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I have been using the ChartNet platform for

Posted By: ChartNet User on 2005-08-05
In Reply to: ChartNet - curious

the past 9 months and love it. It is a word-based platform and very easy to learn and use. I find it to be very productive. There are also several features that I especially like, such as being able to access reports previously dictated by a physician for reference and the ease of entering shortcuts. Give it a try.

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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 didn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 wasn’t exactly suited to my needs. 

Has anybody used this platform?  Migrating to it from Word and concerned about the "learning curve."  Any comments on ease of use?  Wondering how many (if any) use it besides us or if it is proprietary.
That's definitely reassuring!  Thanks!  How long did it take you to "get up to speed" as far as your quota?  Are you able to keep up with your lines or are you flying in the dark?
I went from DictExt, to Chartnet, and now back to DictExt. I definitely miss Chartnet. It is very efficient and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
It is by far the BEST platform I have ever used.  Have been around the block on hospital-based platforms for years.  And while it pains me to say this, prior to using chartnet, the best platform I had used prior  to that was the DQS system from MQ.  (pthewy!)  Well let me tell you, Chartnet just FLIES away compared to DQS.  It is extraordinarily efficient.  My line counts easily doubled.  Give it a shot!  You won't be disappointed.  BTW, I am not exactly a tekk wizard, so if I could do it, anyone can. Good luck to you and spend all your extra cash wisely!
Alright, then!  Bring it on!  Thanks ladies.
Have used chartnet while working in house, now working at home for same hospital, but cannot access reports previously typed which I was able to do in house.
Have used chartnet while working inhouse.  Have been set up at home from the same hospital using the same system.  However, I cannot access old reports to review them.  Any suggestions.
Does anyone know of ANY company that is hiring that provides Chartnet for their transcriptionists?  I heard it is a a big timesaver and easy to use, especially for non-tekkies like myself.  Appreciate the info, THANK YOU! 
SPI Healthcare Documentation uses Chartnet. I think it is very user friendly.
chartnet fan
Also Premier Office Transcription.  Small company but friendly, honest, and reliable pay.  Gotta love ChartNet!
CyMed also uses Chartnet.
I use Chartnet and need to know how...
to backup my expanders.  Does anyone know how to do this?  Do I use a disk?  I read about using a thumb drive or data stick.  No idea how to use this either.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Is that the web-based program by Chartscript? My hospital is moving to it also. They said by 1st quarter of this year but no news yet. We had a presentation on it and it looks pretty good.
I've worked on Chartnet for about 1-1/2 years and like it. Send me a private note if you have specific questions. You can see some screen captures here: http://www.hudson-medical.com/cn-transcription.htm
I worked on Chartnet for several years, and after just about a half hour of training, I was back up to 1500 lines a day!  It is the best, THE BEST, platform out there as far as I'm concerned.  I'm working with ExText out there and words cannot express how much I detest it.  Dictaphone never did have a clue.  Go with ChartNet.  Your employees will adore you!
Sorry I cannot answer your question regarding internet speed but wondering if you can tell me what company is going to Chartnet.  I was under the impression that SPI bought that program exclusively.  I loved working on Chartnet for Cymed.  Did not love working for SPI.  Thanks in advance.
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Has anyone moved from Chartnet to EXText lately? If so, were you able to move your expansions to EXText?
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Any information on Meditech-ChartNet would be extremely helpful.


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I worked on Chartnet for a very brief...sm
time. I did not like it because it is not word based and therefore my Expander would not work and neither would my spellchecker. That is a major slowdown.
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Does Shorthand work with Chartnet?

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MedScribe is a great company...I've worked for them a little over a year after leaving MQ and am very happy here. :-)
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My company is in the process of moving to Chartnet and are saying the optimum internet speed is 3000 Kbs upload, 600 Kbs download. At best, I get 1200 Kbs upload, 400 Kbs download,but often less. I have no other internet options where I live. Am I going to have a lot of problems? Thanks in advance.
on my platform you can do a control/+ (the one near the backspace) to enlarge the text...
What platform do you use?

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What platform do you use?  I use Extext by Dictaphone.  Like it so far.

How can they tell? Which platform?
Besides, it's not canned text.  LOL  That's a feature in Meditech.  If you use an expander, it's an "expansion".  Those are two different things there.  Isn't it open to interpretation?  If I were in your shoes, I'd download the trial version of ShortHand just to see if it worked and to see if they could detect it.  It's asinine to not be able to use expanders.  Why wouldn't the company want the work done faster and potentially more accurately?  I know there are some really long words that I have to stop to remember how to spell, so those are in my expander.
WOW!! Do you really think that? Platform is what
is used to type. You must be new to the biz. Also you cannot work for Amphion. You would know if you did.
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Perhaps the platforms should offer grammar checks as well then.......hmmmmm. UH OH, perhaps we just opened up a can of worms!
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MDI-FL has a platform
I worked for them earlier this year. I now cannot remember the name of it. It seems like something that would have been used in the 70s or 80s. I don't know if they use it on all of their accounts, but I had a very hard time with it. It took too long to search for the patient and MD data...it also froze up on me many times and I would have to restart my computer which caused me to lose all lines I had typed. I absolutely hated it. Horrible spell checker.

I now work for Sten-Tel who has a 'word' based internet platform called EditScript which is a breeze. I love it and have never had any problems with it.
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I normally get between 130-170 lph, depending on dictators.  Today I worked four hours and had 200 lines

It is a word-based platform.  To put in a QA marker you put in spaces, highlight them change screens, use the mouse (no shortcut keys) click add, save, and then back to your screen.  To remove a QA marker, you have to change screens, use mouse click on QA marker number, and then click delete...  You also have to do this to look up or edit doctors, patient info...

In all honesty from anyone who has worked on such a platform, WILL I GET FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP MY CHILDREN FROM STARVING?

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is a platform...
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Do you know what the platform is? nm
Platforms are simply the different software that companies use to transcribe and edit their documents. Each company has their own "platform."
Platform that will allow you to do this
We have a platform that allows you to do this.  The platform allows you to type and then it sends the completed report to an ASP platform that the users will have their own logins and can access any report via a secure site on the internet.  If you want more information, please email me at amy.newton@medcoretech.com.  We only charge per line, no setup fees, no monthly minumums.  We have tons of MTSOs and clients that use our system.  I hope that helps.  Thanks,
MTS Platform
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I just do not like that platform.  I will never work on it ever again if at all possible.  It is horrible.  Good luck finding an MT that does like it.