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Dragon Medical - EHR Adoption, Medical Speech Recognition

Full-sized speech recognition for small- to mid-sized physician practices

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Dragon® Medical is up to 99% accurate out-of-the-box, and includes medical vocabularies covering nearly 80 medical specialties and subspecialties. Using Dragon Medical 10, physicians dictate in "real-time" into their electronic health record (EHR) in their own words – letting them instantly review, sign, and make their notes available for other clinicians.

  • Improves financial performance by eliminating transcription costs and by increasing physician productivity compared to typing or “point and click” data entry into an EHR. Clinicians can now spend more time with patients or increase their patient load — leading to higher practice revenue — and dictate more detailed “medical decision-making” for each patient encounter.
  • Raises the quality of care by enabling clinicians to dictate, review and sign medical records in one step, allowing them to communicate clinical information more quickly to referring clinicians and patients alike. Faster, more complete medical records lead to care plans being put in place more quickly.
  • Increases clinician satisfaction by making the EHR easier to use by eliminating typing or “point and click” data entry of patient information.

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Microsoft® Windows® Vista® 64–bit Editions Support – Version 10.1!
Dragon Medical 10.1 can now be installed and supported on Microsoft Windows Vista 64–bit operating systems.

Updated Epic® and Cerner® Support – Version 10.1!
Dragon Medical 10.1 offers Epic and Cerner users an even better experience than 10.0 as it´s fully compatible with text boxes of existing Cerner PowerNote™ releases and Epic´s summer 2009 release

Voice Shortcuts for Medical Web Search – Version 10.1!
Physicians can now search medical data via a single voice command on WebMD®, UpToDate®, PubMed™ and ICD-9.
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Dragon Medical Template Library – Version 10.1!
Dragon Medical 10.1 comes with a library of over two dozen macros for many visit types and an extensive list of medical normals by body system.
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More Accurate Than Ever.
20% more accurate than Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9—and over 38% more accurate than Dragon Professional 10 when used in clinical settings.

EHR Support.
Navigate and dictate inside EHR software; History of Present Illness, Review of Systems, assessment and plan.

Medical Vocabularies.
More specialties than ever! Covers nearly 80 specialties and subspecialties. Dictate with confidence using your specialty’s vocabulary.

Regional Accent Support.
Accented speakers get higher out-of-the-box recognition with advanced adaptation techniques and accent-specific acoustic models.

Supports HIPAA Regulations.
Protect patient confidentiality.

Hidden Mode.
Dictate anywhere in the EHR, eliminating navigation between EHR screens and the notes window.
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Medical Formatting Rules.
Expands abbreviations and follows capitalization rules. “HPI” can appear as either “History of Present Illness”, “history of present illness”, or “HPI.”

PowerMic™ Ready.
Program buttons to run any function or user voice command.

Personal voice commands appear in Command browser for faster use.

Tech Specs

Minimum Specifications

Intel® Pentium4® or later or AMD Athlon 64 1 GHz or later. Faster processors will yield faster performance (SSE2 instruction set required).

512 MB RAM; 1 GB RAM for Windows Vista™; 2GB RAM for Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit

Free hard disk space: 1 GB; 2 GB for localized non-English versions

L2 Cache: 512 KB

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP, SP2 and SP3, 32-bit
  • Windows 2000, SP4
  • Windows Vista™ SP1 and SP2, 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit

DVD-ROM drive (required for installation)

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free download available at

Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included).

For Bluetooth® wireless microphone support, please visit our support site.

A web connection is required for activation

During the install process the software checks to make sure your system meets these minimum requirements. If you do not meet the requirements, the software will not be installed.


Recommended Specifications

Intel® Pentium®/2.4 GHz processor (1.6 GHz dual core processor) or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors will yield faster performance (SSE2 instruction set required).

1 GB RAM; 2 GB for Windows 7, 32-bit; 4 GB RAM for Windows 7, 64-bit

Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB

L2 Cache: 1 MB



Dr. Jon Wahrenberger, Cardiologist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
“Since using version 10, I’m discovering far fewer errors. The accuracy of version 10 is significantly better.”


Dr. Brian Zimmerman, Emergency Physician, Premier Health
“I just dictated for about 30 minutes in our Epic EMR system (using Dragon Medical 10) with only three mistakes. Pretty amazing!”


Dr. Pierce Sanders, Kaiser Permanente
“Wow! Fast! Accurate ! I didn't think it could get any better.”


Dr. Dan Field, Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permanente
“I have never seen a product (Dragon Medical 10) undergo such superb improvement over time and I have been a Dragon user since v6.”

Dr. Loren Leidheiser, Chairman and Director of Emergency Medicine, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Emergency Department
“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 10, 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. Betty Rabinowitz, Primary Care Internist, University of Rochester Medical Clinic
“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.”


PowerMic II™ Bundle

Dragon Medical is available with a headset or with PowerMic II, Nuance's noise canceling handheld microphone. Users can assign Dragon functions and personal commands to PowerMic buttons.

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Professional Services

Nuance Healthcare Professional Services

We know that implementing speech technology requires an in-depth analysis of workflow and environment, customization of the design, and an optimum strategy for deployment.

We know because we’ve implemented more than 2,000 speech recognition systems.

Whether it's a new implementation of Nuance Healthcare speech products or an expansion of an existing Nuance product, our team crafts solutions that maximize the value of your investment and provide the exact level of service you require.

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