4 REASONS TO UTILIZE DENTAL EHR

DEREK SEYMOUR | December 10, 2019

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The adoption of EHR (Electronic Health Records) is rapidly increasing in healthcare. Dental EHR systems are being developed with advanced functionalities to cover developments in technology and to comply with new regulations. Adoption of dental EHR, however, is still lower than in other areas of healthcare. Here are some of the factors that will drive the adoption of dental EHR in the near future.

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