Article posted 11/24/2014 by Connell McGrath.
This post discusses the use of Dragon Medical in maxillofacial surgery operatories. Oral and maxillofacial (OMS) surgeons are increasingly deploying Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 in their operatories and offices.
Does Dragon work with OMS specific EMRs?
Most oral and maxillofacial surgeons use EMRs specific to their specialties that are not shared with other branches of medicine. To date, Dragon Medical works with every OMS-specific EMR that we have encountered. Most of these EMRs are primarily textbased. Our OMS customers learn to use Dragon efficiently to dictate their notes directly in their EMR. They also use Dragon in other applications such as email or Microsoft Word for administrative and personal work.
Can I use Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 in all my exam rooms?
Yes. Dragon is licensed per user which means that you can install it on as many PCs as you need.
What if we don’t have an EMR yet?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can generate medical records using Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 in a word processor like Microsoft Word. We’ve been helping doctors make concise, easy-to-read (and easy to use), documents by combining Dragon Medical with MS Word.
Can I use Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 to dictate emails or administrative work other than my surgery notes?
Yes. We can add a general vocabulary to your Dragon user profile at no charge. The general vocabulary comes with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.