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Editscript/Escription users

Posted By: question on 2006-01-12
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Am I the only person who has a squatty hourly average line count with this system? I would love to hear from those who don't mind sharing how many lines you average an hour.

For those of you who are thinking about posting a response that says 'I don't give out this info'...save it please.
My question is for people who ARE willing to share this info.


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Anyone using an adapter with their foot pedal?  I got a Belkin adapter to use my footpedal with my laptop.  It has been working pretty well but I am having one problem and wondering if anyone has a solution.

When I stop and try to start again sometimes I hear no sound.  The audio is playing but I'm not hearing it.  A few taps and it works well again.  Not a huge issue, but pretty annoying. 

Anyone have similar problems?  Anyone know how to fix this?



Question for Escription users

I would like to know what your line count is hourly.  I use my hot keys and average around 350 lph, which I now am seeing is on the low side.  I just want to know how to get up to 500-60 or more lph.  How do you proof?  I also wonder if it is the company I work for.  I know that they hire a lot of newbies, so I am constantly having to make corrections in the text because people are just not following the style guide.  I do not think there is a single report that I do that I do not have to make adjustments on, even though the doc says the exact same thing every time!!  Any productive advice is appriciated. 

Editscript-Escription - Jay, sm

Jay, do I still use a foot pedal with this software? What is the difference between editscript and escription? Sorry for the questions, but I have never used this platform before...Thanks!


eScription is the name of the company. They make a dictation system which takes the doctors' dictation files and runs them through a voice recognition engine once they reach a certain level of accuracy. At any given time, there will be some dictations that have to be transcribed from scratch and others that need to be edited.

EditScript is the name of the TRANSCRIPTION component of the eScription system, the part that you as an MT would use. It does use a foot pedal, yes. It integrates with your MS Word program so you can still use your AutoCorrects, macros and expanders.

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However, there are some transcription companies who are certified ES users and will try to bid for the department or hospital's work.

Please know that not every hospital or department who uses the EditScript platform outsources their transcription work to companies or anyone else for that matter. Recently, many have been keeping their transcription in-house and training their MTs on the new software.

I hope this answers your questions.

EMR is an electronic medical record. Most companies are trying to sell their software to the healthcare industry as EMR. Paperless records so you could be visitng in Alaska, have an accidnet, and the doc could pull your chart up from the hospital in your home town, like New Jersey, etc. instantly.

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Like everything else in life, you take the good with the bad. Get bored sometimes, but I make a great line rate and work for a great hospital. I will take the boredom - really can't complain.

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