Gone with the old, in with the new
Gone with old, In with the new
Analog dictation has been around for decades and has been a valuable part of many people's lives to create documents. However, times have changed. Analog is the old lone ranger being pushed out and most of the time being replaced with safer and sexier user options. Regardless of the equipment used to register, update or access data analog tapes are no longer enough. Why? Simple answer, security regulations. Businesses still record great amounts of data through unsuitable and unsafe devices. Why compromise your data while the guy right next to you can comprise what you work hard for?
How important is security to you?
A great concern with analog tape devices is the threat that anyone can access particularly sensitive data. Analog tape recorders or entry-level digital devices are not enough to comply with data protection guidelines. Confidentiality is key nowadays and information are left vulnerable to unauthorized access. Worrying of where each device is, or who has access to it, can also pose a risk. Ease the headache and adopt yourself digital devices that can be kept under central management for ease of identification, and secure control of use. Why choose to equip yourself with a DeLorean, when you can drive the Ferrari... Yeah, I said it.
Perfect upgrade from analog devices you may ask is the Philips Pocket Memo 8000. Absolute beast. Delivers high-end data encryption, superior quality, and crystal-clear recording. Secure? No problem, this device is an all-around player on offense and defense as it can be assigned a PIN code to protect against unauthorized use or file playback. Even the devices can also be administered remotely, so users, licenses, system settings, and firmware can be centrally managed.
The transition is easier than you might think!
Introducing new technology might not always be an easy process, but with data security challenges and increased workload on the rise, it's worth it to start investing as soon as possible to reap the benefits of digital workflows. Devices need to be used that allow information to digitally enter the systems as soon as possible. In any business, time is of the essence and new technology is the key to improving productivity and delivering excellence. Digital recorders also operate with a slide switch, in a very similar fashion to analog recorders, making the switch to digital seamless and ensures an easy workflow transition.
Digital dictation solutions offer a host of advantages over analog, cassette-based devices, not just increased security. Here are some of those advantages in detail:
Optimal Sound Quality
The quality of digital sound files is excellent for transcription, minimizing errors and allowing documents to be processed more quickly. The standard headset and foot control also mean that the transcription team can continue to use the same system that they use for analog files to transcribe the new digital sound files.
Simple and Secure
The digital dictation files are automatically saved in archive folders so that you can access them later. Files take up very little memory space – and you won't have to find room on the shelves and in the filing cabinets of your office.
Sending Dictations via Your PC Network
Dictation files can be sent directly from the creator's PC to the transcription team – either via the office network or e-mail – and distributed among several different typists in advance. Dictations can also be sent when you are out of the office, ensuring maximum flexibility. Record your dictation, dock your device, download the recording, and send to your typist. They will love you for it. It's that easy!
How about bridging the gap to the cloud …?
Speak. Send. Done. Philips SpeechLive is a great way to kick the analog habit. Philips SpeechLive takes the dictation workflow to the cloud – with all its great benefits. Record your dictations – anywhere, at any time and benefit from maximum security and reliability. Conveniently receive written documents in no time with the first complete Philips speech-to-text workflow solution. Have a mobile device? Great, you're ready for SpeechLive. Avid Mac or Windows user and tired of software updates ruining the workflow? SpeechLive is here to stay. SpeechLive even works with any digital recorder and offers full mobility. Turning your smartphone into a dictation device you can use anywhere can easily take control of your entire dictation workflow, no matter if you are in the office or on the go.
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Olympus Helps Large Companies Save Time and Money
Olympus Digital Voice recorders are ideal for verticals like journalism, field reporting, insurance, and sound production. With Olympus speech-recognition enterprise solutions, large companies have access to the same high-quality speech-recognition devices that consumers and independent professionals have been using for years.
The DS-7000 offers 256-bit encryption, an independently housed microphone, enhanced battery life, and the Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS). The DS-7000 is Dragon® certified so it’s ideal for medical and legal verticals as well as fully compatible with all Dragon speech-recognition software. The AS-7000 Transcription Kit also integrates the ODMS and is compatible with the DS-7000 and other Olympus professional digital voice recorders.
Dictated files are automatically routed to predetermined locations and can be played back in multiple formats. It seamlessly integrates with Windows-based software for easy transcription that helps to streamline workflows and increase access to dictated documentation.
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Speech Recognition for Every Specialty
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 voice recognition software simplifies the transcription process and enables physicians to quickly, accurately and safely produce and store documents.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 speech-recognition software can be trained specifically to the way an individual pronounces a word so it clearly understands them every time. With over 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies Dragon Medical is engineered to recognize even the most complex medical terminology.
The software covers specialties from Allergy and Immunology and Internal Medicine to Rheumatology and Women’s Health. Dragon Medical Speech Recognition is the technology every physician needs for an optimized workflow.
Physicians can add new vocabulary terms into their existing profiles to further enhance their experience Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 can also scan files or emails to learn physicians writing style as well as update their vocabulary with new words or terminology. The Accuracy Tuning Feature uses acoustic and language model optimizers to adapt to individuals profiles, which improves recognition accuracy.
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Grow your revenue by becoming an Authorized Olympus Professional Resell
Current market trends show that more professionals are looking to upgrade their dictation equipment. With Olympus' high-grade professional dictation solutions, clients are provided with hassle-free dictation solutions. It has never been easier to make your words work for you thanks to Olympus dictation technology.
A leading provider of user-friendly professional dictation devices for legal, healthcare, business, and law enforcement verticals, Olympus has a professional dictation device for everyone. They have portable models that allow users to dictate on the go and even control with their smartphones and their USB models integrate seamlessly into the top speech-recognition software, like Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 and Dragon Professional Individual.
In industries where time is money, Olympus' professional dictation devices save people time to help them make money. Resellers with the training and knowledge to provide this product become invaluable and realize big profits.
Olympus Professional Dictation products and digital voice recorders are designed specifically to help doctors, lawyers and other professionals that rely on dictation to dramatically increase efficiency and streamline operations. Adding the Olympus Dictation suite to your product offering allows you to tap into these marketing and increase your revenue.
The popular DS-7000 Professional Dictation System from Olympus revolutionized the new industry standard for portable voice recorders. Designed for the busy professional, the DS-7000 features files encryption, a redesigned independently housed microphone and enhanced battery life for extended use.
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Using Dragon Medical Outside of the Office
Many healthcare providers prefer (or need) to document their patient encounters outside of the office/clinic environment. Whether they’re catching up on patient charts or working remotely, clinicians regularly ask us about installing Dragon® on their laptops, dictating with their smartphones, routing files to transcriptionists, and more.
The version and edition of Dragon® that we’ll be referring to in this article is Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2. When working with this application, you will always need a computer—whether that’s a laptop or desktop—to install it on. There is no current Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 application available for the smartphone. Rather, some of the tips we will be providing refer to third party applications and/or hardware.
Working From a Laptop
Many providers want to know if they can install Dragon® Medical on both a work computer and a home laptop. Yes, you can install Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 on up to four computers. If you get beyond four computers, uninstall Dragon® from one to free up another install, or consult with your Dragon® reseller. They may be able to get you more activations from Nuance directly. Aside from portability, there’s not a great deal of physical difference between using Dragon® dictation on a laptop and a desktop. You will have fewer USB ports, which may mean you need to unplug something to plug in your speech recognition microphone.
You will want to check your laptop’s system specs, to see if they differ from your clinic workstation. If your laptop has less computing power, you’ll probably notice it when using Dragon® Medical. If you want to improve this performance, consult with your IT department.
If you dictate directly into an EHR at the office, there’s a decent possibility that you won’t be able to at home. Because of the various layers involved in accessing EHRs, it’s likely that you will need to use the Dictation Box in Hidden mode to make your notes. This is definitely a workable solution, and we regularly train clinicians on how to do this successfully.
If your electronic health record software is installed locally on your laptop, along with Dragon® Medical speech recognition, you should be able to dictate directly into your patient charts. Caveat: If your EHR does not support Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 natively, you will still need to utilize the Dictation Box.
If your EHR is published to the World Wide Web, and can be accessed publicly, you should be able to use Dragon® Medical voice recognition directly in the application. You will need to ensure that the web browser has the Dragon® plug-in installed/enabled for full compatibility. Again, the same caveat applies: EHRs that don’t natively support Dragon® Medical require the Dictation Box.
Maybe you aren’t even making patient notes in an EMR. You might have a Microsoft Word template that you dictate into, or some other word processing software. Check the Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 Administrator Guide for supported applications.
Your EHR may be installed on your work computer, hosted on an application server, or delivered in some other method than locally. It’s very possible that you will need to remote into your main workstation, VPN into your network, or connect to your EHR through multiple virtualization layers.
In each of these cases, when using Dragon® Speech Recognition on your laptop, you will need the Dictation Box. You may also have to perform additional setup/configuration. Please note, there is no guarantee that Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 will work in every deployment. Refer to the administrator’s guide linked above for more details.
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How to Renew Your Olympus Smartphone App Subscription
Why Does the App Need Renewal?
Technically speaking, the Olympus® Dictation app is free. You can download it to your Android or iOS smartphone and use it without paying a dime. You can even send dictations via email (in AMR or M4A formats, depending on your phone). But, in order to send dictations via the Olympus Dictation Portal, which supports encryption and records in either DSS or DS2 formats, you need to purchase an annual subscription.
If your transcriptionist has been receiving dictations from the Olympus Dictation Delivery Service, you are subscribed to the Olympus Dictation Portal. Today, we're going to talk about how to renew that subscription.
When Should I Renew?
Sixty (60) days before your license expires, you're going to receive an email telling you that it's time to renew. For most people, this is a five minute task—and we'll go over it in just a moment.
NOTE: Once you hit thirty (30) days from expiration, it is too late to renew your license.
If you do renew in time, all of your current settings and configurations stay as they are, and you are billed for another year of service. There's nothing else for you to do, other than continue using your Olympus smartphone app.
If you don't renew in time, you'll need to purchase another subscription, set up a new smartphone and get it connected to the server again. This takes a little more than five minutes.
Steps to Renew Your Olympus Subscription
Because this is a two-party process, involving both the Customer and the Reseller, we're going to show both sides of what happens. Be on the lookout for the ">>" tags to indicate who the instructions are for in each section.
You'll receive an email from the Olympus Dictation Delivery Service, subject line "License renewal notification [C-103]." This is the first notification that your license needs to be renewed, and it comes to you 60 days before expiration. You'll get two more along the way (if you don't renew immediately).
You will also receive an email indicating that your customer's account is 60 days away from expiration.
In order to renew, go to the Olympus Dictation Portal here. You'll need to log in using the credentials you set during the "Creating An Account" process, as outlined here.
If you've forgotten your password, use the "Forgot Password" link. If you've forgotten your user name, contact your reseller.
If your customer has forgotten their user name, log in to the Olympus Dictation Portal and find their account. Check the box next to their account name and click the [View] button. The customer needs their "Login User Name."
Once you have logged in to the Olympus Dictation Portal, find the smartphone(s) you want to renew and check the box on the far left (as indicated below). For many of you, there will only be one listed. Find the Dashboard and click "Renew License(s)." Once the section expands, click the Flag button.
You have now completed your part. Your reseller will get an email letting them know that you're ready to renew.
Once your customer has flagged their license for renewal, you'll be on standby until thirty (30) days before it expires. You cannot issue a renewal before then. When day 30 hits, you'll receive an email to let you know how many licenses they want renewed.
At that time, log in to the Olympus Dictation Portal and find your customer's account. Check the box next to their account name. Then click the Issue License button. If you have enough licenses, select "Standard" from the drop-down menu, and fill out the rest of the fields accordingly. Then click OK.
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Using Dragon® Medical Speech Recognition for your Electronic Health Record
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 will increase the speed and accuracy of patient documentation, create more comprehensive patient notes and dramatically reduce transcription costs. If you are using this software, be sure you are fully up-to-date, as that can affect your ability to dictate into your EHR.
The tips we give in this article may apply to any EHR that can use Dragon® Medical, including:
- Practice Fusion
Your electronic medical record may be locally installed or hosted on a server and deployed over a remote connection. The deployment method will also factor in to how Dragon Medical voice recognition works, which we will explore in a moment.
Dragon Medical Only
If you are using Dragon Medical in an EHR/EMR, you are going to need some flavor of the Dragon Medical software. Non-medical Dragon editions are not intended for use in healthcare, and likely will not provide any voice dictation functionality in your electronic record.
How Dragon Works With Your EHR
For Dragon Speech Recognition to be able to print your words inside of your medical record, it needs to be compatible with the edit controls of the text field you are using. Any field in your EHR that you can type text into has these edit controls. They essentially encode the field for text input.
When Dragon Medical is compatible with the edit controls of a text field in your EMR, and your deployment method doesn't interrupt this compatibility, you should have speech-to-text functionality there. If the edit controls are incompatible, you won't be able to dictate.
Using Dragon Templates
Instead of dictating full reports into your EHR, you should consider creating templates. These pre-configured reports can be pasted right into your EHR, and then filled in with the specific patient information. Fillable fields can be added, which allow you to move between them with a voice command… or the press of a button.
