Big data’s positive effects on healthcare readmission

Business intelligence (BI) has fueled the growth of many businesses through the years, especially in the finance and manufacturing industries. Today, the benefits extend beyond those industries, as BI and big data have become important tools for healthcare businesses aiming to improve their processes.

Data Privacy 101: A guide for your dental clinic

Dental clinics handle a large amount of patient data known as protected health information (PHI). PHI is private information in medical records that is used to identify a specific individual, and is disclosed during a patient's diagnosis or treatment. This includes:

Address

Date of birth

Phone number

Email address

Social Security number

Medical history

Mental health condition

Laboratory tests and results

Insurance information

As a dental health provider, it’s your responsibility to ensure your patients’ information is safe and handled properly.

Dental technology that’s taking the industry by storm

Dental technology improvements have skyrocketed in the last decade. By embracing the latest trends in dental technology, clinics are able to provide better services for their patients, and it looks like 2020 has a lot more in store for your dental practice.

4 Facts about HIPAA and your IT

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations pertaining to IT have become much clearer over the course of the past few years, but there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily because of negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding of the […]

Electric or manual toothbrush: Which is better for you?

There's been an ongoing debate within the dental industry about the superiority of electric or powered toothbrushes over traditional ones. Most people still use a manual toothbrush, with only 36% of adults in the United States using an electric toothbrush.

Guidelines for reopening your dental clinic

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced on May 21 that it will provide additional detailed guidelines to dental offices resuming their operations. The announcement came after the ADA's recommended limitation on practice ended on April 30 and saw dental clinics around the country returning to business.

How to prevent healthcare data breaches

Cloud-based healthcare systems have vastly improved medical services. Digitization has allowed hospitals and clinics to provide better patient care and greater accessibility to information. However, it has also increased the risk of personal health information (PHI) cybertheft.

How can you monitor the health of your dental clinic?

As the owner of a dental clinic, do you ever think about the overall health of your business? Are you or one of your staff members monitoring your clinic's revenue and expenses? If you are not properly tracking the important financial metrics of your dental practice, you run the risk of overlooking expenses, incurring hefty penalties for filing your taxes late, having difficulty paying bills, and more.

How is technology transforming healthcare?

Are you afraid that robots will replace healthcare professionals? Scared that a newly created drug will stir a new kind of addiction, or a genetic test will predict when you’ll die? While a future ruled by technological advancements may seem daunting, innovations — especially those pertaining to health and medicine — are always meant to […]

Useful dental apps and resources you might not know about

Brushing and flossing your teeth is a vital part of your daily routine. Not only will it keep your teeth healthy, but it will also give you an attractive smile. Sadly, there are some people who don't know how to floss and brush properly. Fortunately, modern technology has given birth to useful and informative tools that will make dental care fun and effective.

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