm to
a simple forgetful error - no need to *vent* about it.....we all do the best we can.....  
I think I could forgive..but not forget.

If either him or I cheated, the trust is gone in the marriage.  I think I would forgive him (not right away) as he is the father of my kids and I will always have a relationship with him whether married or not, but I I think at that point, the marriage would be over.  That's what marriage is to me, loyalty to each other.  I would say he feels the same way.  I can forgive anyone, it's just my nature, but I don't forget.

Don't forget you are also describing
yourself if you are an MT, which I am sure you are.
forget it - i found it
Forget it -- I remembered!
Will never forget when I was an MT newbie
had worked about 2 weeks and got a 20-minute report by an ESL med student who stammered through the full note, then said "again" and started over THREE times!  I nearly cried. 
Don't forget it's 2008 sm
The rest is up to whoever writes your paycheck. Happy New Year!
And don't forget to encrypt! nm
yes, and not to forget tired...we all know what
this business and its pressures do to us. For that reason alone, you'd think this would be the ONE place people understood and cut some slack.

I type it and forget it
I have typed things for friends and relatives. We're in a small town and I work for a local doctor; it is bound to happen. There is no one to hand it off to (unless the doc wanted to type it himself). I'm it, so I type it and keep my mouth shut and forget the content. In fact, I couldn't tell you what was in the report a week later a bit more than I could fly.

I don't know the legality of it for a company, but as the other posters have said, if the reports are transcribed accurately and kept confidential by the MT, I don't see that there would be any problem.
Don't forget nonmedical
Here are a few of mine, leaning toward radiology, which is my specialty...

ti = there is (this is a HUGE timesaver for me)
ew = elsewhere
unf = unfortunately
adab = as described above
ao = although
ath = at this time
atpo = at this point
bosi = both sides
risi = right side
lesi = left side
ris = right-sided
les = left-sided
rhs = right hand side
lhs = left hand side
otw = otherwise

Most of mine developed organically, with easy-to-remember shortcuts at first and then using whatever wasn't used after a few years! I review the list every once in a while because there are some that I've forgotten I have.