Podcast: Why Your Practice Needs a Mobile App

Welcome back to the Sikka Podcast! Here at Sikka we are passionate about bringing you tools and solutions that benefit your patients AND your practice.

For a small healthcare business, a doctor may also be the business owner, which makes doctors’ daily work quite challenging. Recent surveys show that many doctors are complaining about the limited time spent with patients and the growing burden of busywork generated by their electronic medical record system or EMR. According to a survey of 142 family doctors, conducted by Annals of Family Medicine,  doctors spent more than half of their work time on average dealing with administrative work. As the procedures costs and the amount of patient data constantly grow, many doctors find it really hard to properly manage their practices, which can be directly reflected in the rising dissatisfaction and complaints from patients.

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Practice Mobilizer: Your Practice at Your Fingertips

One of the newest Practice Mobilizer features allows dentists to access patient records quickly and securely, no matter where they are. Whether they are at the movies, a sporting event or a family dinner, when an emergency call comes in, this free app lets dentists easily ascertain that the caller is indeed one of their patients and help him or her out of pain.

Practice Mobilizer is a free app that also offers additional key features to assist retail healthcare professionals, including dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, and others, in reaching their goals.

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What Will You Do?

It’s the weekend. You’re enjoying a barbecue with your friends when you get a call on your emergency number from someone who claims to be your patient and asks for Tylenol #3.

Do you go to your practice to check if this is a patient of record?

Do you log in to your practice using a remote connection and hope the computer is still on?

Do you take a chance and call a pharmacy to prescribe this drug, hoping that the person really is your patient and that you don’t get into trouble?

Do you ignore the request and possibly anger an actual patient who is in genuine pain?

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