Dragon speech-to-text has all sorts of voice commands that allow you to control it and other applications. You can even control your computer, to some extent. If you have a programmable microphone, like the Nuance® PowerMic, you can assign some of these commands to buttons.
Imagine, instead of using voice commands or your keyboard and mouse, you can program your microphone buttons to:
- Turn the Dragon microphone on/off
- Call up one of your templates
- Move between fields in your report or your EHR
- Press hotkeys that your EHR uses
- Open the Dictation Box
- Transfer text from the Dictation Box to your EHR
- Open a program
- Train words, add words, add commands, and more
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Using the Olympus DSS Player for Mac
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Today, we're going to look at the Olympus DSS Player for Mac, which is the Apple edition of the Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS), available for Windows only.
While ODMS and DSS Player for Mac come on the same disc, be aware that they are not the same program. We will detail many of the features and functions available in DSS Player for Mac, but first, let's talk about what's missing from the Mac side (when compared with Windows).
- Lack of device configuration – Unless you sign up for DSS Player Plus (see below), you cannot configure the recorder beyond setting an Author ID and the time and date.
- No email or FTP sending or receiving
- No speech recognition support within the software
- No Finished or Backup folders
- No routing by worktype or author
- No routing by email FTP address
- No worktypes
- No transcriptionist notifications
If any of these features is a must-have, you might want to consider working on a Windows machine instead. Otherwise, let's continue with our look at the Olympus DSS Player for Mac.
How Does it Work?
Just like ODMS, DSS Player for Mac 7.5.2 includes an audio player with volume and speed control, noise cancellation, and filtering. Here are some of the other Windows-side features it shares:
- The playback display shows both time elapsed in the recording and total time.
- You still have the ability to index the file and set priority.
- The main window will show you your dictations and their metadata, including things like length of recording, file name, author name, date created, etc.
- There is a Device Manager pane, where you can see your connected digital audio recorder, and dig through the folders if you like.
- The Dictation Folder pane shows the Download Tray, with folders A-G, and a Dictation Tray, for direct recordings. You can create new folders under the Dictation Folder if needed.
- You can organize your work to show particular file formats only. Go to Display > Sort By to sort your audio files by any displayed column.
- Choose the metadata that you want to display for all dictations.
There's not a high level of sophistication available in DSS Player for Mac, but it will do quite a bit, if you're willing to pair it with other powerful workflow and speech recognition tools. Otherwise, it's a basic dictation playback and transcription solution, designed for simple functionality.
Using Dragon Professional and Olympus for Background Voice Recognition
Changing the Way You Think About Dictation
If you've been using the Olympus Dictation Management System thus far, you know how effective it is at managing your dictations, supporting record and playback functions, and powering your delivery to a transcriptionist.
Your transcriptionist is certainly aware of the magnificent abilities of the software. With a foot pedal in place, she can easily listen to files and type up documents. And the software helps her receive, manage, and file dictations effectively.
What neither of you may be aware of is that you are doing it the hard way. Allow me to explain.
The Dragon speech recognition system, available in a number of editions, can be leveraged in such a way that:
- You create dictations on your handheld device
- Upload them to your computer automatically
- Have them run through speech recognition
- Deliver them to your transcriptionist(s) for final correction and document production
Instead of having your transcriptionist type out an entire dictation, she only has to edit the document produced by Dragon, and then put that in its final form.
In this post, we're going to discuss some of the ways that you can successfully integrate speech recognition into your dictation-transcription workflow.
How Does It Work?
In most iterations of the integrated speech recognition/dictation set up, the author creates dictations on a DS-7000. Then they dock the device; the Olympus software opens; and their dictations are downloaded. This workflow is also supported using the Olympus Dictation App, although files will be delivered via email, rather than downloaded.
When properly configured, the new dictation files hop into a queue, where Dragon then processes them. When the speech recognition step is finished, each of the audio files has a document attached to it—containing the auto-transcribed results.
From there, either the author or transcriptionist opens the correction window, makes any necessary edits, and then exports the document in its final form. Any corrections made to misrecognitions by Dragon are integrated into the profile when adaptation is run.
This is known as background voice recognition.
ODMS Settings and Dragon
Here are a few things to remember when using ODMS and Dragon together –
- Be sure that the DS-7000 recorder associated with a particular author has the correct author name assigned to the device.
- Associate the right author name with the right Dragon profile name in the voice recognition settings of ODMS. This is slightly different between the Dictation and Transcription Modules.
- If necessary, change the author name of existing dictations in ODMS by right clicking and choosing "Edit Job Data."
Hands-Free Dictation with Olympus Recorders
What Does Hands-Free Mean?
If you have an Olympus dictation workflow, or have been thinking about purchasing Olympus products, this article is for you. Today, we're going to talk about the hands-free capabilities of the current Olympus professional dictation solution.
Simply put, hands-free means that with just a docking station, a foot pedal, and a recorder, you can dictate without having to physically manipulate the device to do things like stop, rewind, play back, or create new files.
Naturally, you can turn on your recorder and set it on a desk, leaving your free to do whatever you need to. That is a type of hands-free scenario; but any time you needed to stop the recording, rewind, or make a new dictation, you'd have to use your hands again.
This particular setup is more about giving you control. If you want to start a new recording, you press a foot pedal button. If you need to check on something you just said, the foot pedal is there to allow you to rewind and play the file, without having to pick up the recorder—or even look at it.
What hands-free recording offers is a threefold benefit:
- No need to touch the recorder
- No need to view the recorder
- Recorder control is simplified
If you work in a field where you use your hands a lot, a hands-free setup could allow you to easily record while you are in the middle of a task, rather than stopping to pick up the device and start a recording. This helps you keep your train of thought, and you get to keep working while you're making the dictation.
Sometimes this is a nice convenience that adds to productivity, and sometimes it's a necessity. If you work in a profession that deals with industrial materials, chemicals, organic matter, or bodily fluids, putting your hands on a recorder could very well be contraindicated. And whether your profession falls into those categories or not, your job may not enable you to stop what you're doing to make a recording.
Just as you may not be able to stop working with your hands to make a dictation, you might also need to keep your eyes focused on something other than the recorder. Professionals in many fields may need to dictate what they can see, e.g., during a medical examination. With the Olympus hands-free setup, you're able to create new recordings, listen back to them, and make edits—all without needing to look at the recorder.
In general, when making a dictation, there isn't that many functions that you need to perform. Most people will want to be able to start and stop recording, rewind and play back the file, and then create a new dictation. With Olympus hands-free recording, you have the option to configure your foot pedal to perform these (and other functions). Once you have the foot pedal buttons set, you can perform whatever functions you assigned to them.
Instead of finding a specific function by looking at the recorder, you know exactly where it is on the foot pedal. This allows you to work without having to devote attention to operating your device.
Nuance® PowerMic III - Designed to Enhance Productivity
Nuance® PowerMic™ III is specially designed to boost productivity, providing ergonomic control of both standard dictation and speech recognition functions.
Nuance PowerMic III microphone offers simplified thumb-control operation for dictating, navigating, reviewing, and editing speech recognition generated documents.
- USB connectivity for easy plug-and-play installation
- Unidirectional microphone with noise-cancellation
- Perfect companion to PowerMic Mobile
- Simple, one-handed operation
- Support individual clinician preferences and workflows by offering a mix of PowerMic III and PowerMic Mobile
- Your choice of either a 3' or 9' USB cable to suit your workflow
Full Dictation Control
Nuance PowerMic III advances clinical PC dictation to a new level, making it easier and faster to control voice recording, navigate and select fields in on-screen templates and standard reports, and move through recognized text reports for review and editing. In addition to providing complete dictation control, the PowerMic III incorporates full-function, Microsoft® compatible, PC mouse capabilities into the microphone to reduce the need to care givers to move between the microphone, mouse and keyboard.
What's New in Dragon® Professional Individual v15
Nuance recently released the newest edition of Dragon Professional Individual. In conjunction with Dragon Professional Individual v15, Nuance released Dragon Legal Individual v15. All of the information in this article applies to the legal edition as well—unless otherwise specified. In general, the two editions differ only on the matters of legal case citation, formatting, and vocabulary terms.
Perhaps the biggest improvement made to Dragon Professional Individual v15 is the new speech engine. Dragon’s speech engine helps determine its capacity to accurately recognize your words and transcribe them into documents, emails, web searches, and more.
Nuance designed their Dragon speech engine to work off of the principal of deep learning, which relates to artificial intelligence. What that means for you is that Dragon Professional Individual v15 will recognize your speech with higher fidelity. You should expect to see up to a 15% improvement in accuracy compared to version 14.
Not only is this new engine higher-performance, but it also has some new capabilities. Because of its dependence on deep learning, the new speech engine will adapt to your voice in three unique ways:
If you have an accent, the new engine detects your speech inflections while you are talking. This allows Dragon to make changes on-the-fly and improve your accuracy.
The same goes for background noise. If there are other people talking around you, the new engine can take that into account. In order for this feature to work properly, the volume of the conversations, or other noises, shouldn’t be excessive.
Dragon Professional Individual v15 now supports WordPerfect X8 and Skype for Business. And, in case you missed it in v14, Nuance announced support for Office 2016 and Office 365. Naturally, that applies to version 15 as well.
There are some valuable revisions to format recognition in this new release. Nuance focused on some of the irregular elements you need to dictate, including numbers, email addresses, hyperlinks, and place names. Your accuracy should improve when dictating these items.
- The application starts up faster.
- Dragon Anywhere syncs in the background.
- Dragon Professional Individual will check your web browser for the appropriate plug-in/extension, and let you know if it’s not installed.
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If you have a Microsoft® Surface Pro tablet, or other Windows touchscreen device, DPI/DLI v15 has been updated to work more effectively with those platforms.
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An Overview of Dragon® Professional Individual for Mac® 6
A New Name
If you are familiar with Dragon for Mac speech recognition applications thus far, you may notice that Nuance has changed the name of their non-medical speech recognition solution—again. We had Dragon® Dictate for Mac v4, Dragon® for Mac v5, and now Dragon® Professional Individual for Mac v6.
This change matches the naming conventions in place on the Windows-side of things, e.g., Dragon Professional Individual 15. While the Mac and Windows applications still differ in a number of ways, there are some exciting improvements included in this latest version of Dragon for OS X.
If you have an older Mac, you'll want to verify that it meets these standards. When a computer does not meet the minimum operating requirements for Dragon, you will notice slower performance from the application. That doesn't necessarily mean that it won't run, though that is also a possibility. You may not even be able to install DPI for Mac v6 if your operating system isn't up to date.
What Did They Change?
We're going to review some of the changes made in DPI for Mac v6, though this isn't an exhaustive list. First, we'll look at some of the smaller updates that are included; then, we'll expound on two of the biggest areas of advancement.
A New Speech Engine
Perhaps the biggest improvement made to Dragon Professional Individual for Mac v6 is the inclusion of a new speech engine. Nuance has redesigned their Mac speech engine to work off of the principal of deep learning, which relates to artificial intelligence research. What that means for you is that DPI for Mac v6 will recognize your speech even more quickly and accurately. You should expect to see a 15% improvement in accuracy compared to version five.
You now have the ability to transcribe in Batch Mode, a huge addition to your transcription functionality. Let's break that down. Previously, when you needed to transcribe files, you would run them through one at a time. Now you can select all of the files you need to have transcribed, and then initiate the process. They'll be transcribed in sequence, until your list of recordings is complete.
Other changes to the software include:
- Supported Applications – you can now dictate into more applications such as Apple Pages, Keynote, Numbers and Microsoft Word 2016
- Commands - One of the most helpful features Nuance added is an automatic backup of your custom commands and vocabulary.
- Dragon Help - You now have a larger and more advanced set of online resources to consult when learning how to use Dragon Professional Individual for Mac v6.
Dragon® for Mac® Medical 5 vs. Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac® 4
If you use Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac® v3 or v4 for your healthcare documentation, you already know how much easier it is to fill out a patient encounter using your voice. Now, you have the opportunity to upgrade to a new version of Dragon with a new name: Dragon for Mac Medical v5.
If you already have Dragon for Mac Medical v5, you'll want to get the latest update released since you installed it. Any bug fixes, improvements, and adjustments that Nuance has made to the application will be incorporated into Dragon, and you'll be fully supported on the latest Mac OS operating system.
Dragon for Mac Medical v5 cannot be installed on a tablet or a phone. It requires one of these three Mac OS X versions:
- Mavericks OS X 10.9
- Yosemite OS X 10.10
- El Capitan OS X 10.11
If you have El Capitan, which is the latest version of the Mac OS, you need to be running at least version 5.0.1 of Dragon for Mac Medical. The chances are decent that you don't have any updates installed, so be sure to check.
- It is 15% more accurate than v4, and 35% more accurate than v3. That's a pretty significant leap—roughly a 1-in-7 improvement.
- They've added new terms to the medical vocabularies, which represent 90+ healthcare disciplines. Note: there was the same number of vocabularies in the previous version.
- They removed the American – Inland Northern accent and added American – Teens.
- There is increased speech recognition accuracy using the built-in microphone. If you prefer this method of dictation, it just got a little more viable.
