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The Top 5 TED Talks for Health IT

Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Basics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Time is often not on our sides and we find ourselves with less hours in the day to catch up on the news and to learn new things.  Video and auditory content is a great alternative to reading and can be convenient and insightful to get informed about things that interest you. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks have been increasing in popularity as well as volume over the years. Here are 5 of our favorite TED Talks from over the years that highlight a wide range of Health IT topics. Enjoy!

Wearables, Beyond the FitBit

What if doctors could monitor patients at home with the same degree of accuracy they’d get during a stay at the hospital? Bioelectronics innovator Todd Coleman shares his quest to develop wearable, flexible electronic health monitoring patches that promise to revolutionize healthcare and make medicine less invasive. More here.

An Oldie, but a Goodie: Innovation in Health IT

Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient’s bedside. More here.

Progression of Collecting Health Data: From Paper to the Cloud

Collecting global health data is an imperfect science: Workers tramp through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, write the answers on paper forms, then input the data — and from this messy, gappy information, countries and NGOs need to make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade — starting with the PalmPilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud. More here.

Get Curious, Start Innovating

Science is a learning process that involves experimentation, failure and revision — and the science of medicine is no exception. Cancer researcher Kevin B. Jones faces the deep unknowns about surgery and medical care with a simple answer: honesty. In a thoughtful talk about the nature of knowledge, Jones shows how science is at its best when scientists humbly admit what they do not yet understand. More here.

Nanotechnology and the Future of Disease Detection

What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology “cancer alarm” that scans for traces of disease in the form of special biomarkers called exosomes. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares his dream for how we might revolutionize cancer detection and, ultimately, save lives. More here.

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


Mandate Madness – 3 States Propose e-Prescribing Legislature in the First Two Months of 2017

Posted: February 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, Public Policy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

New York will soon be celebrating their one year e-Prescribing mandate anniversary at the end of March and on the heels of this inaugural, impactful mandate, it’s exciting to see other states hopping on the e-Prescribing bandwagon. Not only did Maine announce its own e-Prescribing legislation that’s effective in just four months, but since the start of 2017, three additional states have introduced similar mandates. One common denominator most prevalent to note, however, is the overwhelming commitment by each state to combat the opioid crisis in order to decrease overdose death rates and improve patient safety overall.

Let’s review the three states that have recently proposed e-Prescribing legislation.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania experienced an astounding 3,264 opioid overdose deaths in 2015, a 20.1% increase from 2014. With the rising, devastating numbers in tow, Pennsylvania has decided to take further action and follow suit with New York and Maine.

On February 6, 2017, Pennsylvania State Senator Richard Alloway and Pennsylvania State Representative Tedd Nesbit announced the introduction of legislation that will require all opioid prescriptions such as OxyContin®, Percocet®, and Norco® to be e-Prescribed in Pennsylvania. The proposed bill will not only require controlled substances to be sent electronically, but will also enforce Schedule II medications not to be refilled by the pharmacy. For Schedules III and IV prescriptions, the bill requires that such prescriptions, “shall not be filled or refilled more than six months after the date thereof or be refilled more than five times after the date of the prescription unless renewed by the practitioner.”

The state is committed to a fast turnaround on implementing this legislation and as a result, especially for the protection of patients, the General Assembly is being urged to pass this vital legislation before June 30, 2017.

Connecticut

Yet another state devastated by the increasing drug overdose deaths from opioids, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy recently announced an increase in state funding to address opioid addiction and also introduced a series of legislative proposals, including one that will require all opioid prescriptions to be electronically prescribed. Governor Malloy not only highlighted the reduction in fraud that e-Prescribing can accomplish relative to curbing drug diversion, but also specifically noted the benefits of being able to track prescription data as a means to document both prescriber and patient information for electronic transactions.

“A pad of paper doesn’t come from a particular site. It is hard to trace,” Malloy said. “If you do it electronically, you can instantaneously trace, and it’s easier for us to document who is getting the drug, and who is prescribing the drug.”

