One of the most common questions we get asked is if Dragon Medical really is the best dictation software for doctors, and is it really worth the cost over general speech recognition software?
In this article our experts explore the key advantages.
The research and development that has gone into this latest version far surpasses any other speech recognition option. In fact, Nuance has found the medical version to be over 60% more accurate than their own professional version when used in a clinical setting.
Top 5 Reasons Why Dragon Medical Is The Best Dictation Software For Doctors:
1. Medical Vocabulary
Dragon Medical includes vocabulary for over 90 different medical specialties and sub-specialties.
A common misconception is that you can simply add words to the professional version and achieve the same results as using the medical version. This simply isn’t the case. Dragon’s custom vocabularies not only contain thousands of medical terms and their correct pronunciations, but an entire acoustic and language model based on each specialization.
First, Dragon Medical recognizes the statistical frequency in which certain words are used for each medical specialty. This ensures a much higher level of accuracy. Second, Dragon Medical analyzes the context and is able to ascertain the most appropriate word for the situation.
Additionally, abbreviations, alternate pronunciations, and medical acronyms are also recognized. Furthermore, these acoustic algorithms deliver an extremely high level of accuracy when used in a clinical setting and are exclusive to the medical version.
2. Electronic Health Records
The only edition of that is compatible with EHR systems is Dragon Medical.
Any other version cannot be used to dictate directly or indirectly into electronic records.
3. Programmable Microphone
If you have seen Dragon Medical used in the past, you have likely seen it used with the Nuance PowerMic.
This hand-held device has several programmable buttons and a built in mouse, making navigation extremely fast and efficient.
4. HIPPA Compliant
Dragon Medical supports HIPAA patient confidentiality guidelines.
5. Auto Formatting Features
Dragon Medical offers “Auto-Formatting” options that are unique to medical professionals. Additionally, allowing for a great deal of customization and efficiencies over a non-medical versions. Furthermore, there are over 100 abbreviations that Dragon will recognize.