If you find that your dictations are inaccurate while using Dragon Medical One (DMO), there are a few things to keep in mind to try and improve the accuracy of your dictation.
Is your microphone pointed toward your mouth and held approximately 1-3 inches away?
Are you speaking in complete sentences, including punctuation (e.g. "the patient is 41 years old period")? If you are mumbling, slurring, or speaking too fast, Dragon will have a difficult time discerning the dictated text.
Adding words to your vocabulary
If Dragon is misunderstanding the same word(s) consistently, you may need to add the word(s) to your vocabulary. This will allow you to set a specific pronunciation for words to ensure that Dragon will dictate it correctly in your text.
See our article on managing vocabulary for more information.
If it appears that Dragon is missing the start or tail end of your sentence, ensure you are accounting for the 1/2 second delay when turning the microphone on and off.
If there are specific medical terms that you think Dragon should be understanding, make sure you are logged in as the correct user and specialty when logging into Dragon Medical One. If you have chosen the incorrect specialty this will hinder Dragon's ability to best understand you.