As part of Governor Malloy’s proposal, a bill that outlines giving patients the ability to include a form in their medical file that indicates that they do not want opioid treatment has also been included. With value based care underway, this serves as another way to encourage patients to make their own health care and treatment decisions for what they deem works best for them.

Like Pennsylvania, the protection of patients across Connecticut is of utmost importance to the state, therefore Governor Malloy is pushing for this imperative legislation to be effective as of January 1, 2018.

Virginia

In Virginia, it has been estimated that 1,000 people died from overdose in 2016, a 33% increase from the prior year. Moving quickly, the General Assembly of Virginia unanimously approved legislature on January 26, 2017 requiring any prescription containing an opiate to be issued as an electronic prescription and will also prohibit any pharmacist from dispensing a controlled substance that contains an opiate unless the prescription is issued electronically.

On February 23rd, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed five bills to address the opioid epidemic, including the mandate for all opioid prescriptions to be prescribed electronically by July 1, 2020. It will also create a working group to study how best to implement this change.

What’s unique about this legislature, however, is that it all began with a practicing dentist who happens to be a state delegate for Virginia.

“We have all seen the tragic headlines that highlight the devastating impact that opioid addiction has had – and continues to have – on families and communities throughout the Commonwealth and the Nation,” said Delegate Todd Pillion. “This is an issue that I see not only as a legislator, but as a prescriber myself.”

As such, Delegate Pillion decided to utilize his profound, and heartfelt, voice to address the opioid epidemic that is sweeping our nation at alarming rates. Having personal experience under his belt, he was responsible for the original proposed e-Prescribing mandate in Virginia.

Where do other states stand?

With 3 states proposing legislature in the first 60 days of 2017, we anticipate more states to follow. As many individuals involved in the aforementioned state legislations have mentioned, it just makes plain sense to prescribe the most addictive, but necessary, medication through e-Prescribing. It is finally, and rightfully, being viewed as an optimal tool to overcome this drug crisis.

Electronically prescribing opioids will not only decrease drug overdose deaths and increase patient safety, but it will also:

  • Combat the rising issue of prescription fraud within a dental practice, including misuse of a dentist’s DEA number, forged signatures, and stolen prescription pads by patients or an Insider Threat.
  • Allow a prescriber to query a patient’s medication history at point of care in order to determine if they are “doctor shopping”, or visiting multiple prescribers strictly to receive opioid prescriptions.
  • Add to patient convenience by reducing wait times in pharmacies.
  • Increase patient medication pick-up adherence. Between 28% and 31% of all paper prescriptions either never make it to the pharmacy or are not picked up at all.

Stay tuned for more states that will undoubtedly be proposing similar legislature in order to work together toward a common goal for the safety of patients overall.

Sources: Virginia Gazette; Bearing Drift; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CBS Local; WNPOR

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


The Relationship Between Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) and the Evolving Healthcare Delivery Model

Posted: February 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Dental | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The significant role of oral health and its contribution to an individual’s well-being has come under scrutiny as of late. In 2014, it was estimated that more than 181 million Americans would not visit a dentist because of several barriers to care, or a self-diagnosis of “my mouth is healthy – I do not need to visit the dentist.” Other reasons noted by individuals not seeing their dentist on a consistent basis were: cost or no insurance, limited dental access in their area or lack of transportation, or they simply did not have the time.

With this data in tow, a more efficient and readily available business model has become increasingly popular within dentistry: Dental Support Organizations.

What is a DSO?

According to the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) contract with dental practices to provide critical business management and support, including non-clinical operations, and range from small to large size organizations serving dental practices throughout the country.

The business models of DSOs do differ and while the neighborhood family dentist typically treats the general patient population, dental practices supported by DSOs often focus on specific populations. For example, some DSOs are entirely focused on meeting the needs of pediatric patients, while others are focused on more rural populations. This is not to say that DSOs do not serve the general population, as many still do.

