Why you can’t afford to avoid the benefits of axiUm

September 5th, 2013

Dental enterprise software is becoming an increasingly important tool for clinics that want to stay ahead of technological advancements and improve the quality of care their patients receive. Much like in the overall medical industry, dental practices are placing a higher value on efficiency and cost reduction. But implementing these new technological tools can be a challenging task. That's why the right dental software program can make all the difference in keeping these enterprises competitive in the long term.

The recent shift toward electronic health records requires an entirely new management technique in the dental enterprise landscape. The Dental Informatics Online Community blog said the successful implementation of health information technology requires a combination of informatics, management and leadership knowledge. It's not necessarily enough to simply be a passive user of these new technologies. Instead, enterprises must have a deep knowledge and understanding of how and why dental software is important in a changing medical environment.

Multi-location dental enterprises can customize axiUm dental software to take into account existing workflows and practices. Other dental software programs require large institutions to conform to one single set of standards. The axiUm system is highly flexible to the unique needs of individual offices.

Meaningful use consulting
The entire medical industry in the U.S. is undergoing a gradual shift toward the use of electronic health records as a standard way of delivering service and conducting business. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website, the federal government has created incentive programs to encourage clinics to take the lead in this large-scale shift. In fact, the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program offers as much as $63,750 for clinics that choose to install advanced dental enterprise software and practice "meaningful use" of electronic records and other health information technology tools.

Participating in federal programs isn't without challenges. Cumbersome regulations often require interested parties to move through long lines of red tape. Even large dental enterprises lack the time and resources to fully understand rules and requirements surrounding these incentive programs. However, clinics that implement axiUm software open up access to meaningful use consulting services. Rather than having internal staff struggle to figure out if their dental enterprise qualifies for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, axiUm professionals can use their knowledge and expertise to make the process much easier. Not only can clinics get assistance throughout the application process, they can also use axiUm to conduct internal audits to figure out if it's even worth applying for the program in the first place.

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