Managing your time wisely is the key to increasing
patient satisfaction while reducing overhead, overtime, and stress. Dragon
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite 4.0 is an enhanced version of the widely
acclaimed, award-winning Dragon NaturallySpeaking
speech-recognition software product. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical
Suite is the first product designed specifically for you to create
general medical documents by speaking naturally and directly to your PC or
into a recorder. You can quickly create medical reports, patient notes,
medical records, correspondence, and e-mail. You can even eliminate the
fees paid to an outside service. There is no need to wait hours or days
for your work to be transcribed. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical
Suite you can increase your productivity and be more responsive to your
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite Version 4.0's
expanded vocabulary includes new drug names and additional medical terms
that greatly enhance the software's "out-of-the-box"
performance. In addition, it incorporates all of the advancements offered
by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 4.0, including a dramatically increased active
vocabulary size, significantly reduced training time, speech commands for
the Internet, and the ability to take advantage of new instructions for
enhanced performance on both the Intel® Pentium® III and the new AMD®
"Medical professionals are under tremendous
pressure to cut costs and process information more quickly. Dragon
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite can dramatically reduce transcription
turnaround time and expense by immediately transcribing speech spoken into
a PC," said Roger Matus, Vice President of North American Marketing
for Dragon Systems. "Version 4.0's increased vocabulary size and
reduced training time will enable medical professionals to become more
productive almost immediately."
The medical vocabulary in Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Medical Suite is compiled from an extensive collection of medical reports,
journal articles and other medical text. Thousands of carefully chosen
medical terms, abbreviations and more have been added to the Dragon
NaturallySpeaking standard vocabulary with spelling, pronunciation and
language usage information. Language usage information provides
information on how each word is used in context in order to increase the
accuracy of the system.
Users can create multiple, customized vocabularies,
using Vocabulary Builder™. Vocabulary Builder automatically analyzes
electronic documents chosen by the user to find new terms. Such terms may
be related to a medical specialty, geographic location, patient names,
personal interests, and more. Vocabulary Builder then adds the spelling,
pronunciation, and language usage information.
Medical professionals can also customize the system
using the extensive macro capability. Simple macros allow users to easily
create boilerplate text that can be inserted when the user issues a
command phrase, such as "heart is normal." More sophisticated
macros allow users to enter text, retrieve information from other
applications, and place text into other applications. These sophisticated
macros can be created using a basic-like programming language.
Other features in Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical
Suite include direct dictation into most Windows applications, with
hands-free editing and formatting within Corel WordPerfect Version 8 or 9
and Microsoft Word 97 or 2000 and the Eloquent Stated line of document
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite
Version 4.0 Benefits and Features
- Extensive Medical Vocabulary -
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite features a 250,000-word
vocabulary containing not only an extensive collection of medical
terms, phrases and abbreviations, but also the context of those terms
as used within typical medical documents. This specialized vocabulary
helps medical professionals achieve higher accuracy more quickly,
reducing the effort required to adapt the software for use in highly
specialized medical applications.
- Breakthrough in Vocabulary Size -
The active vocabulary (vocabulary stored in memory) has been doubled
to over 160,000 words in Version 4 for American English without
significantly increasing memory requirements. This is more than double
the largest active vocabulary available in the industry to date. This
breakthrough means that users are much more likely to get the correct
word when they dictate. The total vocabulary size is 250,000, the
largest in the industry, and is completely customizable.
- Incremental Vocabulary Builder™ -
Vocabulary Builder allows for personalization of an existing
vocabulary. Users can personalize their vocabulary, which will help
improve their speech efficiency and accuracy rates. Vocabulary Builder
not only automatically adds the words that a user normally uses to the
active vocabulary, it also teaches the system about his or her writing
- Improved BestMatch™ III for Even Higher
Accuracy - Improved BestMatch III technology takes full
advantage of today's high-end processors such as the Intel Pentium III
and the AMD Athlon to achieve the highest level of accuracy Dragon
Systems has ever offered. Best Match III requires a computer with a
processor speed of 450 MHz or higher.