The Patient Experience

The true patient benefit of a DSO model lies in the integrated technologies and streamlined processes. DSOs offer patients many time saving benefits including:

    • Online appointment booking systems
    • Online bill pay
    • Flat rate appointments
    • Flexibility to visit dentists between multiple offices
    • Electronic prescription routing

Why Dental Service Organizations Are Here To Stay - an Infographic by Dental Care Alliance
Dental Infographic
by Dental Care Alliance

The Role of Technology Within DSOs

DSOs are at the forefront of technology, both from a clinical and administrative standpoint. They pride themselves on remaining innovative, not only to better treat their patients, but to also have a competitive advantage and to attract and maintain new dentists. From billing software to detailed patient charting to specific treatment mechanisms, technology is embedded in nearly every workflow.

While many DSOs have thrown out their dentists’ paper prescription pads and have adopted electronic prescribing (e-Prescribing) software, there is still plenty of room to grow. e-Prescribing software provides dentists with the ability to send non-controlled and controlled prescriptions electronically directly to the patient’s pharmacy which adds convenience to the patient’s experience.

In addition to the prescription writing feature, e-Prescribing includes high value functionality for the dentist, patient and management teams such as:

  • Insight into a patient’s current medication regimen.
  • Ability to check for drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy interactions at the point of care to help improve treatment decisions.
  • Reporting capabilities that share what is prescribed and in what quantities to assess for in regards to compliance. This is especially crucial with the current opioid epidemic and having the ability to track prescriptions for controlled substances.
  • Documentation for both the dentist and the patient including dental specific dosing information, as well as medication monographs.

What’s Ahead for DSOs

DSOs are continuing to shake up the dental industry. New DSOs continue to emerge, while existing ones are frequently acquiring new dental practices, therefore expanding and continuing to growing throughout the country. As previously discussed, cost and limited access to care were the most popular barriers, but DSOs offer streamlined solutions for both barriers as they are committed to the improvement of oral health in the United States through the accessibility of high-quality dental care. It is only a matter of time before more and more dentists hop on board.

Sources: American Dental Association; Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO); ADSO Whitepaper; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dental Care Alliance

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


e-Prescribing 101, Part III: End Users

Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Controlled Substances, Dental, Digital Health, Medical, Telehealth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

e-Prescribing End User; Doctor, Dentist

As we discussed in our previous post, e-Prescribing is the electronic transmission of a prescription from the prescriber’s device to the patient’s pharmacy of choice, therefore replacing the traditional paper prescription.

How does e-Prescribing work for end users?

While e-Prescribing software comes in many shapes and sizes, e-Prescribing integration is directly integrated into healthcare software such as an Electronic Health Record / Electronic Medical Record, telehealth application, or dental practice management solution. By way of integrating e-Prescribing into a healthcare software, the e-Prescribing platform becomes an integral component of a healthcare software’s product offering.

e-Prescribing integration seamlessly allows a prescriber to log into their existing healthcare software, select a patient, then search for, enter and send an e-Prescription for the patient in a few short steps. The process saves the prescriber time while improving patient outcomes.

What are the benefits of a custom, white labeled solution?

When an e-Prescribing solution is “white labeled”, this means the e-Prescribing user interface mirrors the look and feel of the healthcare software in which the e-Prescribing solution has been embedded. Colors, fonts, font sizes, layout – you name it – can all be completely customized to provide a seamless experience for end users.

Furthermore, mobile optimization has become a major trend as more healthcare software solutions are operating in the cloud and prescribers are accessing applications from multiple devices and multiple locations. This is why it’s important that the e-Prescribing functionality performs well in different environments, but most importantly, on smaller screens.

Responsive design is critical in ensuring that any e-Prescribing solution is accessible on every device. It’s the best one size fits all solution as this type of design allows the webpage to expand and contract in order to perfectly fit within any screen in both the traditional office and mobile settings. Ultimately, responsive design cuts down on development time as the e-Prescribing user interface does not need to be adjusted manually for each type of device (i.e. mobile, tablet, laptop, or desktop).

What does it take to cross the finish line and go live?

To go live with e-Prescribing and be able to send prescriptions electronically, all healthcare software companies must go through a Surescripts™ e-Prescribing integration review. Surescripts operates the largest health information network that connects the diverse and expansive community of care partners nationwide, including pharmacies, providers, benefit managers, and health information exchanges.

