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The Transcriptions Tab

!Transcriptions TabThe Transcriptions tab provides a view similar to the workflow summary in InQuiry. Use this tab to review, complete, or edit transcriptions.

The main transcriptions screen gives an overview of how many transcriptions appear in each workflow folder. The workflow folders display the label name assigned by your medical facility. The first folder, here called "To Be Typed", contains dictations that are at the transcription company, but have not yet been transcribed.

Use the Search button in the upper right corner of the main Transcription screen to search for transcriptions in any workflow folder, including transcriptions that have completed the workflow. Tap the back arrow to return to the main transcriptions screen. See Transcription Search below for more details on performing a transcription search.

The Folder View

!Folder ViewTap on any of the folders on the main transcriptions screen to show a list of the transcriptions that are currently in that stage of the workflow. The workflow folder name is displayed at the top of the screen. To return to the summary list of all workflow folders, tap on the back arrow or name of the current folder.

When a workflow folder is opened, the patient name, patient ID, appointment date and time, and dictating clinician’s name are shown for each transcription in that folder. An additional user field can be added to the transcription folder view from the Settings Tab. If a patient has not been added to a transcription, the patient name field will display as "No Patient"; if a patient ID has been entered without a linked patient name, the patient name will display as "No Patient Name".

The list of transcriptions can be sorted by Date Dictated, Patient Name, or Appointment Date by pressing the Filter button and making a selection.

Comments and Comment Tags

Comments and Comment Tags are notes that can be placed on a transcription. Comments are free-form text, whereas Comment Tags are predefined notes. Transcriptions with Comments and/or Comment Tags will display an icon on the right side of the transcription line.

The following icons are used to indicate which type of comment or tag is on the transcription:

Comments Only The transcription has Comments only.

Comments One Tag The transcription has Comments and one Comment Tag.

Comment Tag No Comments The transcription has one Comment Tag and no Comments.

Multiple Tags No Comments The transcription has multiple Comment Tags and no Comments.

Comments and Multiple Tags The transcription has multiple Comment Tags and Comments.

If the medical facility has assigned colors to comment tags, those colors appear on the left tab of the transcription line, as well as in the comment icon. Instead of reading the tags, users can simply look at these visual cues and know which tags have been assigned. If multiple comment tags are on the transcription, the transcription tab and icon will be multi-colored.

Comments and Comment Tags cannot be read from the folder view. Open the transcription viewer to read the comments/tags. Transcription Comments and Comment Tags can be read in the mobile app, but not edited. Please use InQuiry if edits are needed on those items.

Completing Transcriptions from the Folder View

!Complete AllCompleting a transcription from a workflow folder progresses it to the next stage of the workflow. When a transcription is completed from the Preliminary folder it is considered signed. Transcriptions being completed from the final stage of the workflow will be saved in the repository.

Transcriptions can be completed as a group or individually from the folder view to advance to the next stage of the workflow (if allowed by the medical facility).

To complete all transcriptions in the folder, long-press a transcription until the Menu button appears in the upper right corner. Tap the Menu button then select Complete All. At least one transcription must be selected for the Menu button to appear; when Complete All is tapped, all transcriptions will be completed, not just the selected transcriptions.

If a transcription search is performed prior to using Complete All, only the transcriptions in the search results will be completed from the workflow folder. Other jobs that are in the folder but did not appear in the search results will remain in the workflow folder.

!Complete SelectedTo complete only selected transcriptions, long-press each transcription to be completed until a check mark appears on the left tab of the transcription line. Tap the Menu button in the upper right corner of the screen (this button will not appear until at least one transcription has been selected) then tap Complete Selected.

Depending on the setup of the medical facility, some transcriptions cannot be completed with Complete All/Selected, such as jobs with incomplete fields in the transcription text, failed validation rules, or those requiring an attestation statement. In this case, a message will be presented to the user stating how many transcriptions could not be completed. Those transcriptions will remain in the workflow folder and will need to be completed from the transcription viewer, while the other transcriptions will proceed through the workflow.

The completion of a transcription cannot be undone. The Complete All/Selected options will be available to you based on the settings of your facility and user account. eSOne Mobile will present a confirmation prompt before completing the transcriptions with Complete All/Selected; this prompt cannot be disabled.

Transcription searches can be performed within a specific workflow folder or across all workflow stages and can be based on a number of criteria.

Use the Search button in the upper right corner of the main Transcriptions screen to search for transcriptions in any workflow folder (except Referral), including transcriptions that have completed the workflow. This is known as Search All. Select or type in the desired search parameters, then tap the Search button to run the search. A list of results will appear. To return to the main Transcriptions screen, tap the back arrow.

