Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HENRY SCHEIN LAUNCHES DENTRIX MOBILE, OFFERING DENTISTS SECURE ACCESS TO DENTRIX PRACTICE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION FROM SMARTPHONES AND MOBILE DEVICES

I can remember back in the day when having access to a couple of weeks of your schedule on your then state of the art Palm Pilot was a huge deal. Now with the continual growth in mobile access on multiple devices, it's no longer just a static screen you can look at... you can access tons of your data while on the go. Dentrix made a big splash at the CDA this last weekend with the official release of Dentrix Mobile. This product is designed to keep doctors and staff in contact with the practice from anywhere and with almost any mobile device, including the iPad.

I got a demo on Sunday and came away impressed. Here are the all the details:

With new Dentrix tool, doctors can see appointment schedules
and patient details when out of the office

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 14, 2010 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today the launch of Dentrix Mobile, a remote access tool that allows dentists to view their appointment schedules and patient information from their smartphones and mobile devices. Launched at CDA Spring in Anaheim, Dentrix Mobile is a new feature of the Dentrix G4 practice management system that provides dentists who are away from their practice secure access to the schedules of all their practice providers and patients, as well as important patient details such as prescriptions and medical alerts.
Dentrix Mobile runs on the latest smartphones and mobile devices, including BlackBerry®, iPhone™, iPad™, Palm Pre™ and Android™.
“Dentrix Mobile offers dentists a secure way to view schedule and patient information needed to manage their practice while out of the office,” said Kevin Bunker, Vice President and General Manager of Henry Schein Practice Solutions. “When a patient calls a dentist at home or anywhere else outside of the practice to schedule emergency treatment, the doctor can quickly check the open schedules for all providers in real time from their smartphone or Apple iPad.”
Dentrix Mobile can also be used to verify patient information when dentists receive emergency, after-hours calls for prescriptions. “Dentrix Mobile eliminates a common frustration for dentists who cannot immediately recognize if the individual calling to request a prescription is a current patient or not,” Bunker said. “With Dentrix Mobile, dentists can enter the caller’s name and verify the patient contact information and prescriptions within seconds.”

Dentrix Mobile’s security protection involves password-protected access to the information stored on secure Dentrix Web servers managed by Henry Schein Practice Solutions. Dentists use their smartphone or mobile device to access the server in the same way they use a Web browser to conduct their online banking or purchasing.
“Since no patient information is stored on the mobile device itself, dentists do not have to worry about anyone accessing confidential information if their device is lost.” Bunker said. “Any data viewed with Dentrix Mobile is erased the second the mobile Web browser is closed.”
Dentrix Mobile is available to Dentrix G4 users on a current Dentrix Customer Service Plan at no additional cost. To learn more about Dentrix Mobile call 1-800-DENTRIX or visit www.Dentrix.com/mobile.

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