What's New In Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2?

BETTER ACCURACY

Turns your voice into text with up to 99% accuracy. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is 22% more accurate out of the box than Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

SMART CONFIGURATION
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 runs on a variety of hardware, from netbooks to high-powered desktops. The software automatically detects hardware resources and sets up the recommended configuration. Its state-of-the-art technology takes advantage of advances in hardware and runs in multiple threads automatically when multi-core hardware is detected to achieve better recognition performance.

RECOGNITION ANALYTICS
A percentage of misrecognitions can be caused by simple audio quality issues, such as incorrect microphone connection or placement, background noise, and microphone out of range or low on battery. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 automatically detects poor audio input; it then alerts the user (in various ways depending on the issue), offering advice to remedy the situation. This lets Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 use the best audio possible— an important factor for accuracy.

RECOGNITION SPEED
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 improves recognition response time significantly. The software is also faster than previous editions when selecting application menu items by voice, or executing voice commands that perform actions within applications (e.g., “insert page break,” “make that red,” etc.).

ACCURACY TUNING
Ability to analyze selected documents and email; includes Nothing But Speech filter to automatically eliminate “um” or “ah” utterances, filtering out unwanted speech noise that previously lowered accuracy.

SMART CORRECTIONS
In the past, corrections entered using the keyboard were not incorporated into the user profile. Now when a user dictates something and retypes it to correct a misrecognition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 identifies this as a correction and uses it to adapt the user’s profile, improving the software’s accuracy over time.

NEW DRAGON SIDEBAR
A major enhancement over Dragon Medical Practice Edition sample Commands window, this new desktop assistant allows users to discover and remember many commands and tips; at any time, it lets you glance at, or explore, global commands (including mouse commands), application specific commands and custom-created commands, as well as tips. Its contents change depending on what window is currently active. In addition, the Sidebar lets users print its content. (Note: This feature can be viewed by selecting from the Help menu.)

PROFILE CREATION WIZARD
User profile creation has been redesigned to be simple and conversational. The process now offers information about why each step is needed and helps users make optimal choices. Setting up a microphone or new audio source is more clear and straightforward. More efficiency, higher quality, profitable care.

HELP SYSTEM AND TUTORIALS
The Help system incorporates new tips and illustrations, a redesigned Tutorial, short videos, and easy access to related details such as a glossary of key terms.

NAVIGATING THE COMPUTER DESKTOP
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 now supports more voice commands to show common Windows elements including the desktop and Control Panel, or folders such as My Documents and My Pictures. New commands enable users to effortlessly switch to a specific window (Dragon Medical displays a numbered list so the user can just say the number of the desired window). In addition, Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 allows shorter names for starting popular applications (e.g., “start Microsoft Word” instead of “start Microsoft Office Word 2007”.)

IMPROVED PLAYBACK
Smoother fast-forward and rewind behaviors are now available, and users now have options to control speed and volume.

INITIAL TRAINING TIME REDUCED FOR DIGITAL RECORDING DEVICES
Creating a new user profile for a digital recorder, or adding a digital recorder as a new audio source for an existing user profile, is now much faster: the minimum reading time required to train Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 with a recorder has been reduced from 22 to 4 minutes. That means clinicians can spend more time providing patient care.

ABILITY TO USE .DSS AND .DS2 FILES
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 can now accept .dss and .ds2 formats directly. Files recorded using these digital speech recording formats (found on recorders from Olympus®, Grundig®, and Philips®) previously required conversion prior to transcription.

ENHANCED PROFILE-OPENING USER DIALOG
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 displays profiles in a tree structure for faster access to multiple profiles.