Why would a five-provider dental practice throw away over $300,000 in state subsidies that they were eligible to receive? Probably because they weren't aware of a federal program administered by individual states that has been around for five years now and has distributed over $30 billion to mostly medical practices while many dental practices have stood on the sideline.
I recently sat down with Mike Uretz, EHR editor for Dental Products Report and founder of both DentalSoftwareAdvisor.com and DentalSoftwareCompare.com. During our interview, Uretz discussed three very important points.
We are in the midst of a revolution in the dental software industry that is dictating the way groups and practices run their operations and do business. Some of these changes include software certification testing, advanced clinical and EHR features, cloud technology, better imaging integration, improved cash flow and risk reduction, higher levels of security and more advanced technology platforms.
Having spent my entire career in dentistry; different roles and responsibilities have allowed me to develop an appreciation of all areas of the dental practice and see how everyone must work together to create a both a positive working environment and patient experience.
The benefits of cloud-based imaging range from mobile access of images to a standard image format (DICOM) for transferring images to a secure portal in which to share images with referrals and members of the care team.