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In February 2010, Dr. Aurora and Dr. Chung of Vancouver lost all their entire network of computers, monitors and printers after a break-in. Using a laptop brought from home, they were able to quickly access their data and continue operations and immediately reassure patients that the security of their personal information had not been compromised. They were able to access all patient information, posting procedures, billing for treatment and scheduling new appointments. All their scheduled patients were seen the next day.
Regardless of how a disruption to business operations occurs — whether by flood, fire or theft — web-based systems allow the business to renew operations quickly.
Had Dr. Aurora and Chung been using traditional client-server software to manage their practice, the theft of their computers would have left them solely reliant on a backup of their data and access to installation disks. Reinstalling the application and restoring the data would have taken substantially more time, required IT assistance, and unfortunately, the back might have still failed.
Software Advice, a trusted resource for dental software buyers, recently published an independent case study highlighting the value of Curve Dental software for the Ninth East Dental practice. When Dr. Adrian Huang opened Ninth East Dental, he sought a cloud-based solution with remote web access. Curve Dental allows Dr. Huang’s practice to schedule more appointments, increase practice efficiency, and take the best care possible of their patients.
It was important to Dr. Huang not to lose any time to his dental software solution. Curve’s remote training meant his staff could get up to speed before the practice even opened. Curve’s remote scheduling enables 24/7 appointment setting, resulting in 2-3 additional appointments per week for Ninth East. Backup and updates occur automatically with Curve, so Dr. Huang doesn’t have to take his office’s server down and halt operations to perform manual updates. Curve’s Digital Imaging tool automatically uploads and backs up captured images, including digital photos and x-rays. Patient chart information is automatically updated and saved to the cloud , where it can be accessed anywhere in the office or anyplace with internet access. And patient education models are included at no cost, helping patients better understand their treatment options.
Curve Dental boosts efficiency. Curve’s automatic software updates and automatic updating of patient charts saves time and money. The Digital Imaging tool saves Ninth East from the burden of manual image uploading. And Ninth East can also schedule more patients thanks to Curve’s remote scheduling.
Curve Dental enables better patient care. Digital, narrated videos explain complex processes to patients in simple terms, helping patients understand their treatment options. 24/7 appointment setting means patients can schedule appointments outside of business hours. And automatic updating of patient charts means the front desk receptionist has all the information she needs for checking out the patient and scheduling the next appointment right in front of her, saving patients time at checkout.