Document Type ShadowScribe ASR settings

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.

Special Mappings

For better speech model performance, certain eScription-One document types should be mapped to specific Deliver Health Document Types.  If you have any of these eScription-One document types: Consult, Procedure, Transfer summary, Letter, or a document type with no sections that is not a letter, follow the mapping table below:

  If your eScription-One Document Type is a  Map it to the Deliver Health 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

ASR Timeout 

The ASR Timeout controls the amount of time the speech engine has to create a draft. For a dictation that is about 4 to 5 minutes long, the average time is about 10 to 12 minutes (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 to create the draft. When the time limit it reached and ASR has not returned a draft to the eScription-One system, the draft will be cancelled and made available for typing. This prevents turn-around-time problems resulting from extended ASR draft creation times.


Set the ASR Timeout to the number of minutes you want ASR to have the draft before the eScription-One 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

Edit ShadowScribe Users

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 is not 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.

Enable selected document for ShadowScribe

This option will disable the entire document from going to ASR for all users. This can be used in place of setting the Deliver Health Document Type to blank.
For advanced users, this option can be used to disable the document type while keeping the Deliver Health Document type mapping. This can be helpful if you are temporarily disabling a document type. You won't have to remember to set the Deliver Health Document Type when you go to re-enable the eScription-One document, just check this box.