Friday, April 27, 2012

iBarrier by Crosstex

If you use ipads in the reception room for patient registration and updating existing patients or in the treatment rooms, congratulation's!  Your making the world a greener place.  But we need to keep it a safe place also.  Introducing the iBarrier from Crosstex.

iBarrier is a disposable barrier sleeve for tablet computers, so that these frequently touched surfaces don't present a risk for cross-contamination within your office.

-Touch-sensitive material does not impede operation of the tablet.
-Fits all size tablets.
-Adhesive strip provides tight fit.
-FDA approved material.
-Made in the USA.
-Latex free.

Give them a try.  You can purchase through Henry Schein. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

4G For Your Mobile Devices...Is Worth it!

I recently upgraded my phone to the 4G Droid Razr.  I thought that I would not see much of an improvement in speed.  Boy, was I wrong.  This is smokin fast, not as fast a G5 for Dentrix though, just kidding they are about the same.  Combine the 4G service with the Dentrix Mobile Solution available free from Dentrix when your on a service contract. Dentrix Mobile

The Dentrix mobile is optimized for the i-pad and the Motorola Xoom ( I use the Xoom).  I bought a car attachment for the Xoom and I have it right next to me if I need to check my schedule, call a patient, add a note to the patient's appointment, check the patients prescriptions etc.  Using the tablet is nicer because you can see the whole appointment book and it is easier to see.

The way to save money if you have Verizon or any of the other carriers, is to sign up for the wireless Hotspot that most all 4G phones offer.  It is a service that costs me $20/month extra on my phone bill but once I get in the car with my phone, my tablet connects to it automatically so they share the web connection.  This way you don't have to pay a monthly fee for your phone and your tablet.  You can connect up to 5 devices to it anytime your out.  So I guess you could share with your family when your on vacation and so forth.

if you want to hear an informative broadcast on what 4G really is listen to this NPR broadcast What does 4G really mean anyway?