Digital charting holds a number of advantages over traditional, paper-based charting. Keep reading for a quick overview of these benefits.
Easy Access to Your File
Have you ever wondered if you have forgotten to claim all your dental costs on your tax return? With digital charting, all information involving your chart is scanned and stored in our system. This way, your financial information is just a click away. The same is true for your entire history of insurance claims, radiographs and accompanying documentation. If you ever need to go back and verify any details of your treatment history, everything is available and easy to access.
If you choose to have us submit a dental claim to your insurance provider on your behalf, they will sometimes request a copy of radiographs for their records. By storing your radiographs digitally, we are able to send copies electronically so that your dental claim can be processed immediately. In the event that you choose to undergo advanced dental treatment with a specialist, your entire dental history can be easily transferred so they can review your file within the shortest timeframe.
Most paper in a dental clinic is used for creating and maintaining patients’ medical charts, sending pre-authorisations and claims to insurance companies and for filing. Digital charting reduces the need for paper by making much printing simply unnecessary.