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Dragon Medical Practice Edition has been designed to turn medical dictation into text faster and more accurately than ever before.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition is the perfect desktop front-end speech recognition solution for the single user, from medical practices to primary care facilities and departmental working groups – easy to deploy, rich in end-user features and boosting information capturing directly in departmental information systems or EHRs.
Here are the most important improvements for Dragon Medical Practice Edition:
Dragon Medical Practice Edition delivers significant improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to previous versions.
When it comes to correcting a word or phrase, Dragon Medical Practice Edition now includes more choices to make it quicker and easier to make a change.
TRANSPARENT DICTATION WINDOW – ONLY IN DRAGON MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION
Exclusively in Dragon Medical Practice Edition it is now possible to configure the Dictation Window's appearance when it is set to receive any spoken text, independent of which application is active during dictation. The Dictation Box can be set to be hidden or visible with customizable transparency according to the user's preference allowing to view the recognized text even though another application, like, an EHR or RIS are active at the time.
FASTER PROCESSORS YIELD FASTER PERFORMANCE
If you use Dragon Medical Practice Edition on a computer with multi-core processors and more than 4 GB of RAM, Dragon Medical Practice Edition automatically selects the BestMatch V speech model for you when you create your user profile in order to deliver faster performance.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition boosts performance by delivering easier correction and editing options, and giving you more control over your command preferences, letting you get things done faster than ever before.
UPDATED RICH INTERNET APPLICATIONS SUPPORT
Dragon Medical Practice Edition's Rich Internet Application feature enhances Dragon Medical Practice Edition's functionality in selected browser-based applications: in these applications it provides Full Text Control as well as commands to access elements found in the main interface of the web page.
Important: the makers of Firefox and Chrome frequently release new versions of their browser. For the latest details on Dragon Medical Practice Edition functionality with a particular application, please see the Technical Support page on the Nuance website.
If you wish to use the enhanced capabilities provided by the plug-in, check your web browser's settings to make sure the plug-in is enabled. For more information, see the product help and the Knowledge Base article that covers how to enable the RIA extensions: http://nuance. custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6941
Proposed at the end of profile creation and available any time from the Help menu, the Interactive Tutorial offers short progressive simulations to help you practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. Even experienced Dragon Medical Practice Edition users can benefit from the Interactive Tutorial.
MORE NATURAL TEXT-TO-SPEECH VOICE
Dragon Medical Practice Edition includes new natural-sounding Text-To-Speech technology that reads editable text—with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control—for easy proofing and multi-tasking.
WIDEBAND BLUETOOTH SUPPORT
Dragon Medical Practice Edition adds support for wideband Bluetooth wireless headset microphones, and you can get up and running quickly. When it detects that the USB dongle of a certified wideband microphone is plugged into the PC, Dragon Medical Practice Edition offers "Enhanced Bluetooth" as an audio source type and does not require a script to get started.
DRAGON REMOTE MICROPHONE APP FOR IOS AND ANDROID
Dragon Medical Practice Edition lets you go wireless with an iOS or Android device and the free Dragon Remote Microphone App. Turn your compatible iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad or Android device into a wireless microphone for use with Dragon Medical Practice Edition over a WiFi network. And it's easier than ever to get started – simply use the camera on your device to scan the barcode that Dragon Medical Practice Edition provides on-screen.
REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION
Dragon Medical Practice Edition now supports remote use on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 Ultimate. With Microsoft's free Remote Desktop Connection software (formerly called Terminal Services Client), you can use Dragon Medical Practice Edition from a local Windows computer on which Dragon Medical Practice Edition itself is not installed. While Dragon Medical Practice Edition is running on the server, multiple Windows clients can use it simultaneously.
SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013
dragon Medical Practice Edition now supports Office 2013 with the same functionality for the same currently supported applications available in earlier versions of Office. For more information, see the product help. To access the File tab in Office 2013 applications, say the command "Click File Tab". For more information, see the product Help.
SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER 10
Dragon Medical Practice Edition now supports Internet Explorer 10 with the same functionality
19 that was found in Internet Explorer 9. For more information, see the product Help.
USABILITY IN WINDOWS 8
In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced major changes for end-users, compared to previous versions, but offers an interface similar to the familiar desktop (minus its Start menu button).
