certified experts will dramatically reduce the learning curve and help
you achieve maximum productivity.
With Dragon Medical Practice Edition and the EHR, we can generate
the code that truly reflects the work we do for complex patients. Our
Level 4 encounters increased from 3% to 14% over a six month period.
Practice Administraton Orthopedics
" I use the EHR for a lot
of point-and-click, but for the subjective information, as well as my
conclusions and impressions, that's where Dragon Medical Practice
Edition shines...I would never go back to life pre-Dragon Medical."
Andrew Fireman, MD, Cardiologist
The organization turned to Dana
Abramson of Achieve Results for help in training the 200+ providers,
most of whom had previously had poor results in trying to use the
software. Only a few months later, an estimated 50% of the practice
groups are already having excellent results with the adoption of the
Dragon speech recognition software package and Jennifer has hopes of
transitioning the remaining 50% within the coming months. "Dana really
tailors the training and assumes success with the system, which puts the
person who is trained by her a step ahead," says Jennifer.
Jennifer Kaukeinen, RN, MS, OCN, Director of Operations
That quick implementation and adoption has
enabled the practice to cut its transcription bills to approximately
one-third of its former total, or $16,500 instead of $50,000, in a
matter of a few months.
Lawrence Krieger, MD
ENT Physicians & Surgeons
"We have a diverse practice
with differing levels of computer literacy," she explains. In addition,
one provider has an accent, one mumbles and one puts a hand over his
mouth while speaking, thereby reducing speech recognition accuracy. Any
of these difficulties could have derailed the practice's use of speech
recognition software, but today, all five are successfully using Dragon
Kathy Van Duzer Practice
Administrator Greece OB/GYN
What is even more remarkable
is the speed at which those notes are being completed – mere minutes.
Speech recognition software has "90% better accuracy than my one-finger
typing," says Jo Anna, who reiterates that there have been no issues
with accuracy or terminology. So far there have been a total of three
words she has had to add, all the others were built right in.
Jo Anna Gagliardi, Practice Administrator Canandaigua Dental
In total, it took six months for all nine
professionals to be trained. In that time, the transcription cost
dropped from its $100,000 pace to $6,000. In addition to reducing the
office's reliance on outside transcription, the Dragon software has also
changed the operating process within the office, reports Campagna,
because there is far less paper to contend with.
Campagna, Greater Rochester Orthopaedics
Today, Dr. Jim
White does 70% to 80% of all his computer input using Dragon Naturally
Speaking software, including all of his patient chart updates. A
self-confessed "geek," White has been waiting years for computing power
to catch up to the processing requirements of speech recognition
software. Now the computing speed is there, he says, and Dragon is
faster than typing.
Jim White MD, Assistant Professor of
Physiology, and Pharmacology U of R Medical Center
Although the quality of medical transcription that allergists
Dr. Andrew Green and Dr. Rita Sloan received from their transcription
service was excellent, the thousands of dollars spent per year and the
hour or two Dr. Andrew Green or his partner had to spend reviewing notes
on the weekend were reason enough to explore alternatives like speech
Andew Green, MD, Allergy Docs of WNY
"It's a productivity tool," Dr. Szalados summarizes. "The more
efficient you are, the more you can get done in a short period of time;
in this case it's definitely about efficiency but it's also about adding
a level of quality to the final product that is a bonus derived from
this technology" For Dr. Szalados, Dragon speech recognition has made it
possible to enjoy multiple careers simultaneously and also find time to
enjoy free time.
James Szalados, MD Unity Health System
After just three weeks, Madison has seen improvements in her speed
and accuracy. She sees approximately 25 patients a day and spends a few
minutes after each appointment dictating a patient's chart. In three
weeks, her speed has jumped an estimated 75%.
Madison, PA Lifetime Health
In addition to saving the
department thousands of dollars annually in transcription costs, Phil
has found that it has dramatically reduced the time it takes to draft a
note. "It allows you to do a well-documented note the way you'd like to,
without spending your life writing notes."
M.D., Assistant Professor, General Medicine
immediately, the use of speech recognition software provided some key
benefits. First, Dragon made the documents much more thorough and
professional looking, says Dr. Scharf. Second, they were also more
accurate because they were longer and more complete. The only downside,
says Dr. Scharf, is that "it is tempting to go on and on," though
thoroughness isn't a real disadvantage, she readily admits.
Molly Parietti Scharf, MD Thompson Health, Lima Family Practice
Besides finishing work hours earlier, Rachel has found
“convenience is the biggest piece for me.” Notes are neater, since they
are typed, not handwritten, and she can generate many letters in the
time it used to take her to write up one.
Forberg, Family Nurse Practitioner
Oak Orchard Health Center
In addition, Dr. Mason finds his patient notes are more thorough
because he has plenty of time to record his observations – Dragon is
less time-consuming than handwriting. It's also very accurate when he's
dictating notes, he says.
