InSync Manual
InSync 5.1
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................2
Requirements .............................................................................................................................................................3
1. Installing InSync ..............................................................................................................................................4
2. Starting InSync ................................................................................................................................................7
3. System Tray Menu ..........................................................................................................................................8
3.1
Dictation Selections ................................................................................................................................8
3.2
Menu Tab Selections ..............................................................................................................................8
3.3
Other Selections .....................................................................................................................................8
4. Home ..............................................................................................................................................................9
4.1
Login Menu .............................................................................................................................................9
4.2
Internet Connection Monitor .............................................................................................................. 10
4.3
Recording Dictation ............................................................................................................................. 10
4.4
Support Section ................................................................................................................................... 10
5. Recording with InSync ................................................................................................................................. 11
5.1
Appointment List and Functions.......................................................................................................... 11
5.2
Search for a Patient Appointment ....................................................................................................... 12
5.3
Record a Dictation ............................................................................................................................... 13
5.4
Demographics Tab: .............................................................................................................................. 15
5.5
History Tab:.......................................................................................................................................... 15
5.6
Template Tab: ...................................................................................................................................... 15
6. Dictation Log Tab ......................................................................................................................................... 16
7. Devices Tab .................................................................................................................................................. 17
7.1
Device Configuration ........................................................................................................................... 17
8. Manual Uploading ....................................................................................................................................... 20
8.1
Upload Individual Audio File ................................................................................................................ 20
8.2
Batch file .............................................................................................................................................. 21
9. Options Tab ................................................................................................................................................. 23
9.1
Workstation Settings ........................................................................................................................... 23
9.2
Workstation Defaults........................................................................................................................... 24
9.3
Recording Settings ............................................................................................................................... 24
9.4
Manage Logins ..................................................................................................................................... 26
9.5
PACS ..................................................................................................................................................... 26
9.6
Security and File Name Options .......................................................................................................... 28
9.7
My Favorites ........................................................................................................................................ 30
10. Uninstall InSync ........................................................................................................................................... 31
11. Support ........................................................................................................................................................ 31
Appendix 1 - Emdat Supported Recorders .............................................................................................................. 32
Appendix 2 - InSync Supported Audio File Types .................................................................................................... 33
Appendix 3 - Installing Nuance PowerMic & Philips SpeechMike ........................................................................... 34
Appendix 4 - Installing and Configuring a Foot Pedal.............................................................................................. 37
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Introduction
InSync is a HIPAA-compliant application for sending encrypted voice recordings from supported hand-held
digital recorders between the client and Transcription Company.
The InSync application resides on any PC or notebook computer and runs in the background as long as a
computer is turned on, automatically uploading dictations from digital recorders to the Emdat servers.
Clinicians don’t have to start the application or click anything. They simply dock the digital recorder and
the secure transfer begins. Dictations are verified for completeness and then removed from the digital
recorder, allowing the clinician to begin dictating again. A backup copy of all dictations is securely stored
on the docking computer for 14 days by default. InSync is also capable of creating dictations on PCs
equipped with a microphone.
For a quick start:
Appendix 1 lists the supported recorders.
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Most Olympus professional recorders released in the last 6 years are supported.
Some older Olympus recorders require the Olympus software to be installed first.
All supported Philips records require the Philips software to be installed first.
Download and install the InSync software. See Section 1.
Log into InSync. See Section 4.1.
Configure a Recorder or Removable Media Device. See Section 7.1.
The rest of this manual addresses the advanced features that you can perform with InSync.
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Requirements
For InSync to work properly within your Windows environment, the PC must meet the following software
and hardware requirements:
Minimum Requirements:

Windows Vista

RAM: 1 GB (512 MB for Vista Home Edition)

Hard Drive Free Space: 1 GB

A monitor capable of displaying a resolution of 1024x768 pixels

Internet access with IP Ports 80 and 443 open to initiate an Internet communication session.
Recommended Requirements:

Windows 8

RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Hard Drive Free Space: 1 GB

Sound Card with Speakers (or Stereo Headphones)

Windows Media Player: 12

A monitor capable of displaying a resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher

Internet access: High Speed Cable or DSL with IP Ports 80 and 443 open to initiate an Internet
communication session.
Please Note: Macintosh computers are NOT supported.
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1.
Installing InSync
On a network with multiple users, please make sure the Windows Login ID has install privileges. If unsure,
please contact your PC support Staff. Download the InSync application from the Emdat Software page here:
https://www.emdat.com/software/insync.asp
Click on the Install Link to begin the download. We recommend installing the most recent version.
Click the option to Run the InSync Setup software.
Click Next to continue with the installation.
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Check the box that saying I accept the terms of
the License Agreement after reading. Click the
Next button.
Unless otherwise required by your IT department,
choose the option to Install for all users of this
machine. Then click the Next button.
Unless otherwise required by your IT department,
keep the default installation path and click the Next
button.
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Click the Install button.
InSync will now install automatically.
Based on how your User Account control is configured, if it asks whether you want to install the InSync
software, click the Yes button.
If you will be using InSync to upload dictations
from hand-held devices, we recommend that you
enable:


Launch InSync Now
, and
Start InSync with Windows. This starts
InSync every time to start your PC.
Click the Finish button to complete the
installation.
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2.
Starting InSync
If you didn’t choose to “Start InSync with Windows” during installation (Section 1), you can manually start
InSync as you need it.

