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electronic dental record

Florida Probe Voice

February 26, 2013

At the Chicago Midwinter: Another new product I saw in Chicago was a new voice activated system from Florida Probe. Florida Probe has long been a favorite product of mine for many reasons. With the new voice system they have added a third way to input periodontal charting data to a digital patient record. Voice […]

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Dentrix Ascend

February 25, 2013
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Sending Dental Patients to a Specialist Without Sending Paper

January 17, 2013

Dentalcompare article: The final step in the truly paperless office will not be some device in the office. It will be more creative use of the Internet. via Emmott On Technology: Sending Dental Patients to a Specialist Without Sending Paper | Dentalcompare.com.

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How to Make Your Data Last Forever

December 10, 2012

This has been an issue ever since the library at Alexandria was burned in 48 BC. Because there’s no single, perfect digital archiving solution, the key to making our data last forever is good habits. We need to be vigilant, continually moving our data forward to new formats and keeping it on multiple devices—before whatever we […]

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Diagnostic Coding Kerfuffle

December 10, 2012

From Dr. Bicuspid: With the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs) and a growing emphasis upon accountability in healthcare, diagnostic coding will become increasingly important via Dental Practice Management. I read this in Dr. Bicuspid, found it interesting but frankly did not care much for the attitude of the guy they quoted from UCSF. However […]

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It Could be Millions

November 19, 2012

We have the same issues in our dental offices. The cost of the paper we produce is hidden in the cost of doing business and we have no idea how much it actually costs. In the dental office it isn’t millions but it is tens of thousands. The EOT Tech guide on going paperless has […]

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Stop Making Paper

August 8, 2012

My latest article in the Sacramento District Dental Journal, Nugget. It is a truth universally acknowledged that in order for a dental office to go paperless you must stop making paper. August/September 2012 Nugget.

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Webinar Tomorrow July 26: Workflow is Data Flow

July 25, 2012

Much of the work of a dental office revolves around creating, adding to, storing, retrieving and moving around dental records. The records, including chart notes, diagnostics, financial and schedules are the critical data of a dental office. When the data is on paper it can only be in one place at a time so we […]

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Ease of Use = Ease of Abuse

June 7, 2012

The Dr. Bicuspid article linked below makes a point I have often written about (here  and here) The unfortunate truth is that the qualities of digital technology, speed and ease of use, that make it so powerful when creating dental records are the same qualities that make it easy for thieves and hackers to exploit. […]

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PhishGuru

June 4, 2012

Phishing is an attempt to obtain information  such as usernames, passwords, credit card details (and sometimes money) by impersonating a trustworthy source (like your bank) in an e-mail or other electronic communication. If a staff member falls for one of these scams it could put the security of your system at risk. You could face losses […]

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Minimum Requirements to “Go Paperless”

May 11, 2012

Hardware Network Having a single computer or carrying a laptop from room to room will not work. In order to be paperless the office needs a server – workstation network. “Cloud” based systems are an interesting alternative to this classic model. With a cloud system you would just replace the switch with an Internet router […]

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Who Owns the Data?

April 10, 2012

Follow this link to my most recent Inscriptions article on a very important subject we will need to pay more attention to in the future; Who Owns the Data? INSCRIPTIONS: April 2012. If you ask patients the immediate and unequivocal answer is that they, the patients, own the data. That seems right, each patient should […]

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Stanford Hospital Patients’ Private Data Was Posted Online

September 16, 2011

Another frightening story from the NYT of patient data exposed online. A medical privacy breach led to the public posting on a commercial Web site of data for 20,000 emergency room patients… Two items struck me about this story. The cause of the breach seems to be unknown, probably foolish and inadvertent and simply the […]

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Wilmington Delaware March 11

March 9, 2011

I will be presenting an all day meeting for the Delaware State Dental Society on March 11 in Wilmington. The primary topic will be going paperless with lots of Internet and digital communications as well. For more information: Delaware Meeting

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Paperless Dental Records by 2014

March 16, 2010

Have you heard that there is a new government regulation that requires dentists to have electronic records by the year 2014? I have heard or read a number of variations on this theme in the last month along with various rants and dire warnings regarding the alleged new rules. Let’s get the really important information […]

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