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eScription is a great platform

Posted By: Use it on 2007-11-03
In Reply to: It will be interesting to see what happens. Maybe it will get sold - off in pieces

Easy and picks up the doctors like you would not believe- even ESLs good on this platform. I am so glad donít have the other ASR that is talked about all the time.

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Escription platform - sm

Does anyone know what this platform is like. Is it MT friendly??



Sorry, but do you like eScription platform?

Question about eScription platform
There are a lot of posts on the job seeker's board looking for eScription MTs and editors. eScription claims they don't offer their platform to MT companies, so how are these companies using this system? Seems strange.
Is EditScript and Escription the same platform? sm
I am only familiar with Dictaphone EXText, EXSpeech, and now EXEditor, but have heard that escription is even better than these platforms. I want to get my fact straight (the difference, if any, between EditScript and Escription) before applying for companies using those platforms. TIA!
Are all Escription accounts EditScript? I could not use this platform. sm
I see so many people that use Escription and like it.  Are there other Escription platforms, or are they all EditScript?
What platform? eScription Edit Script?

The platform is escription....and sorry about the typos in my previous post...

Focus Infomatics hires transcriptionists with NO experience on the Escription platform? Anyone else
eScription does sound like a great
company from what I've read. But I believe it is also a very young company and has only about 100 employees, so unless I'm wrong about that, I don't understand how they could buy a behemoth company and fix it.
I work on Escription platform and the adapter didnt work for me. I tried it on my laptop though
and the foot pedal would just not play correctly with the adapter. I think others have tried it and done it but it just didnt work for me.
Great platform, but curious about being paid by line vs. report as well, which is best?

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

Saw him on CMT show with John Fogarty. Great, great singer with a neat personality and drop dead
gorgeous without seeming to know it. 
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Thanks to all. Got some great feedback and ecouragement. This board is great.
My rant passed, ate a late lunch, now back to the trenches.
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It is a GREAT company and great deal! I've had
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Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
That's great Patti. Thanks. Have a great time at the beach.
You should feel great as a transcriptionist if they think your work is that great!!!
It is not your fault they approached you. I think it would be a different storey if you were the one searching for the job to take away from a company. They obviously want to get rid of the company and if you didn't take the job they would probably ask someone else. You should enjoy the better position and not feel guilty!!
Great post -great job of wording your answer! (sm)
Original poster - I completely agree with this answer, especially the part about finding yourself and using all that you have learned intellectually and connecting that to something that you will also enjoy with your heart!! You have so many wonderful options for your future - much more than many of us.
IT - great program, great support system. nm
Thanks for all the great advice! You guys are great!
Just wondering if eScription has a word Expander built in or if you have to form your own?  Never worked with it before.  Thanks! 
Does anyone know of any companies that use Escription, OTHER than Transcend and MDI-FL?  Thanks in advance.
Has anyone heard of Escription?  Are they good to work for.  I have applied and I am waiting for a response.  Thanks, Nancy
They use transcriptionists from India. Local hospital used them, quality of their work was so poor, they got rid of them fast.
QA using eScription
From my use of EditScript and eMon, there is no way to track lines and reports that you have QA'd. However, I do know that eScription can write special programs. Have your employer contact the company and ask them if they can write a program to calculate the QA work that you do.
I worked for them for about two months and had to work a ton to get paid $100.00.  If I remember right 5000 lines only paid editors $100.00 on voice recognition.  I had to correct sooooo many mistakes that VR had made that it was just not worth it.  I think you would be better off finding another company to work for.  This company is slow to edit/transcribe for and QA is so picky.
Escription in MA
Is that company that you work for on MA that uses Escription in Woburn by any chance? Just wondering.
Please let me know.  Thanks
The only Escription I know of is VR!
Anyone out there familiar with the Escription software?  Is this only voice recognition and no regular "old-fashioned" type transcription involved?  Thanks for your help.
You have certainly peaked my interest with the comment of a great rate per line for editing with the eScription platform. May I inquire as to how much? More than 0.0491 per recognized line? And what is your average line count per day? All work types, or specific? I appreciate any specifics you care to give!
Escription VR
When you get the VR, it will already be typed, just needs editing.  Unless it is very new to VR, then it needs a certain amount to be typed by the Transcriptionist before it is recognized.  The corrections you make will train the software on the correct words.   You can do a lot more than 160-200 with VR
I am in awe that you edit so many lines an hour! You have my admiration! What worktypes are you editing the most? Do you have to go into other applications to fill in header info, CC recipients, lab data? Maybe my employer is expecting too clerical duties in a report rather than just editing! I'm just trying to understand why my production is so low! Any tips from high producers will be appreciated!
Love the software and don't ever want to use anything else. I'd be happy to answer any questions about it. :-)

I really wish I could help you-- because I really wish someone could help me with this platform - it's bad working in the evening and not having someone to help out when things are new.

