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5 top tips for optimizing your workflow with Dragon Medical One

To demonstrate just how quick and easy it can be to get started and use all the features with Dragon Medical One, we now have a new how to video series: short video reels that explore the clinical documentation companion’s key features and functionality and how you can make the most of them. See what you can learn about Dragon Medical One with a preview of the first five videos in the series.

Every clinician works a little differently—so there’s no one-size-fits-all tool for increasing productivity. What you need is a solution you can tailor to your needs, preferences, and systems—including your electronic health record (EHR).

Dragon Medical One, our four-time Best in KLAS-winning documentation companion, combines advanced speech recognition, workflow automation, and deep integration to offer a flexible, customizable experience.

Our new series of quickfire videos demonstrates just how fast and intuitive working with Dragon Medical One is when you make the most of these features. Each one highlights a core capability, alongside top tips for optimizing your experience.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the first five:

1. Using basic commands to navigate within your note

Speech recognition can save you up to two hours per day documenting —especially when you use your voice to navigate as well as dictate. Our series kicks off by explaining five common commands that help you do everything from adding new information to navigating free text fields in your note.

2. Adding words to Dragon’s dictionary

Customization is the key to creating a documentation workflow that’s practical, streamlined, and tailored to you. Dragon Medical One’s dictionary comes pre-loaded with medical language ranging from the most basic phrases to highly technical terminology—and it’s also easy to add your own words. The second video in our series shows you how to add words to Dragon Medical One, step-by-step, whether you want to incorporate your preferred phrasing or specialty-specific terms.

3. Adding acronyms to your custom vocabulary

How do you balance speed and detail in your documentation? When you’re working quickly, long phrases such as medication names and complex diagnoses can slow your documentation time. Over time, every clinician forms their own shorthand or abbreviations to simplify their workflow—and with Dragon Medical One, you can add acronyms to your vocabulary so when you dictate them. This reel shows how easy it is to dictate an acronym but have it spelled out in your note.

4. Using the “select” command

Once you’ve dictated a clinical note through Dragon Medical One, you won’t want to return to your mouse and keyboard to make edits and corrections. The “select” command offers a more practical, voice alternative. This video demonstrates how it pairs with phrases like “delete that” to help you fine-tune your documentation and ensure it’s clear and accurate.

5. Using Dragon to navigate your EHR’s SmartFields

When you’re spending so much time working directly in the EHR, a documentation companion like Dragon Medical One needs to support your workflow. This reel shows you how to assign a voice command to your specific EHR’s hotkeys, so you can quickly navigate between the note’s variable fields for seamless structured documentation.

These are just the first few reels in our series—so far, we’ve only scratched the surface of the features you can use to optimize your workflow. We’ve purposely built Dragon Medical One for clinical professionals, with endless opportunities for you to mold it into the perfect documentation companion for teams and individual clinicians alike.


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