Category: Identify

Organizational Culture and its Relationship to the Patient Experience

By: Trude Henderson   John McLaughlin defines the phrase organizational culture thus: A system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs that govern how people behave and make sense of their environment.  These shared values have a strong influence on the people in an organization, often dictating how they dress, act, and perform their jobs. Every organization develops and maintains a unique culture, which provides guidelines and boundaries for the behavior of the members of the organization.  The dental office environment…

Steven Klinghoffer’s “The Millennial Effect” Addresses a Major Challenge to Dental Practitioners

An article in last May’s issue of Dental Magazine, “The Millennial Effect,” by Steven Klinghoffer, poses the difficulties pediatric dental practitioners face in winning and retaining millennials, the racially diverse generation comprising those who reached the age of 18 to 34 in 2015. The key points: First, Klinghoffer points out that millennials have high expectations.  With access to a surfeit of information, they tend to be well-aware of a wide range of options and to be very selective about the practice…

CX Interview – Dr Vadi Vojdani, Island Dental (Part 2 of 2)

(In the second of two installments, iDENTify is honored to provide Ben Motteram’s interview with Dr. Vadi Vojdani. Part 1 of 2 was published yesterday, 6/6.) Dr Vadi Vojdani is the Practice Principal at Island Dental, a premier practice in Adelaide, South Australia with a focus on comprehensive care, and both general as well as cosmetic dentistry. Vadi has been practising dentistry for 17 years and continues to learn about new ways that she can deliver more to her patients…

How Feedback Enhances the Patient Experience

By Trude Henderson The term patient experience can best be defined as “everything encompassing what a doctor and his/her staff says and does, what a patient says and does, the nature of the office environment and the policies and procedures, both formal and informal, that govern a practice.” Practices can use patient feedback to monitor patient reactions to their experience to ensure that high care and treatment standards are maintained and, if necessary, improved. Patients, especially those with introverted personalities,…

PRESS RELEASE: Health IT Firm Developing High Reliability Performance Improvement Tool Designed for Dental Practitioners

iDENTIfy, Inc.’s New Technology Will Enable Professionals to  Lead from the Patient’s Perspective DANVILLE, CA, MAY 17, 2017 – iDENTIfy, Inc, a company dedicated to applying High Reliability Organization principles to the improvement of elective dental and medical practices, has taken the inevitable next step: intelligent automation. Described by many dentists as a “refreshing new approach,” iDENTIfy seeks to apply to the dental industry some tried-and-tested solutions successfully used in other sectors. Designed to help practitioners delight customers and personalize the patient…