There’s a raft of issues to consider when selling up as a practice owner
and making the transition back to an associate. Here, we look at some
of the challenges you may never have previously considered.
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From a risk management perspective, you should look for ease of printing all relevant patient record information, ideally with a single click. Many current computer systems do not easily print out the whole record. It is also important to be able to print out historical information, such as earlier dental charts and periodontal records.
Many systems currently only print out the most recent chart. As well as the accurate chronological reproducibility of the complete patient record you might also want to consider the ability to print out individual patient treatment plan summaries and pricing that can be offered to the patient to sign at the time of the initial examination.
In addition the system needs to back up to a remote site to ensure data can be restored following an unexpected system failure or service interruption.