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Adding Autotext Quick Reference

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Adding auto texts to your Dragon Medical One is a great way for you to streamline your dictation and save time by adding commonly used terminology.  Auto text is another name for a Macro.  These are those things that you find yourself saying on a regular basis.  Auto texts are usually not patient specific but can be customized any way you see fit.

There are several ways to create an auto text.  The first way is selecting your file menu which is the flame and manage auto texts.

When first starting out there will be no auto text on the left side of this box.  As you add auto text, you will see an alphabetical list down the left side of the box.

To create an auto text click the + sign at the bottom left of the column.  You will noticed 3 red borders around the name, spoken form and content.  The name is a label that will be listed alphabetically on the left side of this box.  The spoken form is what you will say to execute the auto text.  The content is what is displayed when you speak that spoken form.

Asthma: Noticed the name and the spoken form are identical.  If you are using dragon in Word, Email, or the Internet and the term that you are using is something you might say in places other than your EMR, we suggest using a key word such as "insert "or “my” in front of the spoken form.  In the content field, add the text that you would like to see inserted when you say the spoken form (See image below).

Here is an example:

Here is an text that was spoken into Dragon.

"Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity."

Select apply all to save your auto text.  Close the auto text box.  Place your cursor in your EMR or any desired location and say, "insert asthma"

Notice the content is now displayed, in this case, in the dictation box.  The dictation box opens when your cursor is not placed in any specific program.

You are able to go back to your auto text at any time and make changes to the name, spoken form, or content by single clicking on the auto text name in the list.

One amazing feature of the auto text is that you can add variables (AKA, filling in the blanks.)

The variable is the square bracket located to the right of the letter “P” on your keyboard.  The verbal command is “open bracket” and “close bracket”.  You can have an empty bracket or you can put commonly used words or phrases inside of the bracket.

Here is an example

You can manually add brackets around words or use the commands "open bracket" and "close bracket".

Asthma is a [respiratory] condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from [an allergic reaction] or other forms of hypersensitivity.

Select apply all and close the auto text box. Say, "insert asthma". Notice that respiratory is highlighted. You can choose to say another word and it will replace the word or you can say "next field", or hit the right arrow on your Dragon Dictation Mic or PowerMic Mobile. The empty bracket allows for free text to be placed inside the bracket (See image above).

The command, "accept defaults" removes all of the remaining brackets. There is a check mark located on the Nuance Dictation Mic as well as PowerMic Mobile.

This auto text can be used in the dictation box or in your EMR or any application of your choice. Changes can be made at any time by going back into the auto text area and applying your changes.

One other feature of the auto text is that you can add one on the fly. In your EMR or any other program, say "select all" or select a group of words and give the command, "Make that an AutoText".

This will take the group of words and added automatically into an auto text box. Type or speak in name and the spoken form and click apply all (See image above).

AutoTexts are a great way to speed up your patient experience.

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