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you get irritated because you can't spell check your handwritten letters

Posted By: me on 2005-10-12
In Reply to: You know you're an MT when.... - finish this sentence

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As a rule, I prefer that ESL docs not spell because a lot of times they misprounce single letters

and for me, it's just more annoying.  But that's just a testament to how each MT is different in their preferences. 


What I used to do, is if I had an ESL that was particularly difficult for me.  I would do my best, leave blanks, and have QA listen and fill in the blanks.  Then I would go back and re-listen to the dictation with the correct report in front me.  That way you get kind of a feel for the dicator's accent and you can see how he pronounces or mispronounces certain sounds and words.  I found it very helpful.


Is this when you spell check? If so....sm
hit the #4 and the "sound alikes" should come up on the screen you are use to seeing.
spell-check
I think the most popular is Stedman's.   I have been using Dorland's.  I needed to update my Dorland's Medical Dictionary and bought the new 30th edition.  It came with a free spellcheck.  So I got both for 49.95 -- quite a deal.    I've only been using it a couple months, but it seems comparable to Stedmans (and much less expensive).     
I always run a spell check!!! nm
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Spell check.......
I have worked in several facilities without spell check. You would think it's a given, but the folks who set these programs up are not transcriptionists and the dept head seems to care less. I don't think it is because we're spoiled, it's a backup for us also. I had one dept head say we can't afford it, so I offered to bring my own and then she said, you should know how to spell the words. Like we never accidentally hit a key when typing 90 miles an hour while trying to keep up with dictation backlog. I don't get it either.
Spell Check

When you see you have not capped something or similar, do you correct it as you go or leave it for when you run spell check?


I have noticed I do a lot of correcting as I go, and I think I don't trust spell check will catch it (as I have noticed it will sometimes miss extra spaces). 


I believe this is slowing me down and wondering how you all handle it.  ?


spell check

Have to purchase a new spell check. Hard drive on my computer had to be replaced and with that lost the spell check.


Asking  all the experienced MTs out there to advise which is best, Spellex, Sylvans or something else.


Price is also factor.


 


Thank you!



 


 


Spell check
I would definitely go with Stedman's (wouldn't let me use the actual name).  Its what we use at the hospital I work at. I'm not sure of the cost, but even if it is a little more expensive it will make you more money in the long run because you will have to spend less time looking things up. 
You have to spell check and VR
well the system I use stops at incorrect verbs, etc., very user friendly. That was an extremely high VR count for me, the VR was so good that day but I also had straight line count along with that. I have never, donít think, doubled what I can do straight though.
what spell check do u use? Looking for something cheap... sm
Just starting out and need a spell check program that will do drug names also. I am looking for something that will cover the basics for now and then when I get some pay checks under my belt I can get one of the big ones like spellex. My current employer states there are literally hundreds of medical spell checkers on the market and I should be able to find one that covers some drug names also...does anyone have any ideas or can name a few?? thanks
Just because some spell-check program does not
recognize a word does not mean that it is not a legitimate word. Not every word possible in the English language appears in the dictionary. An English-language dictionary assumes knowledge on the part of the user of how to form English words--such as, for example, how to form modifiers by adding "able" to a verb. Many words of that type will not appear in the dictionary. They don't need to be there. The base or root words are there and the meaning of the endings is explained in the dictionary, either as a separate entry or in an English grammar section, so it is assumed that the user of the dictionary has enough knowledge of the mechanics of English to use that information to determine how to form, for example, modifiers from verbs. If every single word that could be formed by using accepted English word-forming rules were to appear in an English-language dictionary, it would be too big to lift. If a word follows acceptable rules for English word formation, then it's a legitimate English word, even if your spell check doesn't recognize it.
I Use Spellex Spell Check
I have used Spellex for awhile and I love it!!!!! I beleive there is a trial of it on there site not sure though. I know that it comes on a cd. I hope this helps :)
How many people run spell check here? sm
Am I missing something?  In word, the errors are immediately underlined in red and so I correct as I go or when doing a quick proofread.  Isn't running spell check more time consuming?  Is there any benefit from running spell check opposed to what I am doing?  Thanks.
Meditech Spell Check
This is more a case of the blind leading the blind, since I just trained on Meditech a few days ago, but here goes! I have in my notes to hold down shift and press page down, and this initiates the spell check. I haven't even tried it yet, but I hope it helps you.
Spell check with it is HORRIBLE. Had to C&P into
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I Would Try Spellex Spell Check
I believe you will need to purchase a new version. I had the same problem and Steadman's was not compatible with the Word 2007 version. So I did a Google search and found a company called Spellex that was compatible with Word 2007 and never thought about switching back. I think the new verison of Steadman's is compatible with Word 2007 now.