- Version 5 provides better speech recognition accuracy for these accents: Canadian, SE Asian, Indian, and Australian English.
- You can now use Microsoft Word to transcribe recordings. This means your output can be set to either .DOC or .RTF, and you can edit documents without having to cut and paste. This is a definite improvement over using the TextEdit application in version 4.
- Version 5 supports both Microsoft Word 2016 and Word 2011, whereas version 4 only supported the latter. If you have a newer computer, or like to stay up-to-date, this is an important factor for your documentation environment.
- You can now install from either a download or a USB stick. That means that if you don't have a DVD drive, you aren't limited to just downloading the application. And if you do, USB is definitely faster than using a disc.
- You can configure v5 to start when you boot your computer, and it's able to stay open until you reboot. This helps incorporate Dragon for Mac Medical v5 into your workflow even more seamlessly.
- There is no more Express Editor. You'll now use the DragonPad if you need to dictate into a field that doesn't support full-text control.
- Version 5 incorporates some big changes to the Status Window and the Menu Bar. This makes it easier to find things like the Correction Menu, to change profiles, or to configure your Dragon settings.
- The transcription process has been reworked, with more user guidance and the same remodel that other parts of the application have received. See Transcription Mode for more.
- Text macros have been changed to auto-texts, and are generally easier to create, organize, and use. See Text Macros for more.
- You have the ability to use voice commands to do what Nuance calls "menu walking." This means that you can access any menu functions by speaking.
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Microphone Tips in Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
What Is the Software Microphone?
The Dragon® Medical software microphone is the entry point for all of the live dictation you need to perform—whether you’re a physician, nurse, radiologist, surgeon, dentist, or specialist. You can find it on the far left side of the DragonBar, which is the main interface module in the application.
In spite of what you might think, just because you’re speaking into a headset or a handheld microphone doesn't mean that Dragon Medical is listening to you. In addition to having the application running and an input device connected, you also need to have the software microphone activated. This alerts the program to start listening to everything that comes through your physical microphone.
Why Is the Software Microphone Important?
The software microphone is your primary feedback mechanism for knowing whether or not Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 is listening to you. It’s highly recommended to get into the habit of watching the indicator icon, to see whether or not the application is ready to take your voice input. Not only does this help you not waste your time saying things that the program can’t hear, it keeps Dragon Medical from hearing things it doesn't need to.
What does that mean, you ask? Well, in order for the speech recognition engine to be able to preserve a pristine picture of your voice—and in order to avoid transcribing side conversations with your medical assistant into you document—it’s important that you only have the software microphone on when you, personally, are ready to dictate. This will help protect both your profile recognition accuracy and your documentation.
Best Practices for Using the Software Microphone
In general, there are a few things you want to do when using the software microphone in Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2:
- Minimize any background noise where you are dictating. As we noted above, not only can this produce poor recognition results, but it can also eventually spoil your voice profile.
- Make sure that the software microphone is only on when you’re dictating or giving a command. It should otherwise remain off. You don’t want accidental dictation landing in the wrong field of your patient encounter. You can go back and fix it (if you catch the mistake), but we know you want it right the first time.
- Make sure that your physical microphone and the source you have currently selected in Dragon Medical match. If they do not, you are likely to get poor speech recognition results—and you run the risk of ruining the profile itself.
- Do a periodic audio check. From the DragonBar, click Audio > Check microphone. This will ensure that the volume you are speaking at, and the distance you place the microphone at, are properly accounted for.
If you've got lots of red in the volume indicator, this is the recommended solution.
- Don’t let other people speak into your profile. Dragon Medical thinks your voice sounds like you—and you’ll want to keep it that way. Doing otherwise will effectively ruin your profile. One exception is during the audio and quality checks: you may use a stand-in for these without risk of confusing the application.
Word Properties in Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
Word Properties in Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
You may already know about using spoken and written forms to customize how your words display. But there’s another method for manipulating how Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 transcribes your words.
In Dragon Medical, each vocabulary word has word properties. Using these properties allows you to configure words to appear a specific way—whether related to spacing, lines and paragraphs, capitalization, or context.
Before we go any further, also note that we’re working with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 for Windows. The layout is only slightly different for the Mac edition of Dragon Medical, and the functionality is almost identical, so Mac users should be able to benefit from this information as well.
If you have an earlier version of Dragon Medical, such as Dragon Medical Practice Edition 1 or Dragon Medical 10, you will still have access to word properties. But, there may be some particular features that are only available in the latest version, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.
What Are Word Properties?
In Dragon Medical, word properties allow you to configure how many spaces go around a particular word, determine what kind of capitalization the surrounding words get, insert line and paragraph breaks, and more. You have the flexibility to set up a very specific set of display properties for any given word. You can even have the word show up completely differently when numbers are involved.
We know doctors and other healthcare professionals often need their text to look a certain way, whether due to formatting restrictions or workflow requirements, for ease of use, or simply because of a personal preference. In conjunction with the written form of the word, word properties provide the functionality you need to document patient encounters, send emails, and write referrals with the appropriate formatting.
Here are some cases where word properties would be useful:
- I need a word to display differently if it comes after numbers.
- When I dictate this word, it should create a new paragraph automatically.
- I want the cursor to tab when I say this word.
- The word after this one should always be capitalized.
- I want a new line after this word.
Keep in mind that for some of these cases, there are voice commands that can be used instead. What we’re going to discuss relates to the automation of specific formatting related to a word—so that you never have to use an extra command when you dictate that word.
Dragon® for Mac® Medical 5 vs Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac® 4
If you use Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac v3 or v4 for your healthcare documentation, you already know how much easier it is to fill out a patient encounter using your voice. Now, you have the opportunity to upgrade to a new version of Dragon with a new name: Dragon for Mac Medical v5.
Upgrades And Updates
Upgrades: If you have Dragon Dictate for Mac v3 or v4, you can get a discount on v5 by purchasing an upgrade. And yes, the upgrade license does get you the full version of the program.
Updates: If you already have Dragon for Mac Medical v5, you'll want to get the latest update released since you installed it. Any bug fixes, improvements, and adjustments that Nuance has made to the application will be incorporated into Dragon for Mac Medical, and you'll be fully supported on the latest Mac OS operating system. And all for free.
Profiles And/Or Commands: If you have a profile from version 4 that you want to use in version 5, it should show up in your profile list automatically. You will need to run a brief upgrade on these profiles, which Dragon for Mac Medical will prompt you to do so when you try to open them after installation.
If you don't want to use your previous profile, but you have some custom commands that you want to keep, you can import them.
Now, let's look at the specifications your Apple® computer needs to meet in order for this version of Dragon to run successfully.
Operating System: Dragon for Mac Medical v5 cannot be installed on a tablet or a phone. It requires one of these three Mac OS X versions:
- Mavericks OS X 10.9
- Yosemite OS X 10.10
- El Capitan OS X 10.11
If you have El Capitan, which is the latest version of the Mac OS, you need to be running at least version 5.0.1 of Dragon for Mac Medical. The chances are decent that you don't have any updates installed, so be sure to check.
Processor: If you have a modern chipset, such as an i3 or i5, the thing to focus on here is clock speed. Nuance requires 2.4Ghz or higher.
RAM: If you have at least 4 GB, you'll be fine. If you tend to have 3-4 applications open at once, or use Dragon heavily, 8 GB (or more) is advised.
Storage: You'll need some free disc space, as the install files are quite large. Make sure your computer has at least 8 GB of hard drive storage space open—16 GB if you are installing from a download.
EHRs: Dragon for Mac Medical v5 has full text control in MacPractice v5 notes fields. This means that you should be able to do everything Dragon Speech Recognition can normally do in a text field. In other EHRs, Dragon for Mac Medical will still transcribe your speech, but you may have limited functionality for selection, correction, etc.
A Point-By-Point Comparison
Now that we've reviewed some of the peripherals, let's look at the major differences you'll find in Dragon for Mac Medical 5 (compared to the previous version):
- It is 15% more accurate than v4, and 35% more accurate than v3. That's a pretty significant leap—roughly a 1-in-7 improvement.
- They've added new terms to the medical vocabularies, which represent 90+ healthcare disciplines. Note: there were the same number of vocabularies in the previous version.
- They removed the American – Inland Northern accent and added American – Teens.
- There is increased speech recognition accuracy using the built-in microphone. If you prefer this method of dictation, it just got a little more viable.
- Version 5 provides better speech recognition accuracy for these accents: Canadian, SE Asian, Indian, and Australian English.
- Version 5 supports both Microsoft Word 2016 and Word 2011, whereas version 4 only supported the latter. If you have a newer computer, or like to stay up-to-date, this is an important factor for your documentation environment.
- You can now install from either a download or a USB stick. That means that if you don't have a DVD drive, you aren't limited to just downloading the application. And if you do, USB is definitely faster than using a disc.
Introducing the newest addition to the Speech Recognition family for Mac Users
Mac users are accustomed to an elite level of performance from their software solutions, and Nuance® has updated delivered with the new Dragon for Mac Medical. Medical practices of up to 24 physicians currently using the Mac platform can start reaping the benefits from the same award-winning Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 speech recognition technology already being used by more than 200,000 clinicians worldwide.
Dragon for Mac Medical streamlines documentation workflow by allowing clinicians to dictate appointment and medical record notes directly into their EHR, such as MacPractice version 5, as well as easily turn speech into text. In addition, clinicians can dictate and edit documents, or control their Mac all by voice within popular web, email and desktop applications such as Microsoft Word 2016 or Gmail.
As the leading Dragon for Mac Medical Distributor, eDist has the speech recognition solution for Physicians who prefer using Apple products on the Mac platform. This newest version is available as an upgrade for existing versions 3 and 4 as well as for new users.
What's new in Dragon for Mac Medical
- Support for OS X El Capitan (10.11), in addition to OS X Yosemite (10.10)and OS X Mavericks (10.9)
- Updated medical vocabularies offer improved recognition and accuracy for over 90 medical specialties
- Up to 15% out-of-the-box accuracy improvement over version 4 with optimization for latest speech recognition technology
- Improved support for internal microphones built into all MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac computers for high out-of-the-box accuracy without training
- Enhanced support for more accents
- Support for Word 2016 with Full Text Control and built-in commands
- Save transcribed files as Microsoft Word documents
eDist Business is the leading wholesale, value-added distributor of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. A long-standing relationship with Nuance Communications, means eDist Business can offer Dragon for Mac Medical to resellers at the lowest wholesale prices available. For more information on Dictate for Mac Medical Version 5 or to become a reseller, please click here.
Nuance® Dragon® Legal Group – An Enterprise Solution Fit For Any Size Practice
Even if you have a small legal practice, client documentation can pile up, get backlogged, and be incorrectly transcribed, which can lead to big problems for your small practice. Large legal practices are at an even greater risk for these issues, which can result in non-compliance and billing issues.
Dragon Legal Group can help your legal practice avoid these issues by offering the following benefits:
- 99% accuracy from a vocabulary of over 400 million words culled from legal documents
- Saves time and money on transcription costs by allowing users to instantaneously create client documentation and eliminates human error during the transcription phase
- Easy deployment throughout your legal practice that allows you to measure and manage the software on multiple desktops with the help of the Nuance User Management Center
- Easy document sharing allows you and your support staff access to client documentation so you can spend less time searching for paperwork and more time with clients
- Flexible licensing programs that are budget friendly for both large and small legal practices
If your legal practice is already using Dragon speech recognition software, you may be wondering why you should upgrade to Dragon Legal Group.
- It is cost effective since administrators can easily assign or even switch a licensing key instead of purchasing a new one
- Dragon Legal Group includes automatic formatting of legal citations, which speeds up document turnaround, which streamlines your workflow and your billing ability
- The Nuance User Management Center (NUMC) gives managers and high-level administrative staff the ability to manage and control users and groups as well as manage who has access to what documentation, ensuring the safety and security of your client documentation
Increase your billable hours while you streamline your workflows and decrease the time you spend in front of a computer with Dragon Legal Group.
Contact an eDist Business Representative to learn how Dragon Legal Group can help make your legal practice more profitable.
New Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Professional Group – Which version is best for you
Nuance® Dragon® Professional is the newest version of Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Professional, Nuance is reorganizing their speech recognition software to offer functions specific either to the individual or the group (enterprise version).
Essentially, that means that some of the features you remember from Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 13 were split between two different markets, with a few updates and a newly integrated feature.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 13 was the last time you'll see Dragon "NaturallySpeaking" Professional. It's officially called Dragon Professional now—with the suffix of either "Individual" or "Group." Instead of "DNS Pro," you may see people refer to the application as "Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual" or "Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Group," signifying "Individual" or "Group" respectively.
Of special note, Dragon Professional Individual 14 is supported on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. This is the first US offering of Dragon that has Nuance's blessing for Microsoft's latest operating system. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual also supports Office 2010 and 2013 – so you're covered through the latest versions of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook being the most common).
