Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
Using the spell correction dialog box is much faster than in previous versions.
Speakeasy Solutions says “The latency issues that some users experienced while correcting have now been alleviated in this new version of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition.”
Transparent Dictation Box Window
Configure the Dictation Box’s appearance according to your preference; set the level of transparency to view applications otherwise hidden by the Dictation Box.
Speakeasy Solutions says “This is a fantastic feature enhancement, allowing physicians to see both the contents of the Dictation Box, and the Windows that the box sometimes obscures.”
Over 90 Specialty and Subspecialty Medical Vocabularies
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 contains medical vocabularies covering more than 90 specialties and subspecialties.
Speakeasy Solutions says “The number of vocabularies has been almost doubled from the previous version including expanded cardiology, neurology, paediatric, radiology, and surgery subspecialty vocabularies, plus chiropractice, radiation oncology, social worker, spinal cord injury medicine, and sleep lab vocabularies.”
Faster & More Accurate (as always — but the reason is NEW)
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 allows you to disable unused voice commands, and in so doing, Dragon will function faster and also more accurately.
Speakeasy Solutions says “This new feature is extremely exciting as we always have clients who find specific commands or functionality disruptive to their use of the Dragon application. Now we can say “you can turn that feature off”. Moreover, this truly does increase Dragon’s response time and accuracy, therefore serving a twofold purpose.”
Improved Performance for Multi Processors
If your computer contains more than two processors, and more than 4 GB of RAM, Dragon will make two recognition passes in parallel for improved accuracy.
Speakeasy Solutions says “Finally! Dragon takes advantage of multi-core computer resources, resulting in higher accuracy and faster performance.”
Support for Microsoft Office 2013
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 now supports Office 2013 with the same functionality as previous versions of Microsoft Office.
Speakeasy Solutions says “All Microsoft Office voice commands are fully functional in Office 2013.”
Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 now supports Internet Explorer 10 with the same functionality as previous versions.
Speakeasy Solutions says “This will be a great benefit for users of web-based EMRs such as Med Access, Plexia, and OSCAR.”
Usability in Windows 8
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 is more compatible with the new Windows 8 operating system environment.
Speakeasy Solutions says “While Nuance has provided a small toolbar allowing you to use Dragon® Medical Practice Edition’s microphone button outside the desktop environment, there are still some restrictions in the integration between Windows 8 and Dragon® Medical Practice Edition.”
On the Fly Formatting and Word Property Rules
The new “Smart Format Rules” allows you to adjust formatting and word property rules when you correct a phrase capable of multiple formats (i.e. abbreviations, units of measure etc.).
Speakeasy Solutions says “This can be helpful, although experience has shown that its use can be more problematic for some users. Therefore, instead of using this feature, continue to utilize the old tried and true methods for achieving desired spellings and formattings.”
Gmail and Hotmail Full Text Control
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 now provides Full Text Control within Gmail and Hotmail when used in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 10, or Google Chrome 16 or higher.
Speakeasy Solutions says “So many people are now using Gmail that this will be extremely helpful, not to mention that it is no longer necessary to use the dictation box within Gmail and Hotmail.”
Require “Click” for More Options
Previously, there were only a couple of scenarios where you could opt (or not) to precede clicking on various controls with the word “Click”. Now Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 offers more options and customization for when you wish to use “Click”. Moreover control whether voice commands will be used for menus and controls.
Speakeasy Solutions says “A truly customized experience awaits new and longtime users. If you do not wish Dragon to click various options menus and controls, you may turn this feature off completely. Otherwise, choose which circumstances you wish to precede the item’s clicking with the word “Click”.”
Import & Export Custom Words with Properties
Now you can import and export custom words that contain properties – very useful when transferring word lists between user profiles or vocabularies.
Speakeasy Solutions says “This is now exceptionally helpful for widescale deployment of customized verbiage such as Speakeasy Solutions’ general, province specific regions and medical institution word lists.”
AutoTranscribe Saves in MS Word Format & Sends Email Notifications
When using the AutoTranscribe feature within Dragon for transcribing digital voice recordings, the transcription output now includes Microsoft Word and RTF formats. Moreover an email notification may be set up to alert an assistant when new files have been transcribed by Dragon.
Speakeasy Solutions says “A very useful expansion on the workflow of the AutoTranscribe feature. This is perfect for smaller offices combining professional digital dictation equipment with Dragon.”
Compatibility with Remote Desktop via Server Installation
Dragon may be installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 Ultimate Server in order to dictate remotely over a Remote Desktop Connection.
Speakeasy Solutions says “A long time coming, this is a considerable enhancement for those who work from home or remote locations.”
Turn Off Multiple Text Matches
If you are bothered by the display of numbers next to multiple text matches, this is now a feature that can be deactivated.
Speakeasy Solutions says “While some of us longtime users of Dragon have grown accustomed to this new feature that was introduced with version 11, for those who find the pervasive numeric display of multiple matches an eyesore or contrary to workflow productivity, this feature can now be disabled.”
Very Useful New Commands for Productivity
A few new convenience commands are designed to enhance usability and productivity of Dragon. Some examples are: “open top website for (keywords)”, “open Dragon’s tray menu” etc.
Speakeasy Solutions says “It is always nice to have some new commands that increase productivity on a daily basis.”
Use Android Devices as a Microphone
Similar to the ability to use iPhone and other iOS devices as a microphone with Dragon (as introduced in the previous version), you can now use android devices in the same capacity.
Speakeasy Solutions says “While this is not a practical solution for everyone, it may be useful to some individuals.”
Accuracy by the Numbers
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition Version 2 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-the-box accuracy compared to Dragon® Medical Practice Edition and 60% more accuratethan non-medical Dragon.
Wideband Bluetooth Support
Dragon version 12 now includes support for wideband (16 kHz) Bluetooth.
Speakeasy Solutions says “Although we suggest the Sennheiser DECT wireless microphones, those who do use a wideband Bluetooth device will be pleased with the improved accuracy version 12 will provide.”
More Natural Text-to-Speech
Review editable text by listening to a more natural text-to-speech voice.