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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE)
Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE) Technology

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Description: Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE) is a medical speech recognition Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution created for clinics or practices with 24 or less providers. DMPE is a mobile and desktop application designed to help physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, and other care providers navigate and dictate medical decision-making and treatment plans directly into a patient`s EHR. Clinicians can use a narrative format to dictate the elements of a patient encounter where they need to document care in their own words, including the History of Present Illness, Review of Symptoms, Physical Examination, and Assessment and Plan.

This technology does not utilize a database, as sensitive data is encrypted and stored in files locally on the user`s hard drive. Additionally, this technology can be deployed as a cloud-based solution.

The TRM decisions in this entry only apply to technologies and versions owned, operated, managed, patched, and version-controlled by VA. This includes technologies deployed as software installations on VMs within VA-controlled cloud environments (e.g. VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC)). Cloud services provided by the VAEC, which are listed in the VAEC Service Catalog, and those controlled and managed by an external Cloud Service Provider (i.e. SaaS) are not in the purview of the TRM. For more information on the use of cloud services and cloud-based products within VA, including VA private clouds, please see the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) Portal at:

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:

Dragon Medical Practice Edition will no longer be available for purchase after March 31, 2021.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition user will need to transition to Dragon Medical One.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.11
Decision Date: 11/02/2021 at 02:08:35 UTC
Introduced By:
Vendor Name: Nuance
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/02/2021 at 02:08:35 UTC).