Upgrading Dragon Professional
If you have one of these versions/editions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you can purchase an upgrade license for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual 14 and save a little money:
- DNS 12 Pro or Premium
- DNS 12.5 Pro or Premium
- DNS 13 Pro or Premium
If you install Dragon Professional Individual 14 over any of the above applications, program will recognize the previous version. You only need the new serial/license number. However if you uninstall your previous version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual 14 will ask you for your new serial number as well as the serial number from one of the above versions. Having the old installation disc is not enough.
What Does "Group" Mean?
Dragon Professional Individual 14, in contrast with Dragon Professional Group 13.5, is an application tailored for one to several users in an environment that doesn't have IT support or enterprise implementation. The multi-user features that you may not have used in Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro 13 are now moved over to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Group.
Key features of Dragon Professional Group are:
- Volume Licensing
- Correction Only Mode
- Roaming Profiles
- Remote Connection
Additionally, these features have been added to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Group 13.5:
- Nuance User Management Console – An enterprise portal that handles licensing, custom word and command distribution, reporting, and more
- Citrix Support
Dragon Anywhere There's much to be said about Dragon Anywhere, the new mobile application from Nuance. Let us sum it up with this: Dragon Anywhere is a Dragon app that lets you create documents on a mobile device (using speech recognition), as well as sync custom words and auto-texts with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual 14 on your laptop/desktop. If you do work on your smartphone, this might improve your experience significantly.
Activate Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2’s Hidden Mode with a Nuance PowerMic II
One of several features unique to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is the Hidden Dictation Box, commonly referred to as Hidden Mode. The Hidden Dictation Box allows users to dictate into Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 while their cursor is active in another application. This is a must-have for Radiologists and any other clinician needing to focus their attention elsewhere while dictating.
This guide will walk you through the process of programming a Nuance PowerMic II:
- Active the Hidden Dictation Box feature within Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.
- Transfer your text into the application of your choice with the press of a button.
Prerequisite: You must have a user profile created within Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, with the PowerMic II selected as a dictation source.
Programming Your Microphone
- Open Dragon Medical, and go to Tools > Options. You will then be presented with the Options dialog window. Select the [PowerMic] tab.
- You can program any of the buttons to activate the Hidden Dictation Box and Transfer Text functions, for this guide, I will choose the Custom Left and Custom Right buttons. Within the [PowerMic] tab, select the drop-down menu next to Custom Left, and then choose Recording Modes > Hidden Mode on/off.
- Now select the drop-down menu next to Custom Right and choose Dictation > Transfer Text.
- Select [OK] to save your changes. You've just programmed your Nuance PowerMic II to activate Hidden Mode and Transfer Text.
Let's Test It
5. While working in the application of your choice, activate Hidden Mode by pressing the Custom Left Button. Once the Hidden Dictation Box has been activated, two things will happen.
First, the mode icon on the DragonBar will turn into an outlined square as a visual indication that you are working in Hidden Mode.
And once you begin dictating, lines will appear within the outlined square. These lines let you know there's dictation waiting to be transferred.
Second, you'll see a faint, transparent Dictation Box window appear. This is the actual Dictation Box, and you can adjust its transparency by going to Tools > Options > Dictation Box. The default is set to 50%, but you can set it to 0% to keep it completely hidden.
Begin dictation then select the Custom Right button to transfer the dictation into the application of your choice.
Congratulations, you've just programmed your Nuance PowerMic II using Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. You can now automatically launch Hidden Mode and transfer your text with the press of two buttons.
New Dragon for Mac V5
Nuance has released their newest speech-to-text application for OS X: Dragon® for Mac 5. There are several changed to this latest version. The first thing you may notice is there is no "Dictate" in the name any more. More importantly, thotugh, let's see what updates have been made to the system requirements.
You can run Dragon for Mac 5 on OS X Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), and El Capitan (10.11). This is the first significant advancement we see in v5. Take special note that you must have version 5.0.1 (at least) for El Capitan support.
These features of Dragon for Mac v5 are exactly the same as v4, with one exception:
- Audio formats for transcription
- Vocabulary Editor
- Programmable hotkeys
- Commands Manager – Text macros can be viewed here, but not added. Other commands are the same as before.
The Big Changes
Here's where Dragon for Mac v5 really diverges from v4, with improvements to accuracy, support for more applications.
- "15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dictate 4"
- Full support for Word 2016
- Better compatibility with the internal microphone
- Voice commands to select from any Mac menu
- Dragon Anywhere integration
- Express Editor replaced with DragonPad
In this new Dragon release for the Mac platform, the Status Window now allows you to access more functions with less navigation. This redesign centers around the expand/contract principle—which Nuance also incorporated into their DragonBar refresh for Dragon Professional v13.
Instead of clicking on the Dragon icon in the Dock, and then navigating through the menu bar at the top of your monitor, Dragon for Mac now has a persistent menu icon. Open Dragon for Mac v5 and look at the top right of your screen for a black flame symbol. From this icon, whenever the program is open, you can access menu items without having to switch back to the application.
Some of the most helpful things you can do from the new menu icon include:
- Switch profiles and sources on-the-fly
- Enter transcription mode
- Access "Voice Training," "Vocabulary Training," and "Microphone Setup" (under "Improve Recognition")
Starting with Dragon for Mac v5, text macros have a new name and a simpler process for creation.
These commands are now called auto-texts, and they've been separated out within the Commands Manager to make them easier to identify. It used to be the case that you had to look through the commands by application/context to find your text macros. Now, "Auto-text" has its own category.
There's a minor issue, though. If you select the "Auto-text" category in the Commands Manager window, you'll be able to view all of your auto-texts—but that's it. You cannot add new ones from here.
If You're Still Waiting to Upgrade
Remember, Dragon for Mac v5 is the only version of Dragon Speech Recognition that is officially supported on El Capitan. Aside from that, the UI redesigns make it easy to figure out what you're doing, even if you don't consider yourself tech savvy. And don't forget about the new transcription setup. For the first time, Dragon Speech Recognition now produces documents in a folder, rather than just pasting your transcription into a text window. That folder could be on your local machine, or on the network—which makes Dragon for Mac v5 even more attractive to anyone who works with dictation and transcription regularly.
How to Use Hidden Mode in Nuance® Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
What Is Hidden Mode?
For users of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, Hidden Mode provides two functions you wouldn't normally have access to:
- If your electronic medical record requires the use of the Dictation Box, Hidden Mode allows you to work almost as seamlessly as you would were you dictating directly into the patient chart.
- This mode also enables you to review other websites or applications, dictating notes without having to click the Dictation Box, and without it getting in the way of your research.
Before we go further with Hidden Mode, let's talk a little about the Dictation Box—because you may have never used it before.
What Is the Dictation Box?
In case you didn't know, the Dictation Box is the tool that Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 uses to interface with the myriad EMRs available to clinicians. While it does serve other purposes as well, it is primarily a platform for integration.
You can find the Dictation Box by going to the Dragon Bar and clicking on Tools > Dictation Box. Or, you can simply use the verbal command, "Open Dictation Box."
What Does It Mean to "Anchor the Dictation Box"?
If you go into the settings menu of the Dragon Bar, you'll see a curious feature on the Dictation Box tab. Click Tools > Options > Dictation Box and find the checkbox at the top that says, "Anchor Dictation Box to application."
This is not Hidden Mode. Rather, anchoring the Dictation Box tethers it to the active application at the time it is opened.
For instance, open Notepad and the Dictation Box (anchored), and then start up a web browser. As usual, Dragon will change your speech into text and place it in the Dictation Box. When you use the "Transfer Text" command, your dictation will then be pasted into Notepad, regardless of where you click your mouse or which application is active. Then, the Dictation Box closes.
How Do I Use Hidden Mode?
Hidden Mode is slightly different. Go back to the Dictation Box tab in the Options menu. Jump down to the section labeled "Hidden Dictation Box behavior."
Here are the recommended boxes to check:
- (Required) Open Dictation Box as hidden
- Allow user commands when hidden
- Allow voice dictation commands when hidden
- Leave Dictation Box open after text is transferred
Also, leave "Dictation Box visibility" at 50% to start with—you can always change the transparency to suit your tastes.
With the above configuration, here's what will happen when you open the Dictation Box:
- The Dictation Box will start up in a translucent state.
- Any dictation that you make will end up in the Dictation Box, no matter where your mouse is pointed.
- In order to move a dictation to a specific field or application, click wherever you need the text to go and say, "Transfer text."
- After you transfer your Dragon-recognized text, the Dictation Box remains open.
- Continue with your patient note. There's no need to click back to the Dictation Box—Dragon Medical will put your text there automatically.
How Does That Help Me?
First of all, Hidden Mode powers you to do research and make notes without having to worry about whether your mouse is clicked into the Dictation Box. It also allows you to make the Dictation Box as visible or invisible as you need it to be.
Second, and more importantly, Hidden Mode enables you to work effectively within an EMR that doesn't play well with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. In essence, opening the Dictation Box as hidden allows you to dictate parts of the patient chart as needed, without having to move back and forth between Dragon and your EMR.
With Hidden Mode, you only need to dictate, click into the appropriate EMR field, and say, "Transfer text."
To learn more about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 or how to become a reseller click here.
How Does Nuance Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Support HIPAA Compliance?
Healthcare Data Privacy and Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is designed to be an efficient, flexible, and accurate method for surgeons, nurses, general practitioners, and specialists to produce the necessary documentation to complete their patient note or encounter.
Given the changes urged forward by Meaningful Use, this happens, more and more, within the confines of an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Thus, healthcare professionals have to extend their concern for personal medical data and the privacy of the patient to the digital realm.
If you work in medicine, you likely already know how important it is to have software that supports your workflow and enables you to build a data stream that can be secured from end to end.
Dragon Medical is just that kind of software.
But before we dive head-first into an exploration of how the application works to secure your dictations, let's talk a little bit about HIPAA itself, as well as what it requires when it comes to Protected Health Information, commonly referred to as PHI.
HIPAA Regulates PHI Access
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It was created, in part, to protect people from having their personal health information released to or viewed by anyone who shouldn't have access to it.
HIPAA, originally put in place in 1996, was fully implemented by 2003—although it wasn't until the recent HITECH Act that EHRs became subject to HIPAA. These acts essentially work together to prevent personally identifiable patient data from being shared without the patient's consent.
In general, though not exclusively, the patient decides who should access their PHI—healthcare providers and insurance companies, notwithstanding. That's why they have you sign a Notice of Privacy Practices form when you visit the doctor's office. You have to acknowledge you understand how your PHI may be shared.
The parts of HIPAA that you really need to concern yourself with, for the purposes of Dragon Medical, are what's known as the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule. One says that you have to protect patient data; the other tells you what standards you need to meet to protect it.
How Does Dragon Medical Software Protect PHI?
So, what does this mean? What does Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 have to protect, specifically? Is the program considered HIPAA compliant?
Let me address that last question first.
HIPPA requires that Covered Entities and Business Associates handle PHI properly. Even if an application helps them do this, it is—in no way—a substitute for or a solution to the question of compliance.
That being said, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 does support HIPAA compliance. That means that the engineers at Nuance thought about healthcare providers when they were building the application, and they included features that they knew would make it possible to secure PHI while documenting patient encounters.
Now, there's really no practical way for Dragon Medical Software to know whether a clinician happens to be dictating what would be considered individually identifiable health information, or just a friendly letter to a colleague. That means that the software has to assume that everything being dictated is sensitive and needs to manage accordingly.
Tracing Speech and Text Through Dragon Medical
In order for us to understand how Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 supports HIPAA compliance, let's follow the voice and text data as it travels throughout the program. Keep in mind that the only part of your workflow that the software can affect is the part that it's involved in.
What follows represents a standard workflow for clinicians dictating into an EMR.
When you begin to dictate into any program, Dragon Medical creates audio and text files. These are known as 'session files,' and they are temporary.
If you make corrections, they get put into .enwv files. These are used for optimization, and are encrypted before being saved to the profile.
When the session is over, your temporary Stage One files get put into a new .DRA file. This is then encrypted and saved to the local profile, or the local copy of the roaming profile.
During optimization, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 will use the still-encrypted .DRA and .enwv files to try and improve your local profile. Roaming profiles may transfer these files to the network roaming directory when synchronization occurs, where they can then provide data for optimization.
All of the above encrypted files must be opened by Dragon Medical. The DragonPad can't access them, because it's a feature present in non-medical versions of the software.
Potentially Unprotected Data
Now, let's talk about where you might need to shore up your defenses with regard to Dragon Medical and PHI.
- First, have a look at Tools > Administrative Settings > Miscellaneous. 'Encrypt patient health information' should be checked, but you'll want to verify this.
- Next up, take note that audio files you save on purpose—when dictating into a word processing application—aren't encrypted. You'll know whether or not this is happening by navigating to Tools > Options > Data > 'Save recorded dictation with document.' If the setting is 'Never,' you're in the clear. If it's 'Ask Me' or 'Always,' you're either being prompted to save unencrypted data, or you're saving it automatically. Make sure your PHI is protected.
- If you want to stop creating .DRA files (the encrypted kind described in Stage Three), go to Tools > Options > Data again and check 'Conserve disk space required by user profiles (for portability).'
