Author: Ajay

Bozart Family Dentistry provides comprehensive dental services, including but not limited to orthodontics, dental surgery, periodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, to a wide range of patients. Recently, the team at Bozart Family Dentistry realized that their patient check-in process was experiencing bottlenecks. While the capacity to provide dental services was sufficient, the support staff was often stretched thin by high patient volume – resulting in long wait times and losses in efficiency for the small practice. Bozart was already successfully utilizing a powerful patient management software solution called Open Dental. However, the company did not want to reinvent the wheel by performing a

The field of medical care is developing at a rapid pace. Everyday is witness to new advancements and new solutions for delivering the best care possible and managing the slim resources of most hospitals and clinics. Just like any business, these medical care providers are constantly searching for viable ways to evolve. That means reducing costs in hopes of boosting the quality of care delivered to patients. It's easier said than done however, as all hospitals and treatment facilities are fast paced, continually evolving environments. The truth is, it's just plain difficult for any medical care provider

Savance Health is proud to announce the integration of our innovative Simple Patient Sign-In and Patient Tracking products with Open Dental software. Since going to market in 2003 they have established themselves as a leading provider in patient management system for dentist worldwide. Open Dental offers a robust patient management system which offers features like appointment management, treatment plans, billing, dental charts, paper and insurance management. The ability to scale their solution from a single user to multiple users is a key reason why more than 4,000 dental facilities use Open Dental. With Savance Health's automated self-service patient check-in we ensure

One of the highly frustrating experiences that patients encounter—and that fosters a bad impression—is a slow patient check-in for a scheduled appointment. Savance Health can expedite this process, and thereby improve patient satisfaction (which is a key factor in continued provider inclusion on the part of insurance carriers). According to a fact-sheet on "Older Persons' Health" of the Centers for Disease Control, there were 298 million outpatient visits in 2010 by persons age 65 and up—precisely those who have the least capacity to cope with a slow patient check-in and/or long wait time for healthcare. Likewise, toddlers

If you are a physician in your own practice or in a hospital—or allied health professional (e.g., nurse practitioner or registered dietician) —you are aware of the need to track and monitor your patients efficiently.  Preventive care has been expanded by the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obama Care, and millions of people are expected to join the ranks of the insured—which means you may experience an increase in patient visits.  Expanded preventive health insurance coverage includes annual “well women” visits, mammograms, cervical cancer screening, human papilloma virus testing, and testing for anemia and gestational diabetes in pregnant

Community hospitals, physician practices, and private clinics attract patients based on their reputation—and a smooth discharge process is essential to consumer satisfaction. At patient pick-up following a procedure (such as a colonoscopy), family members form impressions based on the waiting area and the speed of the process. The patient tracking system of Savance Health can strengthen consumer satisfaction—necessary for ensuring longterm financial success. In the United States, more than ten million people undergo a colonoscopy each year, according to a New York Times article on June 1, 2013. Most hospitals require colonoscopy patients to provide assurance that someone

Patient registration and sign-in are probably the most dreaded processes to anyone seeking healthcare today. Add in frustrations due to unpredictable delays and extended wait rooms, and it’s enough to drive someone mad. The days of home visits or walking in to seek treatment from the doctor and paying with a live chicken, or tasty apple pie are gone. They knew patients by first name simply because there were only about 20 people in the community. Sure, this is somewhat of an exaggeration, but the truth is, there are a LOT of people and we are known as

How Breaches Happen Healthcare facilities are busy. There is a steady mix of healthcare professionals and patients. Patients also bring family and friends to appointments. Before long, it’s a big crowd of people that are going here and there and can be difficult to monitor. Computers are often on and left unmonitored, files can be left on desks to be grabbed by anyone and even standard patient check-in allows anyone access to information that is within earshot of the patient answering questions. There are many flaws in the current system that could use a different method of ensuring HIPAA compliance. RFID

Individual Item Tracking The largest complaint seems to be with the inability to track individual medical items. Smaller items like scalpels and hemostats have been nearly impossible to track with any type of accuracy. Part of the problem seems to be that they are metal on metal items that some scan equipment cannot differentiate one from another. At best, it will scan a “tray” of instruments. Savance Health has the RFID technology that can solve this problem. Asset Protection The FDA might be changing the playing field, but the impact to healthcare facility asset management will be a positive and beneficial one.

Patient empowerment is quickly becoming an important tool in treating most healthcare concerns. The VA showed the importance in its Coordinated Care Program by: - Reduced hospital stays by up to 20% - Reduced bed days by up to 26% - $1,600 average annual cost for those enrolled in the program versus $13,121 for those not. - 20 to 60% drop in treatments for chronic illness such as COPD and diabetes. The results of this study were surprising and caught the attention of healthcare centers that were riding the fence about whether this type of patient engagement would actually have an impact. The numbers, although