Quickly and easily create high-quality clinical documentation at the point of care with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4.
Cutting-edge technology brings efficiency to the clinic environment
Powered by a next generation speech engine, Nuance® Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 4 achieves 99% accuracy out of the box without voice profile training. Physicians and other health care providers navigate and dictate medical decision-making and treatment plans directly into a patient’s electronic record and spend less time typing or clicking in the EHR. Available for independent practices of 24 or fewer physicians, Dragon Medical Practice Edition is a locally-installed solution designed and priced especially for smaller practices that want to transform the documentation process.
Superior speech recognition,amplified for medical use
Distinct from nonmedical speech recognition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition combines 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies with acoustic models based on the unique way physicians speak—audio, syntax, style and structure—resulting in remarkable accuracy. Advanced Deep Learning technology constantly learns and adapts to voice and environmental variations—even during dictation—to refine performance.
Dictate for real-time speech to text or transcribe audio recordings to create clinical documentation.
Simple setup, easy-to-use functions, dependable performance
In as little as 60 seconds, users gain access to uninterrupted, high-quality speech recognition even where reliable internet is not widely available—all with no profile training, and with dynamic microphone adjustment. Options and settings are consolidated into one easy-to-use dialog box for easy management of profile and auto-formatting options. A movable DragonBar provides easy access to popular features and automatically collapses when not in use.
Customized macros for frequently dictated text can be created with a single voice command.
Optimized for portable touchscreens
Along with high performance on modern desktop and laptop Windows computers, Dragon Medical Practice Edition delivers documentation productivity on the go through compatibility with Windows 10 touchscreen devices.
Hybrid touch and keyboard interaction work seamlessly for controlling the DragonBar and other features
Clinicians dictate in their own words anywhere in the EHR—faster and more accurately than ever before.
– Boost documentation efficiency for more time with patients.
Quick and accurate performance allows clinicians to create text up to 5x faster than typing, improving EHR usability. Use voice to navigate, dictate and edit content inside EHR fields for increased productivity.
– Improve documentation quality to better inform care teams and administrative staff.
More complete and accurate documentation not only provides richer patient details to the care team, but also ensures appropriate reimbursement for the care delivered.
– Save money, speed up turnaround time, grow revenue.
When clinicians create and selfedit their own documentation, data is available immediately and costs associated with transcriptionists are eliminated. When clinicians have time to see more patients,
Dictate within applications and EHR textbox fields, or use the Dragon dictation box to compose content—insert auto-texts, navigate template fields, dictate and edit—and transfer text with a simple voice command. Use voice to interact with websites and web-based applications.
Reliable security and unwavering availability
Dragon Medical Practice Edition supports HIPAA requirements for patient security and confidentiality by employing secure encryption methods throughout the workflow.
Enhanced in-app help
Dragon Medical provides relevant, helpful tips during use, as well as easy access to popular help searches and topics. Accelerate proficiency and make the most of all available functionality.
Medical focus delivers unparalleled accuracy
Refined for medical dictation and distinct from nonmedical Dragon offerings, Dragon Medical Practice Edition is biased to a medical context for superior performance. More than 500,000 physicians worldwide use Dragon Medical solutions to document clinical records and dictate correspondence, making it the most widely trusted speech recognition solution for physicians.
– Medical vocabularies and acoustic models tuned for the way clinicians speak. Includes vocabularies for over 90 medical specialty and subspecialties.
– Regional accent support. Advanced adaptation techniques and accent-specific acoustic models ensures high speechrecognition accuracy.
– Simplified interaction with EHRs. Eliminate navigation back to EHR screens with a hidden dictation box.
– Dragon Medical template library. Includes a full library of Auto Texts for standard notes and “medical normals” by body system.
– Smart configuration. Automatically detects hardware resources and determines the best use of infrastructure for optimal performance.
– No internet connection required. Locally-installed speech recognition ensures uninterrupted access.
– Recognition analytics. Automatically detects poor audio input and alerts the user with advice to remedy the situation and ensure high-accuracy results.
Cutting-edge speech technology delivers superior performance.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 empowers clinicians to complete documentation more efficiently than ever before.
The new release of Nuance’s industry-leading clinical speech recognition is one of the fastest and smartest ways for busy clinicians to document care.
More accurate than ever Powered by the latest in speech recognition technology, Nuance® Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 4 achieves 99% accuracy out of the box without voice profile training— significantly outperforming previous versions. Distinct from non-medicalspeech recognition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition combines 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies with acoustic models based on the unique way physicians speak—audio, syntax, style, and structure—resulting in remarkable accuracy. Advanced Deep Learning technology continuously learns and adapts to voice and environmental variations—even during dictation—endlessly refining performance.
Upgrade existing voice profile settings and begin using the new and improved locally-installed speech engine in as little as 60 seconds.
Options and settings are consolidated into one easy-to-use dialog box for easier management of profile and auto-formatting options.
Superior transcription of recorded speech
Transcribe audio recordings in fewer steps with increased accuracy.
