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DMO Official Support for Windows 11

Copy of PowerMic II in DMO

Dragon Medical One 2022.1 and newer officially support Windows 11

In general, you will have a better user experience overall. DMO 2022.2 offers all of the major features and functions available in the legacy versions of Dragon Medical One, but the functionality is now optimized. From a product development standpoint, the new architecture helps us make updates faster, more efficiently, and more independently. From an end user perspective, you will see some useful updates, including:

  • Support for Windows 11. DMO will now run on Windows 11, so facilities running Windows 11 will have a smooth and uninterrupted DMO experience.
  • Alignment with major EHR web initiatives. Epic Hyperdrive and Cerner Webview2 are supported in the new DMO architecture. This means if you have DMO 2022.1 and later, you can dictate directly into Epic’s hyperdrive. Same applies for Cerner modules using webview2 technology.
  • Support for EHRs and other applications running on the Microsoft Edge browser. DMO’s new architecture fully supports Microsoft Edge, and users will see a seamless DMO experience here as well.
  • Improved PowerMic Mobile performance. With the new architecture, DMO pairing time with PMM during peak load periods has been reduced from ~1.2 seconds to ~500 milliseconds.
  • Smaller footprint and faster processing times. DMO is moving to a true “cloud native” solution. This means a reduced footprint on your machine and faster speech processing. The new architecture helps us make updates faster, more efficient, and more independent improvements to your DMO experience! 
  • Improved Dragon Medical Advisor (DMA) processing in Epic. Dragon Medical Advisor users will see enhanced document identification and processing in Epic NoteWriter to support the Epic Hyperspace Feb ’22 upgrade.

I’ve been using Dragon Medical One in Windows 11 since November of 2021 and quite happily too. No issues with any of the applications that I’ve run across yet. I’ve been running it since the Beta Version of Windows 11 was leaked last August

As of August Windows 11 is the newest version of the Windows operating system and we are testing Dragon Medical One with Windows 11. Most customers have experienced little or no issues in using Dragon Medical One with Windows 11. We expect to announce official support for Windows 11 targeted for the 2nd calendar quarter of 2022.


If you’re technically inclined like I am, you’ll notice that Nuance planned for support of Windows 11 when they started the migration to WebView2. You can read more about this from Version 2021.3 if you’re interested.

Beyond moving things around, Windows 11 and Windows 10 are substantially similar. I have my own theories behind why there was a version change but much of the technology and security of Windows 11 is optional in Windows 10.

While I wouldn’t recommend a medical clinic jump on Windows 11 just yet, as many older EHR’s may have issues and you need to ensure you’re support team is ready for your personal equipment it’s certainly fun to use. I like the clean lines that Windows 11 gives and it runs quite well on my laptops and desktops. Keep in mind, I’m a bit of a techie so my systems are all <3 years old. If you have older computers you might want to just wait and many older systems are not supported by Windows 11.

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