“Because it is easier and quicker to talk than type, patient notes created using Dragon Medical tend to be much more comprehensive and detailed, and I am better able to keep my appointments running to time. To keep up with the volume of correspondence and test results GP comments have tended to be quite short and to the point. Now that patients are starting to have access to their electronic medical records this brevity could sometimes cause the recipient anxiety. Thanks to Dragon Medical Practice edition 3, now I can issue messages that are more informative. This allows me to give my patients the information they need faster and without the need for an appointment, freeing up space to see more patients and reducing demand for appointments. Using Dragon Medical reduces stress on the GP.” GP and Health Economist, Dr Alastair Dickson
• 1 hour time saving per GP per day
• GP ‘costs’ £70 per hour
• Investment £1500 (DMPE, microphone, half day install & training)
“The cost-savings just for GP time alone are frightening. It has made me realise just how much time and money a practice can save.” GP and Health Economist, Dr Alastair Dickson
Rise to the QIPP Challenge!
Doctors and Healthcare Professionals can rise to the QIPP challenge more easily with the latest in speech recognition Dragon Medical Practice Edition helps NHS organisations, at regional and local levels, to address the NHS QIPP Programme. QIPP encourages and supports the deployment of innovative technology solutions such as Dragon Medical Practice Edition to deliver increased efficiencies within the NHS, that result in better quality patient care and reduced costs. To help with the financial challenges faced by the NHS, Dragon Medical Practice Edition eliminates waste, reduces administrative costs and unnecessary steps in the documentation process.
Speech recognition technology has already proved its value at Ponteland Medical Group, as IT and Information Manager, Hillary Aldcroft, explains: “Four months after deploying Dragon Medical, we have witnessed a noticeable decline in workload, thanks to the productivity advantage offered by speech recognition technology.”
Doctors can efficiently document patient care in their own words, spending less time typing and avoiding the dreaded ‘double handing’ digital dictation loop.
Why should I choose VoicePower Ltd to implement my speech recognition solution?
VoicePower is a Nuance Healthcare Connections Partner with a great deal of experience in supplying and customising speech recognition for the healthcare industry. VoicePower was promoted to Elite Nuance Healthcare Connections Partner status in November 2016.
“Our Healthcare Connections partners offer you Dragon Medical, a speech recognition solution tailor-made to meet your needs and requirements, complete with the following services:
-Consulting -Installation -Training -Input devices (Headsets, wireless microphones, dictation devices, -USB-microphones etc.) -Specialised vocabularies
Our partners are selected according to strict criteria based on the strong demand for expertise in the healthcare environment. They are the only channel recommended by Nuance Healthcare to supply and install Dragon Medical in the UK and Ireland as well as in the Middle East and India.” (Nuance website)
Please note that the install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements. If they are not met, Dragon Medical Practice Edition will not be installed.
Minimum 2.4 GHz Intel Due Core or equivalent AMD processor with 2 MB processor cache supporting SSE2 instruction set.
Faster processors yield faster performance.
Free hard disk space: 5GB
Supported Operating Systems:
Internet Explorer 9 or higher, or the current version of Chrome, or Firefox for Online Help
A soundcard supporting 16 bit recording (or USB input device recommended)
A DVD-ROM drive for installation
Note: *Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3.2 will allow compatibility with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Older versions are not compatible, contact VoicePower to discuss upgrade options.
Compatible with Windows®-based EHRs
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 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.
VoicePower also has experience of delivering Dragon Medical for use with EMIS, TPP SystmOne, Vision, APEX, CoPath, Clinisys Winpath, Telepath, Meditech and Lorenzo. There are some links below to video demonstrations which VoicePower has produced in conjunction with their GP clients. These show all functions by voice, a combination of voice, keyboard and mouse is often adopted unless complete hands free control is required.
More videos available at http://www.youtube.com/user/VoicePowerLtd
For those who have had a previous version of Dragon Medical speech recognition software, please click on this link to find out what is new. DMPE3_DataSheet_3.2