Windows Vista or Windows 7
Start the program by clicking on Start button then
expand All Programs. Choose the InSync folder
and click on the InSync program.
Windows 7 or earlier

Windows 8
Click the Windows Button or press the Windows
key. Type “insync” on the Start screen and click on
the InSync program.
Windows 8

If InSync is already running a small icon in the System Tray area will be present.
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3.
System Tray Menu
When InSync is running, the InSync icon will display in the System Tray.
Click on the InSync icon in the System Tray to access shortcuts to InSync functions.
Please note:


Several of the InSync functions require a user to be logged in for the
function to work.
InSync will automatically upload dictations from configured handheld recorders without a user logged in.
3.1 Dictation Selections

Record New Dictation: This shortcut will open the Recording tab of
InSync (covered in Section 5).
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Upload Dictations: This shortcut will force InSync to send any files
that are waiting to be uploaded.

Download Dictations: This shortcut will force InSync to check any
connected recorders for dictations waiting to be uploaded.
3.2 Menu Tab Selections
Menu selections link to four of the InSync tabs.

Home: The Home tab provides an overview of InSync (covered in Section 4).

Dictation Log: The Dictation Log provides a record of uploaded dictations (covered in Section 6).

Devices: The Devices tab shows a list of connected devices that can be configured with InSync
(Covered in Section 7).

Options: Configuration settings for the InSync application are located on this tab (covered in
Section 8).
3.3 Other Selections

Last Message: This will display the last message InSync displayed, such as “Completed Uploads” or
“Device Detected.”

Launch InQuiry: A shortcut to the InQuiry website: https://www.emdat.com/inquiry/

Help: This links to the Emdat ticket system: https://www.emdat.com/ticket/

Logout: This logs you out of the user account you are using for InSync. Please note that InSync is
still running in the background and will automatically upload dictations from supported hand-held
recorders that have been configured with Emdat InSync. However, once logged out, many of the
functions of the InSync application are no longer available.

Exit: Closes the InSync application. The audio files from connect recorders will not be
automatically uploaded to the Emdat servers.
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4.
Home
The Home tab provides an overview of InSync and the status of any unsent dictations. To access all of the
features on the Home tab a user must be logged into the application.
4.1 Login Menu

Click on the Login link in the upper right hand corner of the
InSync Home Tab and then the Login command.

On the InSync Login window, enter your Username,
Password, and Client code. These are the same
credentials as for InQuiry.

InSync can remember your Usernames and Password on
this PC although your facility may turn off the feature to
remember your password.

If any Usernames have been saved on this PC, a dropdown
arrow to the right of the login link will contain the saved
Usernames.

Once logged in, a user can choose to logout by clicking on
the down arrow and clicking Logout.
o
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Alternatively, you may right click on the InSync
icon in the system tray, then click Logout
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
Logged in users can also change their passwords. Please
note that this also changes their password for InQuiry and
Emdat Mobile.
4.2 Internet Connection Monitor
The internet connection monitor verifies that InSync is connected to
the internet and that the ports that InSync uses to transmit data are
open. In order for InSync to communicate with the server, the
Internet connection must register as active.
4.3 Recording Dictation
The home page contains a link to the Recording tab, as well as a
quick view of any dictations that are on hold or waiting to be
uploaded. Recording functions are covered in Section 5.
4.4 Support Section
This provides quick links to Emdat InQuiry, the helpdesk telephone number, a link to the Emdat ticket
system, and a link to this InSync Manual.
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5.
Recording with InSync
Users can record a dictation with a PC-attached microphone by accessing the Record Tab in InSync. A user
must be logged into InSync in order to use the features of the Record Tab. Their user account must also be
configured to be a dictator.



Right click the InSync
Icon in the system tray
and select Record New
Dictation
Click the Record
dictation link on the
InSync Home Tab.
Select the Record tab in
the InSync application to
begin recording.
5.1 Appointment List and
Functions
The left half of the screen displays the dictator’s appointment schedule. Similar to the mobile application,
the appointments will populate with the information sent to Emdat from the scheduling system used by the
facility.
Use the Left Arrow and Right Arrow buttons to decrease or increase the
selected day by one. Type a date into the box, or select a date from the
calendar by clicking the Calendar icon.
The number in the red circle over the On Hold icon indicates how
many dictations are on hold across all appointment days.

