Dragon Medical Search
By Nuance Communications
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Dragon® Medical Mobile Search is the fast, accurate and smart way for busy, mobile physicians to search online content on their iPhone™ using their voice. Whether physicians need drug-to-drug interaction information, the latest on new medications, an ICD-9 code look-up or a refresher on diagnosing a particular condition, Dragon Medical Mobile Search helps ensure they make medical decisions with the most complete and up-to-date information at the point of care.
This application is free for a limited time only.
Physicians simply speak their search queries and get simultaneous results from a variety of top websites and medical content sources including:
The innovative Dragon Medical Search Carousel allows physicians to quickly access results from some of the most widely respected sources of medical knowledge. It is one-stop shopping for physicians’ search needs, even when they are “hands-busy”. This application is recommended for use by nurses, clinicians and other mid-level providers only; it is not intended for use by patients or consumers.
“Apple’s iPhone™ provides physicians with a lot of power in a small package. Likewise, Dragon Medical has become invaluable in my practice of emergency medicine, helping me to more efficiently document with the EMR” said Reid F. Conant, MD, board certified emergency physician and chief medical information officer for Tri-City Emergency Medical Group. “By bringing the power of Dragon Medical to the iPhone™, I’m able to retrieve medical information that I need by simply speaking my search. This has proven to be valuable to me, my patients and my colleagues.”
“Recent and rapid improvements made within the smartphone industry have increased physician demand for easy-to-use, relevant, medically-oriented applications. However, similar to the personal computer and barriers associated with EMR adoption, keyboards, especially those found on smartphones, can slow clinicians down,” said Jon Wahrenberger, M.D., a cardiologist at Dartmouth Medical Center. “Extending speech recognition to the mobile clinical workflow speeds and simplifies the cumbersome process of having to type on a small keyboard. Dragon Medical Mobile Search has been a tremendous tool to easily access clinically relevant information at the point-of-care without having to fumble through various search engines or worry about spelling a medical term correctly.”
• Fast, accurate, fully-automated speech recognition
• Horizontal tool bar enables fast access to alternative search sites
• Easy to modify or correct search queries by using a list of alternative suggestions
Dragon Medical Mobile Search is powered by Nuance’s world-renowned Dragon Medical software – the solution of choice for over 150,000 physicians – specifically designed to make searching the Internet on the iPhone™ easier than ever.
• Dragon Medical Mobile Search requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
• Dragon Medical Mobile Search works on the iPhone™, and on second and the third generation iPod™ Touch (external microphone required).
Dragon Medical Search does not upload or store any personal information. Spoken search queries are processed by fully-automated speech recognition technology in secure data centers with stringent privacy and security standards. These search queries are not associated with any personal data from your phone. Dragon Medical Search will utilize spoken speech queries collected over time to continuously improve and provide high speech recognition accuracy. Details are described in the end user license agreement, provided here for your convenience: http://www.nuance.com/dragonmobileapps/app-content/iphonemedsearch/enus/EULA-medsearch.html
What's New in Version 1.0.3
-Fixed crashes on devices with 3.x firmware
-General stability improvements
I have been using this app since March 2011. I was a Hospitalist and went back into output medicine where I couldn't seem to find the ICD-9 codes fast enough. The "touch to speak" feature is a time saver I love the references to articles for the diagnoses I am searching. The app ha been very stable and I will continue to use it. Truly a diamond!
This app does everything I need. The doctors I work for often forget to put codes on orders and tracking them down can be a pain. Having this at my fingertips is a life- and timesaver! Fantastic!! :)
(The only thing I would add is a pubmed search engine. Then I would be in heaven.)
A Medical App Gem
The voice recognition works very well as long as I pronounce the words correctly of course. It provides many resources for both medical terms and drug information.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Dec 14, 2010
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 2.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Nuance Communications
- © 2010 Nuance Communications, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.