Townie® Poll

Do you believe your current PMS will allow your office to be truly paperless (no paper chart or file of any kind) in the next 3 years?

Poll conducted from 6/7/2005 To 7/7/2005

Do you believe your current PMS will allow your office to be truly paperless (no paper chart or file of any kind) in the next 3 years?
789 total votes
39%
Yes
61%
No
If your office is currently using paper charts and computers, what is your number one barrier to becoming paperless?
415 total votes
20%
Ability to capture patient signatures on treatment plans and medical history
4%
Insurance companies sending EOBs electronically
26%
Improved method to enter paper documents into the computer record
29%
We can never escape paper
21%
Other
I use my practice management software for the following tasks:
453 total votes
1%
Scheduling only
34%
Scheduling and billing
13%
Scheduling, billing and clinical charting
51%
Scheduling, billing, charting and digital image management
What were the most important factors to you when you chose your PMS program?
455 total votes
8%
Price
2%
Training available
21%
Recommendations of colleagues
4%
Demonstration at dental meeting
46%
Features
7%
Relationship with my dental supply representative
12%
Other
Why do you use x-ray film?
452 total votes
45%
I don't, I have made the switch to digital
20%
Cost is too high
14%
No computers in my operatories
11%
Image quality is better with film
11%
Other
When choosing a digital x-ray system, which is most important to you:
446 total votes
14%
Comfort
31%
Works with my existing software
16%
Cost
23%
Warranty and company history
15%
Other
I currently use digital x-ray sensors in my office and the most needed improvement is:
288 total votes
19%
Better image quality
8%
Cordless sensors
9%
Improved compatibility with Practice Management Software
39%
Thinner sensor
25%
Other
How did you choose your current image management program?
342 total votes
33%
Wanted compatibility with my PMS program
15%
Wanted compatibility with specific digital systems (sensors, IO cameras, etc).
5%
Price
22%
Ease of use
25%
Other

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