Re: PayPal Question
Brian K. Lingard
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Are you considering work as a medical transcriptionist? Many if the Medical
Transcribing firms may be using a transcribing program from Nuance, the
makers of Dragon Dictate. Friend of mine worked for think it was Spherus,
somewhere in the USA, they switched to a program from Nuance, it's kind of
worked with JAWS but not very well. Try the Nuance web site and see if you
may download a try-out version of their editor and voice recognition editing
Many hospitals now have the doctor dictate the letter or other document, let
Dragon translate it into text, then all the MT is supposed to do is review
the translated dictation, fixing up any errors.
My friend said some dictation files translated so poorly it was faster for
her to erase the complete translated text and retype the document from the
dictation voice file.
The Doctors can train Dragon to their voice , however, seems some
Doctors do not do this or because they have a foreign accent, say from India
or Pakistan, they cannot train the Dragon to their voice.
She said some Doctors mumble when Dictating, others chew gum, and some do
both at once!
She said this made understanding the Doctor's dictation challenging.
You will find the typing firms pay 7.5 cents per 65-character line.
Many hospitals want the lines as full as possible, thus you list medicines
one after another on one line, not on separate lines.
She said this requirement kills your daily line count.
Their program counts carriage returns, each one is 7.5 cents.
A couple of firms she worked for only granted USS Thanksgiving and Christmas
Day as paid holidays.
Some supervisors will phone you if you stop typing for more than 1-minute to
ask why no typing.
My friend found the firms guarantee hospitals 24-hour delivery of finished
dictation, to achieve this, they worked the transcriptionists to death with
mandatory overtime and work on weekends. If they do not deliver the finished
dictation within 24-hours, the firm pays the hospital a non-performance fee
of $25 per delayed document.
She said most firms operate as an electronic sweatshop. all MT firms have
great comprehensive, dental, health, hearing, visual and pharma care at good
Brian K. Lingard
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of George
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] PayPal Question
I'm sorry to hear that transcription work didn't work out for you, Shelly.
Perhaps there's a transcription service out there with screen reader
In any case, I hope you find something soon.
On 2/3/2020 2:44 AM, Shelly Kane wrote: