How to use Echo with EMIS

Lexacom Echo supports a range of commands for utility and to help increase productivity.

  • To activate a command, Echo must interpret your dictation as a self-contained phrase, not as part of a sentence. Pause before giving a command, and before you resume dictating or give another command.
  • Commands are best used as their own dictation – release the record button and press it again to use a command.
  • Commands emulate either a single keystroke (e.g. pressing a function key), or a combination of key presses (e.g. pressing Ctrl + Z to undo).

A complete list of all voice commands, including those for use in EMIS, can be found by switching on the microphone in Echo and saying ‘what can I say’

Please see How To Use Echo Voice Commands for full information and a list of general commands.

EMIS Web Commands

These commands function in the EMIS Web clinical system. These commands will not work in other applications unless also shown as a command for that application. Some keyboard shortcuts and function keys are context-dependent (e.g. F4 is used to add consultations, medications etc. depending on the current window), and so the commands have a similar requirement.

Saying the commands in the left column will perform the action in the centre column. Alternatively, a keyboard shortcut is in the column on the right.

How to add custom Keyboard shortcut Commands

Many common actions in EMIS already have voice commands build into Echo. You can also create your own. Please see How to Create a Custom Keyboard Shortcut Command

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