I hope this helps! :)
New in-office job has NO spell check

Hi -  I am starting a new position at a psychiatric facility; will be working three 12-hour days (!)...on initial review of work environment/computer system, etc., they have their "own" program that their "team" set up, but it has NO spell checker, not even one for "general" words, much less a medical one...the other woman who is scheduled to start with me kept on saying, "why is there no spell check... I have never heard of that".... in my opinion, it saves a lot of time having a spell check, we are going to ask their "tech guys" who set up the program if one can be installed, but unfortunately I don't think that is going to be an option, ?...what is your opinion? would you work with no spell check, with a place that is backed up about 1-2 months?...(or have I just gotten too 'spoiled" with working at home with all the "gadgets" that make transcribing faster and more accurrate....less frustrating.  Thanks for your time.     Jen


Spell Check Question

When running spell check, I can't figure out how to get it to allow me to make most changes other than the options provided; so then I have to find the spot in the document afterward when doing my final proofing.   


Does anyone know how to get around this?    - Thanks! 


I Would Try Spellex Spell Check
I would try Spellex for the spell checker. I use it every day well worth every penny!!!!! I hope this helps
Help with WP spell-check issues, please.
The spell-check in WordPerfect has started acting weird lately.  Sometimes I get an underline under a misspelled word, sometimes not.  Sometimes it will underline, and then after a few lines it is gone.  If I check at the end of the document, it does not catch all the misspelled words (left some in on purpose).   All of the spell-check options are correct, I have document checked to spell-check.  Am I going to have to uninstall and reinstall?  Any help?
Need suggestions regarding spell check on my PC.

Okay, here's my situation.  I have a PC given to me by the hospital that I work for.  Last week, it went haywire on me and so I took into the techies to work on.  Long story short, they had to build me a whole new PC.  So now I've got my new PC and it's working great except they forgot to load me the Stedman's medical spellchecker (we use EXText). 


Sooooooo, rather than call the help desk and go through all the hoops just so they can load it on for me, I want to just build my own spellchecker.  They only slow down is those darn drugs!  I have to look those up every single time because I'm never 100% sure if I've spelled them right.  Is there a drug word list somewhere out there on the net that I can copy and paste into my dictionary file?  That would be oh so wonderful. 


I just cannot face the techie people again.  I couldn't work for two days last week because of PC issues and today is the first day of a new pay period and I so want to make up for my lost lines without any more hiccups.


Okay, I'm done boo hooin' and beggin.  Back to work!


And hopefully one with a spell check program
OUCH...your posts kinda make my eyes bleed between the spelling errors and the stilted grammar.

I'm gonna guess you're a newbie...or at least I hope you are.


Just bought Medispell spell check.

Just have loaded it and I am already disappointed.  I am used to Stedman's, but did not think I could afford it.  First document I loaded to check, all the medications were highlighted.  I wish I had just spent the money and got Stedman's.  Has anybody got any ideas for quick lookups for drugs that will show exactly how they are to be typed?  Guess I will have to take the time to look them up at least once, then add them to the dictionary, and I have dial-up.  Drug books are as expensive as the software, and I am not making a whole lot right now.  I guess someday I will learn that you get what you pay for. 


It's a good idea to run a spell check
I would not correct as I went along. I always do a spell check.
New spell check. Opinions needed.
Hey, I'm trying to buy a new speller.  I've found Spellex, Medispell, Stedman's (obviously), etc.  Does it really matter which one I buy?  I'd like to download it. 
Free Internet Spell Check
I have used ieSpell for over a year now for spell checking my posts (as I need it-lol!). I thought others might be interested in this free program as well and so I thought I would share it with you all. :) (I am actually just now downloading it to my new laptop.)
I personally like Spellex spell check
I personally like Spellex spell check but I would try a few out before making a purchase. Hope this helps :)
I type straight through, then run spell-check,
then go back and proofread. Even if I sort of "speed-read", it's amazing the silly mistakes you can find that spell-check doesn't! Words left out, portions of a sentence typed twice (which spell check won't cover like it does double words), and accidental "macro misfires". (Those can be very FUNNY when caught, would be EMBARRASSING if they went through.) Proofing slows me down, but not as much as having to go back and correct the entire report does.
Can someone tell me how to remove a word from spell check?

I'm using ExText (Word based?), ran spell check, and accidentally clicked on 'Add' (adding a misspelled word) when I meant to click on 'Change' (to change it to the correctly spelled word).  I know, I know, I shouldn't be using the mouse, I should be using the Keystrokes anyway, right?.  LOL 


But now that I have a misspelled word in spell check, how do I remove it?  Does anyone know?  TIA!


Others are working without spell check, facility
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How do you edit the spell check in Meditech?
I accidentally added a word that is spelt incorrectly.  How do I edit it?
Does anyone know of a good, but cheap spell check program? sm
Just did an upgrade to XP and have lost my "free" Spellex that I got with my schooling on my old computer. I have a new job but cant afford to buy the Spellex program yet. Any good ones that do both medical and drug names that is CHEAP? I plan to buy the spellex again when I get a few paychecks, but for now I need something. It is getting really tiring looking up so many drug names!
Don't proof at all - spell check picks up the typos.
nm
Have you checked and changed the options that come in the spell check?
In the spell check options, make sure that you have the  "Typographical" choice  checked and "Slow but accurate."  These are options we had to change to make the spell check work better.  Actually, my dumb  fingers hsi for his always gets me in trouble, so I added it to my Expander as well.  I did ask QA how that got through and what hsi was that it was a correct spelling.  I agree that the spell check as a lot to be desired, but with these changes above at least it is tolerable.  With this and careful proofreading (which a lot of MTs seem to dislike these days) I am able to keep above the QA standard.
Stedman's spell check does not work with 2007.
Tech support at Stedman's said that come Feb 28, 2007 they are releasing an updated version of their spellchecker and it will work with Word 2007. If you already have Stedman's spellchecker 2006, on Feb. 28 you can call with your registration number and they can give you an update in the amount $39.00 instead of buying the whole thing all over again!
Need help on setting up Word expanders and spell check

