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Why Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 – Benefits for Physicians

What are your top complaints about documenting patient care in your EHR/EMR? Too time consuming, too much point and click with your mouse required, inability to capture all aspects of the patient encounter?  Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 offers a solution that has quickly earned the spot as the best medical dictation software available to overcome these obstacles.

When integrated properly, Dragon Medical and EHRs can in fact empower physicians with the ability to document patient care in their own words, navigate EHR templates with simple voice commands, and significantly reduce or eliminate the need for a mouse and keyboard as well as outsourced transcription services.

Ultimately, the bottom line benefits for physicians who use Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 as their medical transcription software are more streamlined dictation and transcription that saves time and money, as well as patient records that produce higher reimbursement levels by meeting meaningful use criteria quickly and easily.

More than 200,000 physicians worldwide, and counting, have already adopted Dragon Medical Practice Edition as their speech recognition software of choice, subsequently saving tens of thousands of dollars while creating a more efficient experience within their EHR/EMR. 

If you’re feeling frustrated with the quality and efficiency of your workflow, contact us today and learn more about how Dragon Medical and EMRs can help you achieve a more rewarding practice.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and Windows-based EMR/EHRs

Many physicians have reported that when used alone, EHRs can actually slow them down in terms of documenting patient care and creating a more efficient workflow.  So what is a busy practice to do?  Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 presents an easy solution for maximizing the power of the Windows-based EHR/EMR and achieving a more rewarding practice. Dragon Medical and EHRs, when integrated and configured based on the needs of the medical practice, can in fact result in more personalized and detailed narrative notes as well as a more streamlined progression through template forms.

Dragon Medical and EMRs, when used together are proven to increase the speed and accuracy of documentation, giving physicians more time to spend with patients, and capturing the patient’s story in the clinician’s own words.  This collaborative functionality also allows physicians to achieve a lower number of denials and higher reimbursement levels.

Additional value can also be realized with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 in terms of its transcription capabilities.  With more than 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies plus regional accent support, Dragon Medical technology is the go-to for medical transcription software that produces speech-to-text documentation in the EHR/EMR 3x faster than typing with more than 99% accuracy.  The precision with which Dragon Medical software can transcribe medical dictation can save physicians tens of thousands of dollars per year in transcription costs by reducing or eliminating the need for outsourcing of these often time-consuming tasks.

If you’re working with a windows-based EMR/EHR and want to experience what the best medical dictation software has to offer, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 delivers. 

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is a leading speech recognition solution designed to work with Windows-based EMRs and/or EHRs and accelerate the speed at which medical documentation is produced in addition to improving the overall quality of patient notes. 

To learn more or to see a demonstration of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and a Windows-based EHR/EMR, call us today, Toll free: 888-775-6276, or International: 415-775-3020.

Official Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Compatibility with Windows 8.1 patch is now available

There is finally an update for our customers that are using Windows 8.1 with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.

IMPORTANT:

  • DMPE 2.2 supports Windows 8.1.
  • Supported upgrade paths are from DMPE versions 2.0 and 2.1.
  • DMPE version 1.x customers must first upgrade to DMPE 2.0 and then use the 2.2 service pack. 
  • This software download is replacement software only and requires a DMPE 2.x serial number for installation.
  • DMPE version 1.x (build 11) serial numbers cannot be used to upgrade to or install DMPE 2.x software.

 

Current customers that have Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 installed (and build 12.x – likely 12.5.x) will be prompted by the Common Software Manager that was installed with any Nuance Product.  Please make sure to read the instructions carefully – they instruct you to download the patch only and THEN proceed with the installation.  All of our customers obviously get free technical support for life and can simply call of email us to assist with the update.

We have also uploaded the updates to our server for your convenience.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.2 PATCH (to use if you already have DMPE 2 installed):

http://www.dragontranscription.com/DMPE2DOT2.exe

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.2 Full Download (to be used if you would like to do a fresh install on a new Windows 8.1 computer): please call us or email us if you are an existing client. Only our current customers under our Free Lifetime Technical Support can receive a full download link with instructions.

1 Focus Medical Software Setting New Industry Standard for Technical Service With Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2

Consultant in Perioperative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians attributes a decade of success using speech recognition to reseller, 1 Focus Medical Software, support.

In emergency medicine, physicians must create a huge amount of documentation. Before the introduction of speech recognition technology, many physicians, including Dr. Abraham Abbott, experienced a degeneration of their written notes in part from the huge and uncomfortable knot on their finger from holding a pen for so many decades and also because of the speed necessary to perform the job and tasks. The writing in many cases suffered, was hard to read, and physicians typically didn’t put as much into their notes. Dragon® Medical Practice Edition has relieved a great deal of pressure experienced by physicians in emergency medicine when charting. In addition, it is fast, saves time, and money compared to transcription fees that are often very costly. The software also produces more accurate results.

“When I began using Dragon Medical voice recognition 10 years ago, I could instantly enter a significant amount of additional info and detailed descriptions more quickly and legibly,” said Dr. Abraham Abbott, Consultant in Perioperative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians, the largest HMO in California. “It made a big difference for me and still does.”

Dr. Abbott works with four emergency specialists in the anesthesia division of perioperative medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians, getting patients prepared for surgery. As a practicing physician in emergency medicine since 1970, Dr. Abbott reports a drastic improvement in the creation of his medical records since adopting Dragon Medical speech recognition software. In addition, the technology learns as it goes. Every month, the accuracy gets better as Dr. Abbott makes new corrections based on his dictation style, thereby making his days easier and more efficient.

“I can create medical records that have more color, description, and nuance, faster and more accurately than I ever could before,” said Dr. Abbott. “Now, my charting is excellent and I attribute that to my use of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 with the PowerMic™ II.”

