If you have an EHR that connects through Citrix…

If your EHR is connecting through a Ctrix environment, you will run into one particular issue with Dragon Medical practice edition 2: fragmented text into free text areas in the EMR. When Dragon is used on a local application like Microsoft word, there is no problem. Any application that doesn’t require access through citrix will work. The only work around that the programmers at Nuance provided me with is to use the dictation box and transfer text (there is also a button you would check to keep the text in the clip board). Alternatively, the programmer told me that you can get the network edition of Dragon—but it’s much more expensive (you must license the server for about 10K and each client access license, aka: CAL or user, for around $2,200). This would have to be done through nuance directly. I’m more than willing to show the physicians how to use the dictation box to transfer the text, as it is an easy enough work around that still saves physicians plenty of time.