Tutorial #24: Backend Dictation

Backend dictation allows you to record yourself dictating while you are away from your computer and have Dragon Medical transcribe it upon your return. This video shows you how to do this.

Using Backend Dictation

There are two types of dictation in Dragon; front-end dictation and back-end dictation. Front-end dictation is when you dictate into your mic and you see the text appearing on your screen as you speak it, it is the most common form of dictation. Back-end dictation is when you save an audio file, and then drag-and-drop the audio file into Dragon so it can transcribe it for you. Here are is how to use back-end dictation in Dragon Medical:

  1. Launch Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, if it isn't already open, by double clicking the desktop icon, clicking the icon on the taskbar if present, or by simply opening the start menu in windows and typing in "Dragon Medical Practice Edition," and then pressing enter

  2. Once Dragon opens, either select a profile to load or, if you have only one profile, wait for Dragon to load your profile

  3. Locate the audio file you want to have transcribed (either on your desktop or elsewhere on your computer)

  4. Drag the audio file up into the dragon bar to begin the back-end transcription!