INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac lets clinicians dictate faster and more accurately than ever before. With up to 99% accuracy right out of the box, and more than 90 medical vocabularies to choose from, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac’s increased speed and accuracy lets clinicians spend more time with patients, improving both quality of care and patient satisfaction. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac adapts to the user’s voice and words used to deliver better recognition results over time, and can be personalized with custom vocabulary words and commands so that dictated text looks that way it should, every time. Add a more powerful correction interface and easy proofing tools such as Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac’s Text-to-Speech feature, and medical documentation is more easily completed.
IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE
Physicians who use Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac report that it significantly improves their enjoyment of practicing medicine. Using Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac results in higher levels of reimbursement than notes built by point-and-click EHR templates alone. More complete, accurate documentation improves coding effectiveness and provides richer detail per patient, giving clinicians greater confidence to code at higher levels than with an EHR system alone. And practice volume increases with faster, more accurate responses, which reduces time spent on documentation, allowing clinicians to see more patients and increase practice revenue and profitability. Finally, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac helps clinicians use their time more effectively and get home in time for dinner, thus improving physician quality of life.
DRAGON SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE
As a clinician, having the correct vernacular for the way you practice is essential; Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac contains vocabularies covering more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, which ensures proper clinical documentation, and allows physicians to dictate in their own words, generating “once and done” documentation, which they can edit and review. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac uses the most advanced speech recognition technology, a brand new speech engine, and sophisticated acoustic models and language models, so Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac understands the terminology used by medical professionals.
DRAGON WORKS JUST FOR YOU, ANYWHERE
Using Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac ensures clinicians document care more completely and “in their own words.” Clinicians using Dragon solutions have experienced substantially greater satisfaction than clinicians who use an EHR without Dragon. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac also allows clinicians to develop powerful speech commands and macros, which automate navigation and other repetitive tasks, saving countless clicks and keystrokes. Wideband Bluetooth support delivers outstanding wireless performance with no training required, or dictate into a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder or use the free Dragon Recorder app to capture high-quality audio files using an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (4th gen). Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac will transcribe the recorded audio files. These mobile recording capabilities will capture thoughts from anywhere, at any time, while they are still fresh to produce detailed, high-quality medical notes, eliminating the need for transcription services.
EHR Support: More detailed patient documentation gives clinicians greater confidence to code at higher levels than with an EHR system alone.
Specialized Medical Vocabularies: More than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties that include 30,000 terms specific to the practice of medicine.
Vocabulary Editor: Ability to add terms or set alternative spelling of words or phrases (e.g. orthopedic vs. orthopaedic).
Faster, More Advanced Correction: Simply speak to correct individual words or phrases through a single, easy to understand window and select an alternate word choice, or spell and train new words.
Acoustic Models: Allows physicians to dictate in their own words, generating “once and done” documentation.
Regional Accent Support: Supports many regional accents of non-native English speakers (such as Indian, Latino, or Southeast Asian), and other accents (such as Australian or American – Southern) in addition to UK English and US English.
Free-Text Dictation: Enables dictation of more detailed ‘History of Present Illness’, more flexible ‘Review of Symptoms’, and more descriptive ‘Assessment and Plan’.
Transcription of Recorded Speech: Eliminate the need for outsourced transcription. Clinicians on the go can easily transcribe recorded speech audio files into text.
Secure Patient Information: Supports HIPPA confidentiality requirements.
Up to 99% Out-of-the-Box Accuracy: Detailed record-keeping is important for patient safety and for reimbursement. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac introduces a faster, more efficient way for medical professionals to create medical records, medical correspondence, or email messages – turning talk into text three times faster than typing. This means that Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac understands you, allowing you to get back to your patients and practice faster than ever. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac relies on the latest speech recognition engine (from Dragon NaturallySpeaking® 12), and also samples higher quality audio in order to deliver unprecedented accuracy, so that what you say is what you get.
Regional accent support: Supports many regional accents of non-native English speakers (such as Indian, Latino, or Southeast Asian), and other accents (such as Australian or American - Southern).