Click the On Hold icon to display only dictations on hold. It shows
on-hold dictations for all days.

Click the On Hold icon again to display all appointments for the
selected day.
IMPORTANT: When you first enter the Dictation Tab, it will show
you all On-Hold Dictations. Click the On Hold button to show
today’s appointments.

A microphone icon indicates a dictation on hold which needs to be
completed.
The microphone over the cloud means a dictation was made on
another device. That dictation cannot be accessed here.
The check mark indicates that a dictation has been made and
uploaded for transcription.
The page with check mark indicates the transcription has been
completed and is ready for review.
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Click on an appointment to start the dictation process for that appointment.
Click the Add New Dictation button to start a dictation on a patient not on the Schedule. You can
search for the patient in the demographic panel (see Section 5.2).
Click the Refresh button to get the most up to date Appointment list from the server.
The bottom of the Appointment List contains:

Switch View: Click this button to display InSync in the contracted view so as to
not clutter up your PC screen while dictating. If you do not have a microphone
connected and enabled on your PC, the contracted view is not available.

Move to First Dictation: Move to the first (oldest) appointment date with a
dictation on hold.

Schedule Settings: click this icon to open up the Schedule Settings menu.
Options include:
o Sort By: Sort appointments by: Appointment Time, Patient Full
Name, Patient Last Name then First Name, or Patient First Name then
Last Name
o Statuses: Show appointments that have: Dictations on other
Devices, Dictation Uploading, Dictation Completed, Dictation
Transcribed, and Hidden Appointments.
o Resources: Display appointments based upon the Resource ID
assigned to the appointment.

Recording Settings: This button opens a dialog to adjust the recording options.
These settings can also be accessed on the Options tab and are discussed in
Section 9.3.
Click on a patient appointment record to start the dictation process.
When an appointment is selected, the patient appointment details are
displayed in the Demographics tab.
5.2 Search for a Patient Appointment
There are times when you may need to dictate on a patient that is not on your appointment list. For
example:

The mapping of appointments to resources and dictators are not set up in the Emdat platform.

The patient appointment is with another doctor.

The appointment schedule does not include who sees the patient.
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To start a Search, click on the Add New Patient button.
In the Demographics tab, enter the
Patient ID and click the Search button.
Or just click the Search button.
The Search Appointments window appears, the Patient ID is filled in, and the search results are shown.
Enter more search criteria on the left
side to refine your search and click the
Search button.
Use the Cancel button to
end your search.
Select a record in the
search results on the
right and click the Select
button.
The Search Appointments window will
close, this appointment will be added to
your list in InSync.
5.3 Record a Dictation
Select a patient from the Patient List.


Or click the Add Patient button, then Search for a patient and add to your patient list. (Section 5.2).
Or just click the Add Patient button. You will need to dictate the required Patient ID, name,
appointment date, etc. in your dictation.
Select the dictator. Typically, only your name is
available here. However, if your dictation account
has been given ‘Proxy’ (allowed to dictate for
another) to another account, select the appropriate
account.
Select the Document Type and Location from the
drop down menu. These two lists show all the document types and locations that are available to you. You
can shorten these lists by defining favorites in the Options Tab under My Favorites, described in Section
9.7.
Click the Record button to start your dictation.

Slider Bar: This shows you where you are in
playback mode, or where dictation will be
inserted when recording. The number on the left is the time position into the recording. The
number of the right is the total time of the recording.
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Jump to Start and Jump to End: Move the playback
position to the beginning or end of the dictation.

Rewind and Fast Forward: Move the playback position
backward or forward 5 seconds. This number can be
changed in the Options Tab > Recording Settings (Section 9.3).

Record: Record audio. Selecting the drop down arrow
allows you to change how the record button behaves.
o
Append Recording: New dictation is added to the end
of the audio file when recording.
o
Insert Recording: New dictation is inserted into
existing dictation at the point indicated by the slider
bar. No dictation will be overwritten or deleted.
o
Overwrite Recording: New dictation is added to the
point indicated by the slider bar. Existing dictation is overwritten.

Play: Plays the dictation from the current position.

STAT: Make this dictation a STAT priority. STAT dictations
are transcribed faster and may have an additional costs.

Hide Appointment: Remove an appointment from the list.
Hidden appointments can be viewed by displaying Hidden
Appointments in the Schedule Settings. Appointments with a dictation cannot be hidden.
The recording buttons can be linked to specific hot keys on the keyboard for your convenience. This is
especially important when using a foot pedal for hands-free recording.
It is also possible to configure Audio Cues to play during various stages of the recording process. These
Shortcut Keys and Audio Cues can be configured in the Options tab (Section 9.2).

