What does web-based software mean for dental schools?
This modern approach offers a range of benefits that can significantly enhance the efficiency, productivity, and overall management of dental schools.
Below, we’ll get into of some advantages of web-based technology and explore how it’s revolutionizing dental school operations.
A Footprint-Free Solution for Streamlined Operations
Web-based dental management software presents a game-changing advantage: a zero software install footprint on user machines, except for image capture locations.
It means that users can access the software through their web browsers without the need to install and maintain software on individual devices.
The feature alone eliminates the hassle of managing multiple software installations, updates, and compatibility issues.
By centralizing software on the web, dental schools can focus on patient care without disruption.
The simplicity not only enhances convenience but also frees up valuable time and resources for dental schools.
Reducing IT Overhead with Centralized Updates
One of the challenges dental schools often face is managing software updates across multiple devices.
Traditional software installations require updates to be performed on each individual machine, leading to significant IT overhead and potential disruptions to daily operations.
Web-based dental management software takes a different approach. With this technology, updates are centralized on the server, streamlining the update process.
Dental IT teams no longer need to devote time and resources to updating individual devices; instead, updates are performed on the server, ensuring that all users have access to the latest features and improvements simultaneously.
This reduction in IT overhead not only saves time and resources but also enhances security by ensuring that all devices are consistently up-to-date with the latest security patches and enhancements.
Seamless Updates with Multi-Layer Configuration
Traditional software updates often involve significant changes to the software version or patches that can disrupt workflow and require relearning processes.
Web-based dental management software brings a new level of adaptability through multi-layer configuration. Updates can be seamlessly integrated without the need for software version changes or patches.
This “tents vs buildings” approach ensures that updates are introduced without causing a major upheaval in the way the software is used.
This multi-layer configuration not only minimizes disruptions but also allows dental schools to remain agile and responsive to evolving teaching philosophy and patient needs.
Embrace the Future of Dental Management
In conclusion, web-based dental management software offers a range of real benefits that are transforming the way dental schools operate.
With a zero software install footprint, centralized updates, and seamless multi-layer configurations, this technology empowers dental schools to streamline operations, reduce IT overhead, and remain adaptable in the face of change.
What web-based does not mean for dental schools, is that you must move your software to the cloud. This is not the case. We offer all our customers the choice of hosting Salud on premises or on cloud.
We also offer customers a customer specific cloud service, ensuring the utmost security and data privacy.
As the dental industry continues to advance, embracing web-based technology is a crucial step towards achieving operational excellence and delivering the best possible care to patients.
The future of dental management has arrived, and it’s web-based, efficient, and ready to take schools to new heights.
Let’s explore some of the features that make Salud the best solution for dental schools.
Salud is highly flexible, allowing each dental school to tailor it to their specific workflows and teaching philosophy.
The education module in Salud offers several features that make faculty’s work easier by allowing them to monitor, manage and grade students seamlessly within one system.
With many moving parts within the operations of a dental school, it’s important that many of the yearly processes are automated and/or managed digitally.
SALUD‘s patient assignment feature enables faculty members to manage patient demographics, treatment needs, and related details of a large master index.
This index allows the matching of patient needs with the clinical experience requirements of students, making it easier to assign patients to students who request them. This feature ensures that assigned patients are managed, and patients have their needs effectively met while allowing students to develop their clinical skills.
Managing the End of Year
As students move through their studies and their skill levels change, their pool of patients needs to change regularly to meet their course requirements.
The End of Year feature provides a method of processing students at the end of an academic year. This feature was designed to make sure that assigned patients are managed after their student has moved on.
The End of Year feature ensures that a patient’s treatment is not affected by students who have already finished their course, and it seamlessly transfers the patients’ details and recalls information to a different student. Additionally, the supervisors can use this feature to update students’ academic levels or adjust their enrolment status.
By using the End of Year feature, academic institutions can ensure that all patients are attended to, and no treatment is left incomplete. This feature also helps manage student workloads, prevents burnout and ensures that students can focus on their academic success.
The End of Year feature can also help dental schools to monitor student progress and performance. This information can be used to identify areas where students may require additional support or to recognise areas where students excel, allowing faculty members to focus on improving targeted skills.
Furthermore, the EOY feature makes it much easier to coordinate patient care, regardless of whether a student has completed their coursework or not.
In summary, the End of Year feature is an essential tool for academic institutions using SALUD as it provides a way to manage patient assignments and student transfers seamlessly.
It also gives supervisors greater control over student progress and performance, allowing them to support students where required, and ensure optimal patient care.
With integrated grading in Salud, faculty members can easily view and assess student work through a centralised system without having to duplicate patient and treatment information. This streamlined process saves time and reduces the risk of errors.
Moreover, the grading feature is adaptable to different teaching environments, allowing faculty members to set up scoring systems and grading criteria that align with their specific course requirements. This flexibility ensures that students are assessed fairly and consistently. With the ability to review student work and leave comments within the system, faculty members can provide timely and specific feedback to students. This can be essential in improving student performance and engagement.
