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The best platform to me was

Posted By: sm on 2009-03-16
In Reply to: What is the best platform you've ever worked on - YourOpinionPlease

NO platform. The easiest, fastest lines for me were back when we just used MS Word or WP51 and FTP.

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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 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

on my platform you can do a control/+ (the one near the backspace) to enlarge the text...
What platform do you use?

I am bored, and trying to get aquanited to the boards, so I am posting a little spree here. 

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.
Different platform
I'm w/ Baltimore office, still working on INET. Hearing that won't be for long, not many accounts left on it.
EP-1 Platform
Can anyone tell me about the EP-1 platform for spheris?
what platform is it that they use?
was it easy to learn?
New platform?
Perhaps the platforms should offer grammar checks as well then.......hmmmmm. UH OH, perhaps we just opened up a can of worms!
What platform are you?
Sounds like you have ideas worth sharing with whomever designed the platform.
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.
New Platform...SM

I started on a new platform about two weeks ago and am finding it HORRIBLE!

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?

Thanks in advance

new platform
what's the name of the platform?
MTS platform
Does anyone know who uses MTs platform?
What is the platform like??
I get paid hourly ($15), so the platform doesn't really matter that much. Would you mind telling me about how much that rounds out to an hour? Just wondering if I'm making the right amount or if I should look elsewhere. Thanks.
is a platform...
i using express scribe and have been reading here about platforms, is express scribe considered a platform?  I have did MT for over ten years in an office setting but this is my 1st at home position and am unfamiliar with the platform. In the office setting we only used microcassettes and typed verbatim. So please forgive my ignorance in this realm.  Would someone be willing to explain or give an example.  I would appreciate it. I like to be knowledgable in the aspects of mt and feel you're never too old to be knowledgable. Thanks!!

Is anyone familiar with a platform called Medquist Cquence?  The service I work for has a client who uses this.  I am having a particularly difficult time learning this system.  Would you care to share what you think of it.  Is it worth the time spent in learning it, and once you do learn it, do you get a decent line count?


Anyone know MD-IT's platform?
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
Is Express Scribe better than Transcription Gear or Bytescribe - even though you have to pay. And how about ExText - can that be purchased?
What platform is it if you use your
own computer? Do they have editscript or anything like it? Do you know what the line rates basically run and how good the incentives are? Is the work steady? I'm just looking for a good decent place to work that won't cheat me or make it almost impossible to actually make any lines. All information appreciated.
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. 
Which is better platform????
I have been offered a job with a company that uses EMDAT/Inscribe and also offered a job at DeVenture who uses the SHINE platform?  Are they both terrible, or is one better than the other?  Would like to hear your opinion, please.  Thank you.
Try looking at the InfraWare ASP. It's very user friendly and easy to market.

I have used Dictaphone when I was working for a smaller company and did like it, but now I am out on my own and have an office that uses Word and a wav pedal and I email the work to them. I like this way too. I have heard that people do like Dictaphone as a platform, but I am unsure of the cost.. I use Express scribe to download the files and my wav pedal. Express scribe is free so I do like that there is no cost to me on that end.

What platform do you use?

I can't see who's working, can't see how much work there is, just keep going until I run out.

No platform
Simply typing in Word in a running document.  No time for all the saving of individual files, special headers/footers, etc....too time consuming.
more than one platform
Right now I have four different platforms on my computer with no problems.
WebchartMD  by far the best with the best support  above and beyond  you will love them!
don't know if this is a platform
But definitely WP51 for DOS which I still use. When i have tried the new technology, i have lost SIGNIFICANT amounts of money....
Best platform...
I use VoiceScribe with MS Word, and I really like it.
What platform do you use?
I cannot see the amount of work in any of my accounts at any time. I get the next available job. I guess not knowing who gets what alleviates a lot of headache.
I have six accounts. I know the order they are in my queue. I do not know how much work is in any of them at any time. Some days I never get past the first account. When I finish 1 job the next one automatically pops up and I do whatever comes up for whatever account. It is quick and easy, no muss, no fuss.

I also do not know who is working or how many people work on any of the same accounts I'm on. Since I've been working at home (12 years), I have never had access or known how many people have thrown back a job before I've gotten it. I just do what comes to me and move on.
we don't know what platform
you are working on so it's hard to say. It does sound like Spheris though! When I worked there, to get around between the editing screen and the other screens (where you add patient information, add a cc, etc) I did not use the mouse. I used the function keys, and I reassigned the function keys (in Shorthand) to keys I thought were not as awkward. On the patient information screen I used tab and alt tab to move between fields.   But your platform might be different.
Tell me what platform
you are using. Some are better than others.
I use the same platform
and I do love Escription. From what I have heard, it seems to be 1 if not the best. I make 4 cents a line on VR but I also have some straight mixed in with the VR. It might be you are not up to speed with what you will be able to do because it is new to you and takes awhile to get there. I did straight for so many years and now donít care if I see another straight typed report.
my platform
Did you mean MTs? About 75 to 100 on the VR platform and accounts I work on but the company has other types on other accounts.
Dox Platform anyone?
Hello.  I'm interested in finding out if anyone has worked on the Dox platform?  If so, what are your thoughts and any tips on increasing productivity?  Thanks much!
what platform? (nm)
is a new platform still in beta, using M*Modal speech recognition.

If the SR engine cannot interpret to a quality score in the 80% range, it leaves it blank for straight transcription.

I'm not training on it yet but I will be in 1-2 months.
What platform do you have? nm
What platform is used?
It's an Arrendale/Dictaphone combination.  I also got to use my Instant Text and i was up to speed in a week. 
Vianeta Platform
I am interested in the Vianeta Platform.  Have any of you ever used this platform, and if so, can you enlighten me?
Yes, it is VR. Transcends VR platform. sm
It stinks! Not very user friendly and the sound quality really sux!
What platform does Amphion use?
The OP asked for their platform. A (sm)
platform is what you type on, which is word, NOT EXtext. That is the expander. I know, I work there!!
I have been using the ChartNet platform for
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.