What is MACRA, and do you Qualify? Healthcare in 2017 looks very different from what it was even two decades ago. Modern technology and innovative tools have made their way into doctors’ offices. Seeing a computer at the dentist might
Have you integrated tablets into your dental practice yet? If not, you’re missing out on a key tool to improve productivity! EHR solutions today are cumbersome and require dentists to switch back and forth between the patient and the computer.
Among the many goals of the Meaningful Use program and other federal initiatives is a future where the complete medical history of a patient is available across clinical settings, geographical locations and provider networks, through secure and confidential channels of
Purchasing and implementing a dental EHR system can often be an expensive and challenging process. Besides the initial cost of software, training expenses, digitization of paper records, and delays in project implementation can often lead to significant cost overruns. Because
The pace of technological advancements in the health IT industry has accelerated over the last decade. However in spite of numerous innovations in security, privacy and interface models, many clinicians continue to complain about poorly designed EHRs and a general
Dental hygienists are one of the most important employees in a practice, other than the dentist themselves. They are responsible for patient education, assisting the dentist, cleaning teeth etc. Most patients will have to spend some time with the hygienist who will assess the health of their teeth/gums and communicate any issues to the dentist so…
When EHRs were first introduced, they were bulky and cumbersome standalone software that had to be licensed, installed and maintained. They were also expensive enough that only hospitals and large multi-speciality practices could afford them. This left solo and small practices with few alternatives to paper records. There was considerable concern…
When dentists start their own practice, they are mostly concerned with the clinical aspects of treating patients such as providing quality dental care, maintaining a good relationship with all their clients etc. But doctors should remember that running a practice also requires good business skills in other areas such as practice management.
Once the decision to switch from paper records has been made, practices face the daunting task of digitizing charts, patient correspondence, consulting notes etc. Before starting the conversion process, patient records have to be checked for completeness and accuracy. Once the data has been checked and categorized according to priority or utility,…
More dental practices are starting to see the value of social media and are using it effectively to generate referrals and positive word-of-mouth. Just like other business owners, dentists can also benefit from the increased exposure that comes with having positive reviews on their website, blog, review sites or social media profiles.