Delete Dictation: Discards the recorded file. Note: It is not possible to retrieve a deleted dictation.

Place on Hold: Holds the dictation for further changes. Dictations placed on hold will not upload
to the Emdat server but are saved in an encrypted format on this PC.

Complete: This button completes the current dictation and uploads it to the Emdat server.
If your recorder is not recognizing the sound input from your microphone,
check to see if your microphone is set as the Default Recorder. Right click on
the speaker icon on your Windows taskbar, and click Recording devices.
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Make sure that your microphone has some designation that says
it is the Default Device. If set up properly, the bars to the right
should react to any sound input.
If your microphone is not the default device, right click on it and
select Set as Default Device. Test the input by seeing if the green
bars on the right react to your sound input. If the test works, it
should work with InSync.
5.4 Demographics Tab:
Review the detailed patient and appointment
information for the appointment you selected from
the Appointment List.
o Or Enter a Patient ID and click the Search button
to start a search of the patient and appointments
in the database. (Section 5.2).
5.5
History Tab:
View prior transcriptions for this patient. Clicking on
the History Tab will display a list of prior
transcriptions for the selected patient. Double click
on a listed transcription to open it in a new window.
5.6 Template Tab:
The Template Tab will display the document
template for the document type you have selected.
Click the drop down box showing the document type
name to also see the dictation templates that are
available for your use.
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6.
Dictation Log Tab
InSync maintains a log of all dictations that have been uploaded to the Emdat servers. By default, the
dictation log is saved for 14 days. This retention range can be adjusted in the Options Tab, under
Workstation Settings (Section 9.1).
The Dictation Log allows a range of records to be displayed based on the date of dictation as well as for all
dictators or a specific dictator. Results can be sorted by clicking on any of the column headings.
Available Options are:
Select a record from the Dictation Log and click the Save button. This will save an
unencrypted copy of the audio file to your PC. It will allow you to choose where to save it.
This button is greyed out until the “Enable Dictation Saving:” option is enabled in Options > Security and
File Name Options (Section 9.6).
Select a record from the Dictation Log and click the Send to Support button. This
creates a Help Desk Ticket in the Emdat platform, encrypts the audio file and activity
log for the audio file, and uploads them to be part of the ticket. It also creates the ticket in the name of the
user signed into InSync.
If the internet connection was down when files were to be uploaded, then they are held
in queue for uploading in the future. If additional files are uploaded and the internet is
available, then all queued dictation files are also automatically uploaded. However, if additional files are
not processed, then the original files in queue are still in queue. If this occurs, click the Upload Dictations
button to upload all dictation files held in queue.
Click the Print button to print this Dictation Log to a locally attached printer.
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7.
Devices Tab
The Devices tab lists all of the connected devices that are compatible with the InSync application.
This displays all connected devices and their current InSync status.

Device Name: Provides the name of the connected device when available. Not all devices can
identify themselves to InSync. Those are displayed as “removable media” with an accompanying
Drive letter.

Configured: Indicates if the device has been configured for InSync version 5 or greater.

Legacy Configured: Indicates if the device has been configured for InSync version 4.

Ignored: Indicates if the device has been configured to be ignored by InSync 5. These devices are
typically USB memory sticks that are not used with dictations. Ignored devices have two hidden
files installed on them which are read by InSync when the device is plugged into the PC and InSync
determines they should be ignored. This keeps the InSync from asking you to configure a device
each type it is used on the PC.
7.1 Device Configuration
Almost any device with storage space that can connect to a PC as Removable Media can be configured to
work with InSync. Available devices are displayed on the Devices Tab of the InSync User interface.
To configure a device, connect it to the PC with USB and open the Devices Tab. Select the device from the
list and press the “Configure Device” button at the bottom of the screen.
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Next, select the name of the provider that the recorder belongs to. The recorder can be configured to
Always ask me for a user when I sync this device.
When this configuration is selected, a pop-up list of user names is displayed when the recorder is plugged
into the PC. The user must select one name in order to upload the dictations.
Note: The names on this list are the users the logged in user has proxy access to, which is a configuration
option in the client setup. Please talk to your implementation specialist for more details.
Next select the document types to be assigned to the recorder. The number of document types that can be
assigned to a recorder varies based on the recorder model.



The recorder configuration should only be assigned the document types that the user will be using.
o Each recorder model can save a different number of document types ranging from 3 to 99.
You do not have to select the maximum number of document types.
This list of document types is controlled by the signed-in user’s Document Security configuration.
Document Security limits what document types are available for dictation for each dictator. Please
see your administrator or MTSO for assistance with Document Security.
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Next select any additional options. There are four options for Location selection.

User Default Location: This will use the default location as configured for the Dictator or the
Client. This is the most commonly selected option.

Always ask when syncing: A pop-up window asks the user every time this recorder is synced to
select from a list of locations.