James Mason, MD Eastside
Dr. Gingras was the last to be
trained. He was very hesitant to abandon his traditional transcription
method of dictating onto tape and having it transcribed. His other
concern was that he was not a strong computer user. Much to his surprise
and delight, following his initial one-hour training session with
Achieve Results Corp. he was successfully using Dragon to dictate
directly into their electronic medical records system.
Martin Gingras, MD Westfall Orthopaedics
Hearing of her
frustration, Achieve Results returned to explore what was holding Dr.
Herbert back and discovered she was so focused on learning the program's
features that she was getting bogged down in the actual dictation. Once
she turned her focus to simply using the Dragon software, her speed and
skill improved immediately. "I do see improvement already," she
Bess Herbert, MD Webster Family Medicine
"Our entire profession is built on time," observes Robert Lunn,
a retired judge now back in private practice. Productivity is measured
by the proportion of your day invested in billable hours, with much of
that work consisting of generating case-related legal documents. The
more documents you can create and disseminate, the more productive you
Hon. Robert J. Lunn, JSC, Partner Trevett Cristo
Salzer & Andolina PC
Stuart Mitchell was an early
adopter of speech recognition software, having first tried it about ten
years ago, when it was a "complicated and frustrating experience," he
admits. Despite the challenges, Stuart persevered. Recognizing that his
typing skills weren't going to improve enough to keep up with the
rapidly increasing number of emails and memos, Stuart stuck with an old
IBM speech recognition product, hoping that using it would get easier in
time. It did.
Stuart J. Mitchell III, President and CEO
Michael Whittemore's weekly work load would
be daunting for anyone. Writing 15-20 radio commercials for clients,
plus producing numerous music and message-on-hold presentations, and
crafting proposals for new and existing clients fills Mike's days and
evenings. Yet he knew there had to be a way to get more done in less
Michael Whittemore, Senior Account Executive Clear
Today, Vince says he uses his
speech recognition software constantly and has "significantly reduced
the need for manual typing." He has also expanded the types of documents
and correspondence he tackles with Dragon Naturally Speaking. According
to Vince, he uses the software "for everything that previously required
typing, including e-mail correspondence, creating and revising
documents, and completing electronic forms." He added, "The software is
very user-friendly, and far more versatile than I had expected."
Vincent O. Hanley, Esq Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP
"The hardest thing about using Dragon was getting used to speaking
conversationally rather than one word at a time," reports Joe Sedita, a
partner in the business litigation group at Hodgson Russ in Buffalo. "It
was easy – easier than I expected," he says.
Sedita, Esq. Hodgson Russ
Mr. Shea sat down and
immediately began speaking responses to his long list of emails,
finishing in a matter of minutes. The IT pro who had been assisting was
astonished. "It really is that simple!"
President Landmark Group
In a matter of minutes Jim was
using speech recognition software like a pro. It turns out that even the
smallest, almost imperceptible difference in accuracy rates can make the
difference between frustration and ease-of-use, and reminded me why we
always advocate starting with a headset microphone.
Reed, Esq. Ziff, Weiermiller, Hayden & Mustico, LLP
With each attorney capable of generating documents by speaking rather
than dictating or typing, the firm's reliance on administrative staff
will decline. "Our goal is to have 3 - 3.5 attorneys per secretary,"
says Goldberg, instead of the current ratio of 2-2.5 attorneys per
secretary. "It will allow us to be more efficient in our use of staff,"
he explains. "We're talking a savings of hundreds of thousands of
dollars," he says.
Neil A. Goldberg, Esq. Goldberg
Using Dragon, Jack estimates that he spends
25%-35% less time responding to email - a significant time savings. But
that's only one aspect of the savings the firm enjoys - his practice
also saves money through reduced secretarial needs. Because all four of
the professionals in the bankruptcy and financial reorganization
practice group use Dragon, they have a higher ratio of professionals to
administrative assistants than the firm's average.
R.("Jack")Weider Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP
70 to 80% of Carter's work is done using Dragon Naturally Speaking
software. In fact, "I don't have the patience to type anymore," he
admits. Talking into a microphone connected to his computer is that much
faster, he has found. "It's definitely much more efficient."
Hal Carter, Vice President of Legal Affairs
Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
the benefits of using speech recognition software have improved his
secretary's efficiency, too. Tony's reduced reliance on her now frees
her up to do more work for other attorneys at the firm or to attend to
administrative tasks, rather than getting bogged down with his routine
correspondence and other work.
Anthony T. Lee, Esq.
Underberg & Kessler LLP
In three months, Green estimates
the use of speech recognition software has improved his document
creation speed by 100%. "However long it took me before, it's now taking
me half the time," he says.
Stephen Green, CFP®,
Financial Advisor Nixon Peabody Financial Advisors LLC
Nelson states "the software is amazing" and is surprised it can keep up
with the speed of dictation that he issues. He is pleased by how easily
it learns acronyms and abbreviations after a simple training step. As a
result of the productivity improvements realized by using Speech
Recognition software their firm has gone from two secretaries to zero,
one left through attrition and the other one was promoted to a
Nelson Thomas, Esq. Dolin,Thomas & Solomom LLP