All I know is doing the same thing two to three times was such a time drain chair side! With paper charts, we still have to enter everything into the software.
Some benefits of going paperless:
- You can actually read all clinical notes
- Charting can be done once and as dental work is complete, the charting is updated automatically
- No one needs to get up and pull a chart in order to answer patient questions on the phone or in person.
- Insurance is processed MUCH faster
-Get a great IT guy to make sure everything is HIPPA compliant and protected agains theft
-Back everything up to a cloud daily
-Train the staff well right from the beginning and anytime the software updates to a new version