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Electronic Evolution

MedEsthetics

March/ April 2009

 

“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change,” according to noted historian Henry Steele Commager. If you’ve struggled to integrate “timesaving” technologies into your life, you’ve likely experienced this phenomenon. Transferring data and implementing new devices require both time and money, but once you navigate the initial learning curve the dividends can be well worth the investment. This is certainly true in the case of electronic medical records (EMR).

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Contemporary Cosmetic Surgeons Need One Eye on Trends

Cosmetic Surgery Times

September 2008

 

Not everything "trendy" falls under the device category. Cosmetic surgeons have dabbled through the years with electronic medical records but until now the technology was not as integrative as these practitioners would like, according to Dr. Quatela.

Newer software, by companies such as NexTech, have developed medical records technology that has seamlessly integrated photograph archiving and the ability to display high-quality photographs on computer screens.

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The Cosmetic Practice is Going Paperless

Cosmetic Surgery Times

September 2008

 

Just as technology redefines aspects of our personal lives, the next generation of electronic medical record (EMR) tools is evolving to meet the challenges of cosmetic and dermatology practices, enhancing productivity, the quality of care — even patient safety.

At first blush, an EMR system — pathway to the so-called "paperless office" — may appear to be an attractive choice based solely on the significant savings that can be realized in both paper costs and the expense of storing bulky traditional records. But their advantages may go well beyond these savings.

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Code Green: Today's Practice Management Software Keeps Back Office Front Loaded for Revenue

Cosmetic Surgery Times

January 2008

 

Providing procedures of choice rather than of medical necessity almost demands that cosmetic surgeons employ state-of-the-art software to best leverage customer relationships from first contact to follow-up appointments, sources tell Cosmetic Surgery Times . Along the way, one mustn't overlook optimizing functions such as scheduling, billing, managing retail inventory and tracking employee performance and marketing/advertising dollars to maximize practice revenues.

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Buyer Beware

Cosmetic Surgery Times

January 2008

 

Perhaps surprisingly, surgery societies contacted by Cosmetic Surgery Times, including the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, offer members no formal guidance when it comes to selecting practice management software. And, unfortunately says Joel Schlessinger, M.D., ASCDAS president, "There aren't many reputable systems out there, and many of them come and go to the disadvantage of those who have bought them." Instead, we offer some evaluation tips from some software developers and power users in the field:

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