We are often asked if Dragon Medical Practice Edition is worth the cost over general speech recognition software. In this article our experts explore the key advantages for medical professionals who are interested in the latest medical dictation technology.
The research and development that has gone into the medical edition far surpasses any other edition or speech recognition option. In fact, Nuance has also found Dragon Medical to be over 60% more accurate than their own Dragon Professional when used in a clinical setting.
Here Are 5 Reasons Why Dragon Medical Is The Best Option:
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 Dragon Professional and achieve the same results as using Dragon Medical. 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 Dragon Medical.
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 PowerMic III.
This hand-held device has several programmable buttons and a built in mouse, making navigation extremely fast and efficient.
4. HIPPA Compliant
Dragon Medical is the only Edition that supports HIPAA patient confidentiality guidelines.
5. Auto Formatting Features
Dragon Medical offers “Auto-Formatting” options that are unique to medical professionals.
Further allowing for a great deal of customization and efficiencies over a non-medical versions. Additionally, there are over 100 abbreviations that Dragon will recognize.