Dragon Medical for Mac V5

Increase Your Productivity 


With Dragon® for Mac® Medical version 5, it’s now easier to capture your patient’s story—with richer detail and greater accuracy—in EMR or other applications.

Dragon for Mac Medical version 5 is now available for OS X El Capitan (10.11).

Version 5 now has support for Word 2016.

Built with a specialised medical vocabulary covering more than 90 medical specialties, Dragon for Mac Medical provides a more efficient way to accurately dictate medical record notes directly into EMR or other applications—all by voice.

Spend More Time with Patients

With the ability to dictate up to 3x faster than typing with up to 99% accuracy, capture detailed, high-quality medical record notes faster than ever before.

Speak Your Patient’s Story

Designed with a specialised medical language model and built-in medical vocabulary covering more than 90 specialties and subspecialties, you can count on outstanding dictation accuracy from the first use.

Speak Freely and with Flexibility

No matter which device you use—a wireless mic in your office, your Mac’s built-in mic or a digital voice recorder—capture rich, detailed clinical narrative using whichever audio source best suits your needs.

System Requirements

CPU:  Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz or faster processor – Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 recommended. RAM:  4GB, 8GB+ recommended.                                                                                           OPERATING SYSTEM:  OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10), or OS X El Capitan (10.11).

OS X compatibility for recent Dragon Mac products, please see below.

OS X 10.7 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.9 OS X 10.10 OS X 10.11
Dragon for Mac 5 No No Yes Yes Yes
Dragon for Mac Medical 5 No No Yes Yes Yes
Dragon Dictate 4 No Yes Yes Requires 4.0.6 No
Dragon Dictate Medical 4 No No Yes Yes No
Dragon Dictate 3 Yes Requires 3.0.2 Requires 3.0.4 No No
Dragon Dictate Medical 3 Yes Yes Yes No No

Additional Notes

Installations & License

Dragon for Mac medical may be installed on 1 computer, with an additional computer as a backup. Additional computer installations require additional license purchases. This differs from Dragon Medical Practice Edition which permits installation on 4 computers.

Express Editor

Similar to Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 (for PC), Dragon for Mac Medical provides an Express Editor (similar to the PC version’s Dictation Box), enabling the user to dictate with full text control.  Most Mac applications and environments do not allow editing or correcting by voice, therefore the Express Editor is vital for dictating into EMRs.  Once dictation and proofreading is complete within the Express Editor, transfer the final text into the EMR — all by voice.

Accent Support

Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac supports the following regional accents of non-native English speakers:

For UK Spelling there are 4 accent choices:

  • British
  • Australian
  • Indian
  • Southeast Asian

Vocabulary Editor

Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac’s vocabulary editor provides the ability to set alternate written forms (similar to the PC version of Dragon Medical).

Is Dragon for Mac Medical the same as Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 3 (for PC)?

Dragon Medical for Mac is a different product from Dragon medical Practice Edition 3

Dragon for Mac Medical is based on the same speech recognition engine as Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 3 (for PC), and offers the same base 90 medical  vocabularies, therefore providing excellent recognition accuracy for medical dictation.

However, Dragon for Mac Medical’s ease of use and flexibility (i.e. vocabulary editor, application compatibility, features etc.) is not the same as Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 3 (for PC) — although is vastly improved from previous Mac speech recognition products.

  • The correction process in the Mac edition involves additional steps over the PC edition.
  • There is no capability for roaming user profiles (i.e. synchronising a user profile across multiple networked computers) in the Mac edition. If you use multiple Macs (i.e. several exam rooms), you will need to export your user profile and then import to the other Macs and there is where they will separate.
  • The Mac edition does not permit multiple vocabularies within one user profile.  A user profile must be created for each vocabulary required (i.e. general medical, non-medical, plus a specialty).
  • The Mac product can only be installed on 2 computers.

Bottom line:  If deciding between Mac or PC variants, choose the PC variant of Dragon Medical.  However, Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac will be quite helpful for physicians already using a Mac in their practice.  Dictating is, after all, faster than typing, and the accuracy is fantastic.



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