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Vianeta Platform

Posted By: tillie on 2005-07-19
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I am interested in the Vianeta Platform.  Have any of you ever used this platform, and if so, can you enlighten me?

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Anyone know of MTSO's using Vianeta platform?

Anyone know of MTSO's using Vianeta platform?  Could you let me know who they are?


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. 

I have used the product for years - word based - line count available for each document but not right away - uses Shorthand as expander. I think it is user-friendly.
Vianeta, sm

Line count is NOT always available with Vianeta.  When I was at Interpro, they used Vianeta and you could not track line count with them.  Also, once you sent the job on its way, it is gone, no way to get it back without going though a management person.  The spell check was horrible.  Also, with a program were you transfer the jobs into a folder to work from, you can work even if internet is down.  With Vianeta, if internet was down, you didn't work.  I would say Vianeta is NOT user friendly.

Not user-friendly.
Breaks down constantly.

Big piece of crap.
My Vianeta platform (version and its earlier version came with Shorthand which I use constantly, of course. Don't know about any others. Also find the Vianeta (normals) template features (creation, insertion, revision) easy and helpful.
If you want to read a heated exchange regarding Vianeta, go to the company board and skip over to page 3 on 12/06/05 (toward the top of that page). You will see several versions of the spelling there so don't sweat the small stuff.

I was transliterator in that discussion....nearly got jumped for liking my own system. Got accused of being a recriter before it was all over. Follow the thread with this in mind: After all was said and done and the dust had settled on the name-calling and side-taking, we determined that the pro and con posters were using different versions of Vianeta.

In my last post (third from the bottom) I wrote quite a detailed dissertation on exactly what typing on my platform is like (version Most definitely it is like Microsoft Word. I believe the productivity is honest. If you are responding to a current job listing for a Florida company that uses Vianeta, you will be using the same version of Vianeta that I am.

With regard to productivity, I know I noticed in some of the company's most recent ads, they were offering some account that actually paid for spaces. Mine Vianeta accounts don't, and that is becoming a real issue to me. I'm on IC and that particular issue may depend on whether or not you are hiring as FT...but I am only speculating on that.

Look before you leap and get that specific information nailed down up front.

Would appreciate any feedback you might have once you have read through that thread. Good luck with your decision.
Had a problem downloading. The cause was too much junk on my computer. Ended up having to do restore which was not as bad a I originally thought.  Sometimes this is the only resolution.
Any of out there tired of Vianeta try a new platform that actually work great, isn't run by a competing transcription company and is US owned and operated. www.transcriptiondigital.com
For those that use Vianeta
Are you speaking about the "shortcuts" built into Vianeta when you say "do you have to manually enter all that info or is it imported"?

It's okay. Goes down a lot compared to other programs but usually goes right back up. A little annoying.
For those who LIKE Vianeta
Per prior post:  I would like to hear from those MTs who have used this software and like working with it.
I have Vianeta based and I don't see a "tags" key at the bottom. Any other ideas? I can go in and remove the "ghost" space, but that is very time consuming because it happens on alot of them!!
Anyone with experience on this platform care to share the pros and cons, please.
Problem with Vianeta

The IT guy for a MTSO tried installing it on my computer several times and it would not work.  Never did figure it out.

Vianeta Users

I have read old posts from users who do not like Vianeta.  I would like to hear from those MTs who have used this software and like working with it.  Is it better since the new owners took over?  Do you prefer Vianeta to any other software?  What is your favorite feature? I am not a Vianeta representative, just interested in your opinion.



help with Vianeta and Shorthand

Not sure if this can be done or not but here goes.  I use Vianeta platform for my work and also do other work in MS Word.  My ShortHand file is incorporated into Vianeta platform so I do not have access to it when in MS Word (use auto correct).  Is there anyway to copy Shorthand from the Vianeta platform and either put it in auto correct or another free word Expander program?  Only legal ways please.

Can is use Vianeta and Bayscribe on same PC?
I'm going to be working for 2 separate MT companies very soon.  One company uses Vianeta and the other uses Bayscribe.  Does anyone know if there will be a conflict on my computer with 2 programs running at the same time?  Each program uses a different foot pedal. 
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

Info about Vianeta software?
Is is user-friendly and productive.  Is the line count available for each document.  How is the spell check and abbreviation expander, or can you use your own.  Is it word-based?  Thanks
Problems downloading Vianeta...
Has anyone had problems trying to download the Vianeta program onto their computer?  I have been at this for over 3 weeks and am now facing the prospect of having to do a full system restore on my PC.  I was wondering if anyone who uses this platform has had problems and if so, offer a solution other than a system restore.
Vianeta...does anyone work with this software?
For those that use Vianeta, do you have to manually enter
all that info or is it imported?   Don't know how you'd make any money if you had to enter it all manually.  Reminds me of the antiquated YOG cottage program. 
Tech question/Vianeta

Is anyone familiar with or use the Vianeta platform?  McAfee Virus Scan was downloaded onto my computer and since then I cannot seem to get the Shorthand/Word Expander portion of Vianeta to work.  Any ideas, anybody?   

NetMed in Cadillac, MI uses Vianeta.
I liked Vianeta, too. In our application we could work offline, I do believe.
Some days, I wish we had Vianeta back again....

There were some downsides, especially if you had to get in on the management/QA side, but as an MT it was dandy.
Raising hand,,,, I vote Vianeta, too. nm
NetMed used Vianeta when I worked for them 4-5 years ago. sm
It is time consuming and not very easy to get from point A to point B. Whether or not they still use it, I don't know.
Vianeta had bad spell check. Copy & pasted
I like Sten-Tel, working out of folders. I have worked Vianeta before and it was slow and
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?