Carestream Dental and Burkhart Dental Supply Partner to Deliver Digital Technology to More Doctors
ATLANTA—Doctors will soon have greater access to Carestream Dental ’s innovative technology thanks to a new partnership with Burkhart Dental Supply. As an authorized dealer, Burkhart will be able to market, sell, install and service nearly all of Carestream Dental’s equipment, accessories and imaging software.No matter where a doctor is on their digital journey, this new partnership makes it easy for the Burkhart team to guide and support them along the way with access to Carestream Dental technology. For example, the CS 8100 3D extraoral imaging system can capture high-resolution 3D images for a more con...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Introduces Digital Dentistry Difference Education Campaign
Initiative will transform public understanding and conversation about dental tech; updated Carestream Dental branding reinforces digital focusCHICAGO—Carestream Dental, an industry-leading provider of integrated digital dental solutions, introduced its Digital Dentistry Difference public education campaign today at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Through this campaign, the company will directly educate consumers about the benefits of digital dentistry and will arm doctors with resources to prompt conversation with their patients, solving a significant awareness gap that research suggests is ha...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Local leaders by design
Practice managers have always been “local leaders” by default, but primary care networks (PCNs) present a stiffer test of leadership ability requiring leaders by design. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Technology Demonstrations to Advance Your Practice
Thursday 1/30/2020Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pmCourse Code: 225TLCost: No ChargeCredits: 2 CE HoursPaul Feuerstein, DMD is the technology editor for Dentistry Today, an adjunct assistant professor in general dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and CDO of the Cellerant Consulting Group. He maintains a private practice in Billerica, MA.Martin Jablow, DMD is president of Dental Tech Advisors, a lecture and consulting company, and he maintains a private practice in Woodbridge, NJ. A practical look at the latest high tech products that can be used in your dental practice. Several products will be on hand for de...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Practice managers ’ development programme
The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DrChrono closes $20M to grow its mobile-friendly EHR, practice management platform
The company will be pumping the funds into  its tech platform, and will be growing its engineering, sales and support capabilities. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Involving communities in health and wellbeing - a practical approach
This workshop on 19 February 2020 in London for PCN involvement leads, link workers and practice managers reconsiders the role of patient participation groups in PCNs and other involvement options for local people to support health and wellbeing in communities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dermatology practice operator expanding Philadelphia-area footprint
Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners is continuing to expand its presence in the Philadelphia market with two more acquisitions in the region. Its seventh practice acquisition, Boulevard Dermatology in Northeast Philadelphia, is slated to be finalized Jan. 1. The dermatology practice management company founded seven years ago in Berks County is also about to close its eighth deal in West Chester. Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners was f ounded by Andrew Frankel, the company's chief operating officer,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Free Technology CE at Yankee Dental Congress
Technology Demonstrations to Advance Your PracticeThursday 1/30/2020Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pmCourse Code: 225TLCost: No ChargeCredits: 2 CE HoursPaul Feuerstein, DMD is the technology editor for Dentistry Today, an adjunct assistant professor in general dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and CDO of the Cellerant Consulting Group. He maintains a private practice in Billerica, MA.Martin Jablow, DMD is president of Dental Tech Advisors, a lecture and consulting company, and he maintains a private practice in Woodbridge, NJ. A practical look at the latest high tech products that can be used in your dental...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Quality improvement in general practice: what do GPs and practice managers think?
This report presents findings from a survey of over 2,300 GPs and over 1,400 practice managers conducted in the second half of 2017 which looked at levels of quality improvement awareness, appetite and activity in general practice. The findings show that most GPs and Practice Managers see quality improvement as a core aspect of their work. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Involving communities in health and wellbeing – a practical approach
This workshop on 19 February 2020 in London for PCN involvement leads, link workers and practice managers reconsiders the role of patient participation groups in PCNs and other involvement options for local people to support health and wellbeing in communities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practice managers ’ development programme
The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths. PCC has several years ’ experience of providing leadership development and skills training to practice managers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona launches redesigned education site in US
November 20, 2019Dentsply Sirona has launched its redesigned website for the US market, the company said in a press release today. The company, which offers a large catalog of continuing education programs, expanded and improved its digital education offerings with one-stop access to digital training programs. Additionally, customers can purchase the products they want. The Dentsply Sirona Academy provides the clinical and technical knowledge, skills, and inspiration that dental professionals need to develop themselves and their practices, the company ’s statement said. This education includes more than 11,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Local leaders by design
Practice managers have always been “local leaders” by default, but the advent of primary care networks (PCNs) will be a stiffer test of leadership ability requiring leaders by design. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

