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Dragon Medical - EHR Adoption, Medical Speech Recognition

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

Dragon® Medical gives any practice of less than 25 physicians a great dictation experience at a price that meets the budget. The result? Higher quality, more efficient and profitable care, improved EHR adoption—and greater physician satisfaction.

Using Dragon Medical, physicians dictate in "real-time" into their EHR system in their own words, which allows them to review, sign, and make their notes available for other clinicians instantly. Today, Dragon Medical helps tens of thousands of physician practices:

  • Maximize practice efficiency
  • Deliver higher quality care
  • Decrease cost, increase profitability

Dragon Medical

  • Unparalled accuracy: Dragon Medical is the most accurate "real-time" medical speech recognition solution available. Even rarely used medical terms appear in Dragon Medical the first time physicians dictate them. With regional accent support, Dragon Medical recognizes a physicians words, regardless of his or her country of origin.
     
  • Anywhere EHR dictation: Dragon Medical allows physicians to dictate anywhere in an EHR system, while reviewing lab results, patient history or current medications, improving medical documentation and furthering EHR adoption.
     
  • More time with patients. Increased accuracy means fewer errors and more time with patients, improving both quality of care and patient satisfaction.
     
  • More complete patient story. Dragon Medical's free-text medical dictation capability supports more detailed history of present illness, more flexible review of symptoms, and more descriptive assessment and plan, the "medical decision-making" aspects of the note.
  • Access to medical evidence. Physicians can search medical data via a single voice command on WebMD®, UpToDate®, PubMed™ and ICD-9.
     
  • Lower documentation cost. Eliminate thousands of dollars of annual transcription cost per physician by speech-enabling the EHR.
     
  • Increased reimbursement. A major study by a Northeastern US physician practice determined that using Dragon Medical with an EHR increased per-physician reimbursement by $ 7,000 per year.
     
  • Higher volume. Faster, more accurate response reduces time spent on medical documentation, allowing physicians to see more patients and increase practice revenue and profitability.
 

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Features

Features

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.

More accurate than ever
In clinical settings, Dragon Medical 10.1 is 20% more accurate than Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9—and over 38% more accurate than Dragon Professional 10.
Microsoft® Windows support

EHR support
Navigate and dictate into any small practice EHR to document history of present illness, review of systems, assessment and plan.

Medical vocabularies
With nearly 80 specialties and subspecialties, physicians can dictate quickly and confidently in their specialty’s vocabulary.

Support for HIPAA guidelines
Helps protect patient confidentiality.

Hidden Mode
Dictate anywhere in the EHR, eliminating navigation between EHR screens and notes windows.
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Voice shortcuts for medical web search – Version 10.1
Physicians can 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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Medical formatting rules
Dragon Medical expands abbreviations and follows capitalization rules. For example, “HPI” can appear as “History of Present Illness,” “history of present illness” or “HPI.”

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

MyCommands
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).

RAM: 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 www.microsoft.com)

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).

RAM: 1 GB; 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

 

Testimonials

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

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.”
 

Bundles

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.

PowerMic II product sheet

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.

Dragon Medical Professional Services, overview

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