Why We Won the Best in Healthcare APIs at API World

Wow! Our API was again judged the best in Healthcare by the folks at API World. For the second time in the last 3 years. And, our company also made it into the top 300 innovators – across all categories. It did take a moment for that to sink in. The first time, perhaps a lucky strike. But that’s twice now. There’s no lobbying for those awards, and they had fancy criteria to go by when judging the winner. Clearly, we did well on them.

To us, however, it comes down to just one thing. We let you – our API partners – scale. We understand what you mean when you say, I want to serve all dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, audiologists, oral and orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons and I don’t want to be limited by the software they use to manage their hospital/practice and record the patient’s medical records. Without us, you would need to connect individually to the different software platforms used by each of the retail healthcare providers. It would be like learning 12 languages that are continuously changing. Actually, about 500 languages. You’d have to speak the language of each individual practice management software in the market. We cut it down to one. That’s what the One in Sikka One API is for. Your code for One API and you open yourself to a vast expanse of the market.

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Webinar: Fees, Profitability and Optimizing Your Practice

Update your fees every six months to keep aligned with the cost of living, labs, salaries, procedure mixes, and geographical trends.

Join Vijay Sikka, CEO of Sikka Software, for a free webinar on Fees, Profitability and Optimizing your Practice (the best 45 minutes of your time to enhance practice profitability).

Watch the webinar recording here.

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Animal Hospital Charges per Invoice and Per Provider

Helping provide outstanding healthcare to animals requires active cash flow through an animal hospital to support purchasing inventory, staffing and salaries. Part of understanding cash flow is discovering trends in revenue generation, including when it is being generated, how much, and by who. This data allows for financial growth planning as well as estimating potential costs.

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Animal Health KPI

Sikka Software works with thousands of practices across United States, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. We have been working with opt-in data without identifiers and only rollups and summaries for over a dozen years. As of this writing Sikka Software has 17,600 practices, over 19.1m active patients and processes approximately $4.5B worth of transactions a year. We keep track of the animal health key performance indicators and track them in real time across all of our opt-in practices. Interesting trends are emerging for the national trends data for animal health. While new patients dropped in February 2016 compared to both the previous month and previous year same month, the number of new clients actually saw a 2% growth.

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Sikka Software Corporation Rolls Out Integration with RingCentral to Drive Patient Communications and Engagement

Milpitas, CA,— October 1, 2015 Sikka Software Corporation, the Practice Optimizer Company®, today announced an integration with RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communication solutions. The integration will merge Sikka Platform Cloud™ for non-physician, non-hospital healthcare with RingCentral’s extensive suite of business communication services.

As Sikka continues to transform the customer experience, improve workflow and make communication more consistent across all channels, the integration with RingCentral will offer an unprecedented amount of data and insights, giving Sikka a leg up on competition within the $220B retail healthcare space that includes dentists, veterinarians, audiologists, optometrists and more.

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Holiday Related Pet Injuries

Sikka recently reported on how pet injury rates and veterinary clinic revenue increase significantly during holidays. This is due to exposure to risks such as new foods and situational hazards such as those related to camping or fireworks. From 2008 – 2014, July 4th was one of the top three days for increased invoice revenue from pet injuries. This update will examine the trends from the 2015 July 4th weekend and compare revenue generated to non-holiday calendar dates.

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Baseline Your Dentistry

Midmark approached the owners and staff of the five veterinary hospitals who participated in our study and asked how they were doing in the dentistry department of their practice. To a person, the responses spoke favorably of their dental case load, the number of cases they were doing daily and weekly. In fact, some exclaimed they were “booked out” for weeks. In order to accurately measure the impact of the improvements we were making as part of our proposed program, we asked for specifics: exactly how many dental procedures did you perform last year? What was your dental revenue? How did it compare to practice revenue?

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Veterinary Healthcare

Sikka Software data shows that veterinarian practices are more productive, collect more and have a lower accounts receivable balance than dentists or audiologists in the United States. Sikka data is based on opt-in practices without identifier information and only rollups and summaries from approximately 13,000 practices in these three specialties of office based healthcare marketplace.

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Sikka Success Score

At Sikka Software, last year we set out to define 'success' for a small business healthcare practice. After looking at over 1,600 active practices currently using our products we think we know a thing or two about what makes them successful. Let's begin by reviewing the definition of success. What we refer to as a small business healthcare provider office include dentists, veterinarians, audiologists and optometrists plus others.

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Average-Pet-Charge.pdf

This whitepaper is based on real time benchmarking data from thousands of opt-in practices gand shows the trends from June 2013 to May 2014. There has been no comparable work done in the past that uses real time benchmarking described here. We have based our analysis on over 1,000 installations that include both solo and group practices. This article is a work in progress and Sikka Software Corporation can provide more information and benchmarking data to those interested. This data is collected from a limited benchmarking set compliant with all privacy laws doesn’t have any patient or client identifier data.

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