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Medical Professionals

What is the best medical dictation software?
Is there a cost effective way to reduce my transcription costs?
How can I spend less time typing or clicking inside my EHR?

The answer to all of the above is Dragon® Medical Practice Edition.

Dragon Medical software helps clinicians – including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, and other care providers – efficiently navigate and dictate medical decision-making and treatment plans directly into a patient’s electronic record. Designed for small practices with 24 physicians or less, Dragon Medical helps practices:

  • Improve documentation
  • Eliminate transcription costs
  • Increase physician satisfaction
  • Enhance efficiency
  • Increase practice profitability


Improve Care Efficiency Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Improve Care Efficiency
Dragon Medical offers virtually instant response time, saving clinicians valuable minutes in their day – no more waiting for transcribed reports or needing to type into their EHRs.

Reduce Transcription and the Cost of Documentation Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Reduce Transcription and the Cost of Documentation
Clinicians can dictate, edit and sign medical records at the point of care, eliminating as much as $12,000 in annual transcription costs. Dragon becomes their in-house digital voice transcriber.

Increase Reimbursement Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Increase Reimbursement
A major study by a physician practice in the Northeast determined that using Dragon Medical Practice Edition with an EHR increases per-physician reimbursement by $10,000 per year per physician.

Spend More Time with Patients Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Spend More Time with Patients
Increased accuracy means fewer errors to correct, which lets clinicians spend more time with patients, improving both quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Improve Documentation Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Improve Documentation
Documentation with Dragon Medical Practice Edition Medical in the clinician’s own words – as opposed to notes built by point-and-click EHR templates alone – results in higher rates of reimbursement.

Improve Physician Satisfaction Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Improve Physician Satisfaction
With Dragon Medical software, physicians look forward to practicing medicine – and getting home in time for dinner.

Secure Patient Information Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Secure Patient Information
Dragon Medical software supports HIPAA patient confidentiality guidelines.



More accurate than ever
In clinical settings, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is 14% more accurate than Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.

EHR support
Navigate and dictate the elements of the patient encounter inside the EHR in your own words. Clinicians can use Dragon in EHR’s including;

  • Allscripts MyWay
  • Allscripts Professional
  • NexGen Ambulatory
  • Henry Schein MicroMD
  • athenaClinicals
  • eClinicalWorks
  • Practice Fusion
  • Greenway

and dozens more Windows-based EHR software products.

Recognition speed
Dragon Medical improves recognition response time significantly.

Medical vocabularies
Covers nearly 60 specialties and subspecialties making Dragon Medical an extremely effective medical terminology software.

Regional accent support
Accented speakers get higher “out-of-the-box” recognition with advanced adaptation techniques and accent-specific acoustic models.

Hidden mode
Dictate anywhere in the EHR, eliminating navigation between EHR screens and the notes window.

Dragon Medical Macros
In addition to the built-in library of macros for standard notes and “medical normals” by body system, clinicians can add their own customized macros to enter frequently dictated text with a single voice command.

Smart configuration
Automatically detects hardware resources. Its state-of-the-art technology takes advantage of advances in hardware and runs in multiple threads automatically when multi-core hardware is detected for better recognition performance

Recognition analytics
Automatically detects poor audio input and alerts the user, offering advice to remedy the situation and improve accuracy.

See Dragon Medical Software in Action

Dr. James Nairus, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon with Longwood Orthopedic Associates, speaks to the value of Dragon Medical speech recognition as part of his electronic health record (EHR) workflow…

Zephyr-TEC Expertise

Get the Most from Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Zephyr-TEC, a medical software reseller for over 20 years, has the expertise to ensure medical professionals will be the successful with speech recognition. As a Nuance Certified Gold partner, Zephyr-TEC is able to provide implementation services, training and technical support for Dragon Medical dictation solutions as well as peripherals such as digital voice recorders.
Depending on your needs and desired outcome, Zephyr-TEC will recommend the appropriate products, training and support you or your organization will need to make this technology work for you. From individual speech recognition software solutions to enterprise-wide transcription and document routing solutions, Zephyr-TEC can make it happen.
Training is one of the most important components in a successful implementation of speech recognition and is required not only for the doctor but for the staff that supports that doctor. Finally, ongoing technical support is paramount to continued success. You will most likely have to invest in new or upgraded hardware to accommodate the system requirements for this type of software.

