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4 Ways to Increase Productivity (and Make More Money)

Posted by Chris Stewart on February 11, 2015 in Career Advice Online Learning Productivity Technology Work from Home

Every medical transcriptionist from time to time wonders how to increase their work production and pay check. Your MTSO (employer) may give you a minimum line count to meet, and fulfilling that requirement sooner may free up your schedule for the rest of the day. Here are a few tips that our MT instructors have found helpful over the years to increase their productivity and accuracy – whether you worked as an independent contractor or employee for a hospital or clinic.

1. Save your keystrokes

Invest in a good word expander. Word expanders are programs that allow you…

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6 Quick Tips to Make Your Computer Work Better

Posted by Chris Stewart on January 13, 2015 in Technology

As we all know, Medical Transcriptionists absolutely depend on their computers. It can be extremely frustrating to try to work on a computer that isn’t running properly! Keeping a good maintenance program and regularly cleaning your computer can help keep it running fast, and will allow you to work more productively. If you’re having major problems with your computer, you should place a call to the manufacturer or bring it in to be serviced. But first, a little technological cleaning may put the hum back in your hard drive.

Get rid of clutter

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Computer Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Chris Stewart on October 20, 2014 in Technology

We are all “plugged in” to our computers in this day and age…so we might consider our computers a need versus want. However, people who work at home, such as Medical Transcriptionists, depend on their home PCs for income. These people can’t afford any downtime on their technology.

Although computers are very different from us, we can directly relate preventative maintenance in our own lives to the health of our computers. People gain a huge health benefit practising preventative maintenance with their health; some people use exercise, others follow healthy eating habits, and some go for regular…

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Microsoft Outlook Tutorial: Respond With A Meeting Request

Posted by Chris Stewart on September 8, 2014 in Technology

Most of us know how to send an email in Microsoft Outlook. But do you really know how to use those other features and functions that Outlook provides? Proficiency in Outlook is a must in the corporate world today, and Outlook amateurs will find themselves scrambling to get caught up on their skills!

Let’s say a co-worker sends you and the other management staff an email about the sales team, and you would like to set a meeting about it. Microsoft Outlook allows you to reply to the email message with a meeting request, without forcing you to leave your inbox and open your Calendar. When you respond to a message with Meeting Reply, a meeting request is created with everyone who was on….

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