Two spelling vocabulary options: US English and UK English, for better spelling accuracy when dictating.
YOUR WORDS, YOUR WAY
Vocabulary Editor: With the ability to set alternative written forms of words or phrases (e.g. orthopedic vs. orthopaedic) in Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac, you have more say over how your words will appear once dictated.
Acoustic Models: Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac uses a new, faster, and more powerful medical speech recognizer. As a clinician, having the correct vernacular for the way you practice is essential; Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac includes more than 90 specialty vocabularies and acoustic models to ensure proper clinical documentation, and allows physicians to dictate in their own words, generating “once and done” documentation, which they can dictate, edit, and review.
Medical Records: Using Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac results in higher levels of reimbursement than notes built by point-and-click EHR templates alone. More complete, accurate documentation improves coding effectiveness and provides richer detail per patient, giving clinicians greater confidence to code at higher levels than with an EHR system alone. With Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac, dictation can be done directly into any EHR in which you can place a cursor to create robust, meaningful notes that truly capture details of the patient encounter – rather than “cookie cutter” notes that may miss important coding, documentation, or patient details in the medical record. Although Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac works with virtually any EHR, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac fully supports MacPractice for direct text control and dictation for a complete user experience on the Mac.
Dictate in your own words: Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac’s free-text 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—which gives referring clinicians and ancillary providers a clearer and more detailed patient assessment and prognosis. Plus, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac supports HIPPA patient confidentiality guidelines, a critical requirement for any practice concerned with patient confidentiality.
DRAGON SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE
Specialized Medical Vocabularies: Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac covers more than 90 medical specialties, which means that you won’t encounter missing terms or phrases – they are all available right “out of the box.” Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac uses the most advanced speech recognition technology, a brand new speech engine, and sophisticated acoustic models and language models, so Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac understands the terminology used by medical professionals.
Faster, More Advanced Correction: When it comes to making a correction, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac makes it faster and easier than ever before. Simply speak to correct individual words or phrases through a single, easy to understand window. Select an alternate word choice, or spell and train new words. Because Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac comes with so many specialized vocabularies, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac includes a richer list of alternative word choices too, so when you do make a correction, it’s more likely that the word or phrase you intended will be presented as an option. And when you make a correction, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac learns, making it more accurate the more that you use it. As a result, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac is the most cost-effective speech recognition for clinicians in physician practice settings on a Mac – by far.
Control in More Applications with Express Editor: Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac gives you control in more applications, so that you can use your voice to get more done. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac delivers an Express Editor so that you can dictate into a text field for which it does not have Full Text Control. For example, Microsoft® Excel® or Web-Based EHRs do not have full text control, so you may opt to dictate into Express Editor. After you finish dictating, you can transfer the text from the Express Editor to the desired application quickly and easily by voice.
DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER SUPPORT
Transcription of Recorded Speech: It’s easy to transcribe your own recorded speech into text with Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac. Simply establish a user profile for a digital voice recorder, and have Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac transcribe your recorded voice quickly and easily. It supports .wav, .m4a, .m4v .mp4, .aif, and .aiff audio file formats. This is a great feature for busy clinicians on the go.
Dragon Recorder: If you don’t have a digital voice recorder available to you, use Nuance’s free Dragon Recorder app to record your thoughts using an Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch (4th gen) or compatible Android™ device. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac will transcribe the recorded audio files when you are back at your Mac.
MULTIPLE MICROPHONE OPTIONS
Basic Support: Use the included premium headset (recommended) or the Mac's internal microphone.
Dragon Remote Mic: Dictate wirelessly with a mobile device using Nuance’s free Dragon Remote Mic app which works with an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (4th gen) or compatible Android device.
WIDEBAND BLUETOOTH® SUPPORT
Enhanced Bluetooth Support: Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac supports wideband Bluetooth wireless headset microphones, so you can get up and running quickly. When it detects that the USB dongle of a certified microphone is plugged into the Mac, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac offers “Enhanced Bluetooth” as an audio source type and does not require a script reading to get started.
