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August 2018

Nuance Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification for Dragon Medical One

Dragon Medical One cloud platform has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that Nuance’s Dragon Medical One cloud platform has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk.
This achievement places Nuance in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

Dragon Medical One Cloud Solutions

Medical practices that require more mobility are finding the cloud solution to be extremely beneficial when completing patient documentation. With the addition of PowerMic Mobile, the mobility factor increases as the clinician can document the encounter right into their EHR in the exam room, then move to the conference room or office and continue the documentation process via laptop, cell phone or device.

Our team of certified Nuance technicians can provide customized project management to complete the installation in a very short time, ensuring your medical office is up in the cloud running smoothly. Contact us today to learn more about this advanced cloud solution. | 866-977-3324.

July 2018

Physicians Can Save Time In Their Day By Using Medical Speech Recognition
One of our team recently came across an article from DoctorNews that started with this statement, "Medical appointments are getting shorter by the year. Sometimes it feels like doctors have no time to spend with their patients." While is it disconcerting to still see this as an issue, there are ways physicians can get more done in your day when using the right technology. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is specifically created for use by medical practices of up to 24 physicians. By using the software on their computer, clinicans can speak right into the EHR either during a patient appointment, or directly after, in their office. The solution offers additional flexibility when paired with recording devices such as PowerMic III.

For the physician who needs additional mobility, Dragon Medical One is the preferred solution, allowing physicians to document right into the EHR using a laptop, or another device, such as a tablet or mobile phone. They can document while conducting a patient encounter, make additional notes later in their office, and even submit final patient notes via their mobile phone, using
PowerMIc Mobile.

Contact our solution specialists today to see how bringing technology into your practice can save you hours a day on patient documentation.

May 2018

Extend Your Capabilities By Adding The Nuance Dragon Medical One Extension To Your Google Chrome Browser

As part of our quarterly series of articles to help you get the most from your Dragon Medical products, our Technical Support Team wanted to chime in this month and show you a way to extend your capabilities when using Dragon Medical.

We get multiple calls and emails every month asking how to have a better user experience with Google Chrome, so we thought providing the steps to adding Dragon Medical One was a great DIY task.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome.

Step 2: Navigate with the mouse to the upper right corner and click on the 3 dots vertically in a row.

Step 3: Once the drop menu opens you will navigate downwards to click on “More Tools” followed by “Extensions”.

Step 4: You will then click the 3 lines horizontally in a row near the upper left side of the window.

Step 5: Click “Open Chrome Web Store” at the very bottom of the window that appears.

Step 6: Type Dragon Medical into the search bar.

Step 7: There will be 3 extensions listed. “Dragon Medical Web Extension” is for our on premise or Practice Edition solutions. “Nuance PowerMic Web Extension” will be for PowerMic users. “Dragon Medical One Web Extension” will be for our cloud users. One you have determined which extension fits your needs, click “Add to Chrome”.

Step 8: You will have to close out of the current session of Chrome and then reopen.

You should now have more improved functionality within the Chrome Browser.

If you have any questions or develop any issues during the process, our support team is available by phone (813-962-3829) or email

April 2018

How You Can Turn Your Smartphone Into A Wireless Microphone -- Securely With
PowerMic Mobile
Mobility is one of the biggest areas that physicians struggle with on a daily basis. So it makes sense that Nuance, the creators of the most innovative medical technology, would find a way to make it easier for clinicians to stay productive, even while moving from office to exam room and back.

You Don't Sacrifice Power For Mobility

You don't have to worry about losing the same benefits with the mobile version that you receive with the PowerMic handheld. The PowerMic Mobile is optimized to be used with your Windows-based desktop speech solution, in a similar way your handheld device is. With the added mobility, you can now move from office to office, or desktop workstation to station, allowing you to make your clinical documentation process seamless.

Learn more here, or contact our sales team today to see how PowerMic Mobile can fit into your practice's clinical workflow. Call us at 866.977.3324 or via email at

February 2018

The Latest In Speech Recognition Is Now Available - Nuance Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4
Advanced Deep Learning Technology To Keep Your Medical Practice Up To Date

Advanced Deep Learning technology for the next decade has arrived in the form of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4! Nuance engineers are using the latest acoustic models and placing artificial intelligence (AI) powered technologies right into the hands of busy physicians and clinicians with this latest version. The independent medical practice will see better workflow productivity, improved documentation quality, and increased accuracy when working in their Windows-based EHR. All of these advances will help practices see cost savings overall.

With this newest easy-to-install advanced version, clinicians can create even faster and capture more accurate patient document to help their practice keep pace and potentially gain an advantage over competing practices.

The setup has been streamlined with no voice profile training needed. Productivity tips, tools and context guides have been created to assist clinicians with a more proficient process.

Advanced learning technology also plays a significant role, particularly with smaller ambulatory clinics and practices. The intuitive capabilities assist with some of the unique challenges these practices have, including smaller administrative staff, increased regulation and insurance reimbursement concerns.

The latest version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition provides physicians with greater mobility, increased usability within EHRs and even more space on your computer, thanks to the newly designed DragonBar that auto-collapses when not in use! See what other new features are included in the latest version below.

With all the new deep learning technology built into this latest version, practices will see improved documentation that continuously improves and "learns" the way users speak, and creating increased accuracy in all documentation.

For more information, contact our team and let us provide you with a workflow analysis to help improve your documentation with the latest in medical speech recognition technology.

December 2017

Take Your Single Voice Profile With You Wherever You Go
See Clinicians User Experiences Grow With Nuance Dragon Medical One

Ease of use and simplicity are key factors, and realistic needs for busy clinicians when searching for new technology to fit into their existing workflow. With all the products on the market that claim to make our lives easier, it can be difficult to navigate through all the clutter to find a product that truly fits. So, when Nuance brought their # 1 speech solution product, Dragon Medical to the cloud early in 2016, clinicians' needs were indeed met with Dragon Medical One.

One of the areas that have been extremely beneficial for our medical practice clients within Dragon Medical One is the single voice profile. Having this benefit means that each clinician in the practice can literally be up and running shortly after initial implementation. Once the initial process is complete, the single voice profile is deployed across all clinical workflows, all point of care settings, into their chosen EHR, apps and windows-based devices. Creating this seamless and consistent process means the clinician's personalized profile comes across on the back-end, front-end allowing for a better overall user experience. Once the product has been installed into their chosen EHR, a user opens the client app, puts the cursor where they want the text to appear -- and then start dictating right into the EHR. Having the user's voice profile deployed across their workflow ensures they have their settings available when moving between PCs, desktops, mobile devices and even other productivity tools outside of their EHR. All of these features are helping clinicians be more productive both inside and outside their office.

With the necessary adoption of EHR for medical practices, having a cloud-based speech recognition solution that can meet and in most cases, exceed those user satisfaction goals is yet another benefit previously left unmet. When you are ready to increase your practice's productivity with Dragon Medical One, contact our sales technicians to discuss how we can best implement cloud technology into your practice's workflow.

October 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

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

September 2017

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


Verb | mi·grate \ ˈmî-ˌgrât , mî-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

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.