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1 Focus Medical Software Setting New Industry Standard for Technical Service With Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2

Consultant in Perioperative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians attributes a decade of success using speech recognition to reseller, 1 Focus Medical Software, support.

In emergency medicine, physicians must create a huge amount of documentation. Before the introduction of speech recognition technology, many physicians, including Dr. Abraham Abbott, experienced a degeneration of their written notes in part from the huge and uncomfortable knot on their finger from holding a pen for so many decades and also because of the speed necessary to perform the job and tasks. The writing in many cases suffered, was hard to read, and physicians typically didn’t put as much into their notes. Dragon® Medical Practice Edition has relieved a great deal of pressure experienced by physicians in emergency medicine when charting. In addition, it is fast, saves time, and money compared to transcription fees that are often very costly. The software also produces more accurate results.

“When I began using Dragon Medical voice recognition 10 years ago, I could instantly enter a significant amount of additional info and detailed descriptions more quickly and legibly,” said Dr. Abraham Abbott, Consultant in Perioperative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians, the largest HMO in California. “It made a big difference for me and still does.”

Dr. Abbott works with four emergency specialists in the anesthesia division of perioperative medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians, getting patients prepared for surgery. As a practicing physician in emergency medicine since 1970, Dr. Abbott reports a drastic improvement in the creation of his medical records since adopting Dragon Medical speech recognition software. In addition, the technology learns as it goes. Every month, the accuracy gets better as Dr. Abbott makes new corrections based on his dictation style, thereby making his days easier and more efficient.

“I can create medical records that have more color, description, and nuance, faster and more accurately than I ever could before,” said Dr. Abbott. “Now, my charting is excellent and I attribute that to my use of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 with the PowerMic™ II.”

Dr. Abbott uses the Nuance PowerMic II when dictating at his office or home computer and the Recorder app on his iPhone when recording notes on the go.

“I would highly recommend the PowerMic II for Dragon Medical Practice Edition users,” he says. “There really is no comparison to the quality of results you can get by using these technologies together.”

The success Dr. Abbott has experienced using Dragon Medical Practice Edition is in large part the result of continued and expedient full-service technical support provided by the team at 1 Focus Medical Software whom he has been working with and purchasing all of his equipment through for over 8 years.

“The team at 1 Focus Medical is just outstanding,” says Dr. Abbott. “They are patient, always available when I need them, diligent, and true experts at what they do. Josh and Ted really get the job done. I’m so taken by the energy and positivity of my friends at 1 Focus, and I say that very sincerely.”

To learn more about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, visit: http://www.dragontranscription.com/store/dragon-medical-practice-edition.html.

If you would like to gain additional insight into the service, support, and equipment offered through 1 Focus Medical Software, visit: http://www.dragontranscription.com/store/dragon-medical-practice-edition.html.

For technical assistance with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, call 888.775.6276.

About 1 Focus Medical Software: 
As an Elite international reseller of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 by Nuance, 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service sales and support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the purchase, installation, training, and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice’s specific needs are met and the right solution is found. Offering full-service software consulting, speech recognition software and hardware sales for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found at http://www.dragontranscription.com/ or http://www.dragon-medical-transcription.com/.

1 Focus Medical Software Introduces Full-Service Support for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition

Clinical Practitioner and Professor Now Relies on This Solution as ‘Must-Have’ for Managing Patients and Students

Like many Nephrology physicians, the daily schedule of Dr. Samuel Spitalewitz is a juggling act of managing a five-partner practice and teaching five clinical fellows. His schedule leaves few allowances for deciphering a colleague’s handwriting or taking notes on the dozens of patient cases that he sees. He found out through his peer network that Dragon® Medical Practice Edition, the newest speech recognition software from Nuance, was effective and user-friendly and he decided to give it a try. The software was created specifically to serve the needs of practices just like Dr. Spitalewitz’s, with 24 physicians or less.

Dr. Spitalewitz currently practices with the Brookdale Plaza Nephrology Associates in Brooklyn, New York. His decision to purchase Dragon Medical Practice Edition was not an easy decision. He was concerned that the system might not deliver what he and his partners needed for their practice and that it would disappoint. However, those concerns were put to rest when he connected with 1 Focus Medical Software, a professional services firm and reseller of Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The team at 1 Focus Medical Software, based in San Francisco, assured him that the key to success with Dragon Medical Practice Edition is proper training and reliable follow-up support once the system is up and running. With over 80 dialysis patients per month managed solely by Dr. Spitalewitz, it was critical that the transition to Dragon Medical Practice Edition be seamless. The result was not only a seamless transition to this specialized medical voice transcription software, but the entire team at Brookdale Plaza Nephrology Associates was also able to access 1 Focus Medical Software for remote product support questions.

