Dragon Medical, without question, is the most accurate and widely used speech recognition solution in the healthcare industry. When used properly, physicians and other clinicians can expect to achieve a higher level of accuracy than typing or sending to transcriptionist.
In order to achieve these optimal results, the software itself needs to be paired with the appropriate hardware.
Most people are aware of ensuring their computer meets the programs System Requirements, but they often times overlook the importance of choosing a proper microphone for Dragon Medical.
Generally, most microphones work in the same way, however all are not created equal. Ones that are designed for voice recognition are built to filter out background noise while having a wider frequency range. Simply put – they deliver much better results.
The microphones built into your Laptop or the one you picked up at your local Best Buy for $19 simply won’t cut it. It isn’t worth skimping here and hindering your investment with a low quality microphone.
Selecting the correct microphone for speech recognition is more than just about recognition accuracy. While Dragon Medical is usually thought of as solely voice recognition program, the right microphones can transform the already very capable software into an even more powerful and time-saving workflow tool.
Today’s microphones can do much more than listen to your voice. In addition to delivering exceptional recognition accuracy, many feature a built-in mouse, speaker, and even programmable buttons.
The most popular and best microphone for Dragon Medical by far is the hand-held PowerMic III. With its “Track-Point” mouse and customizable buttons, users can navigate through their EHR or PC very quickly and efficiently. The buttons themselves can be programmed to do virtually anything, from opening applications, toggling the mic on/off, navigating through text fields in an EHR, and even performing custom user-created commands.
Using the proper microphone like the one we mentioned above can be extremely helpful in streamlining efficiency within your EHR. Simply press a button, and the cursor will advance to the next field. This level of customization, combined with Dragon’s voice commands, virtually eliminates the need to use a separate keyboard and mouse, making this hand-held dictation microphone the preferred option when using Dragon Medical.