‘Primary care networks are the bedrock of any integrated care system’
Valeria Fiore speaks to Dr Minesh Patel, chair of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) about how primary care homes and networks will drive the delivery of the long-term plan.  All patients are expected to be covered by an integrated care system (ICS) by April 2021, NHS England stated in the long-term plan.  However, when it comes to providing integrated primary care services to a local population, the task will fall to primary care networks (PCNs), which are expected to be up and running by July this year.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 9, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Primary care networks will ‘not normally’ cross CCG boundaries
Primary care networks will‘not normally’ cross CCG, STP or‘integrated care systems’ boundaries, NHS England has said.  As part of the new five-year GP contract, practices will be provided with extra funding to join networks, which will see groups of practices serve 30-50,000 patients based on geography. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 2, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Procurement Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Announces Impressive Line-up of Speakers for IDS 2019
ATLANTA—Behind every smile there ’s a story and—at the International Dental Show 2019—Carestream Dental is telling the stories of patients and the oral healthcare professionals who changed their lives. Over the course of four days, 21 respected clinicians from around the world will present 17 clinical cases and lectures i n the Carestream Dental booth.“IDS is so much more than a trade show; it’s a premier international educational event,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “Carestream Dental will play an important role in educating attendees b...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Launching TeleDent ™ 2.0 During CDS 2019
 Now More Than Ever, TeleDent is the Industry Standard Teledentistry HubMetuchen, NJ – February 8, 2019 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will be launching and demonstrating the first major new release of its TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform at booth #4243 during the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting.According to MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman, “We’ve been adding a lot of enhancements and new features to TeleDent during the past year. Here are some of the new features included in Te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prominent MP criticises ‘frustrating and ineffective’ GP appointment systems
A former challenger for Labour leader has publicly criticised GP practices' systems of allocating appointments to patients, calling them‘frustrating and ineffective’.  In a series of posts, MP Owen Smith - who unsuccessfully challenged Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour Party leadership in 2016 - highlighted his own difficulties in securing a GP appointment through what he called the'telephone at 8.30am and try your luck' system. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 30, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS reimburses Cornish practices following data transfer mishap
GP practices in Cornwall and in the Isles of Scilly will be reimbursed£2.50 per child after checking the immunisation status of 1,200 children following an individual’s error, NHS England has said.  According to NHS England, the system recall functionality was‘inadvertently switched off’ following the passage of records between two different providers of Child Health Information Service (CHIS) systems, meaning some children could have not been recalled for their immunisation appointments. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 17, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Hosts Official Ribbon Cutting for New Global Headquarters
ATLANTA—Carestream Dental today welcomed its more than 400 Atlanta-based employees and their guests to its new global headquarters at 3625 Cumberland Blvd., with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting featured distinguished guests from the health and dental communities, including Dikembe Mutombo, representing theDikembe Mutombo Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the health, education and quality of life for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sheri Anderson, representing theDentistry for the Developmentally Disabled Foundation, which provides specialized oral healthc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Expands CS 3600 Capabilities with exocad Software Interaction
ATLANTA—Carestream Dental has partnered with exocad, a third-party dental CAD/CAM software solutions provider, to offer direct interaction with the CS 3600 intraoral scanner. This allows clinicians to capture digital impressions directly from exocad ChairsideCAD software.Practitioners using the CS 3600 intraoral scanner are now able to launch digital impression scans directly from exocad's database software. Once acquired, the data set is automatically stored in the exocad database and can be immediately processed in exocad's ChairsideCAD software. This new interaction streamlines the process of captur...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GP IT systems set for major overhaul as DHSC launches procurement process
The Government has launched the procurement process for providers of new GP IT systems, marking the first shake-up to the market in over a decade.  The Department of Health and Social Care said the'GP IT Futures framework' would open up competition to more providers and ensure more systems were available that are suited to'the digital age'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 2, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CCGs'are merging practices to remove APMS contracts '
Some CCGs across the country are actively merging practices that are under the APMS contract with those that are under GMS or PMS contracts in order to remove APMS from the system, the BMA has claimed.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Intraoral Scanners Offer New Integration with 3M ™ Oral Care Portal
ATLANTA—Doctors using Oral Care Portal to plan treatment for 3M ™ Clarity™ Aligners and Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners now have an easy and efficient way to submit their digital scans: A new integration that allows doctors to conveniently send their files directly to 3M through CS Imaging software version 8, using the CS Con nect portal.There ’s no need to export the case from the CS Acquisition software and then upload it through the 3M portal. Instead, the submission can be handled automatically within Carestream Dental’s software, reducing clicks and saving...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Practices digitally notified of vaccination information from pharmacists through new standard
GP practices and pharmacies will be able to share patients’ data more easily thanks to a new standard, NHS Digital has said.  The standard will be incorporated into the clinical systems that pharmacies and practices use from next year, allowing community pharmacists to share information digitally with GP practices.  For the first stage of the standard, pharmacists will be able to communicate information collected on patients when they provide services such as vaccinations, medications and guidance with minor ailments. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 28, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Some GP practices having to review ‘over 1,000’ records due to Docman error
Some GP practices have been left with‘extraordinarily high numbers of documents to check’ following errors with the Docman system.  In some cases, practices were having to manually check'in excess of a thousand' documents following the IT glitch, which was reported in August and caused documents received by practices through NHSmail to be left out from patient records. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How our practice saved 1,300 hours of GP time a year by improving correspondence management
A myriad of letters flow into GP practices every day, consuming a large part of the team’s time.  Dr Andrew Venning, a GP partner at Cricketfield Surgery in Devon, worked with his team to create a system that would help his practice save time on reviewing correspondence.  The new way of working was introduced just over a year ago and has since helped the practice save on average 25 hours per week of GP time, which roughly equates to 1,300 hours a year. The problem Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