“Dragon Medical Practice Edition saves our medical team a significant amount of time compared to traditional note taking,” says Dr. Spitalewitz. “It’s tedious to use paper in the hospital, especially with the classically abominable doctor's handwriting. It’s easy to waste 25 minutes trying to find a single piece of paper or decipher someone else’s handwriting. Many times you have to page the doctor in order to figure out what they wrote.”

1 Focus Medical Software would like to introduce the same support offered to Dr. Spitalewitz - their full-service support - for qualifying clients who are interested in purchasing the latest healthcare solution from Nuance Healthcare, Dragon Medical Practice Edition voice recognition software. The Chief Technology Officer of 1 Focus Medical Software, Joshua Arciniega, shares, “Whether it’s been two days or two years since you purchased and installed Dragon Medical Practice Edition software through us, we’ll be here for you.”

Designed for small medical practices, Dragon Medical Practice Edition can increase overall productiveness and allows faster dictation than ever before with 99 percent effectiveness. The software can type, open other computer programs, and even browse the web. The ability to get dialysis dictation, diagnosis coding, and paperwork done quicker allows Dr. Spitalewitz and others in his practice to spend more meaningful time with patients instead of typing and correcting. The training and support in particular, was much easier than he thought it would be.

“It was quite easy and straightforward,” said Dr. Spitalewitz. “You don't need to be computer savvy to figure it out. 1 Focus Medical makes the process pretty painless. I only had to read my content as described by the team at 1 Focus Medical and learned from them how to properly perform corrections. That’s it.”

Dr. Spitalewitz especially appreciates the medical sub-specialties, including nephrology, offered with Dragon Medical Practice Edition. He says he now uses the Dragon Medical Practice Edition software with an average of four new dialysis patients per week. In total, Dr. Spitalewitz estimates he uses the system with 1,100 patients annually.

To manage his particular dictation needs when working in the dialysis room Dr. Spitalewitz currently uses a Philips LFH-9380 digital recorder and an Andrea NC-181 VM USB headset.

With the simplified training and ongoing support of 1 Focus Medical Software, including desktop sharing for over-the-phone remote technical assistance, Dr. Spitalewitz has been successfully practicing medicine and teaching medical interns using Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The doctor now says he is anxious for his next transition: to an electronic health record (EHR) system. And he knows that Dragon Medical Practice Edition will easily integrate to make that transition seamless as well.

For more information about Dragon Medical Practice Edition and the complete offerings available from 1 Focus Medical Software please visit http://www.dragontranscription.com.

About 1 Focus Medical Software

1 Focus Medical Software is an Elite national reseller of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition by Nuance. 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the installation, training and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice’s specific needs are met and the right solution is found. Offering full-service software consulting and online speech recognition software and hardware sales for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found on the web at http://dragontranscription.com/.

Dragon Premium and Professional 13 now available

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium and Professional 13 are Finally Here!!!

Download the Dragon Professional 13 Data Sheet

Purchase Dragon Professional 13 - includes Free Technical Support for Life

Enterprise-ready for large license deployments

Dragon 13 Professional provides security features, configuration options and administrative tools that make it easy to manage voice profiles, custom vocabularies and commands, feature access and multiple installations over a network. Administrators can obtain a recognition log file for each end-user, enabling them to gather rich, objective usage information. They can use this information to provide targeted advice for improving recognition accuracy and to measure return on the solution investment.

Accessibility for all employees

Dragon 13 Professional is Section 508 certified, enabling you to meet government-mandated accessibility requirements for workers with disabilities. It also helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries and keeps more employees on the job by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.

The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer

  • Delivers up to 99% speech recognition accuracy right out of the box
  • Talk naturally at normal speeds and your words appear on screen almost instantly, enabling you to dictate documents up to three time faster than you can type
  • Eliminate spelling concerns and minimize corrections
  • Enjoy superior reliability and performance with Dragon’s strong technology foundation
    • Provides a personalized voice-driven experience
    • Delivers accurate results the more you use it
    • Dragon learns words and phrases you use the most, spelling even difficult words and proper names correctly
    • Optional advanced training or analysis of existing documents and emails further enhance accuracy
    • Smart Format Rules let you work your way; dictate naturally and the text appears as you intended it to
    • Dragon just “gets” you and how you speak
      • Performs with fast response times and minimal latency
      • Talk at normal speeds and see words appear on the screen almost instantly
      • Receive immediate feedback on what you say so you can check it right away
      • Never lose a beat in your train of thought; Dragon captures your ideas as fast as you can speak them

Easy to get started, easy to master

Dragon makes it easy to get started with speech recognition and to become proficient quickly with regular use. It’s also simple to explore more advanced features that can boost your productivity even further.

