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Trends to expect in 2019

January 15, 2019

From doctor.com health trends survey: 3. Online scheduling and digital communications will be the norm The ability to book or request appointments online is in hot demand. And this trend continue to grow year over year. In 2018, 31% of patients consider online scheduling options when deciding on a provider, and 42% even report that […]

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Dental Tech Resolutions for 2019

December 27, 2018

High Tech Dental New Year’s Resolutions 1. Before you purchase new technology resolve to use what you have now more effectively. Chances are you already have some pretty sophisticated technology and you are not getting all you could from it. Plan at least two technology training session for the team and the dentist in the […]

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CareCredit Now Integrated Into Dentrix

December 20, 2018

This is great news: Henry Schein, Inc. today announced the integration of CareCredit’s financing tool into Henry Schein’s dental and veterinary practice management software solutions. The integration offers dental and veterinary practices more financing options for their patients and pet owners, while improving practice efficiency. CareCredit integrates into Dentrix® and Easy Dental®, practice management software […]

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Google Search Results: Why Yours Might Be Different

December 11, 2018

From Fortune: …a study conducted by DuckDuckGo, a search engine that aims to protect users’ privacy. Participants searched Google for “gun control,” “immigration,” and “vaccinations,” but despite the identical search terms, the results varied, even when controlling the time and location, according to the study. Source: Google Search Results: Why Yours Might Be Different | Fortune […]

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For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

December 4, 2018

From MarketWatch: “It was striking,” says Melissa Hunt, psychology professor at University of Pennsylvania, who led the study. “What we found over the course of three weeks was that rates of depression and loneliness went down significantly for people who limited their (social media) use.” Source: For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression […]

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The Creepy Line – Documentary

November 29, 2018

Very interesting documentary, worth your time. Many of the things discussed in the movie are disturbing. There is strong evidence Google and Facebook are not just gathering and exploiting your personal information they are manipulating you as well. I am not sure I buy into everything, never the less there is certainly some truth to […]

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Digital Workflow

November 27, 2018

Workflow equals systems. We all have systems in our offices. Some systems were designed and refined, and others just happened by accident. A system is the process we use to accomplish a task in the office. For example; how do you create a new chart? How do you confirm appointments? How do you get charts […]

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Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be

November 26, 2018

Good News From WIRED: AS YOU TRAVEL this holiday season, bouncing from airport to airplane to hotel, you’ll likely find yourself facing a familiar quandary: Do I really trust this random public Wi-Fi network? As recently as a couple of years ago, the answer was almost certainly a resounding no. But in the year of […]

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iPrescribe

November 13, 2018

From DrFirst: Easy, Fast, and Intuitive e-prescribingiPrescribe makes prescribing easy and fast. You start the app and send a new prescription or a refill with just a few taps on your phone. No need to wait for your computer to boot, no need to log in to anything to access PDMP data. Source: iPrescribe | DrFirst […]

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FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking

November 6, 2018

From Health and Human Services (HHS) According to the report, the FDA had not adequately assessed the risk that cybersecurity in medical devices can pose, which is what led to these weaknesses. Source: FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking, HHS report says Digital diagnostics linked to smart phones, smart medical devices, and […]

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

October 25, 2018

Bumped from Aug 30. I find this very disturbing. From Eaglesoft support: If you are a current DemandForce/Sesame user, the interface with Eaglesoft will no longer work after Oct 31, 2018. Please reach out to eServices Sales at 800.294.8504 to further discuss the many options available. Source: Support Home Page Who owns the data? It seems […]

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Illinois dentist files complaint over false Yelp review

October 25, 2018

From Becker’s Dental Review: Chicago Kidds Pediatric Dentistry dentist Christopher Neal, DDS, filed a complaint after receiving what he alleges was a false Yelp review, according to Cook Country Record. Source: Illinois dentist files complaint over false Yelp review: 5 takeaways You can see Dr. Neals’ Yelp page here.  It appears there are two more […]

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How to clear all unwanted emails from your inbox

October 22, 2018

From  Kim Komando: Unlike the popular choice to create a secondary email address for sign-ups or mandatory disclosures for exclusive offers, DEAs make it simple to receive the emails you want (and no more) straight to your primary inbox. There are a variety of options out there that provide this special service. Source: How to clear […]

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Here’s how to tell if your Facebook account was one of the 29 million hacked

October 16, 2018

From Mashable: Twenty-nine million Facebook users had their accounts accessed by hackers. This, as it sounds, is very bad. ..Whether or not you are one of the victims. Here’s how to check: First, while logged into your Facebook account, head on over to the Help Center and scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll see one […]

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At-Home Eldercare Goes High Tech

October 15, 2018

From E-Commerce Times: At the forefront of these industry trends is the idea of “Aging in Place,” defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” The technology to make Aging in […]

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The second best thing to a patient referral

October 15, 2018

From DSO News: Your staff should encourage every patient to leave a positive online review. Get a poster printed, frame it and hang it on your waiting room wall inviting patients to leave a positive online review. Have a framed 8.5″x11.5″ reminder hung next to your door that patients see on their way out. Get postcards […]

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Easy steps to creating a more effective online presence for your practice

October 9, 2018

From CDA: Sixty percent of consumers conduct online research before going to a business’ website to weigh a purchase decision. Even if you have a new top-of-the-line site, people may never make it there if they don’t like what they see on popular review sites. Consumers don’t know you, so all they have to go […]

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Facebook Is Breached by Hackers, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk

October 1, 2018

From NYT: Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. The company said it discovered the breach this week. The attackers exploited a feature in Facebook’s code that allowed them to take over user accounts. Early Friday, Facebook forced more than 90 […]

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Google is Tracking You

September 25, 2018

From Digital Content Next: The key findings include: A dormant, stationary Android phone (with the Chrome browser active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an average of 14 data communications per hour. In fact, location information constituted 35 percent of all the data samples sent to […]

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Zoom & Skype call tips (the secrets of video conferences)

September 24, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin…great advice: If you’ve ever joined more than three people on a Skype or Zoom conference call, I hope you’ll appreciate these tips, and perhaps share them: Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it. Use an external microphone or headset. When you’re not talking, hit mute. […]

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