Technology has changed the way many industries we’re familiar with work. In previous blogs, we’ve had various focuses on technology within the dental field, and how it is assisting healthcare providers with tasks from regular patient visits to performing surgery and diagnosing various conditions. However, while technology is consistently improving a healthcare providers job, it is also on the rise for improving patient experience during a visit to their provider. Here are a few major ways technology is improving patient experience:
Improving Patient Care
The dental industry has experienced so many technological developments over time, that have improved the way practitioners take care of their patients. From improvements to simple dental tools, such as toothbrushes and dental handpieces, to more complex tools like radiology and imaging, dental tech is constantly changing. Patients will find tech advancements that will ease their treatment process, and make their experience at the dentist, as well as other healthcare providers much more enjoyable.
Increase Office Efficiency
One of the greatest aspects of tech developments in healthcare has been an increase in office efficiency. Patients no longer have to wait at the check-in desk for long periods of time while office professionals search through numerous files and paperwork. Manual documentation can be very time consuming for both office professionals and patients that are coming in. Technology has provided dental offices and other healthcare providers with cloud-based technology that keeps most paperwork and records digital and secured. This gives providers a seamless and easy process in going through patient files and previous records while being more organized. Additionally, with enhanced organization providers can be more focused on their patient’s specific issues and needs.
Patient Portal Access
Patient portals have drastically improved engagement between healthcare providers and patients. A patient portal gives the patient the ability to manage their own information, request or check into appointments, reach out to their practitioner with questions, and receive test results they may have been waiting for. It’s a transparent process that makes communication and access much easier than it was previously. Patient portals also provide mobile access for anyone that may be on the go; ultimately improving efficiency as well.
SurfCT.com is a dental information technology company, founded by Paul Vigario. With many different services and solutions offered to clients, SurfCT.com specializes in areas such as dental technologies, digital workflow, marketing, cloud solutions, and HIPAA compliance. SurfCT.com’s technology solutions are revolutionizing general, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry, along with oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, and other specialized dental practices.