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October 30, 2017

Tax Benefits For Medical Practices Of Purchasing Software and Hardware Before The End Of The Year
The end of the year is fast approaching so don't let some potentially significant tax benefits for your business slip away.

Section 179 of the US Tax Code, allows businesses to benefit from many segments of the code, all with the intention of helping business owners. Section 179 is particular in several areas, but is aimed at general business equipment, and software (off the shelf purchases) that has not gone through massive customizations. If you are able to use the software in your business, to help you to grow your business, or save time and money, then chances are it will qualify*.

By allowing businesses to deduct the full amount of the purchase price of equipment ( with a few certain limits), Section 179 is a great driving incentive for businesses to purchase, finance or lease equipment before the end of this tax year. See qualifying Section 179 equipment here.

Dragon Medical and ancillary companion products qualify for this deduction, as they qualify as software and hardware, and can be used to help you to save time and money within your medical practice.

Don't lose out on this "use-it-or-lose-it" tax write off/deduction that ends on December 31st.
Contact our sales team to take advantage of this benefit and increase your practice productivity today!
Sales: 866-977-3324 sales@1st-dragon.com

*Please consult with your Accountant or Tax Advisor on potential deductions and impacts of Section 179 on your business

September 15, 2017

Is It Time For Your Practice To Migrate Your Documentation To The Cloud - In One Short Word ---- YES

migrate

Verb | mi·grate \ ˈmī-ˌgrāt , mī-ˈ \ to move from one specific part of something to another
Physicians and clinicians require the latest in technology. So when Nuance set out to develop the next evolution in Dragon Medical voice and speech recognition, Dragon Medical One, they went right to the experts - current Windows-based, Dragon Medical users. Whether in a hospital setting, or a specialty practice, physicians and clinicians are able to create better documentation right into their EHR's using Dragon Medical. They know it's value is in more accurate documentation and productivity, using custom vocabularies and voice editing, to name just a few advantages.

Now, let us highlight just a few reasons why your medical practice should consider migrating from the desktop version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition to the newer and sleeker cloud version, Dragon Medical One.

  1. Secure and Reliable - Nuance partnered with Microsoft Azure cloud-computing services that feature HITRUST CSF certifcation and a 99.95% uptime guarantee. Your speech data will be sent securely over 256-bit encryption channels using TLS protocols into your EHR.
  2. Automatic Updates - By migrating to the cloud, you are able to receive upgrades, currently projected to be monthly, to ensure you have the most up-to-date comprehensive product available - and with no IT department pushes or physician or clinician downtime.
  3. Single-voice Profile - By providing a cloud-based product, you will be ensured a seamless, consistent and user personalized experience that will allow you to use it on multiple devices ( Windows-based laptop, tablet ). Imagine your customizations and templates flowing from one device to the other.

As we are sure you have questions, we would like you to contact us directly so we can learn more about your unique clinical workflow and see how to best implement Dragon Medical One into your practice.

Contact us today at 866-977-3324 or via email at Sales@1st-dragon.com


August 20, 2017

Dragon For Mac Medical V5 - 15% More Accurate Than V4

Dragon for Mac Medical, V5 has several key improvements that physicians and clinicians who demand the latest in Mac technology will find extremely beneficial. Besides improving on the speech recognition engine, users will see increased accuracy of up to 15% over V4. With the added accuracy, busy physicians and clinicians can document patient notes even faster and more accurate than ever before.

Version 5 has also made some recognizable improvements to the medical vocabularies, with enhancements also made to the 90 specialties and sub-specialties. Add to that improved optimization for the latest speech recognition technology and enhanced support for more accents including Canadian, SE Asian, Indian, and Australian English accents. Each version manages to score high on improved accuracy, as staying current with the latest in medical terminology is key to ensuring better record keeping and documentation for insurance reimbursements.



Clinicians can easily make changes to medical records, record important patient notes, or update appointments directly into their practice's EHR. When upgrading to the newest version, users can be assured of an easy transfer process into an existing profile with no changes or interuptions to previous version customizations.You can enjoy all the same support for the latest OS X®, including OS X El Capitan (10.11), in addition to OS X Yosemite (10.10) and OS X Mavericks (10.9). Many applications as well will allow users to benefit greatly from the enhanced user interface. Dragon for Mac Medical Medical continues to offer these enhancements to further streamline the documentation workflow so busy clinicians can spend less time typing and more time interacting with patients.
Other enhancements include:

  • Improved support for internal microphones - When using microphones built into all MacBook®, MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro®, and iMac® computers
  • Supports MacPractice version 5
  • Better voice control in Word 2016 - Better support for Word 2016 with Full Text Control & built-in commands that let you easily mix talking and typing
  • Redesigned Status Window - That fits OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite & is easier to use with the new guidance feature which displays the most common next steps in relation to the actions you are currently taking
  • AppleScripts - Create AppleScripts, Automator Workflows or shell scripts and activate them by voice

With the latest enhancements and notable improvements in this latest version, now is the time to upgrade and capture better documentation.CONTACT US to learn more, or if you are a current user, click HERE to upgrade to V5 today.


July 15, 2017

The Nuance PowerMic™ Is Enhancing Clinicians Productivity
The Nuance PowerMic™ III was released late last year and there have been many new added features as well as upgrades in order to enhance clinician productivity and provide ergonomic control. It's been field tested and the buzz is that with the newest features it does make for a more smoother user experience. Check out the details below. Now may be the time for you and your staff to consider the newest in handheld recording devices, fit for use with your Dragon Medical software.

The PowerMic™ III has taken clinician PC dictation to an entirely new level. Not only is the PowerMic™ III making it easier to control voice recording but has been proven to make it even easier to navigate and select fields in on-screen templates and standard reports as well as move through recognized text reports for reviewing and editing.


It has incorporated full function, Microsoft® compatible, and PC mouse capabilities into the microphone. This pretty much does the job of eliminating the need for users to go back and forth between the microphone, mouse, and keyboard.

The upgraded key features for the PowerMic™ III include:

>> USB connectivity for easy plug and-play installation as well as eliminating the need for sound card-enabled PCs

>> Unidirectional microphone with noise-cancellation ensures higher accuracy in even the noisiest environments

>> Easier and faster navigation for on-screen templates and standard reports

>> USB connectivity for easy plug-and-play installation as well as eliminating the need for sound card-enabled PCs
>> Optional 9-foot cable (like PowerMic II) or a newer option that offers a 3-foot cable

What other physicians have to say about PowerMic III.

"Clinician usage increased significantly throughout the day"

"Works seamlessly with our cloud solution, Dragon Medical One"

"Love the new thumb navigation, makes it even easier to navigate within our EHR"

Ready to buy one of your own? Click below to buy one now!


Please contact Computers Made Effective today to find out more about how we can assist you in incorporating the PowerMic™ III into your workflow.