Smart Cars and Smart Dentists

Posted by Curtis Marshall on Jul 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM
Curtis Marshall

History was made by an Audi SQ5 that drove itself from the west coast to the east coast. Delphi, who created the intelligence, has shown that it is possible for a car to safely and quickly drive without a driver. Almost 3,400 miles were covered with 99 percent of the road trip in fully automated mode. Delphi mentioned, “Along the way, the vehicle encountered complex driving situations such as traffic circles, construction zones, bridges, tunnels, aggressive drivers and a variety of weather conditions.”


This car is phenomenal it is equipped with loads of autonomous driving technologies: radar, high-end microprocessors, and software to let it make human-like decisions such as exiting and entering highway traffic, navigating city streets or parking. It even opens and closes the door for you.


So what does this have to do with Dentistry? Dentist run their practice in a similar fashion as a driver drives a car. The car will not start, turn, accelerate, brake, or be aware of its surroundings without a driver. So does the office not collect, produce, manage, increase profits, schedule, or increase patients without the doctor cracking the whip.


inside-the-autonomous-car-with-driverSit back and relax, running a dental office can now be put on automated mode. Business Intelligence has found its way into the dental chair. Just as Intelligence has inserted itself into the auto industry, Business Intelligence is now available to the doctor.


Often times, the office will pull reports to see what is happening within the practice. Those reports identify the key performance indicators (KPI’s) which are lagging indicators, providing information about what has occurred in the past. In this scenario the doctor is not just driving the practice, but he is driving while looking in the rear view mirror. This is very dangerous, unless you are a cartoon called “Tow Mater”


Business Intelligence takes all the data from the practice including financial, practice management, and clinical information and displays it so that anyone can understand the best direction for the practice to be focusing on to achieve success. Being able to define and track key numbers and ratios that drive future outcomes.


Experience the life style of running a practice with Business Intelligence, call Curtis at Dental Intel to get your practice in a 99 percent automated mode.



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