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Electronic Dental Record guidance from the ADA

March 27, 2017

From ADA News: The committee earlier this year published ADA Technical Report No. 1030, Dental Provider’s Guide to the Electronic Dental Record, which discusses key concepts of the Electronic Dental Record and provides guidance on implementing an Electronic Dental Record system into dental offices. Source: Electronic Dental Record concepts, guidance for use laid out in […]

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Paperless Thoughts

November 14, 2016

Dead tree (paper) data can only be in one place at a time. There is only one paper appointment book, only one paper chart, only one film radiograph. As a result if one of the pieces is missing, say the chart is in the back (or just lost in a stack on the doctor’s desk) […]

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Guide to “Going Paperless”

August 19, 2016

2016 is the year to “Go Paperless” Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Make it your goal – paperless in 2016. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer the basic question…Why bother?  It then provides step by step help in setting […]

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“Paperless” Mistake

June 21, 2016

One of the common mistakes dentists make with electronic charting is that they only go part way. For example: The office may use a paper chart in the treatment room during diagnosis to mark future treatment. Then they take the paper chart to the computer and enter everything again. They will use the computer to […]

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Digital Workflow and Front Desklessness

November 30, 2015

Many years ago in the BC era (Before Computers) when office data was on paper, work flow meant; where does the chart go and who does what task. Once a dental office develops a paperless system digital data can be accessed anywhere there is a computer, in the back, at the front or somewhere in […]

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Interactive “Smart” Forms

October 20, 2015

When we consider using online forms our first notion is to simply copy the paper forms we have always used in a digital format like a pdf. However once you start thinking digital and electronic the forms can become so much more. Forms can now be smart and interactive. For example, Men do not become […]

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Your Practice and Patients Will Love Going Paperless

October 12, 2015

A Guest blog from Dayna Johnson. The opinions expressed are from Dayna 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 choices. _____________________________________________________________________________ By: Dayna Johnson Reasons Why Your Practice and Patients Will Love Going Paperless You’ve probably heard […]

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Eliminating Dead Tree Charts

July 13, 2015

It has become fashionable on the Internet to refer to traditional newspapers as “dead tree” media. This of course refers to the many thousands of trees that are cut down every day and used to make paper. If you are using traditional paper charts then you are using “dead tree” charts. There is a better […]

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Electronic Health Records Mandate

June 7, 2015

Krauthammer Follow Up: Hospital physicians will tell you endless tales about the wastefulness of the data collection and how the lack of interoperability defeats the very purpose of data sharing. via Electronic Health Records Mandate — Doctors Are Being Needlessly Demoralized | National Review Online. This is a follow up article to this from last […]

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NBC News Reports on Medical Records Hacks

May 28, 2015

This is what your patients will be seeing.

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Third Generation Online Referrals

May 20, 2015

First generation attempts to create digital referral slips simply recreate the paper form in an electronic format, usually pdf. The referring dentist needs to download and print the form then fill in the information (patient name, practice information, tooth #, diagnosis etc.) by hand. The patient takes the form to the specialist and the data […]

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Fuzzy no More

May 18, 2015

One of the best things about a digital x-rays is that they are…wait for it…they are…digital! That means we can use diagnostic software to examine and possibly enhance the image and improve our diagnostic efficiency. Most dentists believe that digital radiography is all about the sensor, but when it comes to diagnosis it is all […]

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Paperless…Chartless? What’s the Difference?

April 2, 2015

More good advice from Dayna the Dentrix Diva. If your office sends the patient paper forms to fill out before their appointment, sends the patient a PDF attachment of your new patient forms, or if you send your patients to your website where they have to download a PDF form, your office is ”chartless” not […]

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The File Room of 2025

February 20, 2015

Today: The dentist has a room filled with charts, radiographs, correspondence, EOBs and all the other records along with endless little white boxes filled with plaster models. Finding the models and records for a case done six years ago requires an exploratory party and soon bears a striking resemblance to a wilderness expedition. But make no mistake about […]

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MedicTalk DentForms Paperless Dental Software

January 7, 2015

With DentForms, patients’ can electronically complete their forms either online or on a computer in your office. All of these forms can then be electronically signed with a digital signature pad or touch screen monitor in your office. via MedicTalk DentForms Paperless Dental Software | The Dental Record. I have tried several electronic forms systems. […]

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2015 – High noon for federal health records program?

January 4, 2015

From Politico: 2015 promises to be a critical year for determining whether electronic health records will enable physicians to communicate with each other efficiently to create better care. If they can’t get their systems to interact, the program may be seen as largely a waste. via High noon for federal health records program? – Arthur […]

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Risk Analysis Video

July 17, 2014

Following is one of a series of videos the Government has produced to help medical and dental professionals understand the basics of a HIPAA risk assessment. The video is a good overview but does not have the detail you will need to actually do an analysis. For that you will most likely need the help […]

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Google’s Brin & Page: on Mission Creep, Healthcare and the cost of Regulations

July 14, 2014

From Reason.com But why isn’t the company devoting more of its innovation firepower to the wildly inefficient U.S. health care industry, which hogs about 18% of GDP? Brin explained: Generally, health is just so heavily regulated. It’s just a painful business to be in. It’s just not necessarily how I want to spend my time. […]

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At the ADA: LocalMed

November 3, 2013

One of the few things I saw at the ADA meeting in New Orleans that was truly new and unique was LocalMed an online service that allows patients to actually book an appointment in your office. I believe we are ready to take that step. Of course you do not allow patients to take control […]

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Do Older Patients Need More Dental Work?

August 26, 2013

In case you missed it, from a Dentalcompare article published last January. So, do older patients need more dental work? The answer will probably surprise you. (These numbers were generated by “Action Run” a unique e-service that finds and re-activates patients.)…if a patient slips out of re-care and fails to see the dentist for two […]

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