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“But it is the way we have always done it! Is going paperless really worth it? What does it do for me? It’s too costly! We don’t have the time to train and implement!”

The truth is, paper is costing you time and money and here is why.

Imagine answering the phone in your dental practice and the patient on the other end has a question regarding their insurance. You put them on hold, go to pull their paper file and sort through the stacks of paperwork and charts. After 5 minutes of searching, you finally return to the phone with the information you need. Even worse, you might have to call the patient back due to the amount of time it takes. Meanwhile, you just wasted not only your patient’s time, but your staff’s time as well. Time is money and that is money out the door.

Now imagine your office when the same patient calls with the same question. There is no placing the patient on hold, no searching for a paper chart in the stack of files, no searching through their paper health history. Instead, all of their information is available with just a...

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Just like Microsoft Windows XP, every good thing must come to an end. It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the launch of Microsoft Windows 7, however, according to Netmarketshare, 39% of all PC users are still using Windows 7.

Are you still one of the 39%?

Even Microsoft is making a valiant effort to squash all Windows 7 users by releasing an update that will display a notification reminding users to upgrade to Windows 10 by January 14, 2020. There are reasons for this and reasons to be concerned about if we as users care about the security of our data. If Microsoft is taking this seriously, then we need to take a cue from them and listen.

In actuality, Microsoft ended all mainstream support and warranty for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015 and has only been providing security and bug fixes. Granted you will not wake up on January 14, 2020 to find that your Windows 7 pc has spontaneously combusted. You will still be able to use it, however, there are strong concerns and urges from every angle of the software and...

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