As part of this e-Prescribing integration review, healthcare software companies will have to successfully execute various test scenarios during a web meeting with Surescripts. Test scenarios will be provided for the following services:

  • NewRx: Route new prescriptions to the patient’s pharmacy of choice
  • Refills: Receive prescription renewal requests and submit responses between doctor and pharmacy
  • Medication History: View aggregated medication history data from pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) upon receipt of patient consent.
  • Prescription Benefit: Surescripts’ Prescription Benefit service puts eligibility, benefits and formulary information at a prescriber’s fingertips at the time of prescribing. This enables prescribers to select medications that are on formulary and are covered by the patient’s drug benefit.
  • Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS): Product has achieved Surescripts EPCS certification and has provided third-party audit documentation as required by the DEA.

Upon completion, healthcare software companies will be listed on the Surescripts website.

Healthcare software companies also looking for the ability to Electronically Prescribe Controlled Substances (EPCS) will need to go through a similar testing process with an approved e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances auditor such as the Drummond Group Inc., one of the first DEA approved certification bodies for EPCS.

Learn about DoseSpot’s e-Prescribing integration process by downloading our latest Integration Tool Kit.

Don’t miss the other parts of our e-Prescribing 101 series:

e-Prescribing 101, Part I: The Basics

e-Prescribing 101, Part II: Controlled Substances

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


Dentaweb Integrates DoseSpot Dental e-Prescribing Platform

Posted: August 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Controlled Substances, Dental, In the News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

DoseSpot, an industry leader in e-Prescribing integration platforms for medical, dental and telehealth software, today announced that Dentaweb, a web based total Dental Practice Management solution, has successfully integrated DoseSpot. Through the partnership, Dentaweb successfully completed Surescripts certification and their dentists can now e-Prescribe controlled and non-controlled prescriptions to more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Dentaweb is a flagship brand of American Management Group, LLC, an IT driven company providing innovative, efficient and reliable solutions in the field of Dental Practice Management to more than 150 dental practices. The DoseSpot Dental platform has been a top choice for dental software companies due to DoseSpot’s quick e-Prescribing integration plans and excellent customer support. The DoseSpot Dental platform not only meets the needs of dental software companies, but it also provides general dentists and specialists with a simple and intuitive user interface for e-Prescribing controlled and non-controlled prescriptions.

“The 2014 Surescripts National Progress Report highlighted that while 73 percent of pharmacies nationwide are equipped for e-Prescribing of Controlled Substance (EPCS), only 1.4 percent of prescribers are equipped to send them”, said Greg Waldstreicher, CEO, DoseSpot.1 “We are excited to see DoseSpot fully integrated with Dentaweb so their dentists can take part in safely and securely sending controlled substances electronically.”

Last year, DoseSpot completed a third-party EPCS audit with Drummond Group Inc., a global software test and certification body that was approved by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to audit EPCS software applications. Through DoseSpot, Dentaweb also successfully completed an EPCS integration review by Drummond Group Inc. and dentists located at all Dentaweb clinics can now e-Prescribe controlled substances.

“DoseSpot was easy to integrate and their client engagement team provided excellent technical support throughout the e-Prescribing integration process”, said Vinay Pandya of Dentaweb. “In addition, Dentaweb is proud to be associated with DoseSpot and we are excited to offer e-Prescribing to our dental providers.”

For more information on DoseSpot’s EPCS software, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com or contact Lindsay Walsh, Lindsay(at)dosespot(dot)com.

About Dentaweb 
Dentaweb headed by CEO Arun Savani is a web based total Dental Practice management solution offering software as a service in the areas including Dental Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Financial Reporting and Practice Performance Management.

About DoseSpot 
DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

References 
1. Surescripts “2014 National Progress Report.” 2015. Available at http://surescripts.com/docs/default-source/national-progress-reports/surescripts-2014-national-progress-report.pdf.

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ACE Dental Integrates with DoseSpot’s Dental e-Prescribing Platform

Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Controlled Substances, Dental, In the News, Newsletter | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) June 23, 2015

DoseSpot, an industry leader in e-Prescribing integration platforms for medical, dental and telehealth software, today announced that ACE Dental, a leading provider of dental practice management software and patient communications, has successfully integrated DoseSpot.

