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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4 Ways to Increase your Practice Revenue

Please join our webinar “4 Ways to Increase your Practice Revenue” hosted by Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, in conversation with Vincent Cardillo, President & CEO of Maeva Dental Advisors, and Harold Gornbein, Partner of Apex Reimbursement.

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We will uncover 4 areas of revenue optimization within your practice you may be overlooking.

Vincent Cardillo is the founder and leader of Maeva Advisors, formerly Dental Management Innovations, LLC, a provider of outsourced C-Suite services to dental groups and aspiring groups, and to investment professionals looking to make an investment in a Dental Service Organization. Vincent is a proven industry leader with over 17 years of experience in leadership/partner roles in three dental practice management companies.

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Guidance for Veterinary Practices through the COVID-19 Environment

Please join us for our Part II of our series of webinars on the COVID-19 impact of the veterinary industry, hosted by Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, in conversation with Dr. Matthew Salois, Director of the AVMA’s Veterinary Economics Division.

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We will present the latest data on veterinary practices production and procedures as the crisis continues and help guide veterinary practices through these challenging times.

Dr. Salois comes from the AVMA from Elanco Animal Health, where he served as director of global scientific affairs and policy since 2016, and as an economic research and policy adviser from 2014-16. Prior to joining Elanco, he worked as the chief economist for the Florida Department of Citrus and as an assistant professor in economics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

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COVID-19 Impact on the Veterinary Industry

Join us for an insight-packed webinar, hosted by Christina Lopes, CEO and co-founder of The One Health Company, expert in precision medicine for dogs with cancer, in conversation with Benjamin Lewis, CSO of The One Health Company, expert in veterinary medicine. Also joining will be Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they shed light on the economic impact on U.S. veterinary practices. We will be providing an in-depth analysis of Sikka’s interactive U.S. heat map and discuss ways that practices can stay productive during this downtime and prepare when the shelter in place orders are lifted.

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Sikka Software again wins Best in Health APIs from API World Awards, recognized for developer friendly platform

October 22, 2019 – Sikka Software, the leading platform and marketplace for retail healthcare, was awarded Best in Health APIs from the 2019 API World Awards. This is the second time Sikka Software has won this recognition for the company’s work in the booming health API industry.

Sikka, with its One API, is enabling retail healthcare providers to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt new and innovative solutions that enable them to better manage their practices. Sikka’s secure platform cloud connects to over 90% of practice management systems and provides a single access point where partners can build their apps. There are now over 50 unique apps powered by Sikka’s One API including apps that help practitioners increase productivity, patient retention, profitability and more.

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Webinar: Fees, Profitability and Optimizing Your Practice

Update your fees every six months to keep aligned with the cost of living, labs, salaries, procedure mixes, and geographical trends.

Join Vijay Sikka, CEO of Sikka Software, for a free webinar on Fees, Profitability and Optimizing your Practice (the best 45 minutes of your time to enhance practice profitability).

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Or get started with a fee survey for dentists or vets. Surveys include data for up to three zip codes and will help you keep up-to-date with lab costs, salaries, what other professionals are charging and more!

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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: Top 3 Statistics All Veterinarians Should Know

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. We have talked about some key metrics and features that you should pay extra attention to as a retail healthcare owner in the past few episodes. Today, we would like to focus on veterinary practices management specifically. We will walk you through 3  critical metrics or benchmarks for veterinarians, in order to help veterinary teams better monitor their practices and identify areas of strength and opportunities to grow.

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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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