What Are The Hardware Requirements For Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2?
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 provides clinicians with more complete and accurate documentation, improved satisfaction, a more efficient workflow, and increased profitability of their medical practice. The question that most future users have about Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is not whether they should get the software but whether or not they can.
The required hardware for use with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is a computer with a minimum of 1GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. The system must also have a processor cache of 2 MB. The computer must have free hard disk space of 5 GB. The RAM expectation for the system is 2 GB RAM for XP and Vista and 4 GB for Windows 7, 8 and 2008 64-bit/2012.
Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 is supported by Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit, Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit, Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only, and Windows Server 2008 and 2008, SP1, SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit (Windows 2008 R2 64-bit SP2 only).
The software requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 (free download available at www.microsoft.com). It also requires Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording. A USB or DVD-ROM drive is required for installation.
A Nuance-approved headset microphone is also required. The Nuance PowerMic II is the only microphone specifically designed for use with Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, which helps with overall productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Its ergonomic control makes dictation, review, editing and navigation easier and faster. There are many Nuance-approved headset microphones available, what should be kept in mind is the workplace in which the microphone will be used and the special characteristics of that workplace.
As you can see, the requirements for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 are fairly basic. Most modern medical practices meet these criteria.