Program Track: Practice Development and Management
Moderator: Nicholas D. Shumaker
Speaker: Lorne Lavine
Many dental practices are moving towards a chartless or completely paperless practice. The process of getting there can be challenging and difficult for even the most technologically advanced dentists. There are a myriad of systems, sold by different companies, and many of these do not integrate well together. The other challenge is that in order to not overwhelm your staff, you need to sequence the transition properly in a timeframe that works for the entire practice. This session will outline a “treatment plan” of the steps needed to become paperless. An evaluation of practice management software, image management systems, operatory design, computer and network infrastructure and digital systems will take place, including ways to protect the data from any disaster.
- Learn the six steps that practices must follow to become paperless.
- Evaluate the many different hardware and software systems on the market.
- Understand how to best protect the practice's date, and become HIPAA compliant.