- Finally, make sure to uncheck 'Store corrections in archive' in the same Tools > Options > Data window we've been working in. Otherwise, you could be creating unencrypted .nwv files when you make corrections. We don't want that. This last change may somewhat limit your ability to optimize your Dragon Medical profile. If this is a concern, we recommend running profile optimization more often.
Just In Case
Please remember that HIPAA compliance is the responsibility of Covered Entities and their Business Associates. We're just arming you with information that you can use to help meet your Privacy and Security Rule obligations as you operate Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. And this information only applies to that particular version.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal: Change Up Your Legal Practice With the Sound of Your Voice
While you have many choices in speech-recognition software, there is only one speech-recognition software available today that is specifically designed for legal professionals, Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Legal. This innovative speech-recognition software speaks legalese right out of the box with incredible accuracy and only gets better the more you use it, as it learns and adapts to the way you speak.
Because the legal vocabulary is built right into the software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal is the obvious choice for legal professionals over other speech-recognition solutions, even Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Professional. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal is designed to help you instantaneously create digital documentation of case and client information, briefs, contracts, and other legal documents just by speaking, letting you and your support staff step away from the computer and giving everyone time to focus on more valuable tasks.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal includes a special legal language model no other speech-recognition software can provide. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal and Dragon Anywhere, the mobile app for your iOS or Android device, you can dictate client information, notes, memos, emails, and more from anywhere. Streamline your workflow, increase your efficiency, reduce or eliminate transcription costs, and reduce the amount of time you sit in front of a computer, all with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal.
Finally, an Enterprise Speech-Recognition Solution For All Your Organizational Concerns!
One of the keys to keeping a large business running smoothly and efficiently is having an excellent organizational structure in place. Employees need to have access to documentation pertinent to their tasks and that documentation needs to be organized in such a way that allows for maximum efficiency. Dragon® Professional Group can solve your business's organization issues, all while streamlining workflows, increasing efficiency, and giving all of your employees one, centralized location to create, store, and access what would be, without speech-recognition software, a pile of paperwork sitting on someone's desk.
Dragon Professional Group improves employee documentation, practically eliminates typos, spelling and punctuation errors, helping your employees communicate more effectively with each other and your clients. You can increase the quality of customer service and increase revenue while reducing liabilities associated with inaccurate or poor quality documentation. Dragon Professional Group is easy to deploy and management is simple with the Nuance® User Management Center. Now you can better assess how all of your employees are using the software and manage access levels to information as well as customize the software to suit your business.
With volume licensing and flexible licensing programs, Dragon Professional Group makes it easy and affordable for large businesses to implement an enterprise speech-recognition solution. Dragon Professional Group has the added benefit of working with the Dragon Anywhere app, for your iOS or Android device, so your employees can dictate and create digital documentation from anywhere. This makes the app an especially useful feature if you have multiple employees in the field without the advantage of being in a traditional office environment. Dragon Professional Group is the newest and most innovative enterprise speech-recognition software available. Solve your organizational issues with the software today!
Use the Power of Your Voice to Increase Your Productivity
The desire to be more productive and have increased efficiency is at the top of every business professional's list. Dragon® Professional Individual can help you cross those things off your list and help streamline your workflow, all with the sound of your voice. With incredible accuracy right out of the box and easy integration with your current office hardware, Dragon Professional Individual is the newest, most innovative speech-recognition software available today.
So many industries, including insurance, law enforcement, legal, medical, customer service centers, and more, are using speech-recognition software to reduce the amount of paperwork they do, to spend less time in front of a computer and more time on valuable tasks, and to increase overall satisfaction and productivity in their office environments. Dragon Professional Individual can document what you have to say three times faster than you can type it and it takes care of the editing, spelling, and punctuation for you as well so typos become less prevalent as it learns your voice. Dragon Professional Individual lets you create custom commands and macros so you have shortcuts for the repetitive computer tasks that you do every day, including answering emails and taking notes. Dragon Professional Individual lets you step away from the computer and jump back into life!
Not only will Dragon Professional Individual help you quickly create digital documentation, with the Dragon Anywhere app for your iOS or Android device, you can dictate from anywhere at any time. So, whether you're on the subway, in your car, on sitting on your sofa, you can dictate documents and respond to your clients' emails. In fact, the more you use Dragon Professional Individual, the better the software responds to you and adapts to the way you speak so accuracy increases with use. Dragon Professional Individual can give you the time and freedom you've been looking for at work and at home. It really is that easy!
Boost Efficiency and Profitability with Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 for Veterinarians
With Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2, Veterinarians can save time, document more accurately, and streamline workflows by talking rather than typing. The speech recognition software allows Vets to use their voice to document medical histories, dictate diagnostic test observations, and simplify taking daily notes and much more.
Dragon Medical has built in medical vocabulary that assists Veterinarians when creating documents. The software also turns speech into text three times faster than typing and with more than 99 percent accuracy, right out of the box. Specialized vocabularies specific to animals can be customized and added to the software, enabling Vets to dictate a more detailed and comprehensive patient note.
For multi-click tasks and navigation functions, maneuvering a computer’s mouse is replaced by simple voice commands. And Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 for Veterinarians is compatible with most major veterinary practice management software systems.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 enables users to:
- Improve the documentation process
- Eliminate transcription costs
- Improve productivity and see more patients
- Enhance efficiency
- Ensure proper insurance reimbursements through more complete documentation
eDist Business is the largest distributor of voice and speech recognition solutions including hardware and software. They assist resellers in penetrating the lucrative healthcare, legal, insurance, corporate, public service and field reporting industries.
As a Value-Added Distributor of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Speech Recognition software, our resellers have access to the industry’s pre-eminent speech recognition software for professionals and consumers. eDist Business provides quality technical support to Value-Added Distributors and their clients, ongoing product training and elite marketing support for our entire product line. There is also nationwide logistical support, so your customers receive shipments quickly and you’re saved the expense of warehousing, staffing and shipping.
To learn more about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 for Veterinarians or to become a Value Added reseller, please click here.
Use Olympus's AS-56 Administrative Software to Manage Your Company's Dictation Devices
Olympus’ AS56 Dictation Management System provides everything medium and large-sized organizations need to easily install, customize and administer dictation management software systems. ODMS adds efficiency to dictation and transcription workflows. It includes an administrator’s tool for centralized management of licenses, and workflow and device configurations, a significant time saver for both administrators and end-users.
The unique needs of different users can be accommodated by the ODMS software suite’s multiple modules, which can be customized to meet individual specifications. With ODMS, users can effectively download, manage and share dictation files, documents and folders through a local network, with the security provided by encrypted and password-protected files.
Network administrators can manage user and group profiles in large numbers, making configuration faster and easier. They can also lock workflow and device settings, so a standard workflow can be established for an organization’s dictation environment, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
The Olympus AS56 system’s features also include:
- A system configuration program
- The ability to create custom installer files to streamline the deployment
- Deployment of software and firmware updates to specific groups or users
- Support for Citrix, Windows Terminal Services and VMware
- A repository service with restricted access to aid security
Olympus has more than 40 years experience in providing superior recording, dictation and audio solutions for the international consumer and professional markets.
eDist Business is a 2014 Circle of Excellence Olympus Distributor, awarded for providing the highest value-added services available to resellers. Our Olympus digital recording technology experts are the ultimate resource for reseller education and sales support. They offer exclusive benefits to resellers, including one-on-one, pre-and-post-sales training, installation guidance, marketing consulting and the ability to resell technical services and installation packages. Click HERE for more information.
Physicians Save Time and Gain Efficiencies with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2
Nuance Communications designed Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 with the knowledge that time is a most precious commodity for physicians. The speech recognition solution's advanced technology allows physicians to document patient care in their own words, so less time is spent on typing, making more time available for what's most important, patient care.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 turns talk into text three times faster than typing and the software is 99 percent accurate, right out of the box. The software is equipped with more than 90 custom vocabularies for medical specialties and subspecialties, so even the most complex terminology and phrasing can be transcribed correctly.
Designed for medical practices of 24 physicians or less, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 lets physicians use a narrative format to dictate patient encounters, whether it be a History of Present Illness, a Physical Examination, or an Assessment and Treatment Plan.
The software automatically detects and adapts to 9 regional English accents for heightened accuracy. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 also includes a Hidden Dictation Box, which allows physicians to dictate anywhere in their EHR/EMR, eliminating navigation between screens and the notes window. Commonly known as Hidden Mode, the With the Hidden Dictation Box enables physicians to dictate into Dragon Medical software, even when the cursor is active in another application or a website.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 also offers a selection of voice shortcuts for searching for medical information on the Web from WebMD®, UpToDate®, PubMed® and ICD-9®.
Time can also be saved by using Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 customized macros to enter frequently dictated text with a simple voice command. A number of studies of have shown that the software can reduce the amount of time spent on patient documentation by 30 minutes or more a day.
eDist Business is the leading wholesale, value-added distributor of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and can offer Dragon Medical software to resellers at the lowest wholesale prices available. For more information on becoming a Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 reseller, please click here.
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 and Olympus® Digital Recorders Form a Powerful Team
On the go medical professionals experience the best of two worlds when they combine the Olympus DS-3500 and DS-7000 professional digital recorders with the industry leading technology and features of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 speech recognition software.
Olympus has more than 40 years experience as a provider of superior recording, dictation and audio solutions for the international consumer and professional markets. With their ergonomic design, reliability, impressive array of options and security features, the DS-3500 and the DS-7000 set a new standard for the portable digital recording devices.
Their advanced features include:
- Superior audio quality and External stereo microphones
- Large, backlit, color displays for optimal visibility
- USB connections for easy uploading
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries with more than 20 hours of dictation time per charge
- Encryption for data security
- An external SD memory card slot and an internal micro-SD car slot for additional storage
The DS-3500 and the DS-7000 come equipped with Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software. This next-generation system allows users to download, share and manage dictation files through local networks with 256-bit file encryption and password-protected files. The AS56 ODMS Administrator CD gives users access to the Workgroup Mode, which allows larger user groups, each with an individual license number, to take advantage of ODMS dictation management software
Both recorders and the ODMS are fully compatible with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.2, which makes for efficient workflows for physicians who like to dictate patient notes while making rounds or after a patient visit. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.2 features the most advanced speech recognition technology available, to date, with the ability to turn speech into text three times faster than typing and with more than 99 % accuracy, right out of the box. With Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, clinicians can dictate patient encounters in their own words, including illness history, review of symptoms, physical examinations and more.
eDist Business is a 2014 Circle of Excellence Olympus Distributor, awarded for providing the highest value-added services available to resellers. Our Olympus digital recording technology experts are the ultimate resource for reseller education and sales support. They offer exclusive benefits to resellers, including one-on-one, pre-and-post-sales training, installation guidance, marketing consulting and the ability to resell technical services and installation packages. For more information, click here.
Olympus VP-10 Digital Voice Recorder is a Pocket Sized Powerhouse
On-the-go dictation and recording important meetings just got easier for busy professionals with the recent introduction of the innovative Olympus VP-10 Digital Voice Recorder to the market. By partnering with eDist Business, you’ll be able to provide your clients with a compact, sleek device that features high quality, one-touch, hands-free recording and Olympus’ “Anti-Rustle filter” technology.
With a 4 GB internal memory offering up to 1,620 hours of recording time and an Omni-directional, stereo microphone, the Olympus VP-10 packs a lot of power into a small, ballpoint pen sized package. At a weight of just 1.3 oz, the Olympus VP-10 can comfortably rest inside a shirt or suit-coat pocket and still deliver top notch recording quality.
The Olympus VP-10’s unique “Anti-Rustle filter” technology suppresses background noises so voices are recorded clearly, even when the device rests in a pocket. Recording can quickly and silently be activated with just a touch, even when the device is powered-off, with the REC slide switch located at the device’s top. Users also have the option of selecting from four recording modes for optimal quality: “Dictation,” “Conference” and “Meeting” and “Pocket.”
For settings where there are multiple speakers, the Voice Balancer feature ensures that all voices can be heard clearly during playback. Voice Balancer amplifies the volume of softer voices and keeps louder voices under a certain level, which is ideal for recording meetings and other multi-speaker environments.
Downloading recordings to a PC is a snap with the Olympus VP-10’s USB direct connection. A USB is built into the device’s body, allowing users to connect directly to a PC, by simply removing a cover. The Olympus VP-10 can also be recharged from a PC, without removing the battery, or be used as a memory stick.
eDist Business is a 2014 Circle of Excellence Olympus Distributor, providing the highest value-added services available to resellers. Our Olympus digital recording technology experts are the ultimate resource for reseller education and sales support. They offer exclusive benefits to resellers, including one-on-one, pre-and-post-sales training, installation guidance, marketing consulting and the ability to resell technical services and installation packages. For more information, click here.
eDist Business, LLC Announces VP of Business Solutions, Mike Whalen, is Celebrating Milestone Anniversary
Mahwah, NJ September 10, 2015
VP of Business Solutions, Mike Whalen was recently honored for celebrating his 20th year anniversary at the award winning distributor’s Mahwah location. Mike started his career at eDist in the Warehouse Operations Division in 1995. He has literally worked his way to the top and has held several key positions in the company; all providing him with opportunity not only to learn more about the speech recognition and business product distribution model, but to position eDist as a driving force in those industries.
