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Should I Upgrade to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 or Transition to the Cloud?

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

Go with the Cloud or Dragon Medical Practice 4 - That is the Question!

We’re going to take a quick look at both products so you can see which version would best meet the needs of your practice. Here are some new and updated features for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 and a look at Dragon Medical One.

DMPE4 Updates and Benefits

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use documentation solution that enables enhanced clinician productivity within practices of 24 clinicians or fewer though quick creation of accurate patient notes to help keep pace with patient loads and better manage practice throughput. Distinct from non-medical speech recognition solutions, this latest edition combines state-of-the-art speech recognition technology with 90 medical vocabularies and sophisticated acoustic models to yield 99 percent accuracy out-of-the-box, with no need for voice profile training.

Easier to Use

Updates to the user interface, in Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 include:

  • Redesigned, updated DragonBar and a reorganized options menu.

  • When creating a new profile, you don’t need to do any reading. You can set a default profile to open when you open Dragon. If you have multiple profiles on one computer, this is a nice time-saver.

  • Dragon Medical v4 now uses less of your computer’s processor, so you may find that your computer runs better than when using Dragon Medical v2. You are now prompted to choose a microphone from the ones you have plugged into your computer—instead of having to manually add them to your profile.

  • Automatic gain control keeps you from having to focus on how loudly you speak, or whether you’re holding the microphone at an ideal distance.

  • Internal microphones are now supported, which means you can dictate directly into your laptop or tablet—though a physical microphone is usually more dependable and accurate.

Who Can Upgrade?

If you have Dragon Medical Practice Edition v2, you can purchase an upgrade license for version 4 at a discounted price. Once you have the software, you can install it right over Dragon Medical v2. Otherwise, you’ll need to purchase a full license, uninstall your existing Dragon software, and install version 4.

Benefits of Using Dragon Medical One - Cloud Based Solution

Single voice profile wherever you go

A single voice profile means clinicians are up and running immediately across clinical workflows, care settings, devices, and apps. This seamless, consistent, and personalized voice experience across back-end, front-end, on-premise and cloud-based speech solutions lets clinicians easily work between desktops, mobile devices and new tools outside of the EHR.

Easy to use

Meet, and even exceed, EHR adoption and satisfaction goals. Once installed, clinicians simply open the client app, place the cursor where they want speech-recognized text to appear, and start dictating directly into the EHR.

Designed with virtualization in mind

Deploy through your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), as a virtual app, or install on any local workstation or laptop in just minutes without the need for complex configurations—and automatic updates mean less work for your IT staff and less hassle for your clinicians.

Whether you decide to Upgrade to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 or go with the Cloud Version, we are here to help you seamlessly integrate Dragon into your clinical workflow. For our existing Dragon Medical Practice Edition clients, we have incentives to migrate to the Cloud. Contact one of our Solution Consultants today at to find out more.


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