Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is reaching the end of life on March 31st. That means it will no longer be supported by Nuance. What does that mean? When you purchase Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4, you get lifetime support. There is a misconception about what lifetime support means. Lifetime support covers the life of the software, not the lifetime of the computer or the user. So when the product is no longer supported by Nuance, the support ends as well.
What can’t you do after Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 reaches the end of life? You will no longer be entitled to your life support. You won’t be able to increase the number of activations on your existing licenses. If you need to download another copy of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4, you will not be able to use the Nuance site and will have to request a special download link from your reseller.
What can you do after Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 reaches the end of life? You will still be able to use Dragon to dictate, and as long as you don’t have any issues or need to upgrade the operating system, the program itself will not stop working. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is a lifetime perpetual license, so your software will not expire, and you will still be able to use it as long as you don’t need any support.
What are your options? There is not going to be a new version of Dragon Medical practice Edition, so there is not an upgrade available, nor will there be a new version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The only version of Dragon Medical still available is Dragon Medical One (DMO).
Dragon Medical One is a cloud-based solution to medical dictation. It has the most up-to-date dictation engine run on Nuance’s cloud. Because it is cloud-based, they update the software every one or two months. It has been designed to be more streamlined so that medical practitioners have an easier time navigating the fields. It also includes a program called Powermic Mobile, which is an app on your phone which allows you to use your phone as a portable microphone connected via wifi.
If you have a previous version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition, you may want to think about upgrading to Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The first step is to schedule a free 7-day trial. We can show you a web demo or start a 7-day free trial, so you can get hands-on and test the software in your environment. There is also a special promo for previous Dragon Medical Practice Edition customers, which allows them to get 20% off DMO for the first year.
If you have any DMPE issues, contact us for support or a 7-day trial for DMO. Genesis Technologies Inc is an Authorized Nuance Reseller. We offer great prices along with complementary training and support for Doctors and Nurse Practitioners. Contact us for more information on Dragon Medical Practice Edition.