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Making it Digital

October 14, 2019

It is possible to turn all the gobs of dead tree (paper) information stuffed in our charts into electronic digital information. YES. There are four ways to create digital information Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information. Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates […]

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New Tariff Increase Could Lead to Computer Shortages

October 10, 2019

From Advanced Automation Blog…Interesting: Waiting to upgrade your Window’s 7 computers could prove to be a fatal mistake. The new 25% tariff increase with China will effect computer parts including motherboards, graphic cards, CPU coolers and even desktop towers. If you wait until the last minute to upgrade you Window’s 7 PC’s there is a good […]

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Electronic Signature Pads

August 20, 2019

Follow the link to a direct source for a number of different electronic signature devices. These can be used for patient signatures on history, consent and HIPAA forms as well as for Dr. and staff sign off on chart entries. ePad

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Speaking the Truth? Not at Best Buy

July 2, 2019

From Katherine Eitel Belt: Then the young Geek said something that tipped the scales for me. “We always tell people that we can look at their computer, but no one will be here to do that until 8:00 in the morning and we already have several on the schedule tomorrow.” So, he had lied then. […]

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From Terrifying to Terrific: The Creative Journey of the Adventure Series

June 20, 2019

This is so cool. From GE Healthcare The Pulse: In the Pirate Adventure, a visual transformation of the equipment that was available before, patients are on a dock. There is a shipwreck and some sand castles in the corner. Children then work on the plank to be scanned.  The Coral City Adventure in the emergency room […]

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Apple’s $999 Mac Pro Display XDR monitor stand is the most Apple thing ever

June 11, 2019

From  ZDNet: But the ultimate Apple accessory, the one that says that money is no object, has to be the new Mac Pro Display XDR monitor stand, priced at a cool $999. Yes, you read that right. The new Mac Pro — starting price $5,999 — doesn’t come with a display, and the 32-inch 6k […]

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Three Paperless Forms Options

April 16, 2019

Forms and signatures are one of the essentials of record keeping. How then can you have a paperless record? There are three methods to gather the information electronically and totally bypass the paper. Tablet PC:A tablet PC is a mobile computer in the shape of a slate. The i-Pad is the best known tablet but […]

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Your smartphone screen is probably disgusting

March 12, 2019

“Mobile phones have become veritable reservoirs of pathogens as they touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions,” researchers observed in a 2009 study of bacteria removed from personal calling devices. Source: Your smartphone screen is probably disgusting. Here’s how to clean it The linked article is interesting. It outlines how our […]

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SurfCT Launches of Surf Robotics – bringing Artificial Intelligence & Robotics to Dentistry

February 5, 2019

From Digital Journal: At various dental offices throughout the world where Pepper is being deployed by Surf Robotics and welcomed as a dental team member, the nearly four-foot tall robot – with green and blue eyes that has a computer tablet connected to its stomach – waits at the front desk to greet patients. Pepper […]

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What to buy before year end?

October 29, 2018

Where should you spend your one million dollars of section 179 money before the end of the year? Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows businesses to expense certain capital investments. For details regarding the law look here. Complete or upgrade your technology infrastructure. If you still do not have computers in every […]

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Dental Office Computer Workstations

October 18, 2018

From  TechCentral: Your OmniCore computer network comes complete with a virtualized server, network-attached storage (NAS), a business-grade wireless access point and firewall and hybrid data backup, all contained in a sleek, mobile, low-profile rack that can easily be rolled into an office. With OmniCore, TechCentral will provide, monitor and maintain your network for a low, […]

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OmniCore | TechCentral

October 4, 2018

TECHCENTRAL OMNICORELet TechCentral help eliminate your dental office IT stress with a fully managed and maintained all-in-one network infrastructure. Get all essential network IT hardware, services and support for one low monthly cost. Source: OmniCore | TechCentral Tech Central the hardware division of Henry Schein One has developed an all in one hardware package which […]

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Sunset for Windows 7 & Server 2008

October 2, 2018

From Advanced Automation Blog: Microsoft Windows will be ending extended support for Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7 desktop operating systems in January 2020. Since Windows will no longer provide security patches for these operating systems, HIPAA requires that this software be replaced or retired prior to the sunset date. You can use the section 179 […]

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Cubex Mini

September 25, 2018



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Henry Schein One

September 20, 2018

  “With the creation of Henry Schein One, we have advanced our dental business strategy by bringing together the leaders in dental software and web-based applications to build a powerful new engine that will enable dental professionals to be more efficient and to enhance their ability to deliver high-quality care to patients,” said Stanley M. […]

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Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others make health data pledge to Ease Patient, Provider Access to Health Data

September 18, 2018

From CNBC: There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share their medical information between doctors, especially those working in different hospitals. Source: Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others make health data pledge This is […]

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What is XaaS (Anything as a Service)?

September 18, 2018

XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service. It recognizes the vast number of products, tools and technologies that vendors now deliver to users as a service over a network — typically the internet — rather than provide locally or on-site within an enterprise. Examples of XaaS […]

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Clinical Computer Monitors

August 23, 2018

One of the smartest guys I know is Doug Yoon. Doug is a dentist but more importantly he is a digital image scientist and the founder of XDR digital radiology. I asked Doug to give me some advice on the best clinical monitors for digital radiography. Here is what he had to say. Even the […]

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Public & Private

August 21, 2018

Some things seen on the computer monitor are public. Those are things we want the patient to see, their own chart, x-rays, photos or patient education. Other information should not be seen. That would include another patient’s chart or even the daily schedule. That is private. Another way to refer to these is the patient […]

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Is a 49-inch Monitor Too Big?

August 16, 2018

From PCMag.com: How big is too big? When it comes to monitors, I may have just found the answer. For the last few weeks, I’ve using Samsung’s 49-inch CHG90 Gaming Monitor. While it’s an excellent monitor, it’s not really the right monitor for what I do. Source: Is a 49-inch Monitor Too Big? | PCMag.com The […]

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