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Happy Holidays from all of us at Zephyr-TEC!
Zephyr-TEC is proud to announce the release of Dragon Dictate Medical for the Mac — designed specifically for small to mid-sized practices to help accelerate adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac is powered by the same award-winning Dragon Medical speech recognition technology used by more than 200,000 clinicians today, including the largest, most advanced healthcare providers.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac lets these clinicians using Macs more efficiently tackle their workload and keep the focus on patient care by enabling them to document and navigate within the EHR simply by using their voice.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac also allows doctors to navigate other Mac-based applications beyond the EHR, such as email messages to other caregivers, by leveraging the fastest, most accurate medical speech recognition. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac's speech recognition engine is up to 99 percent accurate out of the box and translates voice into text up to three times faster than most people can type. The solution also offers medical vocabularies covering more than 90 specialties, and is designed specifically for use by clinicians.
It's now available for $999.99 per license - but we have an introductory special running through the end of the year where you can save $50. Call us now to take advantage - this special only lasts until close of business on December 31, 2013!
It's a great product, and brings most of the functionality of Dragon Medical Practice Edition to the Mac. If you are used to the PC version, though, be forewarned that there's definitely less command and control with the Mac version - it's much more of a straight dictation program.
You can purchase from our list of Dragon for the Mac products here, or get more information from the pages there - but right now, SAVE $50 of the purchase price of $999.99 - but only if you call to order:
We're happy to announce Winscribe Speech Recognition (WSR), a new back-end speech recognition for Winscribe, the best digital dictation system on the market. This is a new engine based on the Microsoft Speech Engine, but Winscribe has done much of the development of the interface, which offers a number of advantages - most definitely that the tie between the dictation system and the speech recognition is very strong. The new WSR offers a much faster recognition engine, while still having less impact on computer resources.
Lower costs, improve document turnaround times, enable continuous process improvement and enhance patient or client care with the fast, lightweight and accurate Winscribe Speech Recognition!
Note that the new Winscribe Speech Recognition engine is only a back-end recognition engine (the conversion from sound to text occurs between the dictator and the transcriptionist). Winscribe still offers Dragon as both a back and front end solution.
Give us a call to find out more or see a demonstration:
We have several excellent specials running - but only through the end of the year. They include a special Dragon Medical package with free installation + training + support, volume discounts on Pro and Legal, savings on the new Dragon Medical for Mac, and discounts on some of our favorite Philips input devices.
But don't wait - all these specials end with the end of the year - close of business on December 31st, 2013!
Dragon Medical Practice Edition Package - Free Installation, Training, and Technical Support
For a limited time, we've got a great package available for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. Through December 31, 2013, buy Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and get free installation assistance, free training, and free tech support.
Dragon Dictate Medical for the Mac Introductory Special
To celebrate the release of this new software, you can save $50 off the the cost of Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac - now $949.99. But we're not allowed to advertise this sale on the website, so you'll have to call us - do it now!
Buy 10 Dragon Pro or Legal, get one FREE!
Buy 10 licenses of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional or Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal, and get one free! You can order Dragon Professional from our website here, or order Dragon Legal here - once you've got 10 (or more) in the cart, the discounts will be applied at checkout.
Save on the latest Philips Peripherals
Save $200 off the list price of the Philips DPM 8000 recorder (now $399), and $50 off the cost of the Philips Speechmike (now $285).
Questions? We have answers - give us a call:
Redlands, California – Since opening its doors in 1989 as the San Bernardino Medical Orthopaedic Group, Arrowhead Orthopaedics has grown into a premier provider in Southern California. Today, Arrowhead Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nabil Razzouk, Ph.D., is busy helping open the group's seventh location.
Arrowhead Orthopaedics has come to rely on Dragon Medical Practice Edition to create real-time patient notes directly in the EMR. And the customization, support and training provided by Zephyr-TEC, a certified Value-Added Reseller for Dragon Medical Practice Edition, has been invaluable. "Working with Zephyr-TEC has meant that we have the technical support we need to make Dragon Medical Practice Edition the best solution for our organization," says Clinic Director Lorie Byers.
ZEPHYR-TEC HELPS DEPLOY DRAGON MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION IN REMOTE DESKTOP PROTOCOL ENVIRONMENT
According to Byers and Razzouk, having five satellite offices throughout Southern California initially presented a challenge for the group's electronic medical records solution and remote desktop protocol (RDP) environment. Says Byers - "Our goal is to have patient notes completed at the end of every day; without those notes, we can't bill for services, but it's also an important aspect of patient care. When working in our EMR from satellite locations, the RDP produced unusual behaviors within Dragon Medical Practice Edition," she says.
Zephyr-TEC's technical support team stepped in and found the right deployment methodology that would allow full functionality of Dragon Medical Practice Edition, regardless of the physician's location or whether RDP was employed. "Zephyr- TEC coordinated all of that for us, and now we're getting the best results we can get from the integration of Dragon Medical Practice Edition and our EMR. Zephyr-TEC has been a true problem solver," says Razzouk. "We're seeing a definite, positive impact on physician satisfaction," Byers continues.
FULL IMPLEMENTATION REDUCES COSTS AND TIMELINES
This deployment of Dragon Medical Practice Edition has also eliminated the delays that are inherent in traditional ways of treating medical dictation. That is, "we could previously dictate patient notes and then send those dictations out for transcription. There was always a delay in getting those transcriptions back and populated into the EMR," says Byers. She says that eliminating those delays makes the EMR more complete at time of service, when the information is fresh in the provider's mind. Razzouk concurs and says, "We have also seen a 65% reduction in our costs—even with adding locations over the years—since implementing Dragon Medical Practice Edition throughout our practice."
DRAGON MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION HELPS ARROWHEAD ORTHOPAEDICS IMPROVE PATIENT RECORDS
Razzouk and Byers say that Arrowhead Orthopaedics providers prefer to include more comprehensive narratives of their patient interactions. "Our EMR gave us great templates to work with, which has made medical billing more effective. But from a provider perspective, we needed more information. That's where Dragon Medical Practice Edition came in; we can now include narratives that help establish the proper care and treatment of all our patients, what they need, their complaints, their injuries, and any reasoning and logic behind treatment decisions," says Byers.
The results of those narratives are better patient records, which have positive impacts on both patient care as well as medical billing. "When doctors can put in narrative form their medical decision making and why treatments are recommended, it's much more effective, relevant, and successful," Razzouk concludes.
You can download the pdf from this case study here, or give us a call - we can tell you all about it!
If Santa is leaving a new computer with Windows 8, Office 2013 or Internet Explorer 11 under your tree, you may need the Dragon 12.5.1 update for your NaturallySpeaking Version 12 software.
Any Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 12 user should apply the update if experiencing the issues listed below.
The update also offers improvements for Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox 22 & 23 integration.
To download the update, on your DragonBar, choose: Help > Check for Updates
Follow the online instructions to download and install the update
NOTE: It's recommended to export your profile for safekeeping before downloading and installing the update.
On your DragonBar, choose: Profile> Manage User Profiles > (your profiles name) > Advanced > Export