Collaboration refers to the ability of people to work together on a particular task. In the past, document collaboration meant people had either to meet face to face or exchange documents via fax or emails. Coordinating efforts between dental professionals in different locations was a laborious and time-consuming process. Files had to be edited and sent back and forth for various revisions, with everyone worried about keeping track of the latest version.
Traditional local dental office management systems made collaboration on an electronic document between two dentists in different locations almost impossible, simply because they weren’t conceived for this. And forget about accessing files from anywhere at anytime on any platform.
Today, cloud-based dental office management solutions can enable easy sharing of files between dental professionals. Generally, only one copy of a given document is stored in the cloud and all the people working on it can make changes in real time. It becomes easy to keep track of revisions and edits. Since all users are on the latest version of software, it eliminates compatibility issues. Furthermore, because any browser can access the cloud, it makes data available whenever it is needed regardless of the hardware being used. Cloud-based dental office management solutions therefore improve the effectiveness of your dental practice.
In the future, we should see more and more dental practices switch to cloud platforms. For additional information on a new powerful communication and collaboration tool for dental professionals, please visit this page.