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1 Focus Medical Software Introduces Full-Service Support for Dragon(R) Medical Practice Edition
[December 11, 2012]

1 Focus Medical Software Introduces Full-Service Support for Dragon(R) Medical Practice Edition

San Francisco, CA, Dec 11, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Like many Nephrology physicians, the daily schedule of Dr. Samuel Spitalewitz is a juggling act of managing a five-partner practice and teaching five clinical fellows. His schedule leaves few allowances for deciphering a colleague's handwriting or taking notes on the dozens of patient cases that he sees. He found out through his peer network that Dragon(R) Medical Practice Edition, the newest speech recognition software from Nuance, was effective and user-friendly and he decided to give it a try. The software was created specifically to serve the needs of practices just like Dr. Spitalewitz's, with 24 physicians or less.

Dr. Spitalewitz currently practices with the Brookdale Plaza Nephrology Associates in Brooklyn, New York. His decision to purchase Dragon Medical Practice Edition was not an easy decision. He was concerned that the system might not deliver what he and his partners needed for their practice and that it would disappoint. However, those concerns were put to rest when he connected with 1 Focus Medical Software, a professional services firm and reseller of Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The team at 1 Focus Medical Software, based in San Francisco, assured him that the key to success with Dragon Medical Practice Edition is proper training and reliable follow-up support once the system is up and running. With over 80 dialysis patients per month managed solely by Dr. Spitalewitz, it was critical that the transition to Dragon Medical Practice Edition be seamless. The result was not only a seamless transition to this specialized medical voice transcription software, but the entire team at Brookdale Plaza Nephrology Associates was also able to access 1 Focus Medical Software for remote product support questions.

"Dragon Medical Practice Edition saves our medical team a significant amount of time compared to traditional note taking," says Dr. Spitalewitz. "It's tedious to use paper in the hospital, especially with the classically abominable doctor's handwriting. It's easy to waste 25 minutes trying to find a single piece of paper or decipher someone else's handwriting. Many times you have to page the doctor in order to figure out what they wrote." 1 Focus Medical Software would like to introduce the same support offered to Dr. Spitalewitz - their full-service support - for qualifying clients who are interested in purchasing the latest healthcare solution from Nuance Healthcare, Dragon Medical Practice Edition voice recognition software. The Chief Technology Officer of 1 Focus Medical Software, (add CTO's name), shares, "Whether it's been two days or two years since you purchased and installed Dragon Medical Practice Edition software through us, we'll be here for you." Designed for small medical practices, Dragon Medical Practice Edition can increase overall productiveness and allows faster dictation than ever before with 99 percent effectiveness. The software can type, open other computer programs, and even browse the web. The ability to get dialysis dictation, diagnosis coding, and paperwork done quicker allows Dr. Spitalewitz and others in his practice to spend more meaningful time with patients instead of typing and correcting. The training and support in particular, was much easier than he thought it would be.

"It was quite easy and straightforward," said Dr. Spitalewitz. "You don't need to be computer savvy to figure it out. 1 Focus Medical makes the process pretty painless. I only had to read my content as described by the team at 1 Focus Medical and learned from them how to properly perform corrections. That's it." Dr. Spitalewitz especially appreciates the medical sub-specialties, including nephrology, offered with Dragon Medical Practice Edition. He says he now uses the Dragon Medical Practice Edition software with an average of four new dialysis patients per week. In total, Dr. Spitalewitz estimates he uses the system with 1,100 patients annually.

To manage his particular dictation needs when working in the dialysis room Dr. Spitalewitz currently uses a Philips LFH-9380 digital recorder and an Andrea NC-181 VM USB headset.

With the simplified training and ongoing support of 1 Focus Medical Software, including desktop sharing for over-the-phone remote technical assistance, Dr. Spitalewitz has been successfully practicing medicine and teaching medical interns using Dragon Medical Practice Edition. The doctor now says he is anxious for his next transition: to an electronic health record (EHR) system. And he knows that Dragon Medical Practice Edition will easily integrate to make that transition seamless as well.

For more information about Dragon Medical Practice Edition and the complete offerings available from 1 Focus Medical Software please visit

About 1 Focus Medical Software 1 Focus Medical Software is an Elite national reseller of Dragon(R) Medical Practice Edition by Nuance. 1 Focus Medical Software focuses on providing full-service support to medical practices interested in maximizing their productivity and quality of patient care through the use of technology. The team assists with the installation, training and use of their products for life. They will make sure that a clinical practice's specific needs are met and the right solution is found. Offering full-service software consulting and online speech recognition software and hardware sales for the medical field, 1 Focus Medical Software can be found on the web at

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