For the past two years ACE Dental has been ranked #1 among dental software companies by Top Ten Reviews because of the company’s top notch support and the software’s extensive feature set.  ACE Dental chose to integrate DoseSpot Dental to meet their e-Prescribing needs and expand their product offering to dentists utilizing the software.

The DoseSpot Dental platform integrated with ACE Dental offers dentists the ability to route e-Prescriptions to the patient’s pharmacy of choice after automatically checking for any drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions. Following successful Surescripts certification, ACE Dental also successfully completed an Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) integration review by Drummond Group Inc.  ACE Dental dentists can now e-Prescribe controlled and non-controlled prescriptions to more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide.

The need for e-Prescribing among dental software companies continues to grow as dentists are learning more about e-Prescribing and the ability to route both controlled and non-controlled substances electronically” said Greg Waldstreicher, CEO, DoseSpot.  “We are thrilled to have ACE Dental as a customer and look forward to building a strong relationship with the ACE Dental team and their dental customers.”

“ACE Dental Software is constantly working to help our dental practices become more streamlined and efficient. As a leader in digital charting, digital notes and digital signature documents, eliminating paper has helped our customers accomplish this efficiency. DoseSpot’s e-Prescribing is a major step in increasing efficiency in the dental practice,” said John Hastings, General Manager for ACE Dental Software. “Also, the way DoseSpot automatically checks for drug and allergy interactions makes the process much safer.”

For more information on DoseSpot’s EPCS software, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com/platforms or contact Lindsay Walsh, Lindsay(at)dosespot(dot)com.

About ACE Dental Software

For 22 years, ACE Dental Software has been a leader in providing state-of-the-art practice management software to dental practices in all 50 states and 14 foreign countries. Also, ACE offers the most comprehensive digital patient communication system in the industry. These systems allow dental practices to reduce time spent on paperwork and provide better patient care. For more information on ACE Dental Software, please visit http://www.ace-dental.com.

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

Read the full press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12804948.htm


Digital Health Clinic Maven Integrates DoseSpot e-Prescribing

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, In the News, Newsletter, Telehealth | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) June 02, 2015

DoseSpot, an industry leader in e-Prescribing integration platforms for medical, dental and telehealth software, today announced that Maven, a digital health clinic designed exclusively for women, has completed Surescripts certification through DoseSpot.

Maven offers on demand video appointments directly to women seeking customized care for health and wellness, prenatal care, postpartum care and family care. Maven has hundreds of medical professionals available at the click of a button and through the DoseSpot integration, Maven’s prescribers can e-Prescribe to more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Maven opted to completely customize the look and feel of the DoseSpot user interface by tailoring the DoseSpot provided cascading style sheets (CSS). This allowed Maven to quickly match the DoseSpot and Maven user interfaces for a seamless e-Prescribing experience. “DoseSpot customers have the ability to completely white label our e-Prescribing solution”, said Greg Waldstreicher, CEO, DoseSpot. “And we have really enjoyed working with Maven to customize their DoseSpot CSS for mobile optimization as their patients and prescribers conduct video appointments on mobile devices.”

Through the DoseSpot integration, Maven prescribers are now able to route prescriptions electronically to the patient’s pharmacy of choice for the patient to then pick up. This workflow saves all parties involved a substantial amount of time as the patient does not need to travel to the prescriber’s office and the prescriber no longer needs to call the pharmacy. The telehealth care model is entirely focused around efficiency and the DoseSpot e-Prescribing integration further fuels increased efficiencies for the patient, prescriber and pharmacy.

“At Maven our mission is to support women by giving them instant access to healthcare. Sometimes this involves a prescription for medication. Our partnership with DoseSpot has enabled our network of doctors, midwives, and nurse practitioners to write prescriptions quickly, safely, and seamlessly,” said Katherine Ryder, Founder and CEO of Maven.

For more information on e-Prescribing Integration platforms and DoseSpot, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com or contact Lindsay Walsh, Lindsay(at)dosespot(dot)com.

