Dragon Medical Speech Recognition

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4

Important: This version is now unavailable to purchase (as of 30/09/2022) and it will become end of life from 30/09/2023.

Don’t worry! Dragon Medical One is still available (find out more here) and we have various upgrade offers for DMPE users too!

What are the differences between Dragon Medical Practice Edition and Dragon Medical One?

Dragon Medical Practice Edition is a front-end, real-time, on-premise speech recognition solution.

Imagine if you could…

  • Save time – 30 – 60 minutes per day.
  • Reduce cost – Less administration.
  • Improve patient experience – Patient-centered, faster communication.
  • Free up resources – Smarter, patient-focused and shared.
  • Reduce the GP workload.

“The software has improved the quality of life of our GP’s, it was a good investment for the practice.”

Elaine Turner, Practice Management at East Parade Surgery.

Get Ahead in Documenting Care

Quickly and easily create high-quality clinical documentation at the point of care with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4.

Cutting edge technology brings efficiency to the clinic environment. 

Powered by a next-generation speech engine, Nuance Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 delivers precise, accurate speech recognition allowing clinicians to dictate directly into a patient’s electronic record. 

Spend less time typing and clicking in the electronic patient record system.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Superior Speech Recognition, Amplified for Medical Use

Distinct from non-medical speech recognition, Dragon Medical combines more than 60 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies with acoustic models based on the unique way clinicians speak -audio, syntax, style, and structure – resulting in remarkable accuracy. 

Dictate for real-time speech to text audio recordings to create clinical documentation.

Advanced Deep Learning

Advanced deep learning technology recognises and learns voice patterns, dialects, and accents.

This significantly improves precision and refines performance even in environments with more ambient background noise, for example in a busy and noisy environment.

This new technology has improved the decision-making process of the software, therefore enabling it to become more accurate and faster in response.

Improved Decision Making = Faster and more accurate speech recognition!

Along with high performance on modern desktop and laptop Windows computers, Dragon Medical Edition delivers documentation productivity on the go through compatibility with Windows 10 touchscreen devices. 

Hybrid touch and keyboard interaction work seamlessly for controlling the DragonBar and other features.

Key Features of Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Dragon Medical Practice Edition has various features that are not available with non-Medical versions of Dragon. Including:

  • Comprehensive Medical Vocabulary Library.
  • EPR support including EMIS, SystmOne, Vision etc.
  • Hidden dictation box.
  • Dragon templates to streamline workflow.
  • Medical formatting rules.
  • Medical commands – Download our Dragon Command Cheat Sheet to further boost productivity.
  • Compatible with the Nuance PowerMic.

Time is Money

“The key benefit is that Dragon Medical Practice Edition buys me time in each of my consultations.  I gain a minute, I’m less stressed.  I actually enjoy working.”

General Practitioner, Dr Alastair Dickson

Dr Alastair Dickson conducted a comparative study to examine the benefits of using Dragon Medical speech recognition. Here is what he found…

Dragon Medical Practice Edition

“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” 

Dr. Alastair Dickson

Reduce the Administration Double Handling Loop

Doctors can efficiently document patient care in their own words, spending less time typing and avoiding the dreaded ‘double handing’ digital dictation loop.

The double handling loop looking something like this:

Nuance Maintenance and Support for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4
Twelve months of maintenance and support (M&S) must be purchased with each new license of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4.

M&S is effective from the date of purchase of the new license. This also applies to users who are upgrading to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 from older versions and who DO NOT already have M&S.

The M&S service includes technical support from the Nuance Certified Partner, VoicePower Ltd from whom the license is purchased, as well as bug fixes, software updates, and upgrades.

With the Nuance M&S program, you protect your license investment and receive the following benefits for 12 months:

  • Predictable, planned IT support costs.
  • The latest updates, upgrades and bug fixes for your licensed product.
  • Easy access to all current upgrades and updates for your products.
  • Access to your certified Nuance partner technical support team.

Maintenance and support are not mandatory after the 12 months period, but it is still recommended.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Dragon Medical Training

As a Nuance Premier Partner, we’re able to offer Dragon Medical Practice Edition training.

Our courses are designed to maximise return on investment and to ensure you use the software to its full potential.

The Technical Bit

Please note that the install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements. 

If they are not met, Dragon Medical Practice Edition cannot be installed.


  • Minimum 4 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8.x and 10.
  • 4GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8.x, 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2012, 64-bit.


Minimum 2Hz Intel Dual 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

  • Windows 7, 32 bit and 64 bit.
  • Windows 8.x 32 bit and 64 bit.
  • Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64 bit.
  • Windows Server 2012, 64 bit.

Supports Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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 (may not be required when fulfilling electronically).

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

  • Agfa
  • Allscripts
  • 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
  • iemens® Soarian

VoicePower also has experience of delivering Dragon Medical for use with:

Dragon Medical Practice Edition

VoicePower Ltd is happy to supply quotes for any of our products.

If you would like a quote, to arrange a demonstration or to simply talk to a member of our team, please get in touch.