There have been many advancements in the dental industry over the last decade, but none have come close to the potential of the cloud. Cloud technology is currently being used in almost every business. It’s changed how we use the internet and interact with the world around us. In dentistry, the cloud presents endless opportunities for dentists. It has the potential to revolutionize practice workflows, standardize operations, and promote limitless growth, thereby allowing you to spend more time doing what you love — treating patients and growing your business!
So, how can the cloud benefit your dental practice? While there are hundreds of advantages to using cloud-based practice management software, here are 6 core benefits of switching to the cloud.
1. Access Patient Information from Anywhere
Being able to access your patient information from anywhere can be a lifesaver. Luckily, with the cloud you can easily access patient files, schedule appointments, view treatment notes and process payments from anywhere. As a group practice owner, Dr. Timucin Ari, said: “With the cloud system, I can use any computer at the hospital, pull up all the information, update my treatment plan, and without going to the office, I can finish my charts after seeing the patient, and sign them right on site.”
So, whether you need to access patient information from the hospital like Dr. Ari, equip your remote workforce with all the information they need, or check in on your other locations to ensure everything is running smoothly, the cloud provides the interconnectivity and flexibility needed to have your practice run smoothly, wherever you and your staff may be.2. Your patient base is growing, and so are your management issues.
2. Build a Remote Workforce
One of the most well-known benefits of running your practice on cloud-based dental software is the ability to create a remote workforce. For decades, dentists have dreamed of having an off-site call center to manage all incoming calls for appointments, emergencies, billing questions, and more. With the new cloud solution, your team can access patient records, x-rays, notes, treatment plans, and billing information from anywhere – which enables you to easily structure your workforce with remote work and mobility in mind.
3. Monitor Practice Performance
Regardless of whether you are a single practice owner or run multiple dental practices, keeping an eye on performance is key to growth and profitability. With the interconnectivity brought by the Cloud, you will always have a high-level view of key performance metrics for each location, as well as information on how the practices in your portfolio are performing relative to one other. This real–time view helps you make more informed decisions around the operational and financial aspects of your dental practice(s).
4. Scale More Easily
If you’re a dental practitioner who is looking to set up multiple locations and ensure long-term success, it’s essential to invest in the right infrastructure from the get-go. By embracing cloud technology, you can take advantage of limitless growth opportunities while saving up to 67% in infrastructure costs. As your practice grows, you can expand without having to make significant capital investments in hardware or software. This means that you can focus on delivering high-quality care to your patients while also staying ahead of the curve with technology and innovation.
5. Standardize Your Operations
One of the key benefits of the cloud is its ability to provide a standardized set-up process that can be easily replicated across multiple locations. This means that you can establish successful systems in one location and then quickly and easily roll them out in others. With curated templates for clinical notes, referrals, and treatment letters, you can streamline your operations and save valuable time and resources.
6. You sometimes run out of materials unexpectedly.
Nowadays, unexpected system disruptions, data breaches, and lost data are constant worries for dentists and office managers. Dental practices end up spending more every year on server maintenance, data back–ups, and IT services to prevent costly security issues. Cloud-based dental software like ClearDent, offers the reliability you need for your business to feel secure – at all times. Our platform is powered by Microsoft Azure’s secure facilities, ensuring tier-one security and protection for your confidential patient information, financial data, documents, and images while saving you thousands in server maintenance and IT costs.
Moving your dental practice to the cloud and converting your patient charts, notes and x-rays can seem like a daunting task – but at ClearDent, we’ve worked hard to make the transition smooth and simple. There are many benefits that make it worth it. Moving to the cloud gives your dental practice more modern functionalities that server-based software can’t offer such as the ability to manage a remote workforce, scale at a fraction of the cost, standardize your operations, access the system from anywhere and even work from home. And because everything is in the cloud, there’s no disruption to your day-to-day operations while you get up to speed on your new system.
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