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Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2

Dragon Medical Practice Edition Version 2Save time and money while improving your documentation

Across the country, and around the world, medical providers are freeing themselves from the cost of paid trancription and the labor of hand-typing while documenting with the rich detail and speed needed to maintain high quality medical documentation. They are doing so with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 (DMPE2). Now a matured technology, medical versions of Dragon are used by hundereds of thousands of providers and have become an integral part of medical workflow and key to maintaining the narrative required for sound medical communicaton.

Key Features

  • Up to 99% accuracy "out of the box"
  • Compatible with most Windows based programs and most EHRs
  • More than 90 specialty and sub-specialty vocabularies
  • Support for many regional and world-wide accents
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8
  • Works with iPhone or Android phones as remote microphones
  • Intended for practices of 24 providers or less

Considering Dragon for the first time? Consider these benefits compared with your current documentation method

  • Improved documentation speed and accuracy compared with traditional transcription
  • Dramatic cost savings compared with formal transcription and with a very short ROI (a few months at most)
  • Improved documentation detail to support higher level of reimbursement
  • Associated with clinician satisfaction
  • By capturing the rich detail of the clinical encounter supports better medical communication
  • Shown to accelerate physician EHR adoption
  • When compared with hand-typing allows physicians to spend more time with patients
  • Supports HIPAA guidelines to protect patient confidentiality

Considering upgrading from a prior version? Consider these changes compared with the first edition of Dragon Medical Practice Edition

  • Dragon version 12 functionality
  • 22% improvement in accuracy
  • 10% increase in speed
  • Added medical specialty vocabularies (90 in total)
  • Faster correction
  • Availability of transparent or hidden dictation box
  • Windows 8 compatible
  • iPhone and Android phones as remote microphone on network
  • Ability to recover loss of USB microphone by reattaching
  • Interactive tutorials
  • Improved compatibility with PowerMic II
  • New auto-formatting tab related to vertebral terminology

What microphone should I use with Dragon Medical Practice Edition?

Although your purchase of a full version of DMPE2 will include an inexpensive "starter" microphone, we strongly suggest you upgrade to a more serious microphone. Most medical providers will appreciate the convenience and functionality of a hand-held USB microphone. The advantage of such a microphone, besides guaranteed compatbility with your software, is a) doing away with the need to wear your microphone and b) the ability to program buttons on the hand-held microphone in such a way to further extend your productivity.

Which microphones do we recommend? In our opinion there are two hand-held USB microphones you should consider: the Philips SpeechMike Premium (LFH3500) and the Nuance PowerMic II. Both of these are highlighted below.

  Philips SpeechMike Premium   Nuance PowerMic II
  • More ergonomic Design
  • Presence of trackball
  • Suspended microphone element to reduce transmission of noise
  • Gyroscope which turns off microphone when layed down
  • More flexible cord
  • Lower Price
  • Longer warranty
  • Higher level of integration with Dragon (without use of third party software)
  • Lacks degree of Dragon integration seen in PowerMic (can use OUC instead*)
  • Higher cost
  • Warranty only 90 days
  • Thick, bulky cord
  • Less responsive "track stick" instead of trackball
Number programmable buttons 11   10
Cost $335   $424
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*OUC (Octopus USB Controller) is a software utility that allows programming of buttons/keys/levers on almost any USB Human Interface Device and which includes a lot of direct integration with all versions of Dragon. Click here to learn more about OUC.

When will Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 (DMPE3) be released? Should I wait for this?

The current version of Medical Practice Edition is based on the Dragon 12 speech engine. You should know that Dragon 13 was recently released in the "Home" and "Premium" versions. Does this mean that a new version of the Medical Practice Edition is soon to be released. The honest answer is that we don't know. Traditionally, Nuance releases the basic version of Dragon (Home & Premium), followed a few months later by the Professiona version. It is often 4-6 months later before the medical version is released. Considering that the initial version of Dragon 13 was released in August of 2014, we don't expect the medical version (DMPE3) to be released until November or later.

The above having been said, it is highly likely that DMPE3 will be released in the next 6 months and one way you can leverage your current purchase of DMPE2 is to purchase it with "maintenance". What maintenance does is provide you with 24/7 phone and internet support for your current purchase and, most importantly, provide you with free "upgrade assurance". What this means is that if a new version of the Medical Practice Edition is released during the period in which your maintenance is in effect, you will get the upgrade for free. You can do the math, but with the maintenance agreement costing $299 per year and the upgrade outside of a maintenance agreement likely to cost $599, it makes sense to buy maintenance package if you are at least mid-way into the typical 18-month life cycle of each version of Dragon. Being within 6 months of the release, it clearly makes sense to purchase the maintanence if you buy DMPE2 now.