If a transcription is in the Marked for Review and Marked for Review 2 folders or Final and Final 2 folders it will appear in the search results twice.

Search TranscriptionsSearch Results

The Search All results will each have an icon on the left side that represents where the job is in the workflow:

Dictation Status Dictation Status - The dictation is still being typed by the transcription company.

!Marked for Review Marked for Review/Marked for Review 2 - The transcription has been delivered to the medical facility and is in one or both Review folders.

!Preliminary Preliminary - The transcription is ready for clinician review and signature.

!Final Final/Final 2 - The transcription has been signed and is in one or both Final folders for additional processing (printing, faxing, etc.)

!Search All Repository - The transcription has completed the workflow. This is also known as Search All. The Folder field in the Information tab will be blank.


The facility can customize the workflow and may not use all of the above folders.

To search only a specific workflow folder, tap the desired folder from the main Transcriptions screen, then tap the Search button. Select or type in the desired search parameters, then tap the Search button to run the search. A list of results will appear.

Search results can be sorted by Date Dictated, Patient Name, or Appointment Date, by tapping the Filter button.

Tap an item from the search results list to view the transcription details and text.

Tap the back arrow to return to the workflow folder view without the search criteria applied.

Transcription Viewer

Tap on one of the entries in any workflow folder or search results to view the transcription text and details. The Patient Name, Patient ID, Gender, Date of Birth, and Age are displayed in the top. Tap the back arrow above the patient name to return to the folder view or search results. The Action Menu button appears in the upper right corner.

Recorded dictations are stored on the phone for two weeks after the dictated date, but they cannot be listened to from the transcription viewer. To listen to a recorded dictation that is still saved on the device, go to its entry in the Patients tab.

The Transcription Viewer has three tabs: Information, Transcription, and Comments. Tap on the desired tab to open it, or swipe left or right to switch tabs. The Transcription Viewer opens to the Transcriptions tab by default. The tab that is being displayed is underlined.

Information Tab

Transcription Viewer InformationThe Information tab contains header information about the transcription and is broken into sections, similar to the Information tab on the Recording screen.

Please note that eSOne’s Patient Display functionality has been extended within the mobile app to the information sections of a transcription. Patient Displays allow administrators to customize which fields are displayed based on a transcription’s selected document type.

If configured, users will see different displays when viewing the information sections of a transcription.

If a document type includes read-only fields, these fields will appear on the screen in a light gray color and cannot be edited. The app will also check for required fields when saving or completing transcriptions. If one or more required fields is not filled out, a message appears indicating which ones. Names of required fields appear in red text.

At this time, Patient Displays only support the required fields setting for user fields.


Please be aware that certain fields will always appear regardless of the document type, and some newer fields are not currently available for the mobile app and will not display.

Default fields:

  • Document Type - Displays the document type of the transcription.

  • Location - Displays the location of the appointment for the transcription.

  • Demographic Information - Displays patient name, MRN, birth date, age, and gender.

  • Appointment - Displays details related to the appointment, including the appointment date.

  • Dictation Information - Displays the workflow folder the transcription is currently in, transcription ID, date dictated, and the dictating clinician.

  • Signatures - Lists all clinicians who will sign the transcription. The date signed will appear next to or below the signing clinician's name after it has been signed.

  • Associates - Lists all associates to receive a copy of the transcription.

Transcription Tab

Transcription ViewerThe Transcription tab within the Transcription Viewer displays the text of the transcription.

Comments Tab

Transcription Viewer CommentsThe Comments tab displays comments and comment tags on the transcription. The Comments tab will not appear if the managing transcription company or facility has not granted access to the user.

A red dot will appear on the Comments tab if the transcription has at least one comment or comment tag.

Action Menu

Action MenuTap the Action Menu button in the upper right corner to create a new dictation, edit, or complete a transcription.

New Dictation

Create New DictationTap the Menu button then New Dictation to start a new dictation with the same demographic information as the original document. The Recording screen will open with the patient and demographics populated. The appointment date can be changed. Record the dictation as normal (see Dictating with eSOne Mobile for iOS).

When the new dictation is uploaded, a prompt will be presented to determine how or if the new dictation should be linked to the original transcription. The options are:

  • Append to Dictation - The transcription text from the new dictation will be added to the end of the original transcription.

  • Prepend to Dictation - The transcription from the new dictation will be inserted before the original transcription text.

  • Upload as a New Dictation - The transcription text from the new dictation will not be linked to the transcription text from the original transcription; they will both appear as separate transcriptions.

The new dictation will create a separate transcription and transcription ID when appended or prepended, but will be linked to the original transcription. The two transcriptions will appear as one when viewed (after the new dictation has been typed and delivered by the transcription company).


