Is an iPad ideal for SaaS applications?

The SaaS (Software as a Service) business model of delivering applications to the Internet has grown considerably in the last few years. SaaS, also commonly referred to as hosted applications or on demand software, offers an alternative to enterprises which historically had to build and maintain their own IT infrastructure.    SaaS vendors operate…

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Complete vs. Modular Certified EHR systems

Many clinics and hospitals all over the country are participating in the EHR incentive program. Before being able to attest for meaningful use objectives, participants will have to show that they are using a certified EHR system. EHRs may be certified as complete or modular.    Complete EHR    A complete EHR is one which has been certified as a…

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The benefits of certified dental EHR systems

Although there are a wide variety of EHR systems that are certified for meaningful use, it can be particularly challenging for dentists to find software that suits the needs of their practice. Some of them may purchase and implement a complete EHR solution in a bid to receive incentives quickly, only to find that it lacks basic functionality…

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Tips to save time managing your dental practice

Many dental practices are struggling financially because they have fewer new patients coming in and existing patients are postponing oral care appointments to save money. To stay viable, dentists are trying to increase efficiency and cut costs. Managing your time effectively is crucial to ensure a successful practice. Very often, dentists find…

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How to evaluate a dental software’s usability

When purchasing EDR systems, buyers are often inundated with information such as features, system requirements, costs etc. Quite often the usability factor of software is overlooked, partly because it is difficult to define let alone measure. However since it is an important indicator for successful implementation, practices should take the time…

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5 Tips to Help You Market Your Dental Practice on the Web

Marketing your business effectively is one of the most fundamental ways to achieve substantial business growth. Unless patients become aware of your professionalism as a dentist and of your expertise in the field, they will not come to your clinic for treatments. So you need to reach out to them, and let them know that you are a skilled dentist.

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How Leap Motion can revolutionize the dental industry

We have seen a lot of innovative products and revolutionary technology in the last few decades. Touchscreens have changed the way we use phones and tablets but the mouse and keyboard remain the most common input devices on laptops and desktops. While they can be used to accomplish most tasks easily and effectively, it is still not an intuitive…

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Key elements to improve patients clinical experience

Customer service has long been a buzzword in service industries. Retailers and banks invest significant resources to create a positive experience for their customers, knowing that a satisfied consumer is more likely to share their experience with others. This word-of-mouth marketing is prized highly since it is the most credible form of…

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The iPad Air: A whole new level of speed and graphic quality

Dentists and the iPad Technology is rapidly changing the face of the dental industry. Gone are the filing cabinets and mounds of paperwork with many clinics switching over to EDR and electronic PM systems. Practices are also using social media and digital advertising to better serve their clients. In much the same way, smart devices such as the…

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Meet Meaningful Use Objectives: Preventive Care Reminders

To complete Stage I of the EHR incentive program, eligible professionals have to meet meaningful use criteria. These include 15 core and a further 5 out of a menu of 10 objectives, along with 6 Clinical Quality Measures. One such menu objective is patient reminders for preventive or follow up care.

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