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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Sikka Software Announces Great American Dental Sale

SAN JOSE, Calif., 10/31/2018 — Sikka Software, a leading Artificial Intelligence enabled application marketplace that is revolutionizing the retail healthcare industry, announced the commencement of the Great American Dental Sale on midnight, November 1, 2018. The sale will feature technology-forward solutions for dental practices, including reputation management, business intelligence, patient communication, patient marketing, revenue cycle, accounts receivable management, and payment solutions.

Partners participating in the Great American Dental Sales include BirdEye, Chrisad, First American Payment Systems, IC System, Patient News, RepuGen, Rhinogram, Smart Market Dental, Swell, Testimonial Tree, TSI and others. These partners provide a range of products and services that provide solutions for key pain points in many dental practices. Each partner is offering a special, never before offered discount for dentists to help professionals prepare to reach their goals in 2019.

Sikka Software connects dental practices with innovative apps and services via its marketplace enabled by secure platform cloud. Partners build their apps using Sikka’s award winning ONE API, delivering solutions that connect seamlessly with 96% of practice management systems and financial systems on the market. This facilitates widespread distribution and ease of use. Dentists and dental office team members can then find and register for these solutions on the Sikka Marketplace.

Vijay Sikka, CEO at Sikka Software, said:

“Sikka Software marketplace is enabling thousands of practices use applications to help grow their practices.  We are offering this first in the industry sale that can save dentists and practice leaders save hundreds of dollars on best in class applications.  2019 is just around the corner, and we want to help every practice set up for success. Our partners are offering apps and solutions that will help make your practice run smoother, provide better patient care and give you more time with your families during this holiday season.”

The sale runs for the month of November and includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Dentists and practice leaders can find out more about the sale and the offerings at www.sikkasoft.com.

About Sikka Software 

Sikka Software Corporation is revolutionizing the retail healthcare industry via its marketplace enabled by its artificial intelligence leadership and ONE API platform. The Sikka Marketplace has over 50 apps and its ONE API Platform allows seamless compatibility with over 96% of the dental, veterinary, chiropractic, vision care, orthodontics and hearing care markets in the United States. Fourteen-year-old Sikka Software Corporation has over 200,000 providers and 100 million patients on its platform.

For more information, please visit www.sikkasoft.com.

This release was originally distributed on 10/31/19. You can view the release here.

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