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See How Technology Is Key To Taking Care Of Your Skin!

Would you believe your skin is high-tech? Not involving microchipping or anything like that, but ask any dermatologist and they’ll agree.

Skin is a living organ, needing attention, care and protection. Sometimes skin dries out and needs lotions and moisturizers – which all claim to hydrate skin and form a protective barrier to maintain moisture and preventing dirt and toxins from poking into pores and damaging the dermis.

So, how is technology key to taking care of your skin? Thinking more about it, computers don’t “regenerate” or grow back like skin can when cut or scratched. No, computers need help to maintain efficiency, involving antivirus software or agreements with tech experts to monitor and maintain them to make sure each device is performing at its best operating level. Sometimes this comes with a recommendation to upgrade.

Your skin, in fact, is your greatest barrier as a defense against enemies at the microscopic level – the kind that is invisible to the bare eye. Skin helps you go about your day, move from place to place, with flexibility and ease. Like any other part of the human body, skin can come under attack by foreign bodies, like germs and viruses. Think of the germ like the skin’s version of a cybercriminal – or hacker – and soap as the skin’s antivirus software!

Speaking of skin, dermatologists not only understand technology, you embrace it. Cutting-edge technology is the invisible force that runs every successful dermatology practice. A decade ago, this merely meant migrating from paper patient charts to electronic health records (EHR). To run smoothly, the modern dermatology office takes advantage of updated tech tools – from navigating the insurance claims filing process to patient scheduling and billing, and patient communications. Text messaging, email communications, appointment reminders were foreign (and expensive!) options just a few years ago but are pretty standard today.

Clinical and cosmetic dermatologists alike are incorporating healthcare technology, and the sub-industry of teledermatology is also adopting cutting-edge tech. A patient coming into an office for an appointment and seeing demonstrations of 3D mapping of skin surface to support early detection of melanoma, or a patient electing for laser tattoo removal, and the relatively new cosmetic body sculpting procedures – some of which involve freezing layers of skin in a safe environment – are some of the latest technologic examples in healthcare.

Yes, the field of dermatology is evolving, and so are the options available for patient care. How can you stay competitive?

  • Electronic health records (EHR)
    • The introduction of EHR was revolutionary to the medical industry. Migrating from paper patient records and charts to EHR offers many benefits. Among the obvious is the ability for a medical provider to access the patient information from anywhere, simplifying 24/7 care. Paper patient records also require significant office real estate, whereas EHR are stored on a server – usually via cloud data storage – freeing up the office space formerly used for countless charts.
  • Practice management software
    • Imagine a practice management software that took care of storing patient information, processed insurance claims electronically, had capabilities for patient billing, and also offered tiers of patient communications, like appointment reminders, scheduling, as well as analytics and forecasting.
  • Cloud data storage
    • The cloud is a phenomenon that is growing exponentially every year. Much like EHR are easily accessed, files stored via the cloud also allow for easy secure remote access in an adaptable business model. By this, we mean the utilization level (and cost) can grow with your practice’s needs.
  • Software applications for advanced imaging, diagnostics, and treatment
    • The 3D mapping and imaging options mentioned earlier are great examples, but recent medical journals have also highlighted daylight photodynamic therapy (DPT) in dermatologic treatment.
    • The less time a medical provider spends in patient care documentation, the more time the provider can spend treating the patient. Given there is only so much time in a day, efficiency is crucial.

The reality is, dermatologists know skin and Network Computing Technologies are the team of experts who know tech. Each is highly specialized industries requiring training and hands-on experience to succeed. How success is defined here is the ability to help others, along with helping dermatologists advance a practice to stratospheric success!

Dermatologists in Dallas, Texas, can call Network Computing Technologies, whose team can step right into the role of guardians for a variety of needs:

  • Keep your practice tech up to date
    • Outdated, sluggish systems slow down a practice at every turn.
  • Remote monitoring and maintenance
    • There is nothing better than coming into the office to start your day knowing that everything will work great because you have a behind-the-scenes team monitoring your systems for any needs that could possibly pop up, like security updates or virus prevention.
  • Disaster recovery and data back-ups
    • Did you know that more than half of all small businesses that experience a disaster, like a data breach, are out of business within a year? This is from catastrophic data loss, and can be avoided! Working with a team like Network Computing Technologies to maintain your data and provide reliable routine back-ups can help keep you out of that statistic.
  • Network security
    • Speaking of data breaches…do you have a formal policy or security protocol for staff to follow? It’s amazing how many people use easy-to-guess passwords or write passwords down to store in plain view.
  • Regulatory compliance
    • Any product that stores electronic personal health information (ePHI) is subject to regulation, requiring encryption. In addition to this, HIPAA requires all reasonable efforts be made to protect patient information from becoming public. The burden of proof in the case of a breach falls on the medical provider.

People are living longer and need more help in taking care of themselves. The same can easily be said for computers: taking care of computers helps them live longer. Take care of your computers like you take care of your skin. To make things super simple, let us provide the care and know that your business systems are updated and impenetrable.

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