Dragon for Mac Medical released

Macworld Australia Staff
10 March, 2016
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Nuance Communications has announced the availability of Dragon for Mac Medical, the latest version of Mac-based speech recognition software for clinicians.

The software has been updated with a new, more accurate speech recognition engine and designed with a specialised medical vocabulary. Dragon for Mac Medical assists clinical workflows by allowing clinicians to dictate documentation of patient encounters directly into Mac-based electronic health records (EHR), such as MacPractice, and other systems. This enables clinicians to complete documentation faster, and with greater detail and specificity, leaving more time for patient care.

Dragon for Mac Medical boasts an enhanced speech recognition engine that is up to 15 percent greater accuracy over the previous version, and supports updated medical vocabularies for more than 90 medical specialties and sub-specialities.

Dragon for Mac Medical learns a clinician’s unique voice over time and grows even more accurate to assist in capturing important patient details and information. The software also allows clinicians to set up custom words for terminology unique to a location or area of speciality, and create simple dictation commands for multiple lines or formatted lines of text (e.g. ‘insert negative ROS’).

Additional new features of Dragon for Mac Medical include:

  • a redesigned interface with a drop-down menu of essential functions for improved usability
  • improved support for built-in microphones for all MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac computers for higher initial accuracy without training
  • improved support for additional countries, including Australia, India, New Zealand and Singapore, and
  • support for OS X El Capitan (10.11).

Dragon for Mac Medical is currently available in Australia for digital download for $1499 from the Nuance online store in Australia and $769 for upgrades from Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac v4. Dragon for Mac Medical will also be available in Australia through Nuance’s approved medical partners. For more information and to purchase Dragon for Mac Medical, please visit the Dragon for Mac Medical page.

Dragon for Mac Medical requires OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10) or OS X El Capitan (10.11).

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