Unlike Many, sikka.ai Hasn’t Been Shocked by Inflation – Its “Dental Inflation Indicator” Predicted It

When inflation recently hit its highest year-over-year increase in more than 30 years, it showed what sikka.ai was already seeing in dental recall appointments.

Dentists see patients more often in a year than physicians, on average, and are a primary line of healthcare contact…leading to explosive improvements in both diagnostic and economic indicators.”— CEO and Founder Vijay Sikka

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, November 24, 2021 — The American Farm Bureau estimates that the prototypical Thanksgiving dinner costs 14% more this year than last, used cars continue to fly off lots, and dollar stores chains are being forced to revisit both their pricing strategies and even their names. Indeed, inflation is the word on everyone’s lips these days. Enter sikka.ai’s Dental Inflation Indicator™, as discussed recently on CNBC’s “The Exchange”.

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Veterinary Industry-Leading Payments Platform SikkaPay™ Now Compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay

sikka.ai has released a host of updates to both the guts and the look of its revolutionary payment-processing (and payment-obtaining) interface.

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, October 20, 2021 — The all-new version of SikkaPay™ adds a dizzying array of vet-centric functionalities, highlighted by the ability to accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and other NFC-based payment standards. But the improvements don’t stop there, as the platform incorporate several social distancing-friendly “killer apps” for your pet parents’ safety and convenience, including:

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SikkaPay™, Premier Payments Platform for Dentistry, Launches New User Interface

SikkaPay™ integrates with all major practice management systems and versions, and it allows patients to pay from anywhere, anytime.

“One of the most efficient ways to take control of our finances to get paid faster. Collecting payments through text2pay and web2pay has been a game changer…improving our collections by 15%.”— Roy Reynolds, Office Manager at Nova Family Dentistry of Tyrone, GA

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, September 28, 2021 — SikkaPay™, the leader in dental payments processing since its inception two years ago, has gone and made a good thing even better, refreshing its user interface with a clean, up-to-the-minute look.

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sikka.ai Launches New Version of Its Award-Winning Sikka API Platform To Optimize Healthcare Connectivity

This new release adds near-instantaneous response time and advanced query and filter capabilities to its more than 2 million calls per day with 99.945% uptime.

“Dental, veterinary, optometry, chiropractors and other healthcare offices have never had a single API that enables over 50 best-in-class productivity applications…. We feel inspired to do our part.”— Founder and CEO Vijay Sikka

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, September 21, 2021 — “One API to rule them all,” the brand-new Sikka API Platform not only provides boundless connectivity, it handles concurrent calls with ease. It enables healthcare app-makers to connect to practitioners within minutes using just a few lines of code instead of the months of development – not to mention constant upkeep – that come along with going it alone.

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Team of Caltech Undergraduates Triumphs in sikka.ai’s Hotly-Contested AI Model Hackathon

Second place went to an individual entry from India, followed by another Caltech team. The quality of the data science work was surpassing across the board.

“It has been amazing to see such great minds’ collective brainpower applied to these healthcare business predictions. We hope to continue interacting with these leaders of artificial intelligence….”— Vijay Sikka, Founder and CEO of sikka.ai

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, July 27, 2021 — 29 registrants contested sikka.ai‘s AI Model Hackathon, the first of its kind in the retail healthcare realm, which ran for the week starting July 12. While the finish was extremely close, as one might expect based on that level of enthusiasm, the data was nonetheless conclusive – the winning team was indisputably this group of undergraduates from Caltech:

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First AI Model Hackathon Using Dental and Oral Health Data Announced by sikka.ai

sikka.ai extends registration deadline for its Artificial Intelligence Model Hackathon due to extreme demand.

“We live in a world where our superheroes are AI model builders. To help pave the way to Self-Driving Practice, we have organized this hackathon, which is the first of its kind in the dental industry.”— Founder and CEO Vijay Sikka

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, July 2, 2021 — In its continuing quest to build the best predictive models in healthcare, sikka.ai is set to host an AI Model Hackathon – the first of its kind in the retail healthcare realm – starting July 12. With no fewer than 15 crack teams from across the world already registered, sikka.ai has extended the signup deadline to 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 7, so that no interested data scientist shall be left out of the quest for over $10,000 in cash to be awarded across the top four finishers. To test your wits against some of the most brilliant minds in artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, register here.

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Sikka Insights First To Launch Oral Health-Based Life Insurance Risk Indicators

With the need for increased speed in underwriting, often in the absence of a paramed exam, Sikka’s indicator suite “meets the moment” for a post-pandemic world.

“Sikka is a very interesting company that’s developed sophisticated indicators around Tobacco, Cardiovascular and Diabetes from dental records.”— Manisha Dias, FSA, FCIA, CERA – AVP of Strategic Partnerships at SCOR

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, June 16, 2021 — Sikka.ai, the most widely used API integration platform for dental practices in the U.S. and Canada, announces the launch of Sikka Insights, a new business unit that leverages consent-based oral care data to facilitate life insurance underwriting that is both faster and more accurate. This is accomplished through the use of Sikka Insights’ groundbreaking tobacco, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and marijuana usage indicators, which enable more accurate applicant risk classification by carriers and re-insurers, whether used separately or in conjunction with one another.

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Streamlined Healthcare Patient Referral App Medcohere Wins Sikka API Hackathon 2020

Referral management certainly seems to be in the zeitgeist, as the two top-scoring apps both zeroed in on this pain point for dental and other practice types.

“Sikka’s single API helped us to build an interface to our platform seamlessly. This is a huge asset for us, to expand our network of acquiring customers through Sikka.”— Suneel Kandru, Medcohere

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, November 19, 2020 — Sikka, the market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, applications and insights, hereby announces the winners of its first-ever public API Hackathon, as judged by prominent current and former executives from within the healthcare (3M, Patterson, Henry Schein), tech (Google, Apple) and finance (Citigroup) industries:

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Sikka Launches SikkaPay 3.0, Simplifying Patient Payments in the Era of Social Distancing

SikkaPay delivers innovations for social distancing while paying at the practice, QR codes for convenience, and a mobile application for patient engagement

“SikkaPay has been one of the most efficient ways to take control of our finances…enabling our patients to pay quickly and improving our collections by 15%.”— Roy Reynolds, Business Manager of Nova Family Dentistry

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, October 29, 2020 — Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, applications and insights, today announced the launch of SikkaPay 3.0. Available now for a wide range of healthcare practices, including dental and veterinary, this new payment solution builds upon the success of the current offering with the easiest-to-use payment options for patients and pet owners to pay at the practice or on the go.

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