“All of our team here at eDist celebrates with Mike as we honor him and recognize his integral value to the continued growth focus here at eDist Business. His integrity, team leadership and vision are the driving force that is allowing us to achieve unprecedented escalation in the business solutions vertical. With his first 20 years at eDist Business being so successful, we have no doubts as to what his and our business future holds,” said Quinn Ruelle, CEO of eDist LLC.
During Mike’s tenure he has led his team at eDist to be recognized by some of the industries largest manufacturers. His leadership and growth focus has generated multiple awards for eDist over the last few years. This years awards includePhilips®, MVP Distributor Award and Olympus® Distributor of the Year Award, both awards given to the distributor who shows significant impact in the industry.
eDist Business continues to focus on bringing their value added resellers the most innovative solutions in speech processing and business products. They are one of the largest distributors of Nuance® Communications Dragon® Medical andDragon NaturallySpeaking software solutions. Add to that other key brands in the professional dictation and business products industry such as Philips Speech Processing Solutions, Olympus® Professional Dictation, and Brother™ and it is clear to see that eDist is positioned to assert their distribution model in all of North America.
About eDist Business, LLC:
eDist Business, LLC is the premier value-added distributor in both the business products and voice-recognition solutions industry. We are the best source for Pre- and Post-Sales Support, Logistics and Inventory, Training, Marketing and competitive prices! With our state-of-the-art technical support, professional logistics, and cutting edge strategic marketing programs, we assist our resellers with the promotion and growth of their businesses. For more information about eDist Business, our products and our 40+year history serving independent resellers, visithttp://business.edist.com.
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 Makes Sure Physicians Are Not Misunderstood
Physicians share a passion for healing and a common medical vocabulary, but can have sharp differences where speech patterns are concerned. Nuance Communications addressed those linguistic differences when creating its Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2, by including regional accent support in the design.
The software recognizes 9 regional accents and it can be trained specifically to the way an individual pronounces a word so it clearly understands them every time, making documentation quicker and easier. Inland northern and southern U.S. English and the English accents of Australians, Indians, Pakistanis and native Spanish speakers are but a few of the inflections the software understands.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is the most technologically advanced speech recognition solution available, to date, for your clients. Designed for medical practices of 24 physicians or less, the software automatically detects and adapts to regional English accents. Dragon Medical is 99 % accurate right out of the box and with more than 90 custom vocabularies for medical specialties and subspecialties, even the most complex terminology and phrasing can be transcribed correctly.
More than 200,000 physicians worldwide have adopted the original version of Dragon Medical and report significant savings of time and money on clinical record documentation.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 enables physicians to turn speech into text three times faster than typing, so they can efficiently dictate patient notes, create comprehensive treatment plans and send emails, letters and referrals, all with the sound of their voice.
With the software’s customizable macros, physicians can replacing repetitive clicking and typing with simple voice commands that automatically insert boilerplate text and commonly used terms. Advanced set up of these macros supports navigation functionality on the desktop, allowing clinicians to open emails and dictate messages without touching a keyboard or mouse.
eDist Business is the leading wholesale, value-added distributor of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and dictation devices. As a result, eDist Business is able to offer Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 to resellers at the lowest wholesale prices available. For more information on Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 or to become a reseller, please click here.
Don’t Miss Out on Back-To-School Consumer Dictation Device Sales
Summer is winding down and each day brings us one step closer to the start of another school year. Why not capitalize on the upcoming back-to-school shopping bonanza with eDist Business’ line of top quality, hand-held, consumer dictation devices by Olympus® and Philips®? Dictation devices have become increasing popular with high school and college students, writers, field reporters, and even musicians, as they become aware of the unique benefits of each. Expand your reach beyond the office environment by tapping into this burgeoning market and see your profits grow, as dictation devices become a go-to tool for increasing numbers of students and business consumers.
eDist Business is able to offer the largest selection of consumer dictation devices to resellers in North America today because of long-standing relationships with the industry’s top manufacturers, such as Olympus and Philips. Their products are designed to be user-friendly, ergonomic, technologically advanced and reasonably priced.
Olympus: Olympus manufactures consumer dictation devices and accessories, such as cases, cords, adaptors and microphones. The company’s most recent innovation is the Olympus VP-10 Digital Voice Recorder. This sleekly profiled device features up to 1,620 hours of recording time, an Omni-directional, stereo microphone, Olympus’s unique “Anti-Rustle filter” background noise suppression technology and for multi-speaker situations, Voice Balancer, which ensures all voices can be heard clearly during playback.
Philips: Philips, a leader in the consumer dictation realm, offers a wide variety of speech solutions to consumers, including recorders, transcribers and conference recording devices. Philips consumer dictation devices are great for students, everyday users and small businesses. Philips headsets, microphones and foot-pedal controlled dictation devices help consumers organize their lives and their small businesses without the investment costs of professional dictation devices.
As the leading wholesale distributor of consumer dictation devices, eDist Business can provide resellers with the tools to expand their customer bases to include the day-to-day casual user of consumer dictation devices. eDist Business is your best source for pre- and post-sales training and support, along with superior pricing. With our nationwide logistics and fulfillment system, products can get to your customers quickly, saving you costly overhead for warehousing, staffing and shipping. Interested in becoming an eDist Business reseller, please click here.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 Takes the Outstanding and Makes it Better
Nuance Communications has improved upon an already potent force with its Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4, which is faster, more accurate and higher performing than the speech recognition software’s previous versions.
Among the improvements Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 offers are:
- Enhanced compatibility with OSX Mavericks and Yosemite
- Heightened performance with pure 64-bit applications
- Support for full text control of Gmail within Safari and Firefox.
- Updated medical vocabularies
- New support for “General English” vocabulary
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 is the world’s most advanced medical dictation solution for practices with 24 physicians or less. Over 200,000 physicians worldwide have adopted Dragon Medical speech recognition technology as their tool for speech-enabling their EMR-EHR system and creating a more profitable practice. The software can turn speech into text three times faster than typing, with more than 99 percent accuracy, right out of the box. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 also features a medical vocabulary library that includes more than 90 specialties and sub-specialties.
Physicians can dictate patient notes, comprehensive treatment plans, and send emails, letters, referrals and more, all with the sound of their voice. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 streamlines documentation workflows and allows physicians to easily dictate appointment and clinical notes directly into Mac-based EMR-EHR systems, such as MacPractice. Additionally, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4’s patented speech recognition technology recognizes 9 regional accents and can also be trained specifically to the way an individual pronounces a word so it clearly understands them every time.
The software also allows you to build timesaving, customizable macros to replace repetitive clicking and typing with simple voice commands to insert boilerplate text and commonly used terms. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 is also HIPAA compliant, another key reason this software continues to be the choice for physicians who utilize the Mac platform.
With Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4, physicians are able to spend less time on documentation and more time on what is most important to their practice – patient care.
eDist Business is the leading wholesale, value-added distributor of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. A long-standing relationship with Nuance Communications, means eDist Business can offer Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 to resellers at the lowest wholesale prices available. For more information on Dictate Medical for Mac Version 4 or to become a reseller, please visit us here.
The Philips Dictation Recorder for Android V2.6 Adds Ease to Dictation on the Move
The Philips Dictation Recorder for Android V2.6 makes on-the-go dictation even more convenient for today’s ultra-busy, multi-tasking professionals. As an eDist Business reseller, you can offer clients the most advanced technology in Android dictation recording, featuring enhancements that make the application even easier to use.
With Philips Dictation Recorder for Android software, a smartphone is effectively transformed into a wireless digital dictation device. Users can record, edit and send dictation files from their smartphone, allowing them to performing these tasks whether in the office or in another state. Version 2.6 takes Cloud dictation to the next level with new icons and an updated user interface. The new design results in improved clarity of dictation statuses and easier recognition of displayed symbols. In addition, unnecessary information was removed to enhance the transparency and overview of the application.
Philips is a leading manufacturer of professional and consumer dictation devices in the industry, with a broad range of speech solutions that include recorders, transcribers and conference recording devices. Philips dictation devices and accessories are ideal for businesses, both large and small, along with students and other everyday users, helping to streamline workflows, heighten efficiency, and save both time and money.
Philips Dictation Recorder for Android V2.6 also features audio file filtering, photo attachments to audio files, 128-bit file encryption and audio file delivery to different SpeechExec™ Mobile servers. Philips Dictation Recorders are part of the SpeechExec dictation management system, which connects Android users on the move to their office documentation workflow.
Philips' technology is virtually error free and ergonomically designed, so busy professionals can quickly and accurately dictate notes and other documents. Advanced compatibility with speech recognition software, such as Nuance Communication’s line of Dragon solutions, allows users to remain mobile, while eliminating the need to spend hours on typed transcription of dictated notes.
eDist Business, the leading Philips wholesale distributor, offers resellers access to other highly sought after Philips products as:
- Pocket Memo
- Speech Exec Pro Dictate
- Speech Exec Pro Dictate for Speech Recognition
- Speech Exec Pro Transcribe
- Speech Exec Pro Transcribe for Speech Recognition
As a value added wholesale distributor, eDist Business also offers professional pre and post sales and marketing support to dealers. If you’re not an eDist Business reseller, please click here to learn more or to sign up.
eDist Business Named Recipient of Olympus Circle of Excellence Award
Mahwah, NJ June 26, 2015
eDist Business, LLC is excited to announce that the company has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Olympus Circle of Excellence Top Distributor Award. The Olympus Corporation representatives at the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL presented the award recently.
eDist Business, LLC, is the leading value-added distributor of Olympus Professional Dictation products in the U.S. and Canada. eDist Business has a long-standing partnership with the Olympus Corporation, which designs and manufactures next generation digital dictation and transcription devices for the medical and legal fields, and other professional organizations.
The Circle of Excellence awards recognize Olympus’ authorized digital dictation dealers for exemplary sales and service of the company’s dictation product line.
“The energy is high and I couldn’t be more excited to receive this award on behalf of my team at eDist Business. We have a great partnership with the sales, product and marketing team at Olympus Professional and Consumer Audio. As a company we are consistently looking for the newest technology in business products and speech recognition solutions to bring to our resellers. The team at Olympus never fails to impress. With the addition of their newest product, the Olympus VP-10 Pen Recorder, business professionals will be able to record important meetings and dictate on the go with one-touch, with the REC slide switch. Add to that the unique Anti-Rustle filter technology and four recording modes, and you have a powerful device that balances form with function. The bonus of this Circle of Excellence award is our continued commitment to our channel to bring the newest innovations in Professional Dictation Systems to them.” said Mike Whalen, Vice President of eDist.
Providing integrated professional audio solutions for businesses of all sizes has long been an Olympus specialty. Olympus Professional products are distributed exclusively by authorized business digital dictation specialists, such as eDist Business, that provide expert advice and consultation to their clients.
About eDist Business, LLC
eDist Business, LLC is the premier value-added distributor in both the business products and voice recognition solutions industry. We are the best source for Pre and Post Sales Support, Logistics and Inventory, Training, Marketing and LOW PRICES! With our state-of-the-art technical support, professional logistics and cutting edge strategic marketing programs, we assist our resellers with the promotion and growth of their business. For more information about eDist Business, our products and our over 40-year history serving independent resellers, visit http://business.edist.com.
Speed Up Document Dictation with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal
With Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal, attorneys and other legal professionals can dictate briefs, wills, contracts and other documents with a speed that far exceeds other transcription methods. NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal’s industry leading technology makes it the most advanced speech-recognition available, to date.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal turns speech into text three times faster than typing with 99% accuracy, right out of the box. The software product allows you to quickly and easily dictate emails, letters, and documents, open and close programs, and even navigate the Web – all with the sound of one's voice.
Legal professionals can save time, increase productivity and enhance their bottom line with NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal features that enable you to edit and format documents without touching a keyboard. “Smart Format Rules” automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, numbers and more to appear, so you don’t have to correct them every time.
Customizable macros can be used to automate business processes and custom voice commands can be created for inserting frequently used text and controlling applications.
With NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal’s vocabulary editor, it’s easy to personalize the software to include frequently used acronyms, proper names and other unique or business-specific phrases. You can also import, export and share customized vocabularies across a practice’s computer network.
eDist is a Value-Added Distributor of Dragon Speech Recognition software and offers free training and support for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal to its clients.
To learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal 13 and becoming an authorized reseller of Dragon products, please click here.
Create and Send Email with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro
The process of sending emails is streamlined with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro, the market’s most advanced speech-recognition solution. Clients can simply talk rather than type to create an email, which is just another efficiency enhancing and productivity boosting benefits the software features.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro’s patented technology adds ease to the lives of busy professionals, students or anyone seeking to maximize the power of their PC to help them work faster and smarter. This most recent version of Nuance Communication’s speech-recognition software turns talk into text three times faster than typing, with 99 % accuracy, right out of the box. It’s advanced editing tools, such as spell check as you go, minimizes errors and customizable macros enable clients to save time and money by automating workflows and multi-step processes with the sound of their voice.