LMCs demand NHS England apology over 'destructive' fraud report
LMCs have called for a public apology from NHS England over concerns that 'it knowingly brought general practice into disrepute' in a report on bribery and fraud in the health service. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice management Source Type: news

Practices encouraged to use free NHS Jobs advertising to attract nurses
GP practice managers can advertise nursing vacancies through NHS Jobs by using the new bolt-on website, which aims to increase the supply of general practice nurses. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Involving communities in health and wellbeing - a practical approach
This workshop on 19 February 2020 in London for PCN involvement leads, link workers and practice managers reconsiders the role of patient participation groups in PCNs and other involvement options for local people to support health and wellbeing in communities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practice managers ’ development programme
The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local leaders by design
Practice managers have always been “local leaders” by default, but the advent of primary care networks (PCNs) will be a stiffer test of leadership ability requiring leaders by design. They will need to become better at enabling relationships, facilitating meetings, developing network plans, keeping people engaged, staying up to d ate and managing change. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Latest Launches from Carestream Dental Support Modern Oral Surgery Practices
ByCarestream Dental| September 19, 2019BOSTON —To address the evolving clinical, practice management and business aspects of the oral and maxillofacial surgery field, Carestream Dental is introducing new technology and updates to its software at the 2019 AAOMS Annual Meeting to help doctors and practice owners provide advanced care, cent ralize data and maintain a thriving business.The newest intraoral scanner from Carestream Dental, the CS 3700, captures high-quality digital impressions at highspeeds for a premium scanning experience. In fact, the scanner is 20 percent faster than previous Carestream Dental intraora...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Practice managers ’ development programme
The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Announces New eCommerce Website
ByCarestream Dental| September 13, 2019ATLANTA —Digital technology has benefited dentistry in many ways—more accurate digital impressions, less radiation during imaging, the efficiency of a paperless practice—but there’s one aspect of digital that we take for granted in our daily lives that Carestream Dental is pleased to add to the modern practice’s workflow: Online shopping. The company’s website now features an eCommerce section that will allow customers in the U.S. to purchase select products and services that are available online.“As an industry leader, Carestream Dental activ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Transforming Radiology: A Roadmap for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
For radiology to move forward, it ’s vital for radiologists to navigate the complex process to bring new innovations to market. Here’s how. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - September 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: James Gallagher, BS Mina S. Makary, MD Tags: DI Executive Practice Management Source Type: news

New Updates to CS SoftDent Practice Management Software Improves Accessibility and Efficiency
ATLANTA—As the business of dentistry continues to evolve, Carestream Dental has released new enhancements to its practice management software—CS SoftDent v18—to equip dental offices with the business features they need to practice in this modern landscape.“At Carestream Dental, we are proud of our heritage of bringing to market software products developed by dentists, for dentists,” Satish Hemachandran, general manager, global practice management solutions, Carestream Dental, said. “This release of CS SoftDent v18 follows that core principl e with several workflow enhancements that were ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Running good meetings more important than ever
Facilitation skills are an asset to any organisation - and they will be in high demand as PCNs find their feet. Clinical directors, practice managers and network managers will all need to know how to run a successful meeting, negotiate and develop relationships. This workshop will help them develop the confidence and learn some of the basic techniques of the capable facilitator. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local leaders by design
Practice managers have always been “local leaders” by default, but the advent of primary care networks (PCNs) will be a stiffer test of leadership ability requiring leaders by design. They will need to become better at enabling relationships, facilitating meetings, developing network plans, keeping people engaged, staying up to d ate and managing change. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Updates to CS SoftDent Practice Management Software Improves Accessibility and Efficiency
By Carestream Dental| August 26, 2019ATLANTA—As the business of dentistry continues to evolve, Carestream Dental has released new enhancements to its practice management software—CS SoftDent v18—to equip dental offices with the business features they need to practice in this modern landscape.“At Carestream Dental, we are proud of our heritage of bringing to market software products developed by dentists, for dentists,” Satish Hemachandran, general manager, global practice management solutions, Carestream Dental, said. “This release of CS SoftDent v18 follows that core principl e wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Luma Health's $16M Series B will help it pursue larger health system clients
The patient communications and appointment scheduling platform is currently integrated with more than 70 EHR and practice management systems. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