RevenueWell Introduces RevenueWell Messenger Platform to Make Patient Communication More Convenient and Personal
BANNOCKBURN, IL, October 26, 2018 – RevenueWell, a leader in patient marketing and communication solutions for the dental industry, is pleased to announce the release of RevenueWell Messenger, a new tool to help dental practices establish better one-on-one communication with their patients via text messaging. 97% of Americans communicate via text, and 64% of people prefer text over voice as their first choice for customer relations. And 90% of texts are returned within three minutes. RevenueWell Messenger enables doctors and other practice staff to send and receive text communications with patients. Messaging capa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 3600 Selected by Evident for its Evident Restorative IOS System
ATLANTA—Doctors make dozens of important decisions every day about patient care and running their practices. Deciding on the best intraoral scanner shouldn ’t have to be a tough decision. Evident,a global technology company focused on taking the dental industry from traditional to digital,has taken the stress out of choosing the best scanner by rigorously testing six of the top scanners on the market and the CS 3600 came out on top.Evident conducted a completely independent evaluation of the scanners based on five criteria: Whether the scanner was part of an open system; the three-year cost of ownership; if the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty
CHICAGO—The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal forexamining the maxillofacial region, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

RCGP calls for Government funding for all GP practices to e-consult by 2022
The RCGP wants the Government to spend part of its£20bn NHS funding boost on GP e-consultation software and high-speed broadband.  RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard called on the Government to roll out e-consultation facilities in all GP practices by 2022.  She noted that without funding, it was ‘simply unfeasible’ to expect practices to implement new technology themselves. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s New CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence
ATLANTA —Today at CDA North, Carestream Dental launched an all-new imaging system: The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, which enables new levels of image quality, usability and, ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning, reproducible results and exceptional images. For a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can also grow with a doctor ’s practice—thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and intuitive software....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS launches scanning service for old GP records amid'paperless' strategy
The NHS Business Services Authority is launching a scanning service for GP practices to digitise old patient records.  The service, which comes at a cost to practices which NHSBSA would not disclose, uploads patients' Lloyd George envelopes to the practice's IT system.  According to NHSBSA, over a third (35%) of practices making use of the service in a pilot scheme expect to open a new consultation room with the space that has been freed up. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Marks First Year as Freestanding Digital Dental Technology Company
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is breaking with tradition for a good reason. The traditional one-year anniversary gift may be paper, but the independent dental technology company can ’t help but celebrate with all things digital.“It’s been an exciting first year for Carestream Dental, full of transformation and growth,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “I’m proud of all the company and its employees have achieved, and I’m grateful for the doctors and partners around the world who trust us to delive r the solutions they need to change their patients’ lives.”Ca...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch to Debut and Demonstrate Noteworthy TeleDent ™ Upgrades During CDA San Francisco
The Latest Release of the Leading All-In-One Teledentistry PlatformRaises the Bar on Efficient Workflow ManagementMetuchen, NJ – September 4, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, is launching a substantially upgraded version of TeleDent ™ during CDA Presents in San Francisco. MouthWatch will be demonstrating the enhanced teledentistry platform in booth #2012.Since its launch in 2016, TeleDent has enabled the sharing of patient data, clinical information, and intraoral images in real-time or via store and fo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

With More than 20,000 Units Shipped, Carestream Dental ’s CS 8100 Family Continues to Surpass Significant Milestones
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental ’s most popular imaging system has done it again! In less than two years since exceeding the 10,000-units-sold mark, the 20,000th unit of the CS 8100 Family was shipped in July 2018.Within those two years, the compact, award-winning family of imaging systems, which includes the CS 8100, the CS 8100 3D and the CS 8100SC, grew to include a fourth system, the CS 8100SC 3D. The CS 8100SC 3D was honored with an Edison Award in the spring of 2018 for its innovation.“What makes the CS 8100 Family so popular is its versatility,” Philippe Maillet, the global general manager of Care...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, and reduce the risk of privacy breaches, according to an article published in Physicians... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Henry Schein shares rise on Street-beating Q2
Shares in Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) rose today after the medical company beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter earnings results. The Melville, N.Y.-based company posted profits of $141.2 million, or 92¢ per share, on sales of $3.3 billion for the three months ended June 30, seeing profits grow 3.8% while sales grew 8.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.04, just ahead of the $1.01 consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of $3.3 billion, which the company met. “Results for the second q...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Certified for Use with Dental Wings ’ Software Solutions
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is pleased to announce that the CS 3600 intraoral scanner has been certified by Dental Wings for use with its Dental Wings Open System (DWOS), DWOS Chairside CAD Software and coDiagnostiX Implant Planning Software." This official certification of the CS 3600 for use with Dental Wings DWOS, DWOS Chairside Design Software and coDiagnostiX Implant Planning Software makes Carestream Dental one of the premiere partners of choice for premium digital impressions ” said Marianne Belcari, global product line manager for CS Solutions, Carestream Dental, said. “The fully open sys...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Layoffs likely ahead at Henry Schein in latest move
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said yesterday that it’s planning more changes for its business after announcing the spinout of its animal health business and a joint venture for its dental software operation earlier this year. In a terse regulatory filing yesterday, Melville, N.Y.-based Schein said it’s “committed to an initiative to rationalize its operations and provide expense efficiencies” by the end of the year, but provided no details on the plan. “The company is currently unable in good faith to make a determination of an estimate of the amount or range of amounts expected to be incurred in c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Layoffs Source Type: news

Henry Schein, Internet Brands form dental-software focused JV Henry Schein One
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said yesterday that it and Internet Brands formed joint venture Henry Schein One, which aims to produce integrated dental technology focused on improving practice management, marketing and patient communication. The deal was originally announced on April 3, Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein said, and financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. “With the creation of Henry Schein One, we have advanced our dental business strategy by bringing together leaders in dental software and web-based applications to build a powerful new engine that will enable dental professionals...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