Even though Dragon Medical Practice Edition is designed to be used primarily on the Windows desktop, Dragon Medical Practice Edition includes a small toolbar, the Dragon Audio Bar, which lets you use Dragon Medical Practice Edition's microphone button outside the desktop environment. There are some restrictions on using Dragon Medical Practice Edition outside the desktop environment.
Note: For the latest details on using Dragon Medical Practice Edition in Windows 8, please see the Knowledge Base on the Nuance website.
What Healthcare Challenges Does Dragon Medical Practice Edition Solve?
EHRs offer the potential to dramatically improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Despite this potential, EHR software is used by only 57% of clinicians in the U.S. today. In order to understand the potential benefits of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition, it is important to articulate the factors that are driving U.S. healthcare toward EHR adoption, as well as the factors that are inhibiting EHR adoption.
Incentive payments to physicians have dramatically accelerated EHR software purchasing and implementation. Passed in 2009, the Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provides physicians up to $64,000 each ‘for showing that they are meaningfully using health information technology', by purchasing and using CCHIT-certified (www.cchit.org) EHRs. According to the 2010 CapSite Ambulatory EHR and PM Study, 42% of all physician practices indicated they had purchased an EHR in the previous two years— up from 37% a year earlier.
Physicians must also purchase EHRs in order to report to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a number of Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), as well as maintain Problem Lists and Medication Lists. Clearly, EHR templates are required to capture these elements of the patient encounter to meet CMS guidelines.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition is the speech recognition solution from Nuance® Healthcare designed for use not only by doctors but also nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, and other care providers. For practices with less than 25 physicians, Dragon Medical Practice Edition is the only real-time speech recognition solution which fits busy clinicians' needs.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition introduces a faster, more efficient way for medical professionals to create medical records, medical correspondence, or email messages. Dragon Medical Practice Edition introduces a new, faster speech recognition engine that is over 20% more accurate than previous versions.
This solution turns voice into text three times faster than most people can type, with up to 99% accuracy, using any Windows®-based EHR system. Dragon Medical Practice Edition includes vocabularies covering more than 90 medical specialties.
WHY USE DRAGON MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION?
Here are just a few reasons why Dragon Medical Practice Edition is for you:
• Improves the quality, efficiency, and profitability of the care you provide
• Raises clinician satisfaction Physicians who use Dragon Medical Practice Edition report that it makes the practice of medicine more enjoyable and that they can get home in time for dinner—no more late nights and weekends catching up on dictating/typing and signing patient charts.
• Accelerates EHR adoption Clinicians can dictate the ‘medical decision-making'—History of Present Illness, Review of Symptoms, Assessment and Plan—while within the EHR.
• Helps you dictate notes in your own words Create robust, meaningful notes that truly capture the patient encounter—rather than the ‘cookie-cutter' notes that are often provided by many EHR templates.
HOW DOES DRAGON MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION COMPARE WITH OTHER DRAGON NON-MEDICAL PRODUCTS?
Nuance provides other Dragon products, such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking® Professional 12 and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12, which are excellent speech recognition products for ‘general-purpose' home or business use. However, the size and scope of Dragon Medical Practice Edition's medical vocabularies provides a far superior dictation experience for physicians compared with Dragon Professional or Dragon Premium.
Tests comparing products used in a clinical setting show that Dragon Medical Practice Edition is over 30% more accurate than Dragon Professional 12 for dictating patient records.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition covers more than 90 medical specialties, which means that you won't encounter missing terms or phrases—they're all there ‘out of the box'.
Physicians using Dragon Professional would lose thousands of dollars in practice revenue, or more than a year in time spent correcting errors, or adding medical terms that are already in Dragon Medical Practice Edition. As a result, Dragon Medical Practice Edition is the most cost-effective Dragon speech recognition for clinicians in physician practice settings—by far.
Further, Dragon Medical Practice Edition protects sensitive and confidential patient information by supporting encrypted network file storage of speech files, helping your organization satisfy HIPAA privacy and confidentiality guidelines. Dragon Medical Practice Edition features secure encryption methods, which provide even greater levels of information security.
HOW MANY PHYSICIANS ARE USING DRAGON MEDICAL SPEECH RECOGNITION SOLUTIONS TODAY?
Today, more than 180,000 physicians worldwide have chosen Dragon Medical. Physicians are adopting Dragon Medical speech recognition solutions as rapidly as they are adopting EHR systems.