Cutting-Edge Speech Technology Delivers Superior Performance
Quickly and easily create high-quality clinical documentation at the point of care with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4.
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Cutting-edge technology brings efficiency to the clinic environment: Powered by a next generation speech engine, Nuance® Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 4 achieves 99% accuracy out of the box without voice profile training. Physicians and other health care providers navigate and dictate medical decision-making and treatment plans directly into a patient’s electronic record and spend less time typing or clicking in the EHR. Available for independent practices of 24 or fewer physicians, Dragon Medical Practice Edition is a locally-installed solution designed and priced especially for smaller practices that want to transform the documentation process.
Superior speech recognition, amplified for medical use: Distinct from nonmedical speech recognition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition combines 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies with acoustic models based on the unique way physicians speak - audio, syntax, style and structure - resulting in remarkable accuracy. Advanced Deep Learning technology constantly learns and adapts to voice and environmental variations - even during dictation - to refine performance. Dictate for real-time speech to text or transcribe audio recordings to create clinical documentation.
Simple setup, easy-to-use functions, dependable performance: In as little as 60 seconds, users gain access to uninterrupted, high-quality speech recognition even where reliable internet is not widely available - all with no profile training, and with dynamic microphone adjustment. Options and settings are consolidated into one easy-to-use dialog box for easy management of profile and auto-formatting options. A movable DragonBar provides easy access to popular features and automatically collapses when not in use. Customized macros for frequently dictated text can be created with a single voice command.
Optimized for portable touchscreens: Along with high performance on modern desktop and laptop Windows computers, Dragon Medical Practice Edition delivers documentation productivity on the go through compatibility with Windows 10 touchscreen devices. Hybrid touch and keyboard interaction work seamlessly for controlling the DragonBar and other features.
Functional compatibility: Dictate within applications and EHR textbox fields, or use the Dragon dictation box to compose content, insert auto-texts, navigate template fields, dictate and edit - and transfer text with a simple voice command. Use voice to interact with websites and web-based applications.
Reliable security and unwavering availability: Dragon Medical Practice Edition supports HIPAA requirements for patient security and confidentiality by employing secure encryption methods throughout the workflow.
Enhanced in-app help: Dragon Medical provides relevant, helpful tips during use, as well as easy access to popular help searches and topics. Accelerate proficiency and make the most of all available functionality.
Medical focus delivers unparalleled accuracy: Refined for medical dictation and distinct from nonmedical Dragon offerings, Dragon Medical Practice Edition is biased to a medical context for superior performance. More than 500,000 physicians worldwide use Dragon Medical solutions to document clinical records and dictate correspondence, making it the most widely trusted speech recognition solution for physicians.
Boost documentation efficiency for more time with patients: Quick and accurate performance allows clinicians to create text up to 5x faster than typing, improving EHR usability. Use voice to navigate, dictate and edit content inside EHR fields for increased productivity.
Improve documentation quality to better inform care teams and administrative staff: More complete and accurate documentation not only provides richer patient details to the care team, but also ensures appropriate reimbursement for the care delivered.
Save money, speed up turnaround time, grow revenue: When clinicians create and self-edit their own documentation, data is available immediately and costs associated with transcriptionists are eliminated. When clinicians have time to see more patients, practice profitability can grow.
Key Features of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4
Clinicians dictate in their own words anywhere in the EHR - faster and more accurately than ever before.
Medical vocabularies: Includes vocabularies for over 90 medical specialty and subspecialties.
Regional accent support: Advanced adaptation techniques and accent-specific acoustic models ensures high speech recognition accuracy.
Simplified interaction with EHRs: Eliminate navigation back to EHR screens with a hidden dictation box.
Dragon Medical template library: Includes a full library of AutoTexts for standard notes and “medical normals” by body system.
Smart configuration: Automatically detects hardware resources and determines the best use of infrastructure for optimal performance.
No internet connection required: Locally-installed speech recognition ensures uninterrupted access.
Recognition analytics: Automatically detects poor audio input and alerts the user with advice to remedy the situation and ensure high-accuracy results.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition FAQS
Real-time, locally-installed speech recognition for busy clinicians at independent practices with fewer than 25 physicians.
How does Dragon Medical Practice Edition compare with non-medical Dragon products?
Nuance® Dragon® Professional Individual for PC and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 are excellent speech recognition products for “general purpose” home or business use. Built expressly for use by healthcare providers, Dragon Medical Practice Edition combines 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies with acoustic models based on the unique way physicians speak - audio, syntax, style, and structure - giving clinicians a far superior dictation experience.
Powered by a next-generation speech engine, Dragon Medical Practice Edition achieves 99% accuracy out-of-the-box without voice profile training. Clinicians not only save the time and hassle of correcting errors or adding medical terms, but also benefit from a sophisticated context database biased to clinician behavior that compounds the value of the comprehensive medical vocabulary.
Further, Dragon Medical Practice Edition provides greater levels of information security - essential for the healthcare environment. Secure encryption methods throughout the workflow support HIPAA requirements for patient security and confidentiality.
What EHRs work well with Dragon Medical Practice Edition? Nuance collaborates with more than 150 EHR and healthcare technology leaders to make it easier for clinicians to document. The Dragon dictation box allows clinicians to compose content - insert auto-texts, navigate template fields, dictate, and edit - and transfer text into textbox fields of all major EHR systems with a simple voice command.
How is Dragon Medical Practice Edition licensed? Each Dragon Medical Practice Edition user must have a unique license and be the sole user. A licensed user may install Dragon Medical Practice Edition on no more than four individual devices.
Do clinicians still need to use a keyboard and mouse? Clinicians can use Dragon Medical Practice Edition to automate their documentation workflow with voice. Clinicians can save countless clicks and keystrokes with powerful speech commands for navigation and other tasks, as well as auto-texts that quickly generate common content.
How does Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 compare to previous versions? Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 was built on cutting-edge technology and then honed for medical use, resulting in superior performance from the start without training. In addition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 features enhanced usability, improved help, and compatibility with portable touchscreen devices and select websites.
Can I use other versions of Dragon along with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4? Only one version of Dragon desktop software can be installed and used on each device. Running other versions of Dragon speech recognition solutions concurrently with Dragon Medical Practice Edition is not supported.
Can I upgrade from a previous version of Dragon Medical Speech Recognition Solutions? Upgrades are only available for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. Installing Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 removes previous versions. During installation, clinicians can choose to migrate their existing user files and vocabularies to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 or create a new profile and upgrade their existing profile later.
What medical vocabularies are included with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4? Dragon Medical Practice Edition contains vocabularies covering more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. Choose “General Medicine” or the closest appropriate specialty vocabulary if a specific specialty is not listed.
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What are the recommended system requirements?
- CPU: Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
- Free hard disk space: 4 GB
- RAM: Minimum 4 GB RAM
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or the current version of Chrome.
- DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Flash drives can be procured for a nominal charge. Some resellers offer a downloadable version.
What operating systems are supported?
- Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2
What applications are supported?
- Microsoft® Word 2010, 2013, 2016
- Microsoft® Outlook® 2010, 2013, 2016
- Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016
- Internet Explorer 11
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