Hi All,


I will be starting a new job soon, and it looks like I will be typing in my own computer's Word program.  I managed to download my old Expander entries from my old job into Notepad, so I now have a list of my expansions.  I am wondering if anyone has any good tips on doing something  with the Notepad entries to get them into AutoCorrect in Word, or do I have to just go through the whole list manually and make new entries into Word AutoCorrect to use for my new expander?


I am also open to any and all suggestions to the Word spellchecker since it does not know LOTS of medical terms and drugs.  Just start entering them manually or buy a medical spellchecker that interphases with Word? I saw some listed when I Googled it, but they seem awful expensive.  100$ and more.  Any suggestions?


THanks!


Vianeta had bad spell check. Copy & pasted
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Personally I give less credibility to anyone who doesn't spell check
Especially someone who has been put in a management position. Just makes them look stupid and "slip shoddy", as you say.
not sure about handwritten but...
I know some of the hospitals that people I know work for, they use all computerized "forms" basically... it seems pretty generic to me but I guess that's fine for some places.
handwritten
I think the first post regarding this said they needed to be "handwritten letters..." -- (did I imagine this?)...I can't tell you how much I am avoiding doing this because these days, if I can't type it, it won't get done. The idea of writing out pages of text with a pen is less than appetizing.

If I can send something typed (I will hand-sign it, though!) I'll be more likely to get off my butt about this.

d.
Do most companies require you to keep a handwritten log?
nm
Do most companies require you to keep a handwritten log?
No.
its location (it's is short for it is) and handwritten n/m
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Transcribing from handwritten notes
Just wondering if anyone has every transcribed from a doctor's handwritten notes? If so, how did this work out? If the doctor's handwriting is legible, does this compare, time-wise, to transcribing from dictated files? Anyone ever do this?

Thanks in advance.
I have transcribed from handwritten notes
and it was a nightmare.  Sometimes the info was missing and my neck hurt like heck looking down and up, down and up.  I charged per page.  This dr went from dictating to these 5 page forms that he would fill out when he saw the patient.  He scribbled and it was horrible.  It wrecked my neck, so I gave it up.  I was better off straight transcribing at lower pay than when I had to keep looking up and down from a page and no a stand for the forms didn't help because my eyes kept leaving the monitor, so it was hard to get back in gear only to have to take my eyes back to the handwritten form. 
Irritated
I have a physician that is saying the patient nephrologist- I have heard him say this before - I thought it would be patient's nephrologist, JMO. Drives me nutty.
Do you know why you are irritated?
IMHO, because you apparently assume there can only be *legitimate* language barrier if the "problem speaker" is the one who does not speak English.

Furthermore, you are choosing to be offended. There can be a language barrier *any* time there are two people who don't speak the same language -

In this case, the doctor was simply stating that fact - regardless of who or why, there was a language barrier between himself and his patient. And please don't assume it's the doctor's fault just because he/she is ESL: tons of Americans are poor communicators.


Irritated with QA
I've been getting marked down for "not being consistent with other MTs". For instance: D: "q. 4 hours" so I type "every 4 hours" as per AAMT, but QA wants me to type q.4h. to "be consistent with other MTs".  That just sounds stupid to me, as if they're just looking for ways to cut my lines, even a measly 3 characters.  ARRGH! I'm been soo frustrated with them lately, picking at every single little thing to doc me for.  I've been doing this for 12 years and suddenly I'm an id**t!  (FYI-did you know you can't use the word i-d-i-o-t on here? Wouldn't let me post until I changed it, lol)
Very irritated and frustated
You know they lead you to believe how wonderful they are in a 3 hour phone call on your dime and then you get going they slam everything and anything you do.  They claim you are not completing notes and give you no credit for the job whatsoever when in fact I have total proof jobs were complete someone needs to open her eyes not to mention names Joann.....They steal you blind of lines.  Sure hope they can pay for all of their medical needs because I couldn't afford my children's health insurance premiums this month thanks to SoftScript.  I have since filed a claim with the labor standards board and the Federal Government due to the fact that you work over 40 hours a week and you get a whole whopping $3.66/hour is what it came out to.  They are crooked what it newbies.....
Me, irritated?! Hmmm...didn't think I was. But I must be if you say I am!
Just been browsing the boards, seeing what I've been missing! But not irritated...yet! Give it time, though, right?
You just said you were writing to ME cause you thought I was irritated!
Yet another post that spins totally into a rabbit trail! Hop, hop, hop...Is there a rabbit face thingie? I would prefer animal thingies!