Technology Analysis

Technology Analysis

Wonder where you currently stand with your practice technology?

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  • It’s a common misconception that existing server based PMSs cannot work in cloud infrastructure. There is some truth to that. We discuss that further here. A cloud solution simplifies organizational data management while enhancing security and scalability.

  • Cloud-hosted or web-based imaging platforms allow for quick and easy access across all locations and reduce the IT needs of your organization.

  • Properly structured serverless practices provide a foundation for scale and reduce IT overhead within your organization. We include an example in this article.

  • 3D imaging provides a higher image quality than other scans, which provides the most accurate information to help develop the best plan for your patient. 3D technology is fast and non-invasive, adding to the patient experience.

  • Having 3D printing at your practice locations will simplify the production process, reduce costs, provide a clean workplace for your staff, and a better patient experience.

  • Recently, several critical FDA approvals allowed AI tools to help provide clinical support to practices via patient imaging. Using these tools allows several benefits from better diagnosis to quicker reimbursement from insurance companies.

  • The likelihood of equipment failure increases at and after the 5-year mark. Planning and preparing to upgrade to new equipment leads to an accurate budget, minimized practice downtime, and convenient scheduling.

  • Automation has a significant impact on the overall efficiency of your organization. There are several tools that can intuitively perform computer tasks that are typically executed by humans. A proper automation strategy can allow the reallocation of team members to roles that have a high impact on the bottom line, or you can reduce the team size.

  • It is difficult to make informed decisions or lead your organization without centralized data. This does not mean a manual process where data is pulled from reports and input into a spreadsheet. This means near real-time access to all your data. We are not referring to the manual process where you pull data from reports and input it into a spreadsheet. We are talking about near-real-time access to all your data. You can further enhance this process by leveraging AI and machine learning with the data.

  • By collecting and tracking data, you can gain clarity for decisions and increase the accuracy of predictions and forecasting. Except for financials, this is commonly overlooked. Another benefit is seeing the impact of specific changes and how they affect the outcome.

  • KPI dashboards can provide quick insight into current performance and trends. Dashboards are beneficial in understanding the impact of variables or providing suggestions for improvement. Additionally, you can create a dashboard to show objective personalized performance for your team. Remember, what isn’t measured isn’t managed.

  • Dedicating a budget for research and development is a critical but often missed opportunity in dental. It does not mean that you have to have a lab or create new technology internally, but you can utilize this to test and implement existing products or beta upcoming products. Additionally, you can try existing products in new unconventional ways as well. Sometimes it takes a little edge to push you ahead of your peers.

  • A well-developed practice IT model decreases per-practice costs as your organization scales up. It is not done by cutting costs but through technological decisions and standards that become part of your operational strategy.

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