About Maven 
Maven is a digital clinic for women. Get your health questions answered by doctors, nurse practitioners, OB/GYNs, lactation consultants, doulas, mental health specialists, physical therapists and nutritionists via video appointments and free forums. For more information, please visit http://www.MavenClinic.com.

About DoseSpot 
DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

Read the full press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12760396.htm


Great Expressions Dental Centers Integrates DoseSpot Dental e-Prescribing Platform

Posted: May 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Controlled Substances, Dental, In the News, Newsletter | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

DoseSpot, an industry leader in e-Prescribing integration platforms for medical, dental and telehealth software, today announced that Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leading dental service organization (DSO), has successfully integrated DoseSpot. Through the partnership, Great Expressions Dental Centers successfully completed Surescripts certification and dentists at more than 240 Great Expressions locations can now e-Prescribe controlled and non-controlled prescriptions to more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide.

The DoseSpot Dental platform has been a top choice for DSOs since 2010 due to DoseSpot’s vast experience delivering scalable e-Prescribing software to large dental chains. The DoseSpot Dental platform not only meets the e-Prescribing needs of general dentists and specialists but it also provides DSO management teams with various tools to configure DoseSpot to meet the needs of the organization.

“We are excited to be working with Great Expressions Dental Centers and offer the robust DoseSpot Dental platform to their dentists”, said Greg Waldstreicher, CEO, DoseSpot. “With offices across the country, it was important for Great Expressions Dental Centers to not only receive Surescripts certification but also complete the required Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) audit to send controlled substances electronically in advance of the New York state March 2016 mandate.”

Last year, DoseSpot completed a third-party EPCS audit with Drummond Group Inc., a global software test and certification body that was approved by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to audit EPCS software applications. Through DoseSpot, Great Expressions also successfully completed an EPCS integration review by Drummond Group Inc. and dentists located at all Great Expressions’ clinics now e-Prescribe controlled substances.

“Great Expressions Dental Centers found a quick-to-implement solution in DoseSpot that not only allowed us to quickly meet state mandates for generating electronic prescriptions but will also meet the requirements for the larger federally run Electronic Health Records (EHR) program”, said Jason Wolan, Director or EHR Implementation, Great Expression Dental Centers. “In addition, the ease of use and simplified certification process, both with SureScripts and the Drummond Group have allowed us to make this platform widely available across our organization giving us the opportunity to better monitor and manage our operational activities.”

For more information on DoseSpot’s EPCS software, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com or contact Lindsay Walsh, Lindsay(at)dosespot(dot)com.

About Great Expressions Dental Centers 
For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go tohttp://www.greatexpressions.com.

About DoseSpot 
DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

Read the full press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/05/prweb12722603.htm


XLDent Completes EPCS Certification with DoseSpot’s Dental e-Prescribing Platform

Posted: February 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Controlled Substances, Dental, In the News, Standards | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

DoseSpot, an industry leader in e-Prescribing integration platforms for medical, dental and telehealth software, today announced that Professional Economics Bureau of America’s XLDent has successfully integrated DoseSpot’s EPCS certified module for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS). In addition, XLDent successfully completed an EPCS integration review by Drummond Group and XLDent’s dental customers are now equipped to e-Prescribe controlled substances in 49 states.

“Following DoseSpot’s successful completion of EPCS certification last year, we are thrilled to be working with our existing customer base to provide EPCS capabilities within our easy-to-use prescribing interface” said Greg Waldstreicher, CEO, DoseSpot. The certification comes in advance of the New York state mandate whereby all prescriptions must be sent electronically including controlled substances. The mandate goes into effect March 27, 2015 and will have a major impact on the dental industry as dental providers are most frequently prescribing a combination of antibiotics and controlled substances.

The DoseSpot Dental platform integrated with XLDent offers dentists the ability to route e-Prescriptions to the patient’s pharmacy of choice after automatically checking for any drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions. “With the NY mandate on the horizon and recent reclassification of hydrocodone combination medications, it’s critical for dental providers to adopt an e-Prescribing solution capable of sending all prescriptions electronically” added Greg. “XLDent continues to be at the forefront of dental e-Prescribing and we’re excited to see what the future has in store for e-Prescribing in dentistry.”