Dr. Abbott uses the Nuance PowerMic II when dictating at his office or home computer and the Recorder app on his iPhone when recording notes on the go.

“I would highly recommend the PowerMic II for Dragon Medical Practice Edition users,” he says. “There really is no comparison to the quality of results you can get by using these technologies together.”

The success Dr. Abbott has experienced using Dragon Medical Practice Edition is in large part the result of continued and expedient full-service technical support provided by the team at 1 Focus Medical Software whom he has been working with and purchasing all of his equipment through for over 8 years.

“The team at 1 Focus Medical is just outstanding,” says Dr. Abbott. “They are patient, always available when I need them, diligent, and true experts at what they do. Josh and Ted really get the job done. I’m so taken by the energy and positivity of my friends at 1 Focus, and I say that very sincerely.”

To learn more about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, visit: http://www.dragontranscription.com/store/dragon-medical-practice-edition.html.

If you would like to gain additional insight into the service, support, and equipment offered through 1 Focus Medical Software, visit: http://www.dragontranscription.com/store/dragon-medical-practice-edition.html.

For technical assistance with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, call 888.775.6276.

About 1 Focus Medical Software: 
As an Elite international reseller of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 by Nuance, 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service sales and support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the purchase, installation, training, and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice’s specific needs are met and the right solution is found. Offering full-service software consulting, speech recognition software and hardware sales for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found at http://www.dragontranscription.com/ or http://www.dragon-medical-transcription.com/.

1 Focus Medical Software Introduces Full-Service Support for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition

Clinical Practitioner and Professor Now Relies on This Solution as ‘Must-Have’ for Managing Patients and Students

Like many Nephrology physicians, the daily schedule of Dr. Samuel Spitalewitz is a juggling act of managing a five-partner practice and teaching five clinical fellows. His schedule leaves few allowances for deciphering a colleague’s handwriting or taking notes on the dozens of patient cases that he sees. He found out through his peer network that Dragon® Medical Practice Edition, the newest speech recognition software from Nuance, was effective and user-friendly and he decided to give it a try. The software was created specifically to serve the needs of practices just like Dr. Spitalewitz’s, with 24 physicians or less.

Dr. Spitalewitz currently practices with the Brookdale Plaza Nephrology Associates in Brooklyn, New York. His decision to purchase Dragon Medical Practice Edition was not an easy decision. He was concerned that the system might not deliver what he and his partners needed for their practice and that it would disappoint. However, those concerns were put to rest when he connected with 1 Focus Medical Software, a professional services firm and reseller of Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The team at 1 Focus Medical Software, based in San Francisco, assured him that the key to success with Dragon Medical Practice Edition is proper training and reliable follow-up support once the system is up and running. With over 80 dialysis patients per month managed solely by Dr. Spitalewitz, it was critical that the transition to Dragon Medical Practice Edition be seamless. The result was not only a seamless transition to this specialized medical voice transcription software, but the entire team at Brookdale Plaza Nephrology Associates was also able to access 1 Focus Medical Software for remote product support questions.

“Dragon Medical Practice Edition saves our medical team a significant amount of time compared to traditional note taking,” says Dr. Spitalewitz. “It’s tedious to use paper in the hospital, especially with the classically abominable doctor's handwriting. It’s easy to waste 25 minutes trying to find a single piece of paper or decipher someone else’s handwriting. Many times you have to page the doctor in order to figure out what they wrote.”

1 Focus Medical Software would like to introduce the same support offered to Dr. Spitalewitz - their full-service support - for qualifying clients who are interested in purchasing the latest healthcare solution from Nuance Healthcare, Dragon Medical Practice Edition voice recognition software. The Chief Technology Officer of 1 Focus Medical Software, Joshua Arciniega, shares, “Whether it’s been two days or two years since you purchased and installed Dragon Medical Practice Edition software through us, we’ll be here for you.”

Designed for small medical practices, Dragon Medical Practice Edition can increase overall productiveness and allows faster dictation than ever before with 99 percent effectiveness. The software can type, open other computer programs, and even browse the web. The ability to get dialysis dictation, diagnosis coding, and paperwork done quicker allows Dr. Spitalewitz and others in his practice to spend more meaningful time with patients instead of typing and correcting. The training and support in particular, was much easier than he thought it would be.

“It was quite easy and straightforward,” said Dr. Spitalewitz. “You don't need to be computer savvy to figure it out. 1 Focus Medical makes the process pretty painless. I only had to read my content as described by the team at 1 Focus Medical and learned from them how to properly perform corrections. That’s it.”

Dr. Spitalewitz especially appreciates the medical sub-specialties, including nephrology, offered with Dragon Medical Practice Edition. He says he now uses the Dragon Medical Practice Edition software with an average of four new dialysis patients per week. In total, Dr. Spitalewitz estimates he uses the system with 1,100 patients annually.

To manage his particular dictation needs when working in the dialysis room Dr. Spitalewitz currently uses a Philips LFH-9380 digital recorder and an Andrea NC-181 VM USB headset.

With the simplified training and ongoing support of 1 Focus Medical Software, including desktop sharing for over-the-phone remote technical assistance, Dr. Spitalewitz has been successfully practicing medicine and teaching medical interns using Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The doctor now says he is anxious for his next transition: to an electronic health record (EHR) system. And he knows that Dragon Medical Practice Edition will easily integrate to make that transition seamless as well.

For more information about Dragon Medical Practice Edition and the complete offerings available from 1 Focus Medical Software please visit http://www.dragontranscription.com.

About 1 Focus Medical Software

1 Focus Medical Software is an Elite national reseller of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition by Nuance. 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the installation, training and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice’s specific needs are met and the right solution is found. Offering full-service software consulting and online speech recognition software and hardware sales for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found on the web at http://dragontranscription.com/.