Use the location of this workstation: Use the location specified in the InSync Workstation
Defaults settings (Section 9.2) for on this PC.

Use this location: Select a specific location to assign for all recordings from this recorder.
Dictation Log options

Show dictation log after upload: When enabled, the dictation log will automatically be displayed
after the files have been moved from the recorder to the PC. As the files are uploaded to the Emdat
servers, the receipt code and TID will be displayed on each record.
Click the Finish button to complete the configuration process.
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8.
Manual Uploading
InSync has the capability to manually upload dictation files stored on the PC in two different ways. InSync
can upload files individually, or in batch from a specified Windows folder.
8.1 Upload Individual Audio File
You need to be logged in to InSync to use this feature.
Step 1: Use Windows Explorer to find the audio file.
Right Click on the file to bring up the context sensitive menu.
Select Upload with InSync.
Note: Please see Appendix 2 for list of supported audio formats.
Step 2: If you are not already signed into InSync, you will get a
login screen. Please log in to upload the audio file.
Step 3: Select the dictator from this list and click the
Apply button.


Typically, there is only one name of this list;
that is the name of the dictating user who is
signed into InSync.
InSync can be used by an administrator who
does not have dictation privileges. The
Administration User is given “Proxy” to
specific Dictating Users. Proxy is a
configuration option in the client setup.
Please talk to your implementation specialist
on how to accomplish this configuration. The administrator is now able to upload dictation files for
specific dictators.
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Step 4: Select a document type for the dictation file to
be uploaded and click Apply.
Step 5: Select a Location for the dictation file to be
uploaded and click the Apply button.
The dictation file is removed from the folder,
encrypted, and queued to be uploaded. If an internet
connection is available, the file will be immediately
uploaded to the Emdat servers.
8.2 Batch file
Batch file uploading is available by
navigating to the Devices Tab and
selecting the Upload From Folder
button.
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Navigate to the Folder that contains
the audio files.
Select files to upload:

CTRL + A selects all files.

Shift + Click selects files in a
series.

CTRL + Click select multiple
individual files.
When the selection is complete, click
the Open button.
Select a user as the dictator and click the Apply
button.
Select the document type for these dictation files and
click the Apply button.
Select the Location for these dictation files and click
the Apply button.
The files are removed from the folder, encrypted, and
queued to be uploaded.
If an internet connection is available, the audio file
are encrypted and uploaded to the Emdat servers.
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9.
Options Tab
The Options Tab contains six configuration groups that allow you to
customize how InSync behaves. These options are defined in detail as
follows.
Please note that the displayed images includes the options default
value.
9.1 Workstation Settings
Workstation Settings are specific to the local machine and allow you to configure startup options and
retention times for log records and saved encrypted dictation files.

Start InSync with Windows: Check this box to start InSync each time that Windows starts.

Do not prompt to configure devices when connected: Check this box to suppress the pop-up
window to configure a device each time they are connected to the PC via the USB port.

Do not show available upgrades on startup: This will disable any notifications of newer InSync
versions when starting InSync.

Prompt to upload files bigger than __ MB: This triggers a warning message if a dictation file
exceeds this number. Each MB represents 3 to 5 minutes of dictation. Files exceeding this limit
may not be valid dictations. Very large audio files also present risks in getting them to successfully
upload.

Display Dictation on the dictation log for __ days: Set the number of days to retain the log
entries of uploaded dictations.

Retain encrypted dictations on this workstation for __ days: Set the number of days to retain
copies of the uploaded dictation files in an encrypted format.

Remove Dictations from Workstation: Remove all saved encrypted dictation files from the Hard
Disk Drive. This will also clear the Dictation Log.
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9.2 Workstation Defaults
Workstation Defaults allows you to choose a default client and location for dictations uploaded from this
PC. These options are not required, but can be used by the Record screen or by recorders that are
configured to upload based on these settings.

Default Client: Specifies the client to assign to each dictation when uploading from a recorder if
the recorder is configured to use this value.

Default Location: Specifies the location to assign to each dictation when uploading from a
recorder and the recorder is configured to use this value.
9.3 Recording Settings
Recording Settings configure the behavior of the InSync Record Tab found in Section 5 of this manual.

Use global recording keys: Enabling this allows users to control the InSync recording application
even when InSync is not the active window using the recording hotkeys. This allows dictators to
use other applications while still controlling the recording in InSync.

Keep recording screen on top: Checking this box will keep the InSync recording window on top
of any other open application or window.

Enable auto search on new dictation: When the “New Dictation” button is clicked and this option
is enabled, InSync will display a pop-up window asking the user to enter patient information to use
to search for a patient and appointment to assign to this dictation. If this option is disabled, no popup window automatically occurs. (See Section 5.2 to add a new dictation.)

