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Dragon Medical Practice Edition

The front-end, real-time speech recognition solution to speech-enable the EHR for faster, more efficient, and profitable clinical documentation
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Dragon Medical

As a doctor, all you need is...

  • Time, a scarce and precious resource, with an average of 8 to 10 minutes to dedicate to each patient.
  • Efficiency, to face your financial and staffing challenges, and improve your practice or department productivity.
  • Mobility, when you are on the move visiting your patients and you need to dictate your note right after the visit.
  • Accuracy, to ensure clear, accurate, legible reports and keep patient records up to date for optimum communication with your peers.
  • Quality, to provide a complete historical narrative in your own words, dictated directly into your clinical application and keep your colleagues well informed when sharing the care of patients.

With Dragon Medical, you can...

  • improve productivity and quality at the same time
  • face financial pressure
  • give more time to your patients
  • speech-enable your clinical application
  • ... for faster, more efficient and cost-effective clinical documentation.


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Features & Benefits

Key Features

  • More accurate than ever. Up to 40% more accurate than non-medical Dragon products when used in clinical settings.
  • Non-native speaker friendly High accuracy for non-native speakers thanks to advanced adaptation techniques and accent-specific acoustic models
  • EHR support. Navigate and dictate inside clinical applications
  • Medical vocabularies. Covers close to 80 specialties and subspecialties. Dictate with confidence using your specialty’s vocabulary.
  • Supports encryption of audio and text files. Protects patient confidentiality.
  • Hidden Mode. Click anywhere in a clinical application while dictating and add text where necessary afterwards.
  • Dragon templates with voice fields. Automate form filling applications by adding fields in dictation templates.
  • Medical formatting rules. Expands abbreviations and follows capitalisation rules. “HPI” can appear as either “History of Present Illness”, “history of present illness”, or “HPI.”
  • PowerMic™ ready. Program buttons to run any Dragon function or user voice command.


Key Benefits

  • Dictate, edit and sign your documentation in one step
  • Dictate in your own words directly in your clinical application
  • Facilitate EHR adoption and use
  • Eliminate transcription costs
  • Reduce report turnaround time and deliver clinical notes faster to your peers
  • Deliver discharge letters instantly and reduce hospital length of stay
  • Spend more time with patients
  • Improve doctor satisfaction

What's new


  • Improved command and control
    Dragon Medical 11 introduces new commands that act on multiple mouse clicks and keystrokes. With the new commands, it is faster and easier to open applications, open or switch to a particular window, send emails, or search the web – all by voice.
  • Improved Accuracy
    Dragon Medical 11 comes with increased audio resolution and an updated speech engine which is more accurate by up to 15% compared to Dragon Medical 10. These improvements particularly benefit non-native speakers who will get higher “out-of-the-box” recognition.
  • Improved ability to learn from correction
    of misrecognitions — whether the revisions are dictated or typed — to deliver continuous accuracy improvements over time.
  • Improved recognition when multiple processors are available
    Dragon Medical 11 now automatically detects computers with multiple processors, improving recognition by working with this hardware.


  • Dictate on the move: The minimum reading time required to train Dragon Medical 11 for mobile recordings has been reduced from 15 to 4 minutes.
  • The newly designed DragonBar and the new Dragon Sidebar with commands makes it easier to discover and access important but often overlooked features, commands, and options.
  • Recognition Analytics alert you where there is an audio issue so you can achieve the best accuracy.
  • Elimination of on-screen distraction enables you to focus more on your thoughts and ideas for better communication.

System Requirements

The installation process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon Medical will not be installed.

  • CPU: minimum 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom® processor. We recommend 1.8 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required.)
  • Processor cache: minimum 512 KB We recommend 2MB
  • Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB (2.8 GB for localized non-English versions)
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, 32-bit only
  • RAM: minimum 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 2 GB for Windows 7. We recommend 2 GB RAM for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7.

Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6 or higher (free download available at Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording DVD-ROM drive required for installation

Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at Bluetooth microphones, recorders, and Tablet PCs).

Note: An internet connection is required for product activation (a quick anonymous process).

Compatible with Windows®-based EHRs

Dragon Medical 11 works with hundreds of EHR applications, including the following:

Agfa, Cegeka, ChipSoft, iSoft, Epic, McKesson, Cerner Millenium®, Eclipsys®, Sunrise Clinical Manager™, Epic EpicCare®, Epic Hyperspace, GE® Centricity, McKesson®, Practice Partner, Misys® EMR, McKesson® Horizon, Meditech, Sage® Intergy, Siemens® Soarian.

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