How we managed to save up to £60 per month on postage costs
Anwar Hussain, a practice manager at St Pauls Way Medical Centre in East London leads a very young practice, where employees are constantly keen to find new technologies to introduce at practice level.  When he heard ofAccuRx Chain SMS, a text system that allows staff to communicate with patients in less than 30 seconds, he decided to try it out at his practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS budget to get ‘significant increase’ as NHS turns 70
The Prime Minister is committed to pouring more money into the NHS, health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed in an interview with The Guardiantoday.   In March, Ms May announced long-term funding plans for the NHS and she will honour her pledge as the national health system turns 70, Mr Hunt stated.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance HR Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Registration Open for 2018 Global Oral Health Summit, User-Centered Educational Program Takes Center Stage
ATLANTA —Along with open registration for its 2018 Global Oral Health Summit, Carestream Dental is pleased to announce a unique educational program that was designed with the guidance of real practice management software users. The results are an event that ’s made for oral health professionals by oral health professionals.“User-centered design and the voice of the customer drives the development process at Carestream Dental, and these concepts carried over to the decision-making process surrounding the speakers, session formats and courses offered at the Summit,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

EHR CareCloud delivers in first year of'MIPS Success Guarantee '
In the first year of CMS ’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareCloud, an EHR and practice management software company that offers a MIPS Success Guarantee Program to its users, is reporting that 100 percent of its physicians are avoiding penalties under the program — and nearly half are receiving additional bonus payments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Schein to spin out animal health biz in merger with Vets First Choice
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it plans to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice to create a new combined animal health business which will operate under the moniker Vets First Corp. The new company aims to use advanced data analytics, practice management software and other specialized technology to support animal health, and will combine Henry Schein Animal Health’s approximate 4,300 employees with Vets First Choice’s 750 US employees. The newly formed business will have pro forma 2017 sales of approximately $3.6 billion, Henry Schein said. “We are excited abou...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

