Athletes and Dental Health

Everyone loves to have a healthy body but it requires a careful diet and daily exercise which many people do not bother with. Not surprisingly therefore, most people admire professional athletes and look up to them as the epitome of physical health. Quite naturally, one would expect Olympic level sportsmen to be the healthiest specimens of…

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Challenges of Open Source Dental Software

Open source software is enjoying a resurgence in the technology sector. Open systems have significant advantages over their proprietary counterparts: low-cost, contributions from experts around the world, extensive peer review by talented coders etc. Whether it is games, security applications or even operating systems, a number of programmers…

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Social networking: How it can work for your dental practice

An increasing number of dental practices are turning to technology to streamline their administrative and business operations. However, few dentists engage in social media to improve their marketing efforts. One of the reasons for this reluctance is that many medical professionals don’t understand what they can do with it or how it can help their…

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EDR implementation: Converting patient records

Making the transition from paper records to electronic systems – such as EDRs and practice management software – can be a daunting and complicated task. Even a small practice will have hundreds of patient records which have to be converted to digital format in order to be usable. Some clinics don’t even think about their data until they are half…

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Should you Send a Newsletter to your Patients?

With the rising costs of health insurance and increasing competition among dental care providers, it has become imperative for dentists to reach current and prospective clients using various marketing methods. One such tool that has always been popular is the

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The Costs and Benefits of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

Computerized Physician Order Entry is a process by which physicians can place orders regarding patient care through an electronic system which communicates them to the various departments. They commonly include medication orders to the pharmacy, lab tests for blood work

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Drawbacks of cloud Electronic Dental Records: Are there any?

Cloud EDRs have rapidly become the best choice for many practices since they offer security, accessibility and collaboration at a relatively low monthly cost. Hosted solutions have allowed clinics to eliminate in-house servers and clunky software and have increasing productivity while also enabling doctors to see more patients than before.    Does…

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Avoiding Electronic Dental Record Liability Risks

Adopting EHRs offers many advantages to medical practices: increased productivity, better patient care and quite often, decreased liability risks. Not a lot of research has been done to establish a correlation between liability exposure and EHR adoption, yet many insurance companies will offer you discounts on your premium if you have an EHR. EDR…

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Desktop vs Tablet Electronic Dental Records

For decades, Windows has been the dominant desktop operating system in the world. Other operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS appealed to niche segments such as software developers or graphic artists but the average user was most familiar

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Electronic Dental Record Safe Harbor Rules

The federal government has created a number of initiatives to encourage the adoption of EHR/EDR systems by the healthcare industry, of which the currently running meaningful use program is a significant one. Another such measure was the introduction of “safe

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