Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Using apps to improve efficiency and security in the dental practice

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Remember the promise of the 20-hour work week? The idea was that all our “time-saving devices” would make us so efficient that we could accomplish in 20 hours what had previously taken 40. Because of that, we could all work merrily for four hours every day and then spend the rest of our time being waited on by the robots patrolling our homes. 

How’d that work out for ya? I’ve got a Roomba, but other than that, I’m still waiting for my Mr. Roboto major domo.

Instead, what we got was the continuation of the 40-hour work week with the expectation of 80 hours of productivity. Along with that came the concept that because we are all always connected, we should never run late, forget a soccer practice, or open our fridge to find it as empty as Putin’s Suggestion Box.

For a sciety that was supposed to be livin’ la vida loca by this point, what I hear mostly from patients when we discuss time of treatment or other details is how busy everyone seems to be nowadays.

So, with that in mind, this month let’s look at some ways to be more efficient with our time and be more security conscious in the protection of our data.

More from Dr. Flucke: How EHR can improve your practice

Evernote 

I could probably do an entire column on Evernote alone. This app/cloud/website system allows you to catalogue and save practically anything and everything in your life. If you don’t want to lose it, Evernote is the answer to your prayers. It comes in several levels of service but I highly recommend the Premium edition.

This gives you 10GB of uploads per month, and lets you sync all your devices, share notes, having access offline, annotate PDFs, scan and digitize business cards, and a whole lot more. Once the app is installed on your computer, placing anything in Evernote is a simple matter of drag and drop.

Here is a link to the full article on DPR.com  


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