Seconds to jump when rewinding: This defines how many seconds of dictation are skipped
backward each time the Rewind button is clicked.

Seconds to jump when fast-forwarding: This defines how many seconds of dictation are skipped
forward each time the Fast Forward button is clicked.

Seconds to rewind when restarting playback: Each time the recording is paused, the recording
will start playback this number of seconds before the current playback position when the Play
button is clicked.
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Days until on hold dictation notifications: The InSync user will receive a warning message when
on on-hold dictation equals or exceeds this number of days.
Hot Keys allows the user to define the keyboard shortcuts for the various recording functions.
(Note: Due to Windows limitations, the F12 key may not be used.)
Use Audio Cues: This allows the user to redefine the sounds that are played when a specific action button
is clicked (or the assigned “F” key is pressed).
o
Select File: Can be used to select a specific audio file to play for the
Audio Cue.
o
Clear File: Used to clear the selection of the sound file for the
specific event and disable playing a sound.

Sound Settings: The speaker icon is a shortcut to Windows audio settings
applet. This will allow you to select your microphone and speakers.

Reset Hot Keys: Click this button to reset the Hot Keys back to their
default assignments.

Reset Audio Cues: Click this button to reset the Audio Cues back to their
default assignments.
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9.4 Manage Logins
Users have the option to save their login IDs and passwords while using InSync. This information can be
removed under the Manage Logins tab.

Select the user’s name and click the Remove Login button.
9.5 PACS
InSync can be integrated with a Picture Archiving and Communication System (“PACS”) via the following
two methods.
This first method was developed over ten years ago and is included in InSync 5 for backwards
compatibility. The radiologist starts the dictation process by clicking on a dictation icon within the PACS
while viewing an image. The PACS workstation connects to the IP and port that InSync is listening to. (The
port number is defined in PACS port: field.) The message sent is a string in this format:
[USERNAME]|[PATIENTID]|[ORDERNUMBER1],[ORDERNUMBER2],[ORDERNUMBER3]
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Once this string has been sent across to the IP port, the connection is expected to be terminated. This
functionality is not meant for active connections. Once the connection is terminated, the InSync Recording
Tab will appear for the radiologist to begin dictating. This process is repeated for each dictation.
USERNAME information: This is the Username for the dictator as defined in Emdat.

It can be missing from the string although the pipe character (“|”) needs to be present to define the
end of the Username field. In this case the “Use InSync user for undefined PACS messages:”
option should be enabled. The dictation is then assigned to the InSync user who is logged into
InSync.
Otherwise:

If the received USERNAME matches to the account logged into InSync, it will map to that user
appropriately.

If the username matches to an account that the logged-in user has proxy to, it will map
appropriately.

Otherwise, it will bring up a dialog window with the username prefilled with the value sent.
PATIENTID information: The value received is used to look up the patient demographic by search on the
Emdat Patient ID field. If found, the remaining patient information will populate the patient demographic
information on the Record Tab > Demographic Tab.
ORDERNUMBER -If there is more than one order associated with the dictation, it must be sent in the string
separated by a commas. If there is only one order, just the single order number will be necessary in the
string.

Order Number 1 is mapped to the Emdat Account field.

Order Number 2, Order Number 3, etc. are placed in the Emdat User Field 4 field separated by
commas.
Additional Options for this method include:

Default action when receiving a PACS request while recording: Specifies what action InSync
takes when it receives a PACS message while the user is recording a dictation with InSync. Options
are:
o
Prompt for Action: Ask the InSync user to place the current dictation on hold and start a
new dictation for the last PACS message.
o
Place on Hold: Place the current dictation on hold and start a new dictation based on the
latest PACS message.
o
Reject PACS dictation: Do nothing. Continue with current recording. Do not start a new
dictation from the latest PACS message.
The second method is for the PACS system to place an XML file on the PC running InSync.
The PAC Folder value defines the
location of the folder for InSync to
monitor.
The file button is used to open up
a dialog box to search the PC’s
disk directory and find the
location for the .XML files.

The File name is not used although the file extension must be “.XML”.
The XML file format, file commands, and value names must conform to the following:
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<DictationData>
<New>
<AccessionNumber>22222,33333,44444</AccessionNumber>
<PatientID>98765</PatientID>
<OrderNumber>11111</OrderNumber>
<Account>providerusername</Account>
</New>
</DictationData>

When multiple Orders are to be used, the first is placed in the <Account> field; the remaining are
placed as a string in the <AccessionNumber> field, separated by blanks.

If only one order is used, the <AccessionNumber> field is required to be included without a value.

