One of the really cool things I get to do as the Dentistry's Technology Evangelist, is getting to work on the Pride Institute's Best of Class Awards.
Every February, we get together at the Chicago MidWinter Meeting and figure out our choices for leading technologies. One of the things I'm going to be doing with the blog this year is to feature each of the winners.
The first is Lighthouse, which is a company that provides electronic communication between doctor's offices and their patients. They also provide electronic confirmations, patient satisfaction surveys, and much, much more. Here is their press release on winning the Pride Award:
KICKIN' APPS & BRINGIN' HOME AWARDS
Lighthouse 360 Wins The Pride Institue's Best of Class Technology Award 2012
Lighthouse PMG, developers of Lighthouse 360, an automated patient communications system for dental practices, has been recognized as one of 16 companies to receive the Pride Institute’s Best of Class Technology Award for 2012. The award highlights the products and technologies driving the changes that will shape the future of dentistry.
A panel of dental technology experts, organized by the Pride Institute, a dental practice management consulting firm based in Novato, California, selected this year’s winning products through an unbiased, rigorous assessment selection process. The winning technologies were selected by majority vote and divided into four categories: Foundational, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Emerging.
The Pride Institute Best of Class Technology awards were launched in 2009 as a new concept to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. Winners of the award are invited to participate in a technology fair showcased at the American Dental Association’s annual meeting. “The technology space has exploded in terms of quantity and quality of available products,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, President of Pride Institute. “With the potential for a considerable investment amount, it was important that someone step up and provide the corporate and dental communities with an unbiased selection process, led by technology key opinion leadership, with the sole focus of providing true guidance. That was the vision and it has come to fruition thanks to the support of the panel, ADA, Dental Products Report, and Dental Economics.”
The panel consists of seven dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dental Economics; Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburg, School of Dental Medicine; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and speaker; Parag Kachalia, DDS, Director of New Technology at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry; and Larry Emmott, DDS, technology writer, speaker and dental marketing consulting. “I feel very fortunate that a panel of this magnitude has agreed to contribute to the selection process,” said Dr. Shuman.
For more information on The Pride Institute's Best of Class Technology Award please click here.