CS 8100SC 3D Wins 2018 Edison Award for Its Innovative Design
ATLANTA —The CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system by Carestream Dental has been awarded a bronze 2018 Edison Award in the category of Dental/Medical Digital Imaging by the internationally renowned Edison Awards ™. The distinguished award, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.“It’s exciting to see companies like Carestream Dental continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” Frank Bonafilia, executive director, Edison Awards, said. “Edison Awards recognizes t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Outperforms Other Scanners, Traditional Impression, in Finish Line Accuracy
ATLANTA —Since its launch in 2016, the accuracy of Carestream Dental ’s CS 3600 intraoral scanner has beenconsistently confirmed by international third-party scientific research. Now, the scanner has once again been recognized for its outstanding performance in finish line accuracy.“Finish Line Distinctness and Accuracy in 7 Intraoral Scanners versus Conventional Impression: An In-vitro Descriptive Comparison, ”* published in BMC Oral Health, aims to highlight differences, if any, in finish line distinctness and finish line accuracy among seven intraoral scanners and one traditional impression.The s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Henry Schein and Internet Brands Form Joint Venture To Deliver Integrated Technology To Enhance Dental Practice Management
New global company - called Henry Schein One - combines Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Exan, Easy Dental, Demandforce, Sesame Communications and other market-leading dental brands  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, and Internet Brands,a leading provider of web presence and online marketing software, announced today the creation of a joint venture designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice managemen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DrChrono to offer Apple hardware leasing for physician practices
DrChrono, developer of electronic health records, practice management, revenue cycle and other ambulatory software for Apple devices, is introducing leasing bundle plans to help medical practices replace their outdated computer hardware with new Apple machines. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Strength in Numbers? Ins and Outs, Pros and Cons of Virtual Groups
While the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates questions and headaches for practitioners, its evolution continues. Virtual Group (VG) reporting is a new option for solo/small practices to use, and the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services continues to make changes as the feedback, concerns, and recommendations pour in from various audiences. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rod Baird Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Carestream Updated Software Helps Practices Manage Workflow
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Carestream Dental is built on a legacy of software innovation that continues to evolve to this day. From streamlined practice management software to time-saving modeling software, new updates and releases for CS PracticeWorks, CS SoftDent and CS Model+ keep dental professionals organized and efficient so they can better serve patients. The latest updates to CS PracticeWorks v8.1 give users greater visibility and access to important patient information. The appointment book now stretches across all computer screens —regardless of size—for easier viewing, and appointments can...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Hampshire practices join forces to launch urgent care system
Two Hampshire practices have launched an urgent care system to improve access to same-day appointments for their patients. GPs at the practices in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire are confident that this system will help them to offer more routine doctor appointments and reduce patients waiting times. Ina letter to patients, Lee-on-the-Solent Health Centre said they will be working with Manor Way Surgery to deliver a new urgent care system.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Introduces All-New Care Management Platform