The grading feature in Salud provides a comprehensive and flexible grading system that saves time while ensuring fairness and consistency in student assessment. By using this functionality, faculty members can optimise their grading processes, providing students with the necessary feedback and support to succeed in their academic pursuits.
Salud captures a comprehensive log of all work completed by each user, creating a centralised view of student performance to date, including treatment and appointment history, clinical skills and grading. Statistics can be provided about a particular student or group of students.
An e-portfolio also forms part of the educational module and essentially assembles a summary of work completed for each student. The E-Portfolios are highly configurable and can be created for a designated period e.g., semester or academic year for a particular student group. Select data from all the work logged in the system by the student can automatically populate a summary of treatment carried out, students can complete patient case studies and reflections, and supervisors can log feedback directly into Salud.
This provides a comprehensive overview of each student’s progress, enabling faculty members to keep a close eye on their performance, identify areas for development and offer support where required.
The e-portfolio also helps students reflect on their progress and accomplishments over an academic year, encouraging them to critically appraise their work, identify areas of strength and weakness, and set future study goals.
It’s an excellent tool for students to demonstrate their competence, professionalism and growth to potential employers, and gain a competitive advantage in today’s job market.
Moreover, where a user is not a student, this functionality within the student logbook and the e-portfolio can be utilised as a professional portfolio where elements such as grading are not activated.
This can help healthcare professionals keep track of their personal and professional development, demonstrate their expertise and achievements, and showcase their work to colleagues, patients, and prospective employers.
The e-portfolio is an effective and versatile educational tool supporting learning, assessment, and professional development. It helps students take ownership of their learning, improves transparency and accountability, and promotes lifelong learning.
By incorporating the e-portfolio into Salud’s educational module, educators and students can benefit from a comprehensive, integrated and user-friendly solution that meets their academic and professional needs.
The reporting module in Salud is designed to be user-friendly and accessible, with an intuitive interface that allows faculty members to view and analyse data quickly.
Reports are generated in real-time and can be downloaded or shared via email as needed.
The education module helps faculty to monitor and manage student work more effectively.
The education module in Salud was designed to provide the necessary tools to manage oral healthcare education effectively. Its integrated grading, logbook, and centralized view of student performance to date make it easier for faculty members to monitor, manage and grade students’ progress. SALUD’s education module is an excellent resource for healthcare institutions looking to streamline their academic management processes.
Throughout each stage of a Salud, (and any enterprise software) implementation, change management is critical. Clear and inclusive communication is the main attribute we encourage during a Salud implementation.
Strong communication and involvement of the right people throughout is necessary.
Communication to the wider audience towards going live. Examples include messages from the Dean or senior management and posters to represent the change.
Communication peer-to-peer ensures there is an open door of inclusivity to create forward thinking.
Here is an image of a staff lunchroom at CUDSH, where the team have displayed a countdown timer in an effort to ensure everyone is aware of the upcoming change.
This is just one example of wider communication during implementation at CUDSH.
Salud Implementation & Experience
We have vast experience in working with customers in the planning and implementation of our Dental Management Solutions.
Our implementation team has built up invaluable experience ranging across many different sizes and types of Dental Universities in many parts of the world, varying from large Dental Universities to new builds and outreach locations.
The successful implementation of Salud involves experience and process.
The University of Bristol’s Dental School will move to a new site in central Bristol in 2023 after outgrowing its existing premises at the Dental Hospital where it has been based for many years.
With this move, the school aims to deliver enhancements to the quality of clinical education along with significant improvements to student, staff, and patient experience.
In 2022 the school set out to procure several IT systems to support the clinical practice elements of the school. After a detailed procurement process, the University of Bristol has awarded the Patient Management System contract to Titanium Solutions, with their product Salud.
Salud will manage interactions with patients digitally, including a full record of all interactions with the patient, treatment planning, booking of appointments and clinics, digital access to scans and images, patient letters and other documents associated with the patient or their treatment.
Over 700 users will use the system, which will be deployed via Azure, in a customer specific cloud instance managed by Titanium.
‘’We’re thrilled to be working with the team at University of Bristol on this exciting new chapter for the Dental School. With a world leading product, and our team’s extensive oral health education experience, we’ll deliver a modern and innovative solution to meet the evolving needs of the Dental School. “said Áine Hayes – Global Head of Marketing, Titanium Solutions.
The winning system
Salud is a modern web-based solution designed from inception as an enterprise solution for Dental Schools worldwide.
Extreme flexibility in the software configuration allows customers to effectively adjust their data collection and business processes. This makes it a software that matches customer needs, which is crucial for large Dental Schools with very specialised requirements.
With flexibility at its core, Salud can be deployed On-Premises or on Azure/AWS.
Titanium Solutions are leading the way in this field as they offer customers cloud deployment with a customer specific cloud instance.
