How to Make Text Shortcuts for Medical Transcription with FastFox

Shorthand Text Expander Programs Save Hundreds of Hours Each Year

A Medical Transcriptionist's workflow can be shortened by 30% or more by using shorthand abbreviations, considering many medical terms are not found in most autocorrect or autotext lists.

In order to avoid errors in the administration of medications and infusions, transcribers must spell out each word instead of using the abbreviation. This is where text expander programs help to reduce the time needed to transcribe while maintaining accuracy and clarity.

FastFox Text Expander works by storing phrases or words that are triggered by shortcut text. When the shortcut is entered, FastFox expands to the full entry.

Text expanders improve typing accuracy and increase productivity by providing a fast, easy method to enter regularly used text. For Medical Transcriptionists, this is particularly useful for common measurements, diagnosis, physiology/anatomy, and other medical terms.

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To get started, you will need:

Once you have installed FastFox, it's easy to start setting up text shortcuts!

  1. Press the Add(+) button on the toolbar.
  2. Input the abbreviation in the "Shortcut:" box.
  3. Input the full word or phrase in the "Expansion" box.
  4. Press OK to Save your new shortcut.
    • Now pressing space or enter after the abbreviated shotcut in any program will enter the full word or phrase.

  5. Repeat these steps for each common abbreviation, and you’re good to go.

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Simply download and install FastFox to begin adding your medical transcription text shortcuts.

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