If the <Account> field is not specified and the Use InSync user for undefined PACS messages:
option is enabled, then the assigned dictator is the user signed into InSync. In this case, the
<Account> field is still required with an empty value.
9.6 Security and File Name Options
After an audio file has been uploaded to the Emdat servers, it can be automatically saved on the user’s PC in
the InSync container. This feature is controlled in Options > Workstation Settings > “Retain encrypted
dictations on this workstation for: __ days”. This option defaults to 14 days during installation, but can be
adjusted to none (“0”) or a very large number of days.
When encryption is enabled (it is enabled by default during installation), the container is encrypted using
256-bit AES encryption. This container cannot be read by any other PC application.
The Security and File Name Options customize how InSync stores files in the container.

Current Strength: This provides a summary of the privacy for audio files on the PC; both the
Archive container and unencrypted files saved by the user.
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
Use Encryption: When enabled, any audio files saved in the Archive are encrypted with 256 bit
AES encryption.
o


If this option is disabled by the user, the action is recorded in the system logs on the Emdat
Server.
Enable Dictation Saving: If enabled, the user logged into InSync can save an unencrypted copy of
the dictation to a storage device (e.g. hard disk, thumb drive) on the PC from the Dictation log.
o
This setting does not affect the Security strength determination.
o
If this option is enabled by the user, the action is recorded in the system logs on the Emdat
Server.
When the audio file is uploaded, it is saved within the InSync container with a filename that is
determined by the following radio button controls.
o
Use System Generated Filename Format: File name is saved with these four values. Spaces
separate each value. [Date Sent] [Time Sent] [Dictation ID] [Receipt Code].
o
Use User Defined Filename Format: Allows users to define a custom file name.
o
o
Select a Transcription demographic value (such as Patient ID or Patient Name) from the
drop down box and click the add button to add that value to the file name.
o
Select any item it the large box and click the Move Up or Move Down button to change the
order of the demographic value in the file name.
(Note: Some options will reduce security strength, especially demographics that contain
patients identifying information.)
If Enable Dictation Saving is enabled, a user logged into InSync can go to the Dictation Log, select a log
entry, and click the Save button. The dictation is saved to the PC in an unencrypted format using the file
name convention establish for the container.
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9.7 My Favorites
New appointments created in the Record tab will start with the Default Document Type and Default
Location that are defined in My Favorites tab.
This tab shows all the Document Types and Locations that are available to the dictator. The user can
control which Document Types and Locations show if the Demographic sub-tab of the Record tab.

When a new dictation is started, the favorites only show in the Document Types and Locations
drop-down controls.

Both controls also have a Show All as their last entry that if selected, will display all the available
Document Types or Locations. When changed to “Show All” mode, the last entry becomes Show
Favorites to change back to displaying only the Favorites.
Defaults and Favorites are saved by user account on each PC.
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10. Uninstall InSync
On a network with multiple users please make sure the Windows Login ID has installing and uninstalling
privileges. If unsure please contact PC Support Staff.
Windows Vista, Windows 7

Click on “Start” button and select Control Panel.

Click on Programs and Features.

Right click on InSync and select the Uninstall command.

(Note: Emdat InSync Installers can be deleted as well, if they exist for earlier versions of Windows
and InSync)

If you get a pop-up message asking “Are you sure you want to uninstall InSync?”, click the Yes
button.
Windows 8

Click the Windows icon on your taskbar or press the Windows key on your
keyboard

Type the word “uninstall” on the Windows start page to search for the Uninstall program. Click
Uninstall a program.

Right click on InSync and select the Uninstall command.

If you get a pop-up message asking “Are you sure you want to uninstall InSync?”, click the Yes
button.
11. Support
We offer the following support options in the event that you need further assistance with InSync:

Emdat software page to download InSync: https://www.emdat.com/software/insync.asp

Emdat Knowledge Base Home: www.emdathelp.com

Help Desk Request: Navigate to www.emdat.com/ticket and select the Ticket option.

Phone Support: (608) 270-6400 ext. 1 (Help Desk support is provided weekdays 7AM - 7PM CST)
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Appendix 1 - Emdat Supported Recorders
as of August 2015
Recorder Name
Win Vista
(32 bit)
Win Vista
(64 bit)
Win 7
(32 bit)
Win 7
(64 bit)
Win 8
(32 bit)
Win 8
(64 bit)
Win 10
(32 bit)
Win 10
(64 bit)
Olympus Recorders
DS-2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-3301
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
DS-6601
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
VN-702pc
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-2200
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-2300
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-2400
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-2500
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-30001
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
DS-3300
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-3400
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-3500
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-4000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-5000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-7000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Philips Recorders
DPM-93502
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
DPM-9400i2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
DPM-94502
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
DPM-95002
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
DPM-96002
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SpeechMike3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Nuance Recorders
PowerMic
Yes
Yes
No
PLEASE NOTE: Any recorder that connects to a Windows computer as a "Removable Drive" and records in
a standard audio format can be configured and supported by Emdat InSync.
Please call the Emdat Help Desk at (608) 270-6400, ext. 1 for installation instructions on:

(1) Olympus DS-330, DS-660, and DS-3000.

