This article explains the ASR options when setting up a document type for ASR. It covers special mappings, ASR Timeout
and the Edit ShadowScribe Users settings.
For better speech model performance, certain Emdat document types should be mapped to specific Nuance Document
Types. If you have any of these Emdat document types: Consult, Procedure, Transfer summary, Letter, or a document
type with no sections that isn’t a letter, follow the mapping table below:
|If your Emdat Document Type is a||Map it to the Nuance Document Type|
|Consultation||History and Physical|
|Procedure Note||Operative Note|
|Transfer Summary||Discharge Summary|
|Letter or some type of Letter||Correspondence|
|Not of a Letter type format and does not have sections||Partial|
The ASR Timeout controls the amount of time the speech engine has to create a draft. For a dictation that is about 4 – 5
mins long, the average time is about 10 – 12 mins (about 2.5 mins for every 1 min of audio). The longer the audio, the
longer the time to produce the draft.
Sometimes it can take longer for ASR to create a draft. ASR Timeout sets a limit on the amount of time the system has
create the draft. When the time limit it reached and ASR has not returned a draft to the Emdat system, the draft will be
cancelled and made available for typing. This prevents turn-around-time problems resulting from extended ASR draft
Set the ASR Timeout to the number of minutes you want ASR to have the draft before the Emdat system cancels the
draft. Recommended settings:
|If the document type TAT is||Set ASR Timeout to|
|2 hours||60 minutes|
|4 hours||90 minutes|
|6-8 hours||120 minutes|
|Over 8 hours||240 minutes|
Clicking the “Edit ShadowScribe Users for” link will show the screen below. This screen lets you include or exclude a user
for ASR for the current document type, allowing for a finer level of control over documents set to ASR. In some cases, a
user may have a document format that isn’t suitable for ASR. With this option, you can remove (exclude) that user for
the document type but not prevent others from using it.
To exclude a user, select the user from the Included Users box and click on the “exclude” link arrow. To exclude multiple
hold down the CTRL key and select multiple. To exclude all, click the “exclude all” arrow. To include a user, perform the
reverse. Select the user from the Excluded Users box and click on the “include” link arrow. To include multiple hold
down the CTRL key and select multiple. To include all, click the “include all” arrow.
This option will disable the entire document from going to ASR for all users. This can be used in place of setting
the Nuance Document Type to blank.
For advanced users, this option can be used to disable the document type while keeping the Nuance Document
type mapping. This can be helpful if you’re temporarily disabling a document type. You won’t have to remember
to set the Nuance Document Type when you go to re-enable the Emdat document, just check this box