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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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Uber for Hygienists

September 17, 2018

 Interesting. Biteline is a startup on the east coast that hooks up dental offices with hygienists and assistants looking for a part time gig.

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A Sharp Transformation has Occurred

September 6, 2018

Peter Drucker, the dean of American management theorists wrote; “Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society all together rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, and its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. […]

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The 2 Most Important Metrics For Your Practice

September 3, 2018

From DentistChats Blog: Vanity metrics give people a nice ego boost, but… … we’ll save them for another (life) time. It’s incurably wasteful to efficiently measure things that don’t need to be measured at all. If you’re the type of person who prefers to cut the fluff and get straight to the heart of what actually matters, this article […]

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

August 30, 2018

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 the powers that be at Eaglesoft have decided that […]

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The truth about logos

August 17, 2018

From Seth Godin: Here’s a simple test: Ask a few people to name a logo they like. With very few exceptions, people will choose a logo that’s associated with a brand they admire. That’s because what makes a good logo is a good brand, not the other way around. Source: The truth about logos | […]

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Trump Administration Requires Hospitals To Post Standard Prices Online

August 14, 2018

From The Daily Caller: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require hospitals to update their online price list annually starting Jan. 1, reported The Hill. Before the new rule, CMS required that hospitals share prices with people who requested them.CMS said the rule was made to “encourage price transparency,” according to The Hill. […]

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Dental Intel

August 7, 2018

Dental Intelligence is a web based Practice Intelligence platform. Bringing your data and your team together in real time. Source: Web based practice Intelligence platform | Dental Intel Another online dashboard to help dentists quickly see KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) The problem however is not limited to seeing the numbers but dentists need to know […]

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Never do it Again

August 6, 2018

We ask ourselves, what new thing will technology allow me to do today that I couldn’t do yesterday? As natural and as exciting as that question is, it can be a much more meaningful example of the impact of technology to ask yourself what will I never do again? Here are some dental office examples […]

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IT Budget

July 30, 2018

From TechRepublic: Generally, an IT budget can be divided across various categories, depending on the complexity and sophistication of your department and its structure. At a basic level, you could structure your budget as follows, with each subcategory “rolling up” to the parent to create a total budget: Source: IT budgeting: A cheat sheet – TechRepublic […]

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Tips for Eaglesoft Users

July 26, 2018
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Better and Different

July 24, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Digital analogs only work when they’re better and different, not when they’re almost the same. Source: Better and different | Seth’s Blog As always with Godin it is worth the click to read the whole thing. He makes a point I have been stressing for years. Of course he does […]

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High Tech Consulting

July 12, 2018

Are you having trouble going paperless or figuring out the complex data safety issues and HIPAA. You are not alone. If you want some one on one help contact me directly at LarryEmmott@DrLarryEmmott.com or follow the link below and fill out the online evaluation. There is an assessment tool and a questionnaire to get you […]

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Dentrix Tips and Tricks

July 10, 2018

A great resource for Dentrix users:  Source: Dental Software – Dental Practice Management Software – Dentrix  

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The Hard Thing Rule

July 9, 2018

Another thoughtful Monday Morning Stretch from Katherine Eitel: Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance submits that there is a great deal of virtue and momentum gained by doing the hard things. In a boatload of research, she found that natural […]

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Henry Schein creates key software joint venture with Internet Brands

July 5, 2018

From Newsday: Henry Schein Inc. and partner Internet Brands have completed the creation of a joint venture to create and market software for the global dental market, the companies announced Monday… The joint venture, named Henry Schein One, incorporates Henry Schein’s practice-management software for dentists, includingDentrix and Easy Dental, with Internet Brands’ web-based programs such […]

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Creating Custom Appointment Lists in Dentrix

July 3, 2018

With Dentrix G6.6, you can see all your appointment lists (ASAP, Unscheduled, Broken, Open, Pinboard, and Wait/Will Call) together in one place.With this feature, you can combine two or more lists instead of generating them separately like you did in the past. For example, if experience has told you that the most likely candidates to […]

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Excellence or Convienience

July 3, 2018

From Becker’s Hospital Review: Satisfied patients aren’t necessarily loyal ones. Patients are more likely to change providers than they’ve ever been. According to new research from NRC Health and The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, 80% of patients reported that they’d switch providers for ’convenience factors’ alone. Source: Effortless care experiences. Your care experiences are excellent. […]

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The Cost Issue and Questions to ask Yourself

June 19, 2018

Patients do not care about cost when someone else (a third party) is paying for treatment. They do care about quality outcomes and the overall experience of a healthcare encounter. When paying themselves patients have different priorities. How many times have you had patients refuse treatment because their insurance will not cover it? Way too […]

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Getting ROI from Technoloogy

June 18, 2018

One of the best ways NOT to get a payoff on your technology investment is to use the technology to do things just like you did in the past. If you truly are looking for technology to pay off then once you have an electronic schedule set up an online reminder system and stop printing […]

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