“XLDent partnered with DoseSpot in 2011 to offer integrated e-Prescribing services when it was mandated by the state of Minnesota and now we’re excited to be one of the first dental software solutions to integrate EPCS capabilities into our Dental Practice Management and Electronic Dental Record offering” said Dawn Christodoulou, President, Professional Economics Bureau of America, Inc. “It continues to be a pleasure to work with DoseSpot, a company that shares in our vision to bring valuable, patient-centered solutions to the table.”

For more information on DoseSpot’s EPCS software, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com or contact Lindsay Walsh, Lindsay(at)dosespot(dot)com.

About XLDent 
The XLDent dental practice management system takes advantage of the latest in software development and design tools to provide its clients with the most intuitive, robust, easy-to-use dental program available. XLDent is an electronic dental records system that automates key business processes and ensures dental teams have the tools they need to manage the practice more profitably. Key benefits include a comprehensive suite of products written for a mobile, wireless, tablet PC environment. Other key benefits include seamlessly integrated e-Prescribing through DoseSpot, flexible Progress Note system, efficient clinical workflows, and dentist and Patient Portals. XLDent supports general and specialty dental clinics and is used by single practitioners as well as large multi-dentist, multi-location clinics nationwide.

About DoseSpot 
DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

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Umbie DentalCare Integrates with DoseSpot’s Dental e-Prescribing Platform

Posted: January 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, Controlled Substances, Dental, In the News, Newsletter | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

DoseSpot, an industry leader in e-Prescribing integration platforms for medical and dental software, today announced that Umbie DentalCare, a provider of dental practice management software has completed Surescripts certification, through DoseSpot integration.

“It is a transformative time for Dental e-Prescribing with the recent reclassification of prescriptions containing hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II and the New York state e-Prescribing mandate on the horizon,” said Greg Waldstreicher, President, DoseSpot. “Our integration with Umbie DentalCare is a great example of a partnership committed to offering dentists with industry leading dental software solutions. Umbie customers located in New York and across the nation will soon be able to send all of their prescriptions electronically including controlled substances.”

Through this partnership with DoseSpot, Umbie customers are also equipped to:

  • Safely and efficiently send prescriptions electronically to more than 65,000 pharmacies
  • Automatically check for dangerous drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions
  • Aggregate prescription history data from community pharmacies in addition to patient medication claims history from payers and pharmacy benefit managers
  • Request information on patient insurance eligibility and formulary at the time of prescribing

“Dentists need the ability to send prescriptions electronically now more than ever and DoseSpot provides them with an intuitive solution,” added Greg. “DoseSpot is not only certified by a DEA approved certification body for EPCS, but we also hold an exclusive partnership with Lexicomp to provide dental specific information directly to dentists when e-Prescribing.”

“This has been a big year for Umbie DentalCare with our growth, Umbie is on the cutting edge of cloud-based dental practice management software and now with the integration of DoseSpot, it gives dentists the flexibility to send prescription not only from their desktops, but across all mobile devices,” said Jeremy Hamel, CEO Umbie Health Corporation. “Having the Surescripts certification, and the complete EHR certification, these are other ways to give our customers a better software experience,” Hamel concluded.

For more information on e-Prescribing Integration platforms and DoseSpot, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

About Umbie DentalCare

As a division of Umbie Health, Umbie DentalCare was founded in 2011 on a mission to revolutionize dental practice management. With the progression of cloud computing and its adaption amidst various professionals, Umbie capitalized on this opportunity to redefine the daily operations of the modern dental practice with a cloud based application. Over the past three years, and with the release of version 2 of the application in June of 2013, Umbie has serviced over 400 locations across the US. Media Contact: Rosa Graca, Umbie DentalCare, 888.521.6771 rgraca(at)umbiehealth(dot)com

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts™ certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. To request DoseSpot API access, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com/api-access.

Read the full press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12425751.htm