Optimization & Automation for the Rapidly-Changing Veterinary Landscape

We’re busy, overbooked, stressed, mentally exhausted and – on top of it all – we’ve fallen behind on our practice management tasks. Instead of focusing on the obstacles we currently face in the veterinary industry, let’s shift the conversation towards strategies, solutions and new approaches that we can use to create a more sustainable work-life balance.

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The week after next, I’m delighted to invite you to a discussion about current thinking around best practices and tools that can help you reclaim some invaluable me-time on Wednesday, October 27 at 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT, entitled “Optimization & Automation for the Rapidly-Changing Veterinary Landscape.”

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“SEE FAR” Principles

See far into the numbers to manage patients and maximize profitability – By Vijay Sikka

WHAT ARE “SEE FAR” PRINCIPLES?

The two major influencers on survival in today’s retail healthcare environment are:

  • 1) How to manage to attract and retain patients
  • 2) How to refine processes to maximize profitability

With over 28,000 dental practice installations and over 7,000 more across animal health, optometry, chiropractic and others, Sikka has been studying how to achieve proficiency in both of the above-mentioned influencers for many years. We have summarized our insights into six points that we refer to as “SEE FAR” principles:

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Podcast: Top 5 Statistics All Dentists Should Know

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

Today, we’ll be giving you the breakdown of five key metrics that all dentists should know in order to make sure that their practice is maintaining profitability and serving all patients effectively. Utilizing these statistics will help practices run more efficiently and help providers better serve their patients.

Number One: No Shows to Appointments. If you’re getting a high amount of no shows relative to appointments, the problem may not be with the patient. A high amount of no shows means that a practice needs to look at their communication practices. We consider more than 1 in 100 appointments being no shows to be abnormal. Be sure to send reminder messages to your patients prior to their scheduled appointment times on a medium where they’re likely to see it.

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Podcast: Patient Mobilizer

Hi, welcome back to another episode of the Sikka Software podcast. Today we’re going to talk about using technology to enable closer doctor-patient relationships.

A strong doctor-patient relationship is crucial to ensuring positive health outcomes for your patients. A study by Health Services Research confirmed what common sense long suspected, that patients who feel that they have a strong relationship with their provider are more active in managing their own health. Psychology has long known that likability is a strong motivator in ensuring compliance. When patients like their providers, they are more likely to follow the provider’s advice and will have better health overall. Patients will also develop a sense of loyalty to their practice.

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Podcast: Sikka Success Score – An Authoritative Peer Benchmark for Retail Healthcare

Hi everyone, welcome back to the Sikka Software Podcast. Here at Sikka we are passionate about bringing you tools and solutions that benefit your patients AND your practice. Today we are going to introduce you a powerful benchmarking index available on our Practice Optimizer and Practice Mobilizer – The Sikka Success Score.  As a practitioner, you can benefit from the score by comparing your own performance to other practices across the country, identifying areas that could use improvement, and building actionable growth plans. We will also give you a view of how this Score is calculated.

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Sikka in the News: AAHA Trends

Vijay Sikka recently spoke to AAHA Trends about digital technology and the animal health industry. They discussed the ways in which apps are changing how veterinarians run the business side of their practices. This includes how API technology drives the accessibility of information and how an ecosystem helps practitioners find the specific tools they need. Plus, a discussion of some of the apps available today from Sikka and our partners.

You can read the full article here.

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Sikka Summit and The Self Driving Practice

On July 27th, 2018 Sikka Software held a partner summit on the future of our industry. We spoke about how Artificial Intelligence can help Dentists, Veterinarians, Optometrists, Audiologists, Chiropractors, Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists and others run their practice more efficiently while also achieving their goals.

You can read more about The Self Driving Practice and Vijay Sikka’s vision of the future on DrBicuspid.

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5 Surprising Numbers from 2017

For the first time, Sikka Software will be releasing its latest data on dental practices around the country for the year 2017.

What was the average gross production for the dentist and hygienist? What were the average number of new patients per practice? How about the average AR carried before and after 90 days? These questions and more will be answered and dissected.

Join Kevin Henry and Dayna Johnson on July 17 as we unveil this critical information!

Watch the webinar here.

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Top 10 Best Practices to Manage your Social Media and Online Presence

Check out our webinar featuring dental industry expert Kevin Henry in an interview with social media expert Rita Zamora. They discuss simple ways to grow your online presence and reputation, through social media, reviews, and interactions. Many patients are turning to online review and social media platforms to find and screen new providers and in this webinar, Rita helps you get the most out of your presence.

With 16 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report and managing editor for Dental Economics. He was recently named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry on Twitter (@kgh23).

Rita Zamora is the author of the new book, Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients – Making the Most of Social Media. She is an international speaker and the owner of Rita Zamora Connections, a social media marketing agency. Since 2007 she and her team have offered experienced social media training and custom monthly management services for general and specialty practices across the country. Rita served as a Contributing Faculty Member on the topic of marketing for the American Dental Association Center for Success Certificate Program. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. With over 20 years experience in the business of dentistry, she also brings a solid understanding of the dental world to the table.

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