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Ez Dental Charts

November 26, 2019

A new system to create complete chart notes. Click for a free trial. Unbeatable Speed Our innovative check-box approach means your progress notes are done in seconds, not minutes. Legally Robust Co-founded by one of the country’s foremost dental malpractice experts, EZ Dental Charts leverages +25 years of expertise to keep you and your practice out of […]

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Dentrix Tip : Adding Surface/Quadrant Information to Multi-Codes

October 22, 2019

Adding Surface/Quadrant Information to Multi-CodesDuring the course of a single day, you routinely use procedure codes that require additional tooth information (such as surfaces, quadrants, etc). Do you get tired of entering this same information every time you post a procedure? Dentrix allows you to create multi-codes with this information already stored, which will save […]

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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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Digital Charting Tip

September 24, 2019

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You can […]

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Patient handoffs to post-acute care providers still largely a manual process, hindering effective care coordination

August 27, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: Medicine is stuck with a 1980’s “Sneakernet” There is a big push both from the private market and federal policymakers to improve interoperability and open up access to health data through smartphone apps and other digital tools. But on the front lines of healthcare, the way patient information is shared remains largely a manual process done through […]

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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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New Medicare initiative aims to fill holes in patient health records

August 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration seeks to bridge the data gap by connecting Medicare’s Blue Button — a tool that allows Medicare […]

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Digital Workflow 1100% Better

June 6, 2019

Digital Workflow starts with paperless charts however to be truly effective, save time and money the next step is to use e-services to do routine daily tasks like calling to confirm or taking payments. Paper workflow takes eleven times more time than digital workflow. Does that mean one person could do the job of eleven? […]

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What is the Front Desk???

May 28, 2019

What do we really mean by “front desk”? It seems obvious but in reality the front desk is a place and a person, and most significantly a business system. The front desk is where all the business or administration of the practice takes place. The front desk is the Data Center of the practice. When […]

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“All of Us” Offers Online Tool for Participant Health Data Analytics

May 23, 2019

The NIH “All of Us” research program has launched a beta version of an online data dashboard that will allow researchers to access approved health data from consenting participants.The Data Browser tool includes patient-reported health data, EHR data, and other biometrics that will support population health research across a variety of domains. Source: “All of […]

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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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Photos and Digital Charting

April 11, 2019

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You […]

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Get the Book – Go Paperless

March 25, 2019

Make the commitment and Go Paperless. Most likely you already have everything you need to go paperless. Stop putting it off, make the commitment, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer […]

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Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

March 21, 2019

From Fortune: Follow the link and read the whole thing. Electronic health records were supposed to do a lot: make medicine safer, bring higher-quality care, empower patients, and yes, even save money. Boosters heralded an age when researchers could harness the big data within to reveal the most effective treatments for disease and sharply reduce medical […]

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HIMSS19: Loud and clear message from feds on patient data: It belongs to patients

March 14, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: Officials put industry stakeholders on notice over efforts to block patients’ access to their data. The Department of Health and Human Services made public several proposed rules aimed at increasing consumer access to their health data, but whether these regulations lead to the long-held goal of industrywide interoperability will take years to determine. Source: HIMSS19: Loud […]

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Communications in the 21st Century

March 7, 2019

58% of consumers start their online day by reading their emails.  76% of dental patients say email is the best way for companies to communicate with them.   So the question is…are you using it? Or even better are you gathering patient e-mail addresses in order to use it? Most Practice Management Systems like Dentrix have […]

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Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless

February 19, 2019

If a dental team member believes his/her job is pulling charts, filling out forms and calling patients then she/he is stuck in the past doing a job that has (or at should have) ceased to exist. Technology in the form of management software, online e-services and even smart phone aps will do most of the […]

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How Dentrix Questionnaires can Streamline Patient Paperwork

February 18, 2019

From  The Dentrix Office Manager Blog: : For a patient to be able to fill out and submit forms before they arrive in the office is very beneficial. This can help to eliminate surprises before the patient arrives, for example if the patient has a medical condition and has a need to pre-medicate. Having patients […]

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“Good” Charting Software

February 12, 2019

Good charting software has many features. One of the most important is that it eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data that accumulate in a chart and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. If some bit of paper […]

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Four Paperless Essentials

November 29, 2018

Here are the four essentials you must have to create paperless records. If you are missing any one of these you are not yet ready to go paperless. 1. Good Practice management software. 2. Computers in every room networked to a central server. An alternative option is a cloud-based system like Dentrix Ascend, with computers […]

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