  • Fast, easy set-up gets you using speech recognition in no time
  • Helpful tutorials make it easy to become productive right away
  • An intuitive design provides easy access to a rich and powerful feature set so you can realize ever-increasing productivity gains

Use your voice to dictate documents or enter text anywhere you normally type

Dragon eliminates barriers to productivity and creativity by letting you interact with your computer by voice. It turns your spoken thoughts into text and your voice commands into action so you don’t have to worry about the mechanics of typing and spelling.

  • Think out loud
  • Overcome writer’s block
  • Express yourself more creatively
  • Avoid spelling errors
  • Capture ideas up to three times faster than typing
  • Multitask thanks to hands-free interaction
  • Enter text quickly in forms, chats, social media, blogs and more

 

Edit and format documents — all by voice

Dragon not only lets you dictate up to three times faster than typing, but it also allows you to select text, make edits and apply formatting using your voice to make easy work of document creation. You can select text and apply formatting such as bold, underline, capitals and more, or just speak to make needed changes. Smart Format Rules automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, numbers and more to appear, so you don’t have to correct them every time.

  • Make edits and format text quickly — much faster than using your mouse to select text and the keyboard to type in changes
  • Automatically format text to appear the way you want it to — every time
  • Easily switch between typing and voice so you can use the mode of input you prefer for any given task

Command and control your computer all by voice

Launch applications, select menu items, execute key functions, switch between windows, search the Web, create and send emails and more — all by voice. It gives you the flexibility to:

  • Work hands-free, if desired
  • Experience more ergonomic comfort when working on your PC
  • Feel less stress and strain on your body
  • Multitask by using your voice to dictate and execute commands

Enjoy superior voice command and control in many popular applications

Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as Full Text Control (full voice-driven editing and command capabilities) within many popular applications you use every day, enabling you to create documents and zip through computer tasks in record time. These capabilities are available for:

  • Microsoft Word 2010 & 2013, Microsoft Outlook 2010 & 2013, WordPerfect X6 & X7, Notepad and more
  • Outlook 2010 & 2013
  • Gmail, Outlook.com, and Yahoo Mail, within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
  • Excel 2010 & 2013
  • … and more!

Choose your microphone option for freedom and flexibility

With automatic microphone detection, Dragon will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use.  With Dragon Professional you can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, meaning that you can easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalized preferences for accuracy and formatting. This is useful if, for example, you use a USB mic at home, a wireless mic at work, and your laptop’s built-in mic when you’re on the go. You have the option to use:

  • The included Nuance-approved microphone
  • Dragon remote mic; use your iOS (iPhone, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad or Android smartphone device as a wireless microphone over a Wi-Fi network. To get started, simply use the camera on your device to scan the barcode that Dragon provides on screen and download the free Dragon Remote Microphone App
  • Microphones built into many of the latest laptops; You’re now free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset for optimal flexibility and convenience
  • Wireless Bluetooth mic; Use a Nuance-certified Bluetooth headset microphone for outstanding wireless performance and the freedom to move while working on your computer
    • Any other Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information.

Dictate on the go, then transcribe your recordings

Record notes — anywhere, anytime — while they are still fresh in your mind to produce more detailed reports, proposals, meeting minutes and more. Dragon Professional supports a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder for advanced recording functionality or the free Dragon Recorder app on your compatible iOS device. Dragon will automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your PC. 

Import/export custom word lists and vocabulary

Dragon Professional’s vocabulary editor makes it easy to personalize your vocabulary to include acronyms, proper names and other unique or business-specific phrases that you frequently use for increased recognition accuracy and fewer corrections. In addition, you can import, export and share customized vocabularies across the enterprise. 

Create custom voice commands for inserting frequently used text and graphics

With Dragon Professional, it’s quick and simple to create custom voice commands to quickly insert frequently used text and graphics. This feature lets you insert email signatures, logos, graphics, boilerplate text and more just by speaking a simple command for significant time savings.

Automate business processes with time-saving macros

Create macros to automate simple workflows or multi-step business processes via simple voice commands. For example, send an email to your sales distribution list, copy the senior management team, and print a hard copy for your files by saying something like, “Send standard sales distro email.”

Natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback of your own dictation

Dragon’s text-to-speech capability is a natural-sounding synthesized voice that reads designated text to you, thereby simplifying proofreading and supporting new levels of multi-tasking. With Dragon Professional, you can also listen to audio playback of your own dictation with the associated text highlighted on the screen.

