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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Six Quick Measures of a Hearing Practice’s Financial Health

Audiologists often join the profession to directly improve a patient’s quality of life through access to sound, language and, most importantly, social interaction. What audiology students might not know is that professionals often find themselves in private practice running a business. After four years of professional training, an audiologist may not know how to assess their practice’s financial health. Time spent performing administrative tasks may eclipse time spent helping patients in clinic.
At Sikka Software, we have found a simple and quick solution to understanding a practice’s data. Every day,hearing practices around the United States are entering data into their practice management systems. Sikka collaborates with the preexisting practice management system, taking the data and assessing trends in hearing practice management. Data collection is compliant with all privacy laws and is free of identifying information for both the practice and the patient. After individual practice data is collected, we compare it with national data to find solutions for common pain points.

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National Trends in Hearing Practices: 2013 to 2015

Sikka Software tracks the performance of hundreds of audiology practices nationwide. This document discusses key data and national trends, as well as implications for future practice. Changes in practice visits and hearing aidpurchasing patterns have implications for how a hearing practice can grow a patient base through providing products and services that are in high demand. Complete benchmarking data can be accessed by subscribing to the practice level version of Sikka Software’s Practice Optimizer.

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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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Benchmarking  and  Data  Ticker

Sikka Software’s Benchmarking and Data Ticker offerings allows practices to easily view and understand how they compare to the rest of the United States, at no cost. Additionally, practices have the ability to view this data by subscribing to the practice-level version of this product offering – Practice Optimizer.

Sikka Software’s Benchmarking offering is based on a large user base of opt-in customers and provides statistics at a national level allowing practices to understand where they compare to the rest of the United States.

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Hearing Care Sikka National Trends Data January 21st, 2014

This whitepaper is based on real time benchmarking data for solo and group hearing care practices and shows the trends from January 2011 to December 2013. There has been no comparable work done in the hearing care industry that uses unbiased real time practice benchmarking as described here. The data in this paper is based on opt-in practice data and includes no individually identifiable information.
We are experiencing a long and shaky economic recovery in the United States. Depending upon with whom you speak,
different opinions are expressed about the status of solo and group hearing care practices. This analysis is based on
hundreds of installations and data sources that include both solo and group hearing care practices. The industry
benchmarking data and national hearing care trends reported will be a continuous work in progress. Sikka Software
Corporation can provide more information and benchmarking data to interested parties upon request.

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Data-Driven Audiology Practice Management December 2013

More than ever before audiologists in private practice find themselves in the midst of increasing competition and searching for tools that will increase practice success. And, more than ever before the field of audiology and the hearing care industry demands audiologists understand audiology practice not only from a hearing healthcare service and hearing aid provider perspective, but also from a healthcare business perspective. The most prepared audiologists understand in detail not only the diagnostic and rehabilitative side of audiology, but also the business aspects of audiology practice.

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ADA – Data Driven Audiology Practice Management – expanded version

More than ever before audiologists in private practice find themselves in the midst of increasing competition and searching for tools that will increase practice success. And, more than ever before the field of audiology and the hearing care industry demands audiologists understand audiology practice not only from a hearing healthcare service and hearing aid provider perspective, but also from a healthcare business perspective. The most prepared audiologists understand in detail not only the diagnostic and rehabilitative side of audiology, but also the business aspects of audiology practice.

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Hearing Care Sikka NationalTrends Data Nov 29th 2013

This whitepaper is based on real time benchmarking data for solo and group hearing care practices and shows the trends from January 2011 to December 2013. There has been no comparable work done in the hearing care industry that uses unbiased real time practice benchmarking as described here. The data in this paper is based on opt-in practice data and includes no individually identifiable information. We are experiencing a long and shaky economic recovery in the United States. Depending upon with whom you speak, different opinions are expressed about the status of solo and group hearing care practices. This analysis is based on hundreds of installations and data sources that include both solo and group hearing care practices

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