The company behind Salud is Titanium Solutions. In 2021, Two-Ten Health (better known by its brand, Salud) and Titanium Solutions merged operations to form a global group under the name Titanium Solutions.
Titanium Solutions specialise in oral health software with products used in 7 languages, spanning 5 continents. The Group has over 27 years’ experience creating and delivering world class products for large dental institutions, with specialised products in 3 market segments: Dental Schools, Public Health, Defence/Military.
With a mission to empower innovative oral health care. They develop world leading solutions to enable oral health care providers to provide optimised health services to patients worldwide.
Now, with offices in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and a global network of partners and distributors, the company has grown from strength to strength to remain a market leader.
Leidos Australia has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defence to deliver a health knowledge management system to support healthcare services across the ADF under Joint Project 2060 Phase 4.
The contract value is $299 million. Work has started on the project, with initial operating capability planned for November 2023 and final operating capability in 2025.
The health knowledge management system will replace the ADF’s legacy electronic health record product with a ‘modern, patient-centric health solution’. The company says the new system will record, store, aggregate and analyse health data and information for the ADF population, unifying multidisciplinary primary and occupational care with emergency and hospital care to enable better clinical decision-making.
For the first time, an electronic health solution will be delivered into the deployed environment to record the delivery of healthcare by ADF clinicians from point of injury throughout the evacuation chain into rehabilitation and recovery. According to Leidos, this will ensure all relevant clinical information can be recorded and included in a member’s health record to facilitate appropriate, on-going care.
As Prime Systems Integrator, Leidos Australia will lead a team including:
• Alcidion Group, an Australian provider of intelligent informatics software for high-performance healthcare; • Ascention, an Australian provider of solutions for data, analytics and tactical planning;
• Coviu Global, an Australian provider of telehealth technology; • Fred IT Group, Australia’s largest dedicated IT solution provider to the pharmacy industry; • MediRecords, an Australian provider of intuitive, easy to use clinical practice management software; • Nous Group, an Australian specialist in leading and delivering transformational change; • Philips Electronics Australia, an Australian health technology company and provider of radiology solutions • Precision Medical, an Australian provider of software that monitors, traces and reports on medical assets; and • Titanium Solutions Australia, a New Zealand provider of oral health management software.
Leidos Australia says it will also be engaging: Cerner, an American supplier of health information technology services, devices and hardware; OutSystems, a low code solution platform providing case management and a compensation portal; and QlikTech Australia, an Australian supplier of business intelligence solutions.
“Leidos Australia looks forward to working with Defence and our team of exceptional health sector partners to deliver this critical capability to the ADF,” Leidos Australia Chief Executive Paul Chase said. “Our team’s health expertise, as well as Leidos’ vast Defence experience, will deliver a modern, sovereign solution that will meet the evolving healthcare needs of the ADF.”
Dental Software is referred to by many different names – Electronic Dental Record(EDR), Electronic Health Record, Dental Management Software, Dental System, and many other names depending on the region and functionalities available.
Dental Software should satisfy both the clinical and administrative needs of a dental organisation.
The Administration and Financial modules in Salud manage all the information relating to patients including demographics, appointments, and billing.
The Clinical modules of Salud provide a comprehensive Electronic Dental Record (EDR) for all the specialities within dentistry.
Salud allows users to keep track of vital patient information, streamline the treatment process, create notes and prescriptions, speciality charts that allow you to establish the existing condition of your patients’ and easily track their progress over time.
Some of the benefits of using Salud software are:
Salud has proven scalability to cater for large user numbers across multiple geographic locations, while seamlessly managing high volume throughput.
One system across multiple departments and locations, creating an integrated workflow to optimise resources and increase efficiency.
Salud ensures completeness and accuracy of data such as mandatory fields and authorisation of entries – e.g., for students or junior staff. The central authorisation is facilitated to allow supervisors to authorise multiple user work from one screen.
Real-time data at your fingertips enabling organisation-wide monitoring and trend analysis for resource and patient care optimization.
Salud is currently in use in multiple languages and is easily modified to cater for more.
Who could have predicted changes that the COVID-19 introduced to us?
One thing is certain: the pandemic has introduced innovative approaches to patient care and has shown how important easy access to patient information is.
Technology is constantly changing the way the world does business in the past few years and it’s also made huge impacts in the field of dentistry.
Today, with a global pandemic, we have all had to adjust to living with COVID-19 and will continue to do so. It has created unprecedented repercussions for many and adapting to ensure patient’s and professional’s safety remains a priority.
Recent changes in the dental industry and patient expectations have created a competitive market and introduced new challenges for professionals to consider.
With the demand for dental services and the challenges we face, organisations must be well managed, with patient’s treatment outcomes top priority.
Patient management is made simple with Salud, saving time and resources by taking care of admin duties, tracking tasks, managing finances and all other aspects of running a dental business.
Optimising your daily tasks is a priority for your business to be effective.
Our experienced support team is ready to help you to adapt to the changing world around us and to help you to deliver exceptional care now and in the future.
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