(2) all Philips recorders
(3) Installation instructions for the Philips SpeechMike are included in Appendix 3
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Appendix 2 - InSync Supported Audio File Types
InSync supports the following file formats.
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DSS
Audio file saved by a digital voice recorder or speech recognition program; stores voice
audio data in a highly-compressed format; commonly used for professional transcript
environments.
DS2
A newer version of the DSS audio format.
MP3
MP3 is popular compressed audio file format popular with digital music downloads. MP3
files are typically about one tenth the size of uncompressed WAVE or AIFF files, but
maintain nearly the same CD-quality sound.
SRI
Audio file extension is used by Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
WAV
Standard digital audio file format used for storing waveform data; allows audio
recordings to be saved with different sampling rates and bitrates.
WMA
Audio file compressed with Windows Media compression; proprietary format developed
by Microsoft, similar to the .MP3 format; can be converted to other more standardized
formats; often used for playing music from the Web.
MSV
Audio file format typically used by Sony Digital Recorders.
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Appendix 3 - Installing Nuance PowerMic & Philips SpeechMike
InSync is compatible for use with some specialized handheld microphones, such as the Nuance PowerMic
and the Philips SpeechMike.
Nuance PowerMic
The Nuance PowerMic (formerly known as Dictaphone) requires no additional configuration to use with
InSync. You can usually just plug the device into your computer, and after a brief initial automatic
installation, the buttons (such as record, play/stop, fast forward, rewind, and complete job) will be
compatible for use with InSync’s Record tab functionality. Open the Record tab as usual, log in with a valid
user/client, and use the buttons on the PowerMic to begin recording, in place of where you would usually
click or use hotkeys to trigger the recording controls. For additional support using the Nuance PowerMic,
please refer to their official support documentation
(http://www.nuance.com/healthcare/pdf/ds_DNS10_PowerMic.pdf)
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The following summarizes the automatic InSync button programming associated with PowerMic:
PowerMic Button
Transcribe
InSync Function
Complete
Default Equivalent
F8
Dictate
Record
F2
Navigate Backward
To Start of Recording
-
Navigate Forward
To End of Recording
-
Rewind
Rewind
F4
Fast Forward
Fast Forward
F5
Stop/Play
Toggle Playback
F3 (play) / F6 (pause)
Enter/Select
Stat
-
On Hold/New
Cycle Recording Mode
Unused
F7
-
Left Click, Mouse control,
Right Click
Mouse alternative
Custom Left
Custom Right
Scan
Mouse Controls
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Philips SpeechMike and other Handheld Microphones
The Philips SpeechMike, and possibly other brands of handheld microphone, can be manually configured to
similarly trigger the recording controls. To use the Philips SpeechMike with InSync, first you will need to
install the Philips SpeechMike software onto your computer. Then you will need to go the Options tab >
Recording Settings > Hot Keys (Section 9.3) to map the functionality of the record functions with specific
keyboard hot keys. (Keeping the default settings is usually fine)
Within the Philips SpeechMike software, you will need to match the button functionality from the Philips
device with the same Hot Key inputs in InSync. This can allow you to match the SpeechMike buttons with
specific recording functions such as record and play. Please refer to your SpeechMike and Philips Device
Control Center documentation for device-specific information on how this setup can be optimized.
For additional assistance with Speech Mike, or any other InSync setup, contact our Help Desk (Section 11).
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Appendix 4 - Installing and Configuring a Foot Pedal
Similar to the Philips SpeechMike, foot pedals can also be configured to respond to the F-keys (F1, F2, etc.)
and linked to the same recording controls in InSync. This setup is becoming increasingly popular for
clinicians who need to be able to record dictations while their hands are busy. The foot pedal would be
used in conjunction with any Windows-compatible microphone that is plugged in to receive audio, and set
up as the Default Recording Device on your computer. The key functionality required of the foot pedal is
that it must be able to deliver hotkeys to the computer, as if the pedals were like duplicate keys of ones
found on the keyboard.
You will need to go the Options tab > Recording Settings > Hot Keys (Section 9.3) to map the functionality
of the record functions (Record, Play, FF, etc.) with specific keyboard hot keys. Then you will need to map
the same hotkeys to your foot pedal software so that they match the same functionality. Essentially, you
are using your foot pedal as an alternate way to press the F-keys.
For foot pedal setup where the workstation is not near a computer, oftentimes foot pedals can be used to
directly control the record features of a recorder. After recording, the recorder can be connected to InSync
on the computer to automatically upload dictations (when already configured). This uses the InSync
software only during upload. Please see your documentation for your recording device and your foot pedal
hardware for information about if this configuration may be possible when appropriate for your workflow.
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