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April 18, 2012

IVR: DTP Announces the Availability of Dragon Medical Practice Edition for Small Practices

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

DTP Sales and Service, a provider of transcription, dictation, IVR, and speech recognition for professionals nationwide announced it is offering Dragon Medical Practice Edition, the speech recognition software from Nuance (News - Alert).

Dragon Medical Practice Edition is designed for small medical practices migrating to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The speech recognition software makes the migration smooth and seamless, while also improving patient care at these practices.

A 2008 study conducted on EHR for the California HealthCare Foundation, the University of California San Francisco, found that the benefits of EHRs varied greatly, even among providers using the same software. The study highlighted that training is critical to making the most of an EHR solution complemented with speech recognition software like Dragon Medical Practice Edition. 

Experts at the study also believe that successful EHR operations require sustained long-term dedication to the process and reorganization of office workflows to make the most of the EHR software.   Without conscientious integration, a physician could end up spending more time at the office and not reaping the benefits of EHR software.

"The support that we offer for Dragon Medical Practice Edition allows customers to reap the full benefits of the product rather than just one or two components," said DTP President Harold Holden, in a statement.

DTP has established its presence in the world of speech recognition and digital dictation. The company has a solid customer base in the legal, medical, and business arenas nationwide. DTP helps customers design a solution that works for their medical practice. With its deep expertise in speech recognition, the company adopts an outside-the--box approach to finding what works best for each customer that is unhindered by insider group-think.

The company offers several digital dictation and IVR products that can be used with Dragon Medical Practice Edition such as Olympus DS-5000 and Philips (News - Alert) 9600 digital voice recorders for a mobile solution. DTP also provides Nuance's PowerMicII and Philips SpeechMike Air microphones that offer outstanding speech recognition capabilities.

A recent TMCnet article said IVR technology, in combination with EMR systems, is paving way for advancements in voice recognition systems.

Nuance has come up with a new product line that will allow doctors to combine their IVR with their EMR. Simply by speaking a patient’s information into their IVR, medical facts can be validated and follow-up questions can be prompted. This also allows for greater accuracy for the doctors when it comes to keeping track of patient records.


Edited by Juliana Kenny

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