Click here to learn more about purchasing the maintenance package.

Additional Information

Links to helpful documents:

Quick Video Review

Our "Under the Hood" Review:

We have tested the Medical Practice Edition 2 in the real-life environment of academic medical center in New England, where the hustle and bustle (and noise) truly put it to the test. We have used it with a variety of microphones, including the PowerMic II, the Sennheiser ME3, all three versions of the SpeechWare TableMike and the SpeechMic Premium. There are our preliminary thoughts:

  1. Overall, we were extremely impressed with this version and found the many upgrades contributed to a significant improvement in our overall documentation and user experience.
  2. The system requirements are similar to the original Dragon Medical Practice version
  3. Set-up and installation is straightforward. If you are upgrading an existing installation, this is a "smart install" and will easily upgrade your existing user files, including acoustic model, commands, and vocabulary for use in the new version. On a fast computer, an entire clean (new) installation took about 23 minutes, start to finish, not including creation of the first user file.
  4. We are extremely impressed with the accuracy of this edition. Without question, this is the most accurate version of Dragon Medical to be released and it is noticeably more accurate than the previous version.
  5. We like the ability to use the dictation box with transparency to collect (verbally) information while moving through data on the electronic record before transferring into a note in progress.
  6. We very much like the improvement in USB sound device handling and believe that laptop users who are frequently connecting and disconnecting their USB microphone will find this a great improvement.
  7. Although we find the ability to use this version of Dragon with an iPhone or Android phone unlikely to impress the medical community, we have discovered that when set-up in this way our iPhone/iPad adapter can be used to attach almost any analog microphone to your mobile device and this makes your mobile phone a means of turning ANY analog microphone into a wireless microphone. This isn't to say there are some disadvantages to this over a dedicated wireless microphone, but it is, nonetheless, and great option.
  8. To see a demonstration of DMPE-2 with medical documentation please CLICK HERE.

Why the medical version of Dragon?

If you are currently using the the Premium or Professional version of Dragon, you will be in a for a surprise when you move to the Medical Practice Edition. The major differences? Here's a short list:

  1. 90+ medical specialty vocabularies
  2. Extensive medical formatting options
  3. Inclusion of "Dragon templates" for easy navigation and inclusion of variable text
  4. Integration with PowerMic II
  5. Built in "medical normal" and note template commands
  6. Availability of "hidden mode" and dictation box with transparency

Pricing and Availability

All versions of Dragon Medical Practice Edtion 2 are currently availabe and shipping. We stock only the 3 versions shown below but have immediate access to other version, including the upgrade from Professional to Medical. Please call or email us if you are interested in purchasing a version not listed here.

  In stock and shipping!   In stock and shipping!   In stock and shipping!   In stock and shipping!

Dragon Medical Practice Edition


Dragon Medical Practice Edition


Dragon MPE Plus PowerMic


Dictaphone PowerMic II



DMPE2 Upgrade


DMPE2 Full


DMPE Full + PowerMic

  PowerMic II Microphone
  If you already own the first edition of Dragon Medical Practice Edition, this is the least expensive way to bring the speed and accuracy of the new product to your PC. You will need to have your original disk available in order to complete the installation/upgrade.   If you are new to Dragon Medical, this is the version to buy. It includes a starter microphone although you would be well served to purchase the version bundled with the PowerMic II or consider one of our other high-quality mics.   This is our recommended combination for the busy medical provider wanting the best accuracy and appreciating ease of use. The PowerMic II is fully integrated with Dragon and this combination is the most cost-effective way to get both.   If you already have Dragon Medical or are purchasing the Upgrade Version alone, this is the hand-held microphone with programmable buttons that integrates with Dragon more so than any other microphone. This is our favorite and bestselling hand-held mic.
  Price: $599.99  


Includes our "Key to Speech Recognition"
at no additional cost**


Price: $1899.99

Includes our "Key to Speech Recognition"
at no additional cost**

  Price: $424
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**Our "key to Speech Recognition" is a small 8GB thumb drive packed with information about speech recognition software. It is oriented to users of Dragon Medical Practice Edition and includes both our 60 minute video tutorial (especially usefull for new users) and our 95-page "Guide to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2" (electronic version). Click here to learn more about our "key"


System Requirements: The following systems characteristics are recommended by Nuance

  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required)
  • Processor Cache: 2 MB
  • Free hard disk space: 5 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM for XP and Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7, 8 and 2008 64-bit/2012
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 (free download at
  • CreativeŽ Labs Sound BlasterŽ 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • USB or DVD-ROM drive required for

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
  • Windows Server 2008, SP1, SP2, and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit (Windows 2008 R2 64 bit SP2 ONLY)


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