Creating and editing documents – whether it’s spreadsheets and presentations, or emails – can be done quickly, accurately and comfortably. A menu of voice shortcuts makes it easy to compose and send emails, and custom voice commands can be created for inserting frequently used text and graphics, and boilerplate.
eDist Business is the largest Value-Added Distributors of Dragon Speech Recognition software in North America. To learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro 13 or other voice recognition products; or on becoming an authorized reseller of Dragon products, please click here.
Set-Up Process is Made Easier With Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro
A simplified set-up process is just one of the advancements offered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro, as compared to Version 12 of the industry leading speech recognition software.
Dragon® NaturallySpeaking13 Pro improved out-of-the-box accuracy makes profile creation has been made even briefer in several key ways.
Profile names are now assigned, rather than entered, for the initial profile and clients can rename the profile at their convenience. Because Dragon 13 is 99% accurate right out of the box, the reading of four minutes of text is no longer necessary as part of the speech recognition set up. That step is only necessary if additional recognition training is needed. Users are no longer asked to adapt the software’s vocabulary based on documents and emails. However, that analysis can always be launched after the set up.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro is the most advanced speech recognition software on the market to date. The software turns talk into text three times faster than typing and is a valuable tool in increasing a business’ productivity and profitability. Dragon 13 is easy to use and with all the helpful tutorials you are able to ramp up productivity quickly.
eDist is proud to be a Value-Added Distributor of Dragon Speech Recognition software and offers free training and support for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro and Legal to its clients.
To learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro 13 and becoming an authorized reseller of Dragon products, please click here.
Attorneys Can Create Detailed Briefs and Other Documents with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal
Busy legal professionals can boost their productivity and effectiveness in serving clients with the assistance of the Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal speech recognition software by Nuance. Dragon software products are 99-percent accurate, right out of the box, and Naturally Speaking 13 Legal recognizes specific legal terms, which further optimizes recognition accuracy for law practices.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal features the most advanced speech recognition technology available, to date. The software’s enhanced features enable practices of any size to simplify the process of creating detailed contracts, briefs and other documentation through the sound of one’s voice, rather than typing.
To further augment speed and accuracy, Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Legal users can create, import and share custom word lists that are relevant to clients and an attorney’s area of specialty. Legal citations can be formatted automatically and third-party correction features can be leveraged to speed document turnaround and allow staff to focus on higher-value tasks.
eDist Business is is a Value-Added Distributor for Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Legal and Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro. If a client has questions before or after the sale, they can turn to eDist, which provides free training and support for Dragon products.
To learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version Pro 13 and becoming an authorized reseller of Dragon products, please click here.
Get it right the first time with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Professional
Getting it right is a must for any successful business and it’s also a strength of Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro speech recognition software. Developed by Nuance, Dragon speech recognition technology for professionals is 99-percent accurate, right out of the box, and can turn talk into text three times faster than typing.
With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro, business professionals can be confident in using their computer for dictation, while dramatically reducing the time and expense associated with transcription. The software’s patented technology allows for compatibility with all major Windows-based applications, and provides for a quick and easy way to send emails, create and edit documents, search the Internet and manage workflow, all with the sound of one’s voice.
Proofreading is simplified and accuracy enhanced by advanced editing tools, such as spell check as you go, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version Pro 13 constantly interprets what is being said to further minimize errors. Email signatures, boilerplate and other frequently used text can be created and inserted by custom voice commands.
Top-notch customer service is a hallmark of eDist Business LLC, Value-Added Distributor of Dragon Speech Recognition software. If a client has questions before or after the sale, they can turn to eDist, which provides free training and support for Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.
To learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version Pro 13 and becoming an authorized reseller of other Nuance products, please click here.
Help your clients increase their efficiency with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional
Your clients, current and future, are looking for ways to increase their efficiency, streamline their workflows, and make their work life easier. When you can offer Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Professional, the leading speech-recognition solution for professionals, students, and everyone in between, you can offer them all these benefits and more. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional gives users a way to instantaneously create emails, documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, all in their own words. Partnering with eDist Business will give you the power to provide your clients with a speech-recognition solution that has value-added services and support.
eDist Business is the largest value-added wholesaler of speech-recognition solutions like Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional. That means, as a partner of eDist Business, you will get wholesale pricing, logistical and marketing services, and ongoing technical support for you and your customers. When your customer base expands to a wide variety of professionals and students, you will receive the support you need to assist with installation and implementation of this software. Traveling professionals and students will appreciate the ability to surf the Web and transcribe from anywhere while all users will love the customization options that Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional provides.
Superior dictation is served with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 for Legal Professionals
With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal, you use your voice to dictate documents or enter text in any space you normally type. It provides you with a voice-driven user experience that learns your words and phrases to deliver the most accurate results available in the speech industry today.
Edit your documents, and format them to your own specifications – using bold font, underlining and similar creations. Using the “Smart Format Rules”, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal adapts to how you work and how you abbreviate words, names and phrases. Now you don’t have to make multiple corrections every time you work.
Sending out emails has never been easier. Zip right through many popular web applications such as Gmail™, Outlook® and Yahoo! Mail® which makes using full voice driven editing and command capabilities all within your power.
So boost your productivity and allow Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal to serve superior dictation to your legal practice today.
Bring your clients the power of the finest voice and speech recognition solutions with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional
If you are a business owner selling and providing office products and business solutions, you understand that the products and services that you offer need to produce a savings for your client. That savings is usually manifested in time or money. What if you could offer them a solution that delivers both?
By introducing the most innovative technology in the voice and speech recognition industry into your clients’ business model, they could yield results in both time and money savings by streamlining their workflow. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 is made for busy professionals. The software is intuitive and accurate allowing their spoken words to be turned into text much faster than typing.
With easy to setup profiles, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Pro can have your clients up and running in minutes – saving them from endless typing of documents and emails. With a more streamlined workflow, they can see savings in time quickly which can translate to a financial savings by being more productive.
Wouldn’t you like to be the business owner that provides this solution to your clients? Then click here to learn more about becoming a certified reseller with eDist Business, LLC today.
Speech recognition gets more intuitive with Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 for Professionals.
With a completely redesigned user Interface, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 is more intuitive than ever with key enhancements such as DragonBar, Learning Center and Interactive Tutorial.
The re-imagined DragonBar clearly provides the controls you need when you need them, then smartly collapses when you no longer have use for it – saving valuable screen real estate space.
Another enhanced function is the Learning Center – which contains essential commands advice you need to get the most from each application. Switch to a different context and the commands change with you – very intuitive!
The Interactive Tutorial function has been augmented as well. Short, progressive simulations now introduce the DragonBar, The Learning Center and other key features and options. This function is automatically presented at the end of the profile creation process; a smart benefit even for the more experienced Dragon software user. When you add in the enhancements made to the Interactive Tutorial in V13, it’s easy to see why so many professionals choose Dragon software as their speech recognition solution.
With all the ongoing enhancements and updates being made to this already versatile voice recognition software, maybe it’s time you took some time to add this software to your professional arsenal of productivity.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Continually Learns How You Speak
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 speech-recognition software can be trained specifically to the way an individual pronounces a word so it clearly understands them every time. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 accuracy stands at 99% out of the box and it is 20% more accurate than previous versions.
The 4-word speech recognition engine that is only used in Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 continually learns how you speak to achieve unbelievable accuracy. It can also scan your files or email to learn your writing style as well as update your vocabulary with new words or terminology.
The Accuracy Tuning Feature uses acoustic and language model optimizers to adapt your profile, which improves recognition accuracy.
eDist Business is the leading wholesale, valued-added distributor of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. That, coupled with a long-standing relationship with Nuance, the integrated speech-recognition software's creator, enables eDist Business to offer resellers Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 wholesale pricing at the lowest rates available. To learn more about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and becoming a Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Reseller, please visit CLICK HERE.
Build strong revenue with the Brother™ TapeCreator
If you are looking for a revenue building system to add to your office products or specialty retail business - then eDist Business LLC has a great innovative product for you to review – the TapeCreator by Brother™.
eDist is excited to be the exclusive distributor in North America of this new business machine as it provides an effective branding solution by customizing adhesive packing and shipping tape with logos, photos, QR Codes and other messaging – all on-demand while your customers are shopping in your store. The tape and ink options come in a variety of colors to create multiple creative combinations. Coming later this spring, Brother will be adding a white ribbon option, which will open up even more creative possibilities to promote to a larger pool of customers.
With no minimums, plate charges, or lengthy delivery times, your customers can walk in with a photo, message or logo file and walk out a short while later with one, two or ten completely customized rolls of tape. You as a business owner have now provided a completely positive user experience that your satisfied customers will share with friends, family and business owners – providing you with the opportunity to increase your in-store traffic exponentially.
As global business demand for pressure sensitive adhesive tape is projected to rise 5.6% per year through 2016, this solution could provide a significant increase in revenue for your business. If you are interested in how you can add revenue to your bottom line by becoming a Brother TapeCreator reseller please click here to contact us today
Creating Additional Revenue with the Brother StampCreator Pro Custom Stamps
For many businesses, the Stampcreator Pro is a great tool for enhancing in-store traffic and increasing profit margins. When retailers see the product in action and how quickly and easily it can meet the unique needs of customers, it becomes easy to resell Stampcreator Pro.
The Stampcreator Pro comes with the printer and the companion Stamp Editor software, which allows customers to create custom pre-inked stamp images like signature stamps, graphic logo stamps, text stamps and much more. Basically, anything that can be created on your computer screen can be transferred to a stamp.
Retail locations that have adopted the Stampcreator Pro quickly realize an increase in their in-store traffic, which provides real-time advertising for their business and subsequently higher revenues generated from the additional time customers spend perusing shelves. Generally, the presence of the Stampcreator can increase a customer's time in the store by 15 or more minutes. This is a significantly low wait time for a customized stamp that typically would take weeks to receive by traditional methods, yet just enough time for last minute sales from impulse purchases to add up for retailers.
Most companies don't yet know about the Stampcreator Pro technology or that instant gratification for their customers' custom stamp needs is possible. Once they do, the rest is easy. Become a Brother reseller with eDist today and tap into this profit generating business. eDist is a premier wholesale distributor of Brother products which means you can gain access to a complete inventory of self-inking stamps. When you buy the PR1060B6P, PR1438B6P, PR1850B6P, PR2260B6P, PR2260R6P, PR2770B6P, PR3458B6P, and PRINKB wholesale from eDist, you're guaranteed to receive the quality only delivered through original Brother products.
Benefits of becoming a Brother TapeCreator Reseller
One of the key benefits of the Brother™ TapeCreator begins and ends with higher profits for your business. There is no better way to increase revenue than by positioning your business as a go-to resource for affordable custom branding solutions for small business. More and more businesses are looking to create as many opportunities to be visible in their marketplace, making custom branding a niche market with revolving demand and highly profitable technology.
If you're interested in shifting your business into new markets and increasing your profits, the Brother™ TapeCreator fits the bill. It can create adhesive packing and shipping tape 'While You Wait' with personalized logos, photos, QR codes, and custom messaging on demand. The TapeCreator is also perfect for corporate functions, parties, novelty use, weddings you name it! It the perfect tool for any business looking to build their brand. When you become a Brother Reseller with eDist Business LLC you become the innovator who provides this unique customer engagement experience that your customers will love!
eDist is a leading wholesale distributor of Brother office solutions because they care about the success of their resellers and continue to provide an extensive value added support system that makes the road to higher profits much more manageable. Available today with the purchase of a Brother™ TapeCreator you will receive a FREE MARKETING KIT! Make an investment in the growth of your business. Connect with eDist today and learn more about the exclusive opportunities available to qualified resellers.
The New and Improved 6.3.1 Olympus Dictation Management System
The new and improved Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) has arrived. One of the biggest advantages you'll see with this version is a lot of attention paid to Dragon speech recognition, both in functionality and integration. The three main points of focus for this update are commands, templates, and fields—which are all related to speech recognition. While the command updates apply to front-end voice recognition only, templates and fields apply to both front and back end.
Front-end (aka real time) speech recognition in ODMS 6.3.1 now supports additional Dragon commands including the creation of custom commands, switching dragon modes, moving between variable voice fields, and microphone sleep/on toggle.
Some extra flexibility has been given in terms of how you choose voice recognition templates to use. When setting up your options, you no longer have to specify 'Author' or 'Worktype.' You can opt for one, both, or neither. This is valid for both front and back-end speech applications. If a template condition is met, it will still be automatically selected for you although you will still have the option to select from other templates in the voice recognition editor, as needed.
It used to be the case that [VR_START_POSITION] was the only field you could put in a template. With the advent of version 6.3.1 of the Olympus Dictation Management System, you now have over 50 of them to choose from. These are auto-fill fields that pull metadata from the header of your dictation file, inserting it into the appropriate part of your document. While a handful of them are only available in front-end speech recognition mode, most of them work in both. Olympus has also included 'Option Item' fields, which gives you a high degree of customization.
This is really just the beginning of what you can expect from Olympus Dictation software. Call us today to learn more or to become an Olympus reseller with eDist.