- Accurate Continuous Speech Recognition
- Users dictate text naturally and continuously at rates of up to 160
words per minute and more, without the need to pause between words. As
users speak into the microphone, words appear immediately on the
screen and in their documents with every word spelled correctly.
Easy-to-use, intuitive commands allow users to edit and format their
text quickly and efficiently by voice. Independent studies report
Dragon NaturallySpeaking accuracy to be between 95% and 99%.
- Multiple User Support - More than
one user may create voice files and store them on the same computer.
- Speech Commands - The New Command
Wizard uses the built-in macro scripting language to make it easy for
end-users or Dragon Certified Resellers to create simple, intuitive
speech commands to insert boilerplate text, automate common tasks, or
integrate speech into existing applications, templates or medical
- Speech Playback - Recorded speech
playback allows users to hear their words repeated for easier
proofreading and editing. Users can have the words that appear on the
screen read aloud to them using high quality Text-to-Speech from ELAN
- Works in Virtually Any Windows Environment
- Users can just point their mouse and click in an application. Their
text automatically appears in the text window where the cursor is. The
product works well with Microsoft® Word 97/2000, Corel® WordPerfect®
Version 8 or 9, Lotus® Notes®, Microsoft Wordpad, Microsoft Chat 2.1
and 2.5, and many more.
- Command & Control Windows Applications
by Voice - Users can quickly and easily control the Windows®
desktop by voice. Users can now execute commands, such as "Start
AOL Instant Messenger," and "Switch to WordPerfect," by
- Web-browsing by Voice -
Speech-enabled Internet capability allows users to navigate the
Internet, using Microsoft® Internet Explorer, by voice. This feature
provides a faster and more effective way for users to open links and
participate in chat rooms on the web.
- Reduced Training Time - Dragon
NaturallySpeaking learns to recognize users' voices in about five
minutes, so users can get up and running quickly and easily. (Requires
a computer with a processor of 300 MHz or higher and at least 64 MB of
system memory (RAM).)
- High-quality Noise-Canceling Microphone -
A high-quality noise-canceling microphone, which has been optimized
for speech recognition, is included.
Examples of the medical vocabulary included in Dragon
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite.
acyclovir, Adriamycin, alprazolam, amikacin, captopril,
Fansidar, Halcion, Hemoccult, verapamil, zidovudine
biopsy, bronchodilation, cholangiography, debridement,
dialysis, excision, laparoscopy, lymphadenectomy,
candidiasis,chlamydia, cryoglobulinemia, emesis, fasciitis,
hemangioma, hemochromatosis, natriuresis
alopecia, anthrax, Crohn's, diverticulosis, Parkinson's
Commands that can be used with Dragon
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite v4.0
make a table
- Create a table with four rows and five
- Add a four by five table.
Insert table five
columns by four rows
|To change a
- Turn the next paragraph red.
- Color the following paragraph red.
- Make next paragraph red.
- Select the following paragraph. Make it
Macro Commands that can be used with Dragon
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite v.4.0
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite opens up a standard request
form for laboratory services. You say "Bill Smith"
and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite fills in the
patient information. You then request "full workup"
and "send results to office" to complete
NaturallySpeaking for Medical Suite goes to your e-mail and
opens any new mail.
Patient History Bill Smith
NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite opens up a "patient
history file" for "Bill Smith" and
prompts you to fill in the form.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite 4.0 supports
Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT® 4.0. It requires a
processor with performance equivalent to an Intel Pentium with MMX, 300
MHz, with 200 MB free hard disk space and 128 MB RAM. Requirements may
vary depending on the features being used.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite supports a
broad range of built-in audio and Industry standard sound cards, including
Creative Labs® Soundblaster® 16 and compatibles, as well as notebooks
with built-in 16-bit audio. Proprietary speech cards are not required for
either desktops or portables. The Dragon NaturallyMobile Recorder
Option Kit is available for an additional $199.