There have been many transitions in the oral healthcare industry during the 21st century; the transition from analog to digital and a transition to whole body care, to name just a few. Carestream Dental ’s all-new care management platform reflects yet another critical transition in the industry—shifting the focus from practice management and placing it on care management. Launching at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Carestream Dental ’s new care management platform follows a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, providing anytime, anywhere access through a modern web browser. For busy practices where multita...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GP practices told to review 44,000 patient records after data loss glitch
GPs are set to have to review tens of thousands of patient records following a problem where dates and times of entries were removed. Over 2,500 practices have lost patient data including read codes, vaccination information and pathology results due to a problem with importing records of returning patients. The problem, which has impacted 44,104 records, has affected patients that were registered with SystmOne or EMIS practice, moved to a practice that does not use these systems and then moved back to a SystmOne or EMIS practice.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Intermedix to Spin Off Emergency Preparedness and Response
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and ATLANTA  – Intermedix today announced it will spin off its Emergency Preparedness and Response Division following the completion of the sale of its healthcare RCM, practice management and analytics business lines to R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM). This new company, to be named “Juvare,” pronounced Joo-VAHR-Ay, will be an independent, privately held company, backed by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”), a premier private equity firm that currently owns Intermedix. Juvare will be composed of all of the assets and business of Intermedix’s Emergency Preparedness and Res...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Intermedix Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Winter ‘18
NEW MEMBERS: Winter ’18 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) Daniel Warren (Rik), initial member of Sensogram Technologies business team. Responsibilities include evangelism, channel development and management.  The technology continually reads and wirelessly reports vital signs in a variety of wearable form factors. Complementing this are solutions serving those with higher fall risk. Brian Eastwood, a research analyst, with a background in writing, editing, and public speaking experience. Brian joined the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Particip...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Quality Counts, but How Do We Really Measure It?
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program is highly technical, making it difficult for community-based medical groups and most practitioners to understand. Incorporating an intelligent MIPS strategy into a post-acute/long-term care setting is significantly more difficult. Trying to take the technical details of MIPS and discuss them in a way that everyone can understand is a challenge — like trying to translate a thousand-year-old book from ancient Greek into modern English. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rod Baird and Joanne Kaldy Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

IoT and AI Can Unlock Real Value Beyond the Hype, and Here & #039;s How
Everyone who works in healthcare is currently sitting in the center of a turbulent convergence. The drive toward value-based care is demanding better outcomes for less cost, while consumer-driven care demands patient self-empowerment and a more collaborative relationship between patient and physician. In my latest book, The Big Unlock, I discuss how the Internet of Things (IoT) and a connected healthcare ecosystem serve as a beacon for stakeholders within the convergence to help them navigate their way to the goals of value-based care. But many still struggle to see value in this approach as the technologies involved ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paddy Padmanabhan Tags: R & D Design Source Type: news

5 Things to Know about Physician Practice Management
How does a physician determine if a practice management arrangement with an MSO is right for the practice? Here are five things physicians should consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Yulian Shtern, Esq. and Leonard Lipsky, Esq. Tags: Blog Practice Models Practice Management Systems Physician Productivity Source Type: news

LeanTaaS raises $26M to build up iQueue appointment software
Santa Clara, California-based practice management software company  LeanTaaS announced $26 million in Series B financing, raised exclusively from Insight Venture Partners.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news