Medical Bluetooth Acoustic Model Support: Special new acoustic software makes recognition with your Bluetooth headset higher than ever.
Interactive Tutorial: Displayed at the end of profile creation and available at any time from the Help menu, the Interactive Tutorial in Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac 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 Dictate Medical for Mac users can benefit from the Interactive Tutorial.
Additional Voice Training – Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac offers four different training texts, giving the user multiple choices to help with voice training.
More Commands from Mission Control – Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac delivers enhanced support for Mission Control, with more commands for many of the most common functions, for example “swipe left” or “swipe right.”
Microphone sleep mode – Users can set Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac to have their microphone go to sleep when they want: 10 minutes, a half hour, or even two hours since Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac was last used.
Support for Applications – In addition to general support for Mac OS X® Mountain Lion with built-in commands for the new Notes and Reminders applications, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac also supports many applications such as Microsoft® Word® and Outlook®, Safari® and Microsoft Internet Explorer®, and even the most popular Mac-based EHR, MacPractice.
Customized Commands – Clinicians also save additional time by using customized macros to enter frequently-dictated text with a single voice commands. Overall, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac dramatically reduces the time clinicians spend documenting care – often 30 minutes a day or more – according to a number of studies.
Secure Patient Information: Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac supports HIPPA compliance guidelines to protect patient security and confidentiality.
Dragon speech recognition Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 Supported disciplines and specialties - US
The US English medical vocabularies are tailored to the spellings and word use of customers in the United States and Canada and support the following disciplines and specialties:.
OVERVIEW OF THE COVERED SPECIALTIES AND SUBSPECIALTIES
General English: Non-medical vocabulary for dictating emails, letters, etc.
General Medical: A broad, non-specific medical vocabulary covering a wide range of medical specialties. Select this model if no other choice is applicable to you.
- Allergy and Immunology
– Pain Medicine
– Addiction Psychiatry
– Case Management
– Social Worker
– Cardiovascular Disease
– Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
– Interventional Cardiology
– Pediatric Dentistry
– Oral and Facial Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Subspecialties:
– EMG Examination
– Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
– Geriatric Medicine
– Infectious Disease
– Medical Microbiology
– Medical Toxicology
– Pulmonary Disease
- Medical Education and Writing
– Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
– Neuromuscular Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology Subspecialties:
– Fetal Medicine
– Blood Bank and Transfusion
– Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
– Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine
– Pediatric Cardiology
– Pediatric Gastroenterology
– Pediatric Otolaryngology
– Pediatric Pathology
– Pediatric Pulmonology
– Pediatric Rheumatology
– Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Plastic Surgery
– Diagnostic Radiology
– Nuclear Medicine
– Radiation Oncology
– Radiation Therapy
– Vascular and Interventional Radiology
- Sleep Lab
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
– Bariatric Surgery
– Breast Surgery
– Cardiac Surgery
– Cardiothoracic Surgery
– Oral and Facial Surgery
– Thoracic Surgery
– Transplant Hepatology
– Vascular Surgery
- Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Recommended System Requirements:
- CPU: Intel-based Mac computer (2.2 Ghz Intel Core2 Duo processor or greater recommended)
- Free hard disk space: 7GB
- Minimum Operating Systems: Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
- RAM: 4GB recommended
- A DVD-ROM drive for installation
- A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone for Mac
- Note: An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)
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 2, 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 CCHITcertified (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 2 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 2 is the only real-time speech recognition solution which fits busy clinicians’ needs.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 introduces a faster, more efficient way for medical professionals to create medical records, medical correspondence, or email messages. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 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 2 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 decisionmaking’— 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 2 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 2. As a result, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is the most cost-effective Dragon speech recognition for clinicians in physician practice settings—by far. Further, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 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 2 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.
WITH WHICH EHRS DOES DRAGON MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION WORK?
Making EHRs easy to use by significantly reducing the number of mouse clicks and typing, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 enables clinicians to document care much more efficiently. This solution seamlessly drives all major EHR systems.