Posted by admin on Monday, February 9th, 2015
By now, you are probably familiar with “The Cloud”. Maybe you even use it already in your personal life, backing up files, photos and music to systems like Apple’s iCloud, GoogleDrive and Dropbox. Hollywood even made a movie last year about the cloud and it’s growing pervasiveness across our society.
The cloud-based dental practice is becoming increasingly common. While some are hesitant to make the switch over to digital, it will soon be necessary for dentists to move their patient files into a digital storage solution.
Why use The Cloud?
- It’s easy – Dentists can access files whether they are in the office, at home or on the go, and from any WiFi-enable device like a desktop computer or their smartphone.
- It’s cost-effective – Digital storage can reduce the IT-related expenses in a dental practice since costly items like servers are no longer needed.
- It’s smart – Dentists don’t have to worry anymore about a server crashing or service interruption. All the information will be stored and automatically backed up.
- It’s safe – This point is probably one of the major reasons many dentists are hesitant to make the switch. Working with a trusted dental industry vendor that specializes in cloud-based management systems will ensure your files are encrypted and compliant with all HIPPA guidelines.
The digital storage revolution shows no sign of slowing down. Have you made the switch to the cloud in your dental practice? If not, maybe it’s time to start thinking about it.