Along with generating narrative content within applications and EHR textbox fields, clinicians can use voice to interact with websites and select web-based applications.
Optimized for portable touchscreens
Touch and keyboard interactions work seamlessly on highly mobile Windows 10 touchscreen devices. Open and interact with the DragonBar by touch.
Newly designed DragonBar
Designed for enhanced usability, the new DragonBar provides easy access to popular features. When not in use, the DragonBar automatically collapses, freeing screen space.
Improved help and analytics
Dragon Medical provides relevant, helpful tips during use, as well as easy access to popular help searches and topics. Accelerate proficiency and discover advanced features.
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 4 contains medical vocabularies covering more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It is important that you select the correct vocabulary. Using a specialized medical vocabulary that covers the cases you see in your medical practice will offer you the highest recognition and productivity gains. Selecting a non-medical vocabulary or the medical vocabulary of a different specialty can have a significant impact on your recognition accuracy.
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
– Cardiovascular Disease
– Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
– Interventional Cardiology
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Subspecialties:
– EMG Examination
– Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
– Geriatric Medicine
– Infectious Disease
– Medical Microbiology
– Medical Toxicology
– Pulmonary Disease
– Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
– Neuromuscular Medicine
- Nuclear Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology Subspecialties:
– Fetal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialties:
– Hand Surgery
– Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
– Pediatric Gastroenterology
– Pediatric Otolaryngology
– Pediatric Pathology
– Pediatric Pulmonology
– Pediatric Rheumatology
– Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Plastic Surgery
– Addiction Psychiatry
- Radiation Therapy
– Diagnostic Radiology
– Vascular and Interventional Radiology
– Bariatric Surgery
– Breast Surgery
– Cardiac Surgery
– Cardiothoracic Surgery
– Oral and Facial Surgery
– Thoracic Surgery
– Transplant Hepatology
– Vascular Surgery
– Behavioral Health
– Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
– Case Management
– Pediatric Dentistry
– Medical Education and Writing
– Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine
– Radiation Oncology
– Social Worker
– Speech and Language Pathology
– Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
– Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
– Sleep Lab
Recommended System Requirements:
- CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor.
- Processor Cache: 2 MB
- Free hard disk space: 4 GB
- RAM: 4 GB for Windows 7, 8 and 2008 64-bit/2012
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or the current version of Chrome
- Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
- DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Flash drives can be procured for a nominal charge. Some resellers offer a downloadable version
Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows Server 2008, R2 and 2012 R2
- Microsoft® Word 2010, 2013, 2016
- Microsoft® Outlook® 2010, 2013, 2016
- Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016
- Internet Explorer 11
A web connection is required for activation during installation. The software checks your system for minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon Medical Practice Edition will not be installed.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition FAQS.
Real-time, locally-installed speech recognition for busy clinicians at independent practices with fewer than 25 physicians.
How does Dragon Medical Practice Edition compare with non-medical Dragon products?
Nuance® Dragon® Professional Individual for PC and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 are excellent speech recognition products for “general purpose” home or business use. Built expressly for use by healthcare providers, Dragon Medical Practice Edition combines 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies with acoustic models based on the unique way physicians speak—audio, syntax, style, and structure—giving clinicians a far superior dictation experience. Powered by a next-generation speech engine, Dragon Medical Practice Edition achieves 99% accuracy out-of-the-box without voice profile training. Clinicians not only save the time and hassle of correcting errors or adding medical terms, but also benefit from a sophisticated context database biased to clinician behavior that compounds the value of the comprehensive medical vocabulary. Further, Dragon Medical Practice Edition provides greater levels of information security—essential for the healthcare environment. Secure encryption methods throughout the workflow support HIPAA requirements for patient security and confidentiality.
What EHRs work well with Dragon Medical Practice Edition?
Nuance collaborates with more than 150 EHR and healthcare technology leaders to make it easier for clinicians to document. The Dragon dictation box allows clinicians to compose content—insert auto-texts, navigate template fields, dictate, and edit—and transfer text into textbox fields of all major EHR systems with a simple voice command.
How is Dragon Medical Practice Edition licensed?
Each Dragon Medical Practice Edition user must have a unique license and be the sole user. A licensed user may install Dragon Medical Practice Edition on no more than four individual devices.
Do clinicians still need to use a keyboard and mouse?
Clinicians can use Dragon Medical Practice Edition to automate their documentation workflow with voice. Clinicians can save countless clicks and keystrokes with powerful speech commands for navigation and other tasks, as well as auto-texts that quickly generate common content.
How does Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 compare to previous versions?
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 was built on cutting-edge technology and then honed for medical use, resulting in superior performance from the start without training. In addition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 features enhanced usability, improved help, and compatibility with portable touchscreen devices and select websites.
Can I use other versions of Dragon along with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4?
Only one version of Dragon desktop software can be installed and used on each device. Running other versions of Dragon speech recognition solutions concurrently with Dragon Medical Practice Edition is not supported.
Can I upgrade from a previous version of Dragon Medical Speech Recognition Solutions?
