Many dental offices that are trying to “go paperless” are finding that scanning documents requires quite a bit of time and money. Dental offices that scan indicated that one document takes one to three minutes to scan, and using some conservative estimates about new patient flow and employee salaries, the total costs can be as high as $4,256.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to scanning: online forms. With technology such as MedicTalk DentForms, patients can complete a medical history, any consents and HIPAA forms before they even arrive at the office. This software costs less than the estimated costs for scanning for one year. This is the newest and best way to truly make your office both chartless and efficient.