PCNs'reluctant' to recruit additional staff because of funding and VAT
Primary care networks (PCNs) are‘reluctant to proceed’ with employing additional staff because of uncertainty around VAT issues and concerns around funding, primary care leaders have said.  As part of the new network contract DES, national funding has been secured toemploy 22,000 additional practice staff– including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, physician associates and social prescribing workers– by 2023/24.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Pulse Intelligence - the new service from MiP
The new service helping you manage your business At MiP, we pride ourselves on understanding general practice, and knowing how hard it is to run a practice– especially with the introduction of ever increasingly complex contracts, including the new five-year contract for England starting next month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Partners with Elite Dental Alliance to Offer Corporate-level Support and Pricing to Private Dental Practices
Leading dental technology business partners with the nation ’s premier dental purchasing platform to provide more than 20,000 dental professionals with cutting-edge digital solutionsATLANTA —Carestream Dental, the industry leader in digital dentistry, solidified its commitment to private practice dentistry by announcing its partnership with Elite Dental Alliance (ELITE). ELITE represents over 1,500 private practice locations across the U.S. and is widely viewed as the premier purchasing platform for the independent dental practice. This partnership will provide more than 20,000 dental professionals with exclusi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Vulnerable patients blocked from accessing GPs due to lack of ID, reveals report
Vulnerable patients have been denied their right to register with a GP bacause they don't have ID, according to a new report.  Areportreleased this week by medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) found that almost a fifth (19%) of 2,189 attempts to register new patients across 990 GP practices last year failed due to patients' inability to show paperwork such as ID and proof of address. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 22, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

CCGs to reallocate PCN funding for additional roles if practices fail to use it
CCGs should redistribute any unused funding for hiring extra staff under the new DES agreement to other primary care networks (PCNs), NHS England has said.  In its latestAdditional Roles Reimbursement Scheme guidance, NHS England strongly suggested CCGs implement local schemes for the allocation of leftover entitlements destined to help cover the costs of additional PCN roles for 2019/20. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 22, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Practice managers ’ development programme
The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cap on Babylon patient numbers in Birmingham set to be removed
Babylon will remove the cap on the number of patients that can register with GP at Hand if it succeeds in meeting a series of criteria, it has been revealed.  In June, Hammersmith and Fulham CCG announced that the digital-first service had been given the green light to expand to Birmingham, with a limited 2,600 list size alongside restrictions including a catchment area limited to the boundaries of Birmingham and Solihull areas. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 21, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Scottish practices sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters
Practices in Scotland were sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters - wrongly stating that patients had conditions such as cancer or endometriosis - due to a computer glitch.  The glitch was caused by a software update to the national patient information system, Trakcare, by NHS Forth Valley health board.  The health board stated the discharge letters had a coding error, which meant there was an issue within the section of the letter that lists hundreds of pre-existing health conditions. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 20, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Practices told to stop closing for half-days or risk losing £40k in funding
GP practices have been warned to stop closing for half-days or risk losing£40,000 in funding, according to new plans by NHS England.  The plans to withhold funding come as figures show over 700 practices in England regularly close for part of the working week, according to findings from theDaily Mail.  NHS England has said it will crackdown on half-day closures by withholding a practices’ funding from a£200,000 pot, the average amount estimated for primary care networks. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How to plan effective staff inductions
Starting a practice post can be daunting, but practice managers can do their bit to help new staff settle in with an effective and structured induction programme, saysMDU medico-legal adviser Dr Catriona James  Staff induction is essential to help your practice run smoothly. An effective programme will ensure new members of the team are informed about practice policies and receive suitable training when they start work so they can carry out their role effectively. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Latest News Source Type: news