Why Upgrade to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13
The Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 13 upgrade is an enterprise-ready solution for busy professionals who need to work faster and smarter on the job. Professionals using Dragon 13 can dictate a variety of documents, emails, and spreadsheets as well as activate multi-step mouse and keyboard actions with simple voice commands. The capabilities seen in a Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 13 review show more productivity and efficiencies in business that result from time and money saved on typing and transcription as well as technology that is more than 99% accurate right out of the box.
So what can a busy professional do with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13? We've outlined just a few of the high points below.
- Dictate, edit and format memos, reports, meeting minutes, proposals, spreadsheets, presentations, and more — all by voice
- Search the Web for facts, figures, and images to include in documents
- Take voice notes on the go by dictating into a digital voice recorder or smartphone for later transcription when you connect to your PC
- Automate organization-specific workflows
- Enter frequently used text or graphics into a document with a simple voice command
- Dictate and send short or long emails to co-workers, customers, vendors, partners, and more
- Speak into a chat client instead of typing to collaborate with colleagues on projects
- Talk to fill out online invoices, requisitions, purchase orders, applications, and other forms
- Schedule tasks and appointments or manage your calendar by voice
When you add it all up, the benefits are hard to ignore. Become a Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 reseller today and show your professional clients how to take their business to new levels.
What you need to know to get your customers to upgrade to Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 in both the professional and legal verticals
Becoming a Dragon NaturallySpeaking Reseller is the quickest and easiest way to grow your business with existing clients and reaching out to new potential clients. Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional and Legal software make your voice 'work' by delivering intuitive technologies that help people live and work more intelligently. As a Dragon NaturallySpeaking reseller, you are offering new and existing clients a proven and trusted line of voice solutions.
eDist is partnered with Nuance, the developers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and is able to provide this software at wholesale prices. Dragon NaturallySpeaking wholesale pricing makes it a great product to resell to computer users. By simply adding Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to your product line, you can expect this revolutionary software to invigorate your entire business.
Speak to an eDist associate and get ready to expand your business.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 is one of the most advanced voice processing software programs on the market today and is state-of-the-art in its abilities for the end user. A user can browse the web, send emails, manage documents and transcribe new ones just by speaking. Speaking has never been more powerful.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13
- Interacts with all major applications—Microsoft® Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet browsers and email applications.
- Provides a quick and easy way to send emails, create documents, search the Internet and manage workflow in any profession.
- Offers advanced editing tools with spell check as you go. Dragon NaturallySpeaking constantly interprets what is being said to minimize errors.
- Integrates directly with the operating system and runs in the background for exceptional functionality.
eDist is the leading Dragon NaturallySpeaking Distributor and offers Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional and Legal, as well as MAC-compatible software versions. Same day shipping from one of our eDist warehouses ensures that you will receive your shipment promptly. If clients have a question before or after the sale, eDist is there with technical support.
Voice recognition software is transforming the way people interact with their computers and their favorite applications and is the ultimate multitasking tool. So if you know anyone who multitasks through their day, recommend an upgrade to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac
Attention Mac users…
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 has the leading voice recognition solution for you!
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac
Mac users are accustomed to an elite level of performance from their software solutions, and Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac is designed for use with any Apple operating system and is certain to offer the ultimate experience in speech recognition software. Medical practices of up to 24 physicians currently using the Mac platform can start reaping the benefits from the same award-winning Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 speech recognition technology already being used by more than 200,000 clinicians worldwide. eDist now provides Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac at wholesale pricing making it the perfect opportunity to become a Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac Reseller and revisit your healthcare professionals who favor the Mac platform.
As the leading Dragon Dictate For Mac Distributor eDist has the speech recognition solution for Physicians who prefer using Apple products on the Mac platform. They are now able to experience the seamless integration of speech recognition technology with their current electronic health record (EHR) system. Make no mistake, Mac users are highly loyal and once you are able to provide them with the software solution providing increased workflow optimization, they will become loyal to you for their future purchases.
Easy-to-use proofing tools and a powerful correction interface makes editing in Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac a breeze. Fulfill 'meaningful use criteria' for the achievement of higher reimbursement levels. Physicians will realize increased practice volume and revenue by integrating Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac with their current EHR system. Improving the effectiveness and overall quality of patient records thanks to more accurate and complete patient documentation.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac is also fully functional with existing iOS applications that are often precious commodities to the Mac enthusiast.
Become a reseller today and create a brand new platform for increased revenue and growth.
Why should Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 resellers consider looking into NoteSwift?
NoteSwift™ is the missing link between Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 and EMRs. When used with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, NoteSwift gives physicians the ability to seamlessly dictate within and EMR. Further, it reduces clicks and typing by up to 80% and supports the achievement of state 2 meaningful use criteria more quickly.
eDist is proud to be the leading NoteSwift Distributor. Recognizing the need to simplify medical dictation for physicians and grow the already successful sales of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, eDist selected NoteSwift as the solution to seamlessly integrate the software and EMR together.
When you become a Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 wholesale reseller you immediately benefit from the significant opportunity to represent the industry’s leading voice recognition software. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 simplifies and streamlines workflow, enabling physicians to spend less time generating documents and more time with patients.
The demand for speech recognition technology is extraordinarily high right now as physicians begin to realize that it has completely revolutionized document generation and storage. Likewise, demand is poised to increase as physicians learn more about its benefits and ease of integration with existing EMR systems. eDist Business encourages new and existing resellers alike to adopt the award-winning product simply because of the increased demand.
Buy NoteSwift wholesale as a certified reseller and you will offer the most comprehensive solution in demand today; the bridge between the #1 medical dictation software, Dragon Medical Practice Edition and your EMR. NoteSwift tightly integrates with your EMR to give you the speed and accuracy you need when creating patient documentation.
In today’s marketplace physicians are looking for the most effective ways to maximize the profitability of their practice and as a NoteSwift reseller, YOU are the partner who is going to save them 90 minutes per day in documentation and YOU are the partner who can maximize their profitability through increased insurance reimbursements. That makes you a provider of solutions and their ‘go to’ partner for future products and services that will benefit the growth of their practice.
Build a Profitable Relationship today!
Are You Taking Advantage of all the Value Added Services Provided by eDist?
eDist is the largest and most successful Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 Value added wholesale distributor and at eDist they understand that the quickest and easiest way to grow your business is selling and marketing new products to existing clients and new prospects. You can expand your product line to include Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 software and other compatible technological solutions that physicians are wanting. Expanding product lines will attract more clients, allowing you to reach additional markets and provide increasing revenue for your business growth. eDist continually seeks partnerships that will provide its resellers with new ways to generate new revenue opportunities .
As your Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Wholesale distributor, eDist encourages its resellers to offer products from well-known and established brands. This allows resellers a chance to develop a business from the ground up and truly cater to the needs of today's medical professionals. Don't wait! Partner with eDist Business and tap into the booming healthcare industry.
Philips SpeechMike Premium
The Philips SpeechMike Premium is the state of the art solution for digital dictation and offers a new standard in desktop dictation and optimized speech processing. This new standard is designed to work flawlessly and includes features such as a free-floating studio quality microphone, built-in noise filter, optimized grill, easy plug and play integration, integrated motion sensor and barcode scanner. As a value added reseller you will receive Philips SpeechMike Premium Wholesale pricing enabling you to achieve new levels of business success and customer satisfaction.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac
Over 200,000 clinicians currently enjoy using Dragon Medical Practice Edition speech recognition technology. The same award-winning technology is NOW fully compatible with all Apple operating systems. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac is the leader in speech recognition technology for the Mac platform. Dragon Dictate for Mac Wholesale Pricing provides you with the opportunity to reach out to your current customer base and revisit prospects who may have been waiting for this Apple technology to become available. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac provides the same product integrity and same profitability that is backed by eDist's Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.
All value added resellers benefit from services and tools that may not be available through other distributors. eDist's product support, product training, and brandable marketing tools are designed to integrate the sales process with the sole purpose of maximizing your sales potential.
eDist Business Announces Availability of New Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac
Medical Professionals using the Mac platform can now speech-enable their EHR for increased profitability and efficiency.
eDist Business, the leading wholesale distributor of speech recognition solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac. Designed specifically for small to mid-sized medical practices, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac helps clinicians using the Mac platform to accelerate the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems and increase the productivity and efficiency of their practice.
“This is an extremely great opportunity for Mac users to start experiencing the benefits of Dragon Medical speech recognition technology,” said Vice President of eDist, Michael Whalen. “It also creates the perfect environment for resellers to buy Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac and expand their business into Mac-based solutions as well as the technical support services that bring it all together.”
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac integrates seamlessly with most EHRs, allowing physicians to spend less time filling out charts and completing documentation. In addition, clinicians can create more comprehensive and accurate patient records that result in more effective coding, achievement of meaningful use criteria and ultimately higher reimbursement levels that equate to a substantial ROI.
Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac features a unique speech recognition engine that is up to 99 percent accurate out of the box, converts voice into text three times faster than typing, and includes over 90 specialty and subspecialty medical vocabularies among other functions similar to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. The advanced technology seen in Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac opens the door for clinicians to spend less time on error correction and more quality time with patients.
Mac users typically set very high standards for the technology they employ. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac delivers the best-in-class performance that Mac users expect and is also fully functional with existing iOS applications that are often precious commodities to Apple enthusiasts.
To ensure Mac users have the most positive experience with Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac, proper installation, customization and training are essential. As a Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac distributor, eDist invests in the success of their resellers by providing industry leading technical support specific to the Mac platform and the full integration of iOS applications.
When you become a Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac reseller, you immediately position yourself to receive maximum profits from initial transactions, add-on sales, software upgrades and a multi-tiered menu of technical assistance all supported by your partnership with eDist. Resellers who work with eDist get more than Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac wholesale pricing, they get the value added services that help them grow a thriving business.
To learn more about Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac, click here.
About eDist Business, LLC: eDist Business, LLC is celebrating their 40th anniversary of serving the independent Reseller. As the Premier Value Added Distributor in the Speech Solutions Industry, they offer state-of-the-art technical support, professional logistics, and cutting edge marketing to assist Reseller Partners to grow their business with the personal touch of an independent distributor. Their team of experienced, technical sales staff, selected for their excellent skills and ongoing product knowledge, take pride in serving a Reseller's every need. eDist's diverse product lines and depth of inventory offer one-stop shopping at competitive prices enhancing their Reseller's profitability and making doing business easier.
eDist Business Positioned as Top Wholesale Distributor for the New Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
Mahwah, NJ - July 24, 2013
The launch of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 this month unveiled a new level of customizable features and technical advancements that are requiring resellers to tackle more complicated consumer needs. Savvy resellers know that working with the right value added distributor could mean the difference between growing their business and losing it to the competition. eDist Business is addressing these needs with the highest level of value added services in the industry - the only choice when it comes to selecting a Distributor for Dragon Medical software
Partners of eDist have access to strategic marketing services, impressive technical assistance through Certified eSupport and comprehensive training resources that make it easy to sell fully integrated speech recognition solutions including the new Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. 'The more successful we can make our reseller-partners, the more they want to buy from us and the more successful we become. It's really a win-win scenario, ' said eDist VP, Mike Whalen.
Certified eSupport (CES) is a multi-tiered program of services provided free to eDist partners. Resellers who have the time and staffing resources to become product experts have access to extensive training, 24/7 educational resources and Vendor-approved certification courses. Those who want to focus strictly on increasing sales can outsource technical support back to eDist and increase their profit margins through a loyalty rewards program. CES technicians are experts in installation, customization, troubleshooting and lead generation on behalf of eDist partners. The most important aspect of selling Dragon software is a successful installation that leads to high customer satisfaction that results in referrals and more business. eDist can help you make it happen!
Progressive marketing strategies that improve each reseller's image and that of the strategic vendors are the key to a quick ROI. eDist has partnered with LW Marketing, a distinctive marketing agency that provides a unique experience intended to do just that. The driving force behind the success of eDist marketing services is an exceptional team of marketing professionals with extensive industry expertise. eDist ensures that all partners receive the highest quality Dragon Medical Practice Edition marketing collateral and exclusive representation that maximizes marketing potential within the Reseller community.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is the newest speech recognition technology specifically designed for practices with 24 physicians or less. Dragon Medical software has completely streamlined the process of medical dictation and transcription with new features that include 99 percent accuracy out of the box, faster recognition speed, over 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies as well as regional accent support that will recognize any accent and adapt instantly. These advancements allow clinicians to dictate in their own words, simultaneously look at lab results, images or flow sheets and ultimately save time and increase productivity.
For companies interested in buying Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 wholesale, eDist Business is the number one distributor in the U.S. for speech recognition products and is considered the 'top of mind' solution by resellers when it comes to exceptional distribution, training, and marketing support.
eDist Business, LLC is celebrating their 40th anniversary of serving the independent Reseller. As the Premier Value Added Distributor in the Speech Solutions Industry they offer state-of-the-art technical support, professional logistics, and cutting edge marketing to assist Reseller Partners to grow their business with the personal touch of an independent distributor. Their team of experienced, technical sales staff, selected for their excellent skills and ongoing product knowledge, take pride in serving a Reseller's every need. eDist's diverse product lines and depth of inventory offer one-stop shopping at competitive prices enhancing their Reseller's profitability and making doing business easier.