I work using this program with a footpedal without an adaptor - I had to buy another footpedal when I started on this program - it seems that each program has its own footpedal that it works with - wish they would come up with a footpedal that was adaptable to all transcription programs.
I am trying to find out which companies use eScription platform.  I have worked on this plarform for a while, but the company I am with is just not what I though it would be.  Any info available out there would be appreciated very much. 
I went to the web site (escription.com), but couldn't find a list. Is this the correct web site?
I don't know- I was told during training that we were to learn to be almost completely mouse free,and that they actually track whether we use our mouse more than we should. I have heard that once you get used to it it is alot better- I hope that is how it is for me.
I have been working with this platform for voice recognition for about 3 months now and love it.  It is actually done on a Word platform, I guess, or the reports come out in Word - I do know that Microsoft Works had to be disabled in order to work on the platform.  Short-hand works wonderfully with this - but in editing, I have found that short-hand is not so necessary.  I get about 80% editing and 20% regular dictation.  It is a great blend and you don't end your day with aching wrists.  I have read where a few people are now having problems with their ulnar nerves, but I have not experienced that.  It does take a bit to get used to, but for those of you out there who are frightened by it or by it taking the MT jobs - we have been being warned that VR is the wave of the future - so embrace it and search out jobs that use Escription in order to be a more valuble MT in the future.  It has not affected my income and I do not feel worn out when I am finished for the day.
Does anyone work with Escription that could help me with a problem/question that I have?


eScription ???
What exactly is that?  What features does it have that make it a better platform?  Easy to use?  Easy to learn?  High producing?  The eScription web side is advertising for an MT to to work with IT to evaluate, report and suggest changes to make it more efficient. I like that idea.   
Hi. I am the co-founder and co-owner of eScription. I read your message, and I thought it could be helpful if I responded to your comments about me.

First, I did not buy another company or product. With my partner, Ben, we developed eScription's platform ourselves. We started the business in the basement of my home in 1999. Our system has speech recognition integrated into the transcription platform. It is not possible to use our system without using speech recognition. Also, the comments about radiology are interesting, but not representative of our company. eScription currently processes about 900 million lines of transcription per year with speech recognition. Radiology represents less than 10% of that total.

Second, as you indicated, I don't believe that speech recognition will ever replace transcriptionists. Instead, I believe that speech recognition is simply technology that can be used with other technologies as an aid to transcriptionists. We hope that eScription's products will be viewed as a technological change similar to the technological change that occurred when word-processors replaced typewriters.

I hope that eScription's technology ultimately helps transcriptionists by placing greater value on their minds than on their hands.

I read transcription discussion groups frequently, because I want to better understand the challenges faced by transcriptionists. I hope that these comments are helpful. Your interest in eScription is very much appreciated.



I canont answer many of your questions - but here is what I have and I work on escription -

Microsoft XP (no vista)

I do not know how much space it takes - as I have plenty of space left on my computer - so I am guessing not much.  I also use short-hand with the program and this works fine as a word expander.  I would think that there are others on this board who can provide you with more information.  Is there a tech support person at your job who can help you?

I'm Not Sure About Escription...sm

I always thought it was the company that made EditScript and that's it.

EMR is electronic medical record.


You need to let your Supervisor know if there is any degradation in the voice recognition. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that a Supervisor has to do to improve the voice recognition, which she may or may not be doing. Also, new employees affect the voice recognition if their work is inconsistent with everyone else's work. Also, if you are not hearing complete words, you need to turn back on the play silence button. In the past, I have lost up to 6 complete words as the system makes an arbitrary decision on what is silence and what is not.
Escription is one of the easiest things in the world, if the file is recognized all you have to do is read along and make changes where the VR messed up. It took me one paycheck to get up to speed, after that I was making more than I ever did. At times I was seeing upwards of 1100 lines an hour for certain MDs.