A Guest blog from Dentrix. The opinions expressed are from Dentrix not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choces.
If you are an Apple iPad user and want to use it as part of your Dentrix practice management, you may be interested to know that Henry Schein just launched of a new version of Dentrix® Mobile that is enhanced for the iPad’s large screen and resolution. Dentrix Mobile is a remote access tool that allows dentists and office staff to view their appointment schedules, prescriptions, medical alerts and patient information from their smartphones and tablet devices. The updated version allows dentists to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screens to see an enhanced view of their Dentrix practice and patient information whenever they are out of the office. It also lets users add notes to the appointment book or confirm appointments — anytime, anywhere.
“Many of our Dentrix users own Apple iPads and understand how effective tablets can be to remotely access their Dentrix data,” said Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein Practice Solutions. “With our new version of Dentrix Mobile, dentists who use Apple iPad or Motorola Xoom tablets can now take advantage of the larger screens to see enhanced Dentrix graphics and more practice information.”
The new notes feature will help iPad and Xoom users keep track of requests and after hours patient follow-up while out of the office. “Since notes can be added for a specific patient or day in the appointment book, dentists who take after-hour calls can take notes and have them automatically updated to Dentrix and able to see them the next time they open the patient’s appointment,” said Adam McDaniel, eServices product manager for Henry Schein Practice Solutions.
Dentrix Users who also own Dentrix eCentral — a bundle of electronic services that manage patient communication and insurance billing — can now use their iPad or Xoom to confirm appointments outside of the office with the new version of Dentrix Mobile. “The confirmation is immediately updated in Dentrix so that the front desk team, hygienist or contracted workers can confirm appointments outside of normal business hours or without going into the office,” Mr. McDaniel said. “Dentrix eCentral users can also mark a patient’s insurance status as eligible or initiate an eligibility verification update from the patient’s insurance carrier without being in the office,” he added.
Dentrix Mobile offers security features to ensure practice employees have authorized access and patient data security is safe. Dentrix Mobile manages multiple accounts, giving dentists the ability to easily add or remove users as necessary. “Having multiple accounts eliminate the need for the entire staff to learn new login credentials when an employee leaves. Also, dentists can see which team members have logged in to Mobile and when,” McDaniel added.
Dentrix Mobile runs on the latest smartphones and mobile devices, including BlackBerry®, iPhone™, iPad™, Palm Pre™, Motorola Xoom™ and Android™. The newest upgraded version of Dentrix Mobile is free to customers with the latest version of Dentrix and a Customer Service Plan.