Neurologist, Doctor Michael Yeung says that he originally got Dragon because his secretary went on maternity leave.
While he had tried previous versions of Dragon, he says that the latest version is much faster, much more accurate, and much more efficient than previous versions.
He especially likes that he can see exactly what he is dictating right at the moment, and if there are any mistakes, he can correct it right away, so when he is done with the dictation, he's done! There's no "back-and-forth" with the transcriptionist.
Dr. Michael Young, Calgary, AB Canada
If you are like most people, the questions you are having about Dragon Medical Practice Edition speech recognition software will probably fit into some of the following categories:
As you go through this page, we will THOROUGHLY answer all of these questions for you.
Additionally, if you have any other questions, that we haven't answered yet, and you don't have time to go through the entire webpage, please feel free to call us right now! We would be delighted to chat with you, and answer any questions you may have. Please call 403-809-8255
Occupational Physician, Dr. Tony Lynch uses Dragon Medical Practice Edition speech recognition software for all of his paperwork, including reports, and referral letters.
He says it saves a lot of time, and the accuracy is extremely good, even in spite of his strong accent from Liverpool.
The rush towards computerized patient records is on. But when physicians start using their EHRs, they'll discover the truth: most EMR/EHRs slow physicians down.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 helps clinicians – including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, and other care providers – efficiently navigate and dictate medical decision-making and treatment plans directly into a patient's electronic record.
"I just dictated for about 30 minutes into our Epic EMR system (using Dragon Medical Practice Edition) with only three mistakes. Pretty amazing!"
Dr. Brian Zimmerman, Emergency Physician, Premier Health
"Wow! Fast! Accurate ! I didn't think it could get any better."
Dr. Pierce Sanders, Kaiser Permanente
"I have never seen a product undergo such superb improvement over time and I have been a Dragon user since v6."
Dr. Dan Field, Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permanente
Dr. James Nairus, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Longwood Orthopedic Associates, speaks to the value of Dragon Medical Practice Edition speech recognition as part of his electronic health record (EHR) workflow.
If you have taken a moment to watch the video testimonials above, and read the comments from just a few of the physicians around the world, who use Dragon Medical Practice Edition, you should have come to the same conclusions as us…
Absolutely YES! As mentioned above, we have been providing Dragon Medical Speech Recognition Software solutions for over 10 years. I also use Dragon Professional myself, and won't use my computer without it anymore.
As you have seen above, from the testimony of Dr. Tony Lynch, Dragon Medical even works with his very thick British accent. We have other physician clients from all parts of the world and are more confident now than ever with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, that effective use of speech recognition software is within the grasp of almost every physician on the planet.
With over a decade of Dragon Medical implementation experience, and as you heard, and read from the testimonials above, Dragon Medical works with almost any Windows-based application. We are confident Dragon will work well with your EMR, or we can come up with efficient workarounds to improve your physicians productivity.
Unquestionably YES! For most of our clients, they experience about a 3 month Return on Investment (ROI). For larger clinics, they are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, or even millions of dollars per year on outside transcription. And don't forget -- Dragon will keep on working for you day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year -- and never gets sick, or goes on vacation! In fact, many of our physicians experience a "relative transcription cost" of between $50, and $75 per month for UNLIMITED transcription. (*Please call us for a detailed explanation.)
If you have any questions, that we haven't answered yet, but you don't have time to go through the entire webpage, please feel free to call us right now! We would be delighted to chat with you, and answer any questions you may have. Please call 403-809-8255
Oh, and by the way, here are a few more testimonials, just in case you aren't convinced yet…
Dragon Medical Practice Edition allows physicians to dictate in "real-time" into an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Physicians can quickly and instantly review, sign and make their notes available for other clinicians when navigating their EHR with Dragon Medical.
"I've used Dragon Medical speech recognition for about 8 years. We use Dragon Medical in our busy emergency department with the Allscripts electronic medical record and have eliminated medical transcription. Dragon speech recognition has greatly increased the value of our medical records by including detailed narratives that point-and-click templates simply can't capture — accuracy is near perfect, even in a hectic emergency department environment. Based on my testing and use of Dragon Medical, the software seems more intuitive and the recognition has yet again improved from previous versions. Beyond the documentation efficiency gains for our providers, Dragon Medical lets our team tell our patient's complete story and that raises our quality of care."
Dr. Loren Leidheiser, Chairman and Director of Emergency Medicine, Mount Carmel St. Ann's Emergency Department
"We were most interested in the ROI associated with implementing a speech-enabled technology. We were spending close to $1.2 million on transcription costs in our primary care network and with the implementation of Dragon Medical to complement our Allscripts EMR, our projected cost for transcription has been brought to zero."
Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, Primary Care Internist, University of Rochester Medical Clinic
As mentioned previously on this page, I have been providing physicians with Dragon Medical Speech Recognition Solutions for over a DECADE.
While it is true that we RECOMMEND the Nuance PowerMic II to our Physician clients, it is also true that there are some particular advantages to this microphone that provide significant benefits for physicians.
1. A HANDHELD microphone works particularly well for the "workflow", or dictation experience of most physicians. Let's face it, MOST doctors are very busy, running from one patient to the next. Putting a headset microphone on your head, taking it off, putting it on, taking it off can get a bit tiresome -- especially if you do it 30 times per day. Additionally, if you did that every day -- every day would be a "bad hair day". With a handheld microphone, you simply grab the mic, push the button to record your thoughts, put the microphone down when finished, and move on to your next patient.
2. The software drivers for the Nuance PowerMic II, are built right into Dragon Medical Practice Edition. This allows these drivers to work even if you are using Dragon Medical Practice Edition in a "Windows Terminal Services", or "Remote Desktop" environment. That is not the case for all other handheld microphones. If your EMR/EHR works this way, this is the microphone for you!
3. The Nuance PowerMic II can be custom programmed to do what you wanted to do -- whatever will most effectively increase your efficiency. Most of our physician clients program one of the buttons to execute the keystroke that would normally navigate them to the next field in their EMR/EHR. That way, your dictation experience would be as simple as…
As a simple example, imagine dictating a SOAP note. Simply begin by placing the cursor in the "Subjective" field, push the mic button and dictate your thoughts; push the "next field" button to move to the "Objective" field, push the mic button and dictate your thoughts again; repeat the process for the "Assessment", and "Plan" fields. It's that easy!
Hopefully I have been successful, as I have tried to provide sufficient detail, while not overburdening you with technical details. If you do have questions, please remember you can call us at 403-809-8255.
In order for you to teach Dragon how you speak, you begin by simply reading stories to the software. You can choose which stories you want to read, and how many. To achieve basic levels of accuracy, this can be achieved within 7-10 minutes. If you want to achieve EXCEPTIONAL levels of accuracy with complex vocabularies additional steps are recommended.
This is where you learn how to talk to Dragon. While dictation is simple, what do you do if Dragon types out something that you did not say? What do you say when you want Dragon to DO something, rather than just type out what you have spoken. How do you format text? What do you say if you want to switch to another application, open a template, or search the Internet?
For the last decade, we have been providing Physicians, and Medical Professionals, with specialty speech recognition TRAINING to ensure that their investment in the technology does not go to waste. We want to help you be as effective and efficient as absolutely possible. We want to make sure you are not just comfortable with the software, but CONFIDENT!
If we provide you personal speech recognition training, we are not happy until you say something like, "Oh My Gosh -- I can't believe it's working!", or "I will never go back to typing my documents again!"
How much is it worth to you to make sure you become an efficient speech recognition software user? We have several training options available, but before we discuss those, there is another very important question you must ask yourself…
Are you the kind of person who grabs hold of new technology wholeheartedly? Are you the kind of person who is eager to try new things? Are you the one in the office that people come to ask technical, computer related questions of? If you are, then we have included a WONDERFUL collection of video training resources that we will provide you FREE, to get you on your way with your new Dragon Medical Practice Edition speech recognition software. This may be all you need.
Are you the kind of person that just does not have time to watch hours of training videos, even if they are FREE. Do you just need this software to work right now! Are you the kind of person that would prefer a little bit of "hand-holding" to get you going, even if there was a small cost? If you are, then we have WONDERFUL news for you. We're also going to include the FREE video training resources mentioned above, but we also have support technicians, and software trainers available for you. If you want to try to start learning with the free resources included with your purchase, feel free. However, whenever you feel the need to give us a call, to have us give you more structured, instructor led training, please just call.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 (World-Renowned Medical Speech Recognition Software)
Top-Quality, Lightweight Headset Microphone for great speech recognition accuracy
FREE access to our Web Video Training Portal (Approx. 7 hours of video) -- one year subscription
FREE Training Workbook with Exercises to help you learn how to use the software
FREE Double-Sided Quick Reference Card
FREE Remote Installation Services -- if required (maximum 1 hour)
The World's Best-Selling Medical Dictation/Transcription Software with Headset Microphone, Video Training Portal, Online Workbook, and Quick Reference Card
The World's Best-Selling Medical Dictation/Transcription Software with Video Training Portal, Online Workbook, Quick Reference Card, and Nuance PowerMic III (Handheld Microphone)
Remember, if you have any other questions, that we haven't answered yet, and you would like to get them answered before you place your order, please feel free to call us right now! We would be delighted to chat with you, and answer any questions you may have. Please call 403-809-8255.