!Edit DemographicsThe transcription text and demographics can be edited to correct mistakes or add additional information. By default, only documents that are in the Marked for Review and Preliminary Folders can be edited. The Edit option in the eSOne mobile app is intended for small or minor edits. If more extensive editing and formatting is needed, consider using InQuiry on a desktop computer.

To access the Edit screen, tap the Action Menu button at the top right corner of the transcription viewer, then choose Edit. The top header area will become orange and the transcription text and demographic fields will be editable.

To edit demographic fields, tap the Information tab while in edit mode. Tap on the field to open the keyboard or selection list, depending on the field type selected. The signatures, associates, comments, and comment tags cannot be edited in the eSOne mobile app; please use InQuiry to make those changes.

!Edit TranscriptionTo edit the transcription text, tap the Transcription tab while in edit mode, then tap the transcription text to position the cursor and open the keyboard. A blinking cursor will mark the cursor position.

Tap the Action Menu then Undo Changes to cancel all unsaved changes made to the demographics and transcription text and return to the transcription viewer.

Switching between the Information and Transcription tabs in edit mode will not lose unsaved changes to either tab, but it is recommended to save often.

Use Save in the Action Menu to save changes to the demographics and transcription text and return to the transcription viewer. Tapping Complete in the Action Menu while editing will save changes and complete the job from the workflow folder.

If navigation back to the workflow folder is attempted prior to saving changes, a confirmation dialog box will be presented with the options to Cancel or Discard. To return to the editor to make additional changes and/or save changes, tap Cancel. To return to the workflow folder list without saving changes, tap Discard.


Changes are not saved automatically.


Complete the Dictation Tap the Action Menu then Complete to progress the transcription to the next stage of the workflow. When the document is Completed from the Preliminary folder by the dictating clinician or additional authenticator, the electronic signature is also applied, if the provider is using that feature. When the document is completed from the final workflow folder, the transcription will be saved in the repository (also known as Search All).

When the transcription cannot be completed due to incomplete fields within the transcription text, a notification will appear. The Complete action will be canceled. The user can then enter edit mode to make the necessary adjustments then complete the transcription.

If the client is using workflow validation rules and the job fails validation, a message will appear upon completion, stating which validation rule failed. Depending on the setup of the validation rule, a warning may be given, which allows the user to cancel the complete action to edit the transcription or continue with the complete action and leave the transcription as-is; if the validation rule prevents completion the user must edit the transcription to meet validation requirements, unless the user has the rights to override the prevention.

Validation Warning Validation Prevention Validation Override

The completion of a transcription cannot be undone. By default, eSOne Mobile will present a confirmation prompt before completing the transcription. This prompt can be disabled in the Settings tab.

Complete with Attestation

If the medical facility requires attestation statements from attending physicians (authenticators) signing transcriptions, the Complete action becomes Complete with attestation in the Action Menu.

After tapping Complete with attestation, the Attestation editor opens. The last used attestation template will automatically load. To change to a different template, tap Templates in the bottom left corner or Load Template from the Action Menu in the upper right corner. A list of available attestation templates will be presented. Tap on the desired template to load it. If edits need to be made to the attestation text, tap within the text to position the cursor and open the keyboard.

To delete all attestation text tap Remove Attestation. The attestation text can then be manually typed in by tapping in the white editor area, or a template can be selected again.

After the attestation text has been finalized, tap the Action Menu then Complete to apply the attestation template and signature and advance the transcription in the workflow.


The Cancel button in the Action Menu closes the Action Menu without taking any action.

Dual Resident Attending Workflow

If the facility uses the dual resident/attending workflow, attending physicians (authenticators) will be allowed to complete documents in the workflow even if the dictating resident has not yet reviewed or approved the document. With this option, documentation can be completed more quickly if needed.

In this workflow, a transcription requiring an extra signature(s) will appear in the resident's and attending's Preliminary folders at the same time. Either the dictating resident or attending physician can review and edit the document (provided they have proper rights to location and document type).

  • Resident reviews/approves an outstanding transcription, then the attending completes.

    • The resident can review and approve the transcription in the Preliminary folder. After the resident completes the job, it is removed from their Preliminary folder.
    • The attending can then complete the transcription and it will move on to the next workflow folder.
  • Attending Completes an Unreviewed Transcription

    • An attending can also complete an outstanding transcription in the Preliminary folder prior to the resident reviewing/approving the transcription.
    • Once the attending completes the job, the transcription moves on in the workflow and out of their Preliminary folders. The next time the resident searches or refreshes their Preliminary folder, the dictation will no longer be shown.

If the facility does not use the dual resident/attending workflow, transcriptions will not appear in the attending physician's (authenticator) Preliminary folder until after the dictating resident has approved the transcription.