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Training Overview

Perhaps the most important key to success with speech recognition, Speakeasy Solutions’ training sessions provides you with the knowledge that will enable you to soar with Dragon.

Certified Dragon Trainer

Speakeasy Solutions are certified Nuance Dragon® Professional and Dragon® Medical Practice Edition trainers.

Why Receive Training from Speakeasy Solutions Inc.?

CME Credits

As an additional benefit of receiving training from Speakeasy Solutions, medical practitioners may claim one credit per hour of training from Speakeasy Solutions for self-directed activities.  For a complete solution, this equates to 6 credits.

Law Society of British Columbia CPD Credits

Under Practice Management, following onto the technology in a law practice category, Dragon training conducted by Speakeasy Solutions allows members of the Law Society of British Columbia to claim CPD credits for the courses: "Dragon Complete Training" (6 hours) and "Dragon Q&A Training" (2 hours).

BC Law Society course link. Speakeasy Solutions is listed under "Request Approval of an UNLISTED course", and then under "Course Provider".

One-On-One or Group

Speakeasy Solutions highly recommends one-on-one training for most types of training sessions.

Group training sessions are possible when individuals in the group learn at approximately the same pace, and with the same objectives. A maximum of four to six people are accommodated within the group training session, although experience has shown smaller groups are the most effective.

Group sessions, however, are very valuable with Complete and Q&A Training sessions as most individuals in an organization, corporation, clinic or law firm have the same questions or encounter the same challenges in using Dragon with their applications, workflow, and environment.  A group session resolves these concerns en masse.

Length of Sessions and Availability

Training sessions are conducted in two-hour segments, available Monday through Friday, on site or remote.

To obtain the most from training (and develop a list of personal, pertinent questions) it is advisable to have some practice time between multiple sessions.  However, a crash course is easily accommodated if desired.

Training appointments are generally available between one and three weeks' notice, depending on schedule coordination.

Dragon Training OverviewTraining sessions are usually booked at the following times (Pacific Time):

  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM

For remote clients or on site (if possible), the following times (Pacific Time) are also available:

  • 7:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 4:00 PM

Training on Software Programs That You Use

If Speakeasy Solutions is unfamiliar with how a particular software program interacts with speech recognition, research is undertaken prior to training or, time permitting, during an actual training session.  Speakeasy Solutions quickly determines the degree of compatibility between Dragon and your application (generally, a quick five to 15 minute investigation is sufficiently informative).

Speakeasy Solutions is well versed in using speech recognition with a broad variety of operating systems. Speakeasy Solutions is also very knowledgeable with respect to using speech recognition in an array of software programs such as:

  • Microsoft Office,
  • Many EMR systems (i.e. PITO approved such as Intrahealth, Med Access, Osler, Wolf, Accuro, iClinic, and Plexia),
  • Legal industry specialty programs (i.e. Amicus Attorney, PC Law, and CaseMap),
  • Adobe software (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign),
  • QuickBooks,
  • Contact management programs (i.e. Maximizer, and ACT!),
  • Groupwise, etc.

Speakeasy Solutions focuses training on software programs you utilize and activities you perform. We cater specifically to your needs and desires. Training in this manner allows you to see the results you want more quickly and address issues that are important to you.

SeS Training “Tips and Tricks” Workbooks

SeS Training “Tips and Tricks” WorkbookSpeakeasy Solutions provides a main Training Workbook, written exclusively by Speakeasy Solutions. Our Training Workbook incorporates tips and tricks we have personally learned over our many years as speech recognition power users, arming you with the same knowledge from which to build.

Version after version of this Training Workbook has been influenced by our medical and legal clients, and we thank them for their continued input, allowing us to provide a resource guide specifically catering to the way doctors and lawyers work.

We teach the quickest and most efficient methods for using speech recognition in your everyday use. We also teach a multitude of methods affecting a variety of results -- dependent upon your preferences and needs. We skip sections and information that is not useful to you, focusing on knowledge that will enhance your experience.

SeS Dragon Training Workbook with Reference CardThis is a resource written by users with other users in mind.  Our clients continuously provide feedback, thereby improving future versions.  We have been training users in speech recognition for over 16 years and strive to hone our skills, learn and adapt to our client's needs.  Our training materials are a reflection of our desire to pass along truly useful information for users of speech recognition, regardless of their background and needs.

The Training Workbooks & Instructional Materials are available to clients who receive 6 hours of Complete Training or the 2 hour Upgrade Training from Speakeasy Solutions

Training in Your Environment

Speakeasy Solutions trains you in your environment and on your equipment. We believe it is important for you to receive personal training in a comfortable setting.

There may be a travel charge for those living outside of the core Vancouver region.

We accommodate out of town visitors to Vancouver wishing to bring their equipment to us for training, or those who wish to train on our equipment. We meet you at your hotel or local location.

We also offer remote training (a high speed internet connection is required and we highly recommend the use of a speaker phone), servicing clients all across Canada, from coast to coast.