In this issue:
Cutting-edge speech technology delivers superior performance
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 empowers clinicians to complete documentation more efficiently than ever before.
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
Simple setup, easy-to-use
Optimized for portable
What's New in Dragon Medical 4
More accurate than ever
Superior transcription of
Optimized for portable
Newly designed DragonBar
Improved help and analytics
Happily, the announced prices have no change from past versions - a new license is still $1599.99 and an upgrade is $599.99. In order to upgrade, you must have Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 - but note the special offer below!
We're very excited about the release of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 - and we're happy to share that with you. If you have any questions, or just want to call and order - do it!
Dragon Medical One is the cloud-based speech recognition solution from Nuance that has been highly successful since its release 18 months ago. Compatible with your EHR, and designed with virtualization in mind, the Dragon® Medical One Desktop Application provides secure, accurate, and portable, cloud-based clinical speech recognition across a wide range of Windows® devices.
Dragon Medical One also offers the option of the PowerMic Mobile, which allows you to use your cell phone as a microphone.
Previously, this subscription product was only available with a three-year commitment. But starting on January 22nd, 2018, new users can sign up for a two-year contract!
The PowerMic Mobile is also available in a two-year contract - but there is no change in price (still $20 per month). Keep in mind that the Loyalty pricing is for existing Nuance customers - you will have to enter your Serial Number from a desktop product in order to purchase those prices (enter "loyal" in the promo code box).
But wait! That's not all!
If you order Dragon Medical One before March 31, 2018, you'll get a free PowerMic III! It's that simple - once the order is placed, Nuance (or subsidiaries) will contact you about getting the free microphone.
To learn more or place your subscriptions for Dragon Medical One and/or the PowerMic Mobile directly with Zephyr-TEC, please visit the website here.
If you have any questions or run into any issues with Nuance's ordering site, please give us a call - we're happy to help!
Dragon Professional Group, Dragon Legal Group and Dragon Law Enforcement have announced the release of Version 15.1.
Like Dragon Professional Individual 15, Dragon Group 15 Versions employ the next-generation speech engine powered by Nuance Deep Learning technology. Dragon achieves high recognition accuracy while dictating, even for users with accents or those working in open office or mobile environments; making it ideal for diverse work groups and settings.
Unlike Dragon Professional Individual-Group offers enterprise ready features. Roaming User Profiles can be created allowing users to access their profile from multiple workstations. Group also offers flexible volume licensing programs and Citrix support.
Additionally, Group allows access to the Nuance User Management Center (NUMC). The NUMC makes it easy for your organization to track employee usage of Dragon, redistribute licenses based on usage, and manage or share customizations, including custom words, commands and auto-texts, across multiple users.
The 15.1 release also offers some important bug fixes:
Microsoft Office issues
Command and control issues
For the Canadian English region, the "Select <text> to <text>" command has been changed. The command is now: "Select <text> through <text>"
Find out how to deploy Dragon Professional Group across your enterprise:
Call Zephyr-TEC at 1-877-493-7497
The new Philips SpeechMike Premium Air microphone allows healthcare, legal and business professionals to easily dictate their documents without the constraint of a cable.
Record your voice using a premium decoupled studio-quality microphone with a built-in noise reduction filter and achieve exceptional speech recognition results. The device achieves the same high speech recognition performance as the standard SpeechMike Premium with a cable.
WIRELESS FOR INCREASED MOBILITY
The Philips SpeechMike Premium Air is the first Li-ion battery operated SpeechMike Premium ever launched by Philips. As the device does not require a cable to transmit voice files to the computer, users can comfortably pace around their office while recording their thoughts.
STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY: LOSSLESS SPEECH TRANSFER
The lossless speech technology ensures the user's voice is safely transmitted to the computer in highest audio quality and without any interruptions. Dr Thomas Brauner, CEO of Speech Processing Solutions states: "Our cutting-edge technology ensures every word is captured from the moment you press record. You can even move up to 10 meters away from your workstation. If you do move away too far, you will be gently alarmed to move closer to your station again. In this way, no important data will ever be lost."
DESIGNED FOR SPEECH RECOGNITION
The free-floating microphone is decoupled from the device's housing, which guarantees that almost no background, touch, click, air or structure-borne noise is recorded. The SpeechMike Premium Air comes with a premium studio-quality microphone with a built-in noise reduction filter, which helps users achieve exceptional speech recognition results.
SUPERIOR DOCKING STATION FOR HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS CHARGING AND EASY PAIRING
The stable and innovative docking station provides wireless high-speed charging and easy pairing between your device and the docking station. Users can be flexible and work with various docking stations in different places. With an optional foot control connected, the docking station enables hands-free recording.
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Dr. Steven Rudnick, MD, is the founder and CEO of Noble Physicians in Washington. Dr. Rudnick was referred to Zephyr-TEC by Nuance Communications, Inc., the developers of Dragon Medical One and the PowerMic Mobile. We recently did a quick question and answer session with Dr. Rudnick on this solution.
What type of practice do you have?
What most influenced your decision to subscribe to Dragon Medical One (DMO)?
Has your DMO experience been positive so far?
Are you using DMO on more than one PC?
What microphone(s) are you using?
Did the live, online 1-on-1 training you received from Zephyr-TEC meet your expectations?
Do you use templates in Dragon, EMR, other?
Would you recommend ZTEC to your colleagues?
Any additional comments?
With 25 years of experience deploying and training Dragon, Zephyr-TEC will help YOU Harness the Power of Speech!™
A dictation source is an audio input device that you use to dictate to Dragon. It could be a headset microphone, a desktop microphone, or even a digital recorder from which recorded audio files are downloaded for Dragon to transcribe. Dragon Professional has had this feature for several versions, but it is a new and welcome addition to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4.
Dragon allows you to use one or more dictation sources for a single user profile.
If you originally set up your profile with a headset microphone but later purchase a different audio input device, you will want to add a dictation source.
Adding a New Dictation Source
Switching between Dictation Sources