Upcoming JDS Golf Tournament – April 11th

DentalPC will be participating in the Jacksonville Dental Society Golf Tournament again this year on April 11th at St. John Golf & Country Club.

Our Field Engineer David Schmutz will be showcasing his golf skills & hopefully bring home another win! It should be a great event and we hope to see you there.

Spring Cleaning

As we are finalising the replacement of all of our legacy XP machines and 2003 servers, it is a good time to take a few minutes and do a little spring cleaning. One of the important aspects of the new HIPAA Omnibus rule is that we maintain proper user rights and security settings.

Windows XP Questions & Answers

Why do I need to update my Windows XP Machines?
We recommend new Machines if you are running XP. Typically XP is utilised on older machines and the upgrade requires:

New Software
Hardware Upgrades
Installation fees to reconfigure existing machine with Windows 7

 Over the long term any cost savings experienced with upgrading an existing machine will be nominal in comparison to the Value & Performance of a new machine.

Music in your Office

DentalPC has implemented a wide variety of technical solutions over the years:

A simple FM radio receiver tuned to a local station. These can be problematic with getting a clean signal, and then there are commercials to deal with.
A CD changer was a popular option for many years.

HIPAA

The HIPAA HITECH Omnibus rule finalized in January 2013 will be enforced starting September 22nd of this year. This has some pretty serious implications for your data and your relationship with your IT provider with stiff penalties and fines for noncompliance.

The benefits of coordinated care

Communities in which health-care providers work together to coordinate evidence-based hospital discharges can see a six percent drop in hospitalizations and rehospitalizations in just the first two years, according to a new project study.

For the project, described January 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) coordinated 14 of Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), which are funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help achieve national quality goals through focused efforts at the community and provider level.

Direct Project offers access to secure messaging

One of the most asked for features in today’s electronic medical record (EMR) technology is a secure built-in messaging system. This is an important feature and many providers are integrating this feature. One project aims to make that easier, Direct Project.

3 reasons you should use Prezi

Presentations! Love them or hate them, you are probably going to have to create and give one from time-to-time. When you are settling down to the task of devising a presentation, like most users, you probably turn to Microsoft PowerPoint. However, there can be situations where PowerPoint is less than ideal for various reasons.

How better alerts improve HIV outcomes

Here’s one more reason to consider implementing a clinical decision- support system with interactive alerts: It improves outcomes for HIV patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

In the study, researchers from Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital divided 1,011 patients at a large outpatient clinic based on receipt of two types of alerts (for virologic failure, evidence of suboptimal followup and abnormal laboratory results). For the control group of patients, alerts appeared only on the patient’s electronic medical records (EMR) page.