Dragon Professional 13 System Requirements 

  • RAM: Minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8 & 8.1; 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
  • CPU: Minimum 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space4GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 8 & 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2012
  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox for Online Help 
  • A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • A DVD-ROM drive for installation
  • A Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Supports Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013. Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

1 Focus Medical Software Offering Promotional Discount for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2

$100 Off Pricing Puts Benefits of New Features within Reach of More Clinicians

1 Focus Medical is inviting physicians who want to use Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 to take advantage of the promotional pricing now being offered. Medical practices that purchase the software upgrade, full-boxed version or bundles that include the full-boxed edition of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 before September 27, 2013 will receive $100 off in addition to the standard value-added technical services provided to customers of 1 Focus Medical.

“If you’re already using Dragon Medical technology and you’ve been enjoying it, then you are going to love Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2,” said 1 Focus Medical’s CTO, Joshua Arciniega. “The upgraded features take dictation to a new level in terms of speed, accuracy and time saved. If making your practice more efficient is the goal, the upgraded software is the solution.”

The most important features introduced in Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 include significantly improved accuracy, faster recognition and correction speeds, a transparent dictation window, expanded medical vocabularies, and a remote microphone App for iPhone® and Android® use. Upgrading software is the ideal solution for medical practices with 24 physicians or less who want to take their productivity and patient care to the next level. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is easy to install and designed for progressive functionality that saves physicians both time and money by supporting a more efficient workflow.

Motivation for upgrading to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 lies in the numbers. Recognition speeds equate to 3 times that of typing with over 20% more accuracy than the previous version. Additionally, there are now more than 90 specialty and subspecialty vocabularies that include over 30,000 medical terms. The result is faster adoption of the EHR and fulfillment of meaningful use criteria, which subsequently establishes a higher level of reimbursements for the practice. Add to that the expected reduction in transcription costs and the purchase of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 becomes a sound business decision that produces a quick return on investment for physicians.

The team at 1 Focus Medical specializes in the full integration of Dragon Medical speech recognition technology with compatible EHR programs. Our experts will ensure that the productivity and efficiency of your practice stays in line with your bottom line. As part of that commitment, we provide a lifetime guarantee on technical support that keeps the workflow of your practice functioning at full capacity at all times. To learn more about how 1 Focus Medical can help you find the right solution for your medical practice or to upgrade to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, visit http://dragontranscription.com/store/dragon-medical-practice-edition-upgrades.html.

About 1 Focus Medical Software:

As an Elite national reseller of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 by Nuance, 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the installation, training, and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice’s specific needs are met and the right solution is found. Offering full-service software consulting, online speech recognition software and hardware sales for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found at http://www.dragontranscription.com/.

1 Focus Medical Presents Case Study on Integration of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 as a Conduit to Efficiency and Job Satisfaction

Physician Endorses Use of Speech Recognition Technology With Proper Training and Technical Support in Small Medical Practices

Dr. Samuel Spitalewitz, M.D. has been practicing medicine for almost 35 years and currently works in a practice with four partners and five fellows who have successfully integrated Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 into their workflow. Reported results include increased efficiency in the practice, more time and money saved each day, and a renewed enjoyment of their profession.

“I heard through the grapevine that Dragon Medical Practice Edition worked well but I admit I was skeptical at the beginning,” said Dr. Spitalewitz. “After speaking with 1 Focus [Medical], I had a better understanding of the technology and how I could ensure my success by participating in the proper training and working with a company that can back me up with quality technical assistance.”

Dragon Medical Practice Edition is the most widely used speech recognition software available to medical practices with 24 or less physicians. Additional features in the newest edition include expanded medical vocabularies, customizable macros, improved accuracy and faster recognition speeds.

Dr. Spitalewitz reported using Dragon Medical Practice Edition to dictate upwards of 1,100 patient records per year. He indicated that the accuracy of the software continued to improve the more he used it, as he was trained to manage corrections properly. The availability of the sub-specialty vocabulary for Nephrology was a key element that contributed to the overall efficiency of Dr. Spitalewitz and his practice.

“I have been highly satisfied with my investment in the full version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and would do it again 100 times over,” said Dr. Spitalewitz. “It has saved me a considerable amount of time each day, made the process of clinical documentation easy, and allowed me to focus more on patients again, which is the whole reason I started practicing medicine to begin with.”

The installation and training process provided by 1 Focus Medical is straightforward and essential to the successful integration of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2. With hundreds of specialized functions in the software, proper customization and instruction can make the difference between a frustrating experience and one that streamlines the workflow for every clinician involved. Training sessions can be performed remotely for convenience of the physician. Live demonstrations of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 can also be provided along with a detailed analysis of what software package is right for each unique practice.

For more information about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and the value-added services and training provided by 1 Focus Medical, visit http://dragontranscription.com/.

About 1 Focus Medical Software:

1 Focus Medical Software is an “Elite” national reseller of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition by Nuance. 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service sales and support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the purchase, installation, training and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice’s specific needs are met and the right solution is found. While offering full-service consulting and sales of speech recognition software and hardware for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found on the web at http://dragontranscription.com/.