What can you do with speech recognition software?

  • Improve your workflow with medical-based speech and documentation software
  • Dictate your reports, email, memos and referral letters at speeds of over 100 words per minute
  • Edit your documents yourself or have your trained and experienced staff do it
  • Dictate your reports from anywhere in the world via telephone, cell phone or wave file over the Internet, to a transcriptionist or assistant worldwide
  • Improve turn around time of your reports
  • Increase the productivity of your office and transcription staff
  • Mobile handheld solutions for those “on the go”

As part of our evaluation of your workflow, we will address questions like:

  • Which product is best for your practice and budget?
  • Do you need a medical suite or specialized vocabulary for your practice?
  • Can you use a digital recorder to transcribe your dictation?
  • Does it work on your network or existing equipment?
  • How long does it take to be proficient?

"The first thing I noticed in using voice dictation is the ease of transition from regular dictation. I next found I was saying more on each patient visits. Looking back one year, I can say I feel I now have a reputation for clear, concise notes and I have little trouble getting authorization for care or for needed testing. I calculated what I spent for the entire system including the computer, software and Zephyr-TEC training and it was equal to what I paid for one year of dictation service. Now in my second year, all my dictation is FREE. I'm putting that extra money in my pocket."

—M. McLogan, D.C., Private Practice

Interested in implementing speech recognition into your office?

Zephyr-TEC has successfully implemented Dragon Medical Practice Edition with customized verbal macros in traditional and proprietary applications for large and small businesses and government organizations.

Contact us today for your free presentation or to request a customized quotation!

Not sure whether speech software will run on your systems or work with your voice? Consider a Zephyr-TEC Speech Feasibility Study. TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!

Download this FREE evaluation form, complete it and fax it back to Zephyr-TEC. Zephyr-TEC will evaluate how feasible it would be for your office to work smarter and faster by voice.


Lorrie Byers, Clinic Director, Arrowhead Orthopaedics
“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.”

Chuck Stillwaggon, Practice Administrator, Orthopedics Northwest
“If we had continued to use the EHR without Dragon Medical Practice Edition, we would have had to cut back on a full schedule…Dragon Medical Practice Edition is an absolute necessity with an EHR.”

Dr. Andrew Fireman, Cardiologist, Abington Medical Specialists
“Without Dragon Medical, I couldn’t use the EHR. I can’t type, I’m not going to point-and-click all day. I love walking out of my office — done. Getting all our work done with no lag time makes us infinitely more efficient.”

Dr. Brian Zimmerman, Emergency Physician, Premier Health
“I just dictated for about 30 minutes in our Epic EMR system with only three mistakes. Pretty amazing!”

Dr. Pierce Sanders, Kaiser Permanente
“Wow! Fast! Accurate ! I didn’t think it could get any better.”

Dr. Dan Field, Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permanente
“I have never seen a product  undergo such superb improvement over time and I have been a Dragon user since v6.”

Dr. Loren Leidheiser, Chairman and Director of Emergency Medicine, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Emergency Department
“I’ve used Dragon Medical speech recognition for about 8 years. We use Dragon Medical in our busy emergency department with the Allscripts electronic medical record and have eliminated medical transcription. Dragon speech recognition has greatly increased the value of our medical records by including detailed narratives that point-and-click templates simply can’t capture — accuracy is near perfect, even in a hectic emergency department environment. Based on my testing and use of Dragon Medical 10, the software seems more intuitive and the recognition has yet again improved from previous versions. Beyond the documentation efficiency gains for our providers, Dragon lets our team tell our patient’s complete story and that raises our quality of care.”

Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, Primary Care Internist, University of Rochester Medical Clinic
“We were most interested in the ROI associated with implementing a speech-enabled technology. We were spending close to $1.2 million on transcription costs in our primary care network and with the implementation of Dragon Medical to complement our Allscripts EMR, our projected cost for transcription has been brought to zero.”

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