Upgrades are only available for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. Installing Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 removes previous versions. During installation, clinicians can choose to migrate their existing user files and vocabularies to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 or create a new profile and upgrade their existing profile later.
What medical vocabularies are included with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4?
Dragon Medical Practice Edition contains vocabularies covering more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. Choose “General Medicine” or the closest appropriate specialty vocabulary if a specific specialty is not listed.
What are the recommended system requirements?
– CPU: Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
– Free hard disk space: 4 GB
– RAM: Minimum 4 GB RAM
– Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or the current version of Chrome.
– DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Flash drives can be procured for a nominal charge. Some resellers offer a downloadable version.
What operating systems are supported?
– Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2
What applications are supported?
– Microsoft® Word 2010, 2013, 2016
– Microsoft® Outlook® 2010, 2013, 2016
– Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016
– Internet Explorer 11
Free floating, decoupled microphone for precise recording
The microphone in the SpeechMike Premium is decoupled from its housing for the most incredible crystal clear recording performance ever to be delivered by a desktop dictation device. The completely redesigned microphone suspension guarantees that almost no background noises, touch or click noises, air and structure borne noises are recorded. This technique is derived from studio microphones to make sure there are no sound distortions whatsoever – and guarantee outstanding speech recognition results.
Microphone grille with optimized structure for crystal clear sound
A well-engineered microphone grille makes the high-end microphone as in the SpeechMike Premium stand out even more. The hexagonal holes used for the metal grille feature three times more open surface than its predecessor, engineered to provide crystal clear recordings.
Integrated pop filter for perfect quality
The microphone area of the SpeechMike Premium is made of many different layers to make it sound as clear and original as possible. One of those is a fleece inserted above and below the microphone capsule. The fleece filters out sound distortions such as pop and hiss noises, guaranteeing perfect results even if dictating closely into the microphone.
Large speaker area for premium playback
Compared to its predecessor, the SpeechMike Premium is equipped with a double sized-speaker area that enables it to play back recordings in clear and crisp quality.
Optimized control panel for comfortable working
Designed with three ergonomic zones, the SpeechMike Premium has been tested and proven by users to have the most comfortable fit in the human hand. The dictation zone is optimized to keep thumb movement to a minimum. The buttons needed for the actual dictation functions are placed in the central area of the device guaranteeing perfect ergonomics and non-fatiguing usage for the user. Less frequently needed function buttons are clearly arranged above and below. All buttons used are formed to give as much tactile feedback as possible.
Ergonomically shaped for perfect fit in the hand
As the back of a dictation microphone is as important as the front, Philips put an emphasis on shaping it in a way so that it perfectly fits the hand and reduces unintentional use of buttons. The trigger and the “command” button on the back of the microphone are engineered to be exactly where they need to be. There has never been a desktop dictation device that is as ergonomic as the SpeechMike Premium.
Integrated motion sensor mutes microphone when not in use
Being on the cutting edge of technology, the Philips SpeechMike Premium comes with an integrated motion sensor, making it the first dictation device that can be controlled by the movement of your hand. It detects when it’s put on the table, this mutes the device, and once it is picked up again it unmutes the microphone. There are plenty of situations where this feature can be greatly beneficial; just think of an incoming phone call or someone stepping in your office. In addition to that, custom events can be programmed, e.g., to pause and to continue the recording.
Freely configurable function key for a personalized workflow
The Philips SpeechMike Premium is the most advanced dictation microphone to date – and to give the user even more room to personalize their devices, Philips has added an instruction key at the top of the control panel – of course fully and freely user configurable, especially useful for programming speech recognition commands.
Polished surface for reducing unwanted touch noises
The housing of the SpeechMike Premium is made of high-class polymers. It is endued with a polished surface and the material includes a pearl metal additive providing a high quality metallic effect and making it non-sensitive to touch noises and fingerprints.
Barcode scanner for streamlined documentation
Link client or patient data to a recorded file simply by scanning a bar code (SpeechMike Premium barcode devices only). The scanned information is automatically attached to the dictation file, streamlining the documentation process. All identifying information is entered accurately, increasing security and potential for cost savings. With the SpeechMike Premium, it’s possible to scan barcodes from up to 60 cm / 23 inches distance, twice the distance compared to its predecessor.
Antimicrobial housing and buttons for hygienic working
The SpeechMike Premium’s housing and buttons are made of antimicrobial synthetics, guarding it against all kinds of germs. Antimicrobial materials work against a wide range of different microorganisms such as bacteria (e.g., pneumococcal bacilli and multiresistant microorganisms such as MRSA), viruses (e.g., HIV, influenza, etc.), fungi (e.g., Aspergillus niger), or algae. The antimicrobial effect on the SpeechMike Premium lasts for at least five years.
Laser-scanned, self-cleaning trackball for extra smooth operation
The SpeechMike Premium includes a built-in high-precision stainless steel trackball. Self lubricated and abrasive resistant Teflon bearings guarantee a smooth operation over the entire lifetime. In combination with a laser scanner and self-cleaning features, the trackball is as precise and durable as never before. On top of that, the trackball can even be taken out of the device for cleaning, if this should ever be required.