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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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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Going to the Dogs? Sikka Says Pet Parents Invest Heavily in Health of Their Pets

Despite COVID-19, U.S. Spending on Animals – Especially for Dental Procedures – Races Forward

Santa Clara, August 18, 2020: Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, applications and insights, today announced the results of a months-long study into the veterinary industry about animal health during the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the devastating economic impact created by the pandemic across industries in the U.S., pet parents are investing in the health of their pets at a record pace.

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Sikka Software announces new service empowering retail healthcare to rebound from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Sikka Insights delivers state- and county-level insight and analytics to support the rebound in the dental, orthodontic, chiropractic, optometry and veterinary industries

Santa Clara, CA – June 3, 2020 – Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, applications and insights, today announced the launch of Sikka Insights. This new analytics service encompasses the retail healthcare ecosystem of practices, manufacturers, distributors, financial institutions and service providers.

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Dental industry devastated by the economic impact of COVID-19

Sikka Software, today announced the launch of a new website and heat map detailing the economic impact of the Coronavirus on the dental industry.

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, April 2, 2020 — Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail and dental healthcare connectivity, today announced the launch of a new website and heat map detailing the economic impact of the Coronavirus on the dental industry. The repercussions of the Coronavirus on travel, restaurants, transportation, and retail have been widely discussed in the media, but the devastating impact to the $140B dental industry, employing over 150,000 workers in the US, has not yet been quantified. New data from Sikka Software, compiled from over 9,000 opt-in dental practices, shows that average patient visits declined by 81% the week of March 22rd versus the week of March 8th. The impact to dental production is even more dramatic, with the average dental practice down 83% over the last two weeks. To illustrate this impact, an average California dental practice produced just over $31,000 and saw an average of 88 patients during the week of March 8th. Last week, those averages dropped to under $6,000 and only 18 patients. Individual Practitioners have been hit harder than Dental Service Organizations (DSO), as DSOs are more likely to have emergency equipment, appropriate PPE, and are more likely to be engaged in teledentistry, all of which enable them to remain partially operationally during this crisis.

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Sikka Software collaborates with Sphere to Launch Sikka Payments

Patient-Centric Approach Redefines Payments Integration for Dentists

December 2, 2019, New York, NY– Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, and Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced the launch of a new payment platform, Sikka Payments, for dentists and their patients. This innovative platform is designed to equip patients with a pay-anywhere capability and automate the payment and reconciliation process for providers. The announcement came during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, a global event featuring some of the best new products and services for dental professionals.

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