Ask an expert: I'm my PCN's practice manager lead. How can I make the role less time-consuming?
Our panel of experts talk to Kaye Mcintosh about how to balance the demands of PCNs and the day job Nick Nurden isBusiness Manager at The Ridge practice inBradford, West Yorkshire  There is a lot of work in these early stages getting the network set up and all the schedules completed and signed off by the members. The amount of work will ebb and flow over time, but it is important to make sure it does not dominate your working life and that you do not neglect your own practice.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Over half of patients struggle to get GP appointment, survey finds
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Source: Management in Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS will offer digital support to patients at risk of type 2 diabetes
NHS England is rolling out a digital version of its diabetes prevention programme to support the thousands of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes but who cannot access face-to-face sessions.  Its established programme, the NHS diabetes prevention programme, was set up in 2016 to support high-risk patients from developing type 2 diabetes and offered face-to-face support such as advice on lifestyle choices and bespoke activity programmes. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 13, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Average GP waiting times breach two weeks for first time ever
The average wait for a routine GP appointment is now more than two weeks, for the first time ever, according to our sister publication Pulse’s annual survey of waiting times.  A midpoint analysis of data from the survey of 901 GPs across the UK found that the average waiting time is now 15 days– the first time it has ever exceeded a fortnight.  More than 22% of GPs said that the wait for a routine appointment was more than three weeks, with 6% saying that it was longer than four weeks. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 9, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How do you know when it is time to move on to a new job?
It can be difficult to know when it's time to leave your current job for pastures new, but it's sometimes a necessity, writes Dr Matt Orr  Managing a surgery in has become more and more complex during the past decade. The skills, knowledge and expertise required to run general practice are much more complex than ever. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 9, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

BMA and RCGP call for'urgent' investment in GP premises
Primary care leaders have urged the Prime Minister to invest in GP surgeries to prevent patient care from being‘put at risk’ and to reduce waiting times.  Responding toBoris Johnson’s announcement that the Government will bankroll 20 hospital and CCG upgrades to the tune of£1.8bn, the British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the new PM to invest a further£3.5bn to modernise community care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 8, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

When is it time to step down for a better work/life balance?
It can be difficult to know at what point to step down from a position that’s impacting too heavily on your home life, writes Dr Matt Orr  Nationally there is more focus on general practice; demand has never been so high or expectations so great. New contracting mechanisms not only provide some great opportunities but also require significant work from all staff groups, especially practice managers. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 6, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England scraps £3m primary care network accelerator programme
NHS England has‘formally’ scrapped controversial plans to set up a£3m network accelerator programme.  The scheme, which selected primary care networks (PCNs) to become accelerator sites, wasoriginally announced as a way to reward those making progress with funding of up to£200,000. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 6, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

OurPerioTeam ™ Cloud-Based Software Helps Periodontists Manage Referrals and Build Trust with GP Dentists in Real Time
 July 29, 2019 – Tucson, AZ– SkyDent Technologies, LLC, a software development company specializing in practice optimization solutions for dental specialists, recently launched OurPerioTeam™, a cloud-based software platform specifically designed to help periodontists expand their referral networks, co-manage patients and build trust among referring GP dentists.According to company co-founder, Deb Roberge, “The concept for Our Perio Team is the result of my decades of coaching and advising dental specialists throughout the United States. They needed an easy-to-use referral management platform to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

PM pledges more than £100m for primary care projects
The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra£1.8bn in funding for the NHS, including over£110m for primary care.  The investment will fund upgrades for 20 projects in hospitals and CCGs across the country, alongside£1bn for NHS capital spending.  However, some health economists have cast doubt on whether this was new funding.  Health secretary Matt Hancock is also expected to set out changes to the pension scheme later this week to support GPs‘taking on extra shifts’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 5, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP launches toolkit to incentivise promoting active lifestyles
The RCGP has unveiled an 'active practice' toolkit in a bid to incentivise GP practices to promote active lifestyles within patients and staff.  Launched in collaboration with Sport England, which uses National Lottery investment, the toolkit will be available to all practices across the UK - approximately 8,000 practices.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 2, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

What ’s a link worker and how can your PCN recruit one?
NHS England has released additional guidance for primary care networks (PCNs) on how best to introduce a social prescribing link worker to their team. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news