Minnesota User Meeting Fall 2014

Doctors, Clinical Staff and Administrative Staff came together last Friday for an afternoon of learning at the XLDent User Meeting in Medina, Minnesota.  It was a day focused on Electronic Dental Records, as we took an in-depth journey through the patient Circle of Treatment.  Workflow efficiency tips, establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and an in-depth exploration of the XLDent Practice Management System were all part of the meeting as we focused on obtaining an efficient and accurate Electronic Dental Record system.  Attendees also had the opportunity to experience first-hand Tablet PC technology throughout the afternoon.  Special congratulations goes to Nexus 7 tablet giveaway winner, Denise L., along with a thank you to all who attended!

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XLDent MU Version 8.4 Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

May 30, 2014 – Loretto, MN – Professional Economics Bureau of America’s XLDent MU Version 8.4 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We are pleased to have met Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria for the EHR Incentive Program with our XLDent MU Version 8.4 product offering,” says Dawn Christodoulou, President of Professional Economics Bureau of America, Inc.  “XLDent is becoming increasingly involved in the movement to establish a standardized electronic dental record and continues to be unique in its ability to deliver solutions at the point-of-care.  In the near future, our clients can look forward to XLDent’s participation in developing some cutting-edge technologies focused on bridging the gap between medical and dental records.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

XLDent MU Version 8.4, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory, is a fully certified Electronic Health Record solution designed to help dental offices qualify for federal incentive payments.  The module is seamlessly integrated with the XLDent Suite of products, version 12.9 and above.

“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”

This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Professional Economics Bureau of America, Inc.    XLDent MU Version 8.4

Date Certified: May 30, 2014                   Effective Date: 2014 Edition                                                     Certification Criteria: Complete EHR Ambulatory                                                                                                Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0064, NQF0421                                                                                                                Additional software used: Ingage Patient, Toad for Oracle (SQL client)                            

Certificate Number: 05302014-3072-8                                                                                                             Price Transparency:  XLDent MU Version 8.4 may require ongoing monthly costs to support online patient service (170.314.e.1).


About Professional Economics Bureau of America, Inc.

Professional Economics Bureau of America, Inc (PEB) is a privately owned Dental Software Development and Services company with its headquarters located at 279 North Medina Street in Loretto, Minnesota. PEB has focused on serving the high technology needs of the dental community since 1971 and is dedicated to providing software solutions that are focused on the success of its clients and on enhancing the standard of patient care for improved patient outcomes. PEB is committed to the continual development of electronic dental health records, mobile solutions and internet-based options in the current development environment with emphasis on proven technologies.  For more information, please visit www.xldent.com.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries.  In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.

Contact XLDent for more information at 1.800.328.2925.

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MN eHealth Summit 10th Anniversary

Last week, XLDent attended the 10th Anniversary MN eHealth Summit in St. Louis Park, MN.  This 2-day event kicked off with a refreshing keynote by current National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Karen DeSalvo.  Dr. DeSalvo’s vision for the future of Health IT Is bright, and Minnesota was commended for being at the forefront of the Health IT movement.

This year, the eHealth Summit hosted educational workshops for specialty healthcare settings, and Dentistry was one of them.  This Workshop gave Dental attendees an opportunity to openly discuss how the 2015 EHR Mandate will affect Dentistry, and what adjustments need to be made to comply.  The MDA’s Bridgett Anderson and Dr. Mark Jurkovich discussed how HIPAA Omnibus sets the stage for secure transmission of PHI, as well as the status of the Electronic Dental Record itself.  Dr. Jurkovich’s experience in ADA Dental Informatics Workgroups offered insight into the vision for bridging the gap between EDR and EHR to achieve the ultimate goal of interoperability between all types of healthcare records.

The message for all who attended is that the future for ALL healthcare settings lies in the interoperability of Electronic Records.  To keep pace with the latest news, visit www.khareach.org

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From the 2014 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting in Boston.

This meeting is always exciting!  This year’s keynote was presented by Henry Winkler the acclaimed actor, director and producer and now a writer of children’s books.  Other activities included a big event at the Fenway Ball Park as well as the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children’s Gala.  Many of our XLDent clients came by to say how much they liked the XLDent Practice Management Software and how they appreciated us supporting the meeting.

XLDent’s draw for the pediatric dentist continues to be mobility, efficient electronic dental records workflow, and totally paperless design.

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SDDA 2014 Annual Session

The South Dakota Dental Association Annual Session just concluded and XLDent enjoyed another meeting.  It was a great event to talk with Doctors and staff about XLDent Dental Practice Management Software and Electronic Dental Records.  HIPAA and security compliance was an important topic during the meeting.  XLDent’s SecureMail solution allows practices to securely email patient information and x-rays.  It’s HIPAA compliant, easy to use, and is integrated with Microsoft Outlook and XLDent.

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MDA Star of the North

Along with showing XLDent’s electronic dental record, we offered two promotions this year….2 FREE months of processing for the SecureMail service and Electronic Prescriptions service.

With SecureMail, dental practices can now effortlessly and securely email forms such as referrals, reports and xrays.  It is HIPAA compliant, easy to use and is integrated with Microsoft Outlook and XLDent.

Electronic Prescribing is becoming more popular for a few reasons.  First it is mandated in the state of Minnesota.  Second, and more importantly, doctors are seeing a real value in gaining real time access to a patient’s medication history and Lexicomp’s medication database directly from the XLDent patient record.

XLDent’s software is designed around wireless mobility.  This drew a lot of attention from the Star of the North attendees because they are looking to modernize their offices without the dated look of desktop computers, cables, keyboards and mice.  XLDent’s updated design in dental practice management software has made it a national leader in the modern dental office.

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Update from the 2014 Iowa Annual Session

The 152nd Iowa Dental Association Annual Session has officially started!  Last night’s Exhibitors Reception was a great way to kick off the meeting.  Many current XLDent clients stopped at the booth to check out new Tablet PC technology and enroll in our Secure Email solution (and took advantage of the 2 months free promo!).  Friday has so far started with visiting Doctors and staff checking out the benefits of the XLDent Practice Management Software.   Web-Based Dental Solutions like ePrescribing, Real-Time Eligibility and XLPortal Patient Portal make XLDent a complete Electronic Dental Records.  We are looking forward to the remainder of the meeting and introducing XLDent to dental teams looking to improve their patient experience!

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2014 Midwest Dental Conference

XLDent just attended the 2014 Midwest Dental Conference with the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry.   This year’s theme was Hawaiian with everyone wearing flowers.  It was great to see many of our existing XLDent™ clients as well and new perspective doctors looking for a mobile solution.  Everyone that stopped by was able to check out the XLDent™ Electronic Dental Record and Tablet PC mobile technologies.

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2014 NDA Annual Session

XLDent just attended the 2014 Nebraska Dental Association Annual Session.  New this year was a Thursday evening welcome party with an Exhibit Hall preview.  It was a nice way to start the meeting and a great opportunity to talk with Doctors and guests about XLDent Dental Practice Management Software.  Friday was a day of CE Courses and the Exhibit Hall.  Everyone that stopped by the XLDent booth was able to check out the XLDent Electronic Dental Record.  Tablet PC and mobile technologies caught the interest of many as they learned more about XLDent.

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Minnesota User Meeting

XLDent hosted a User Meeting on Friday, March 21st in Medina, Minnesota.  A great group of Doctors, Clinical Staff and Administrative Staff gathered for an afternoon focused on Electronic Dental Records.  We took everyone on an in-depth journey through the patient Circle of Treatment while learning new workflow efficiency tips along the way.  We