First Wearable Technology Connected to Dental Practice Management Software Helps Improve Efficiency and Productivity in Dental Practices
Posted: March 3, 2017
Edited by Dentaltown staff
MELVILLE, N.Y.—Henry Schein Practice Solutions (HSPS) recently announced its distribution agreement with Simplifeye.
Available to dentists and dental practitioners only through HSPS, Simplifeye is certified as Dentrix Connected. The new product connects patient information from Henry Schein’s dental practice management software, Dentrix, to Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 wrist wearable devices, and iPhone mobile digital devices.
The integration of Simplifeye with Dentrix marks the first time that wearable technology, such as smart watches, connect with dental practice management software, enabling practitioners to simplify everyday office procedures, streamline the clinical workflow, and provide a more personalized patient experience.
To integrate Simplifeye with HSPS’s practice management software, the Simplifeye application is available on the App Store. From there, dental teams can subscribe for Simplifeye with HSPS. Once downloaded, dental teams can access the application from an Apple Watch or iPhone, and receive real-time patient information, such as a patient’s name, time of arrival, scheduled procedure, and how long he or she has been waiting to be seen.
“Henry Schein is committed to working with forward-looking partners, such as Simplifeye, to provide Dentrix customers with the latest integrated innovations that help improve clinical workflows,” said Kevin Bunker, president, Henry Schein North American Dental Practice Solutions. “We are excited about this strategic partnership, and look forward to working with Simplifeye to ensure our customers have the technology that will take their practice to the next level.”
Dental teams can also receive messages from their Apple Watch or iPhone, indicating where patients are in the practice workflow to help increase production output and reduce wait times. By providing this information, the application ensures the entire care team is aware of treatment plans—especially when they may be away from traditional workstations—helping to mitigate risk, and to manage schedules for improved practice efficiency.
“As the world around us rapidly evolves, it is important to have access to the best technology solutions so that they can provide exceptional patient care,” said Dr. Ryan Hungate, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Simplifeye. “We are eager to show dentists how easy Simplifeye integrates with Dentrix and look forward to helping them transform the traditional patient visit.”
For more information about the Dentrix Connected version of Simplifeye, visit dentrix.com/simplifeye or call 866-653-6317.