Henry Schein Practice Solutions announces exclusive distribution agreement to offer Simplifeye for Apple Watch and iPhone
First wearable technology connected to dental practice management software helps improve efficiency and productivity.
Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc. (HSPS), the practice solutions business of Henry Schein, Inc., announced today at the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting its exclusive distribution agreement with Simplifeye. Available to dentists and dental practitioners only through HSPS, Simplifeye is certified as Dentrix® Connected.
The new product, Simplifeye—available for demonstrations at the Midwinter Meeting through Feb. 25 or online by visiting www.Dentrix.com/Simplifeye or www.simplifeye.co — connects patient information from Henry Schein’s dental practice management software, Dentrix®, to Apple Watch® Series 1 and Apple Watch® Series 2 wrist wearable devices and iPhone® mobile digital devices.
The integration of Simplifeye with Dentrix marks the first time that wearable technology, such as smart watches, connects with dental practice management software, designed to enable practitioners to simplify everyday office procedures, streamline the clinical workflow and provide a more personalized patient experience.
To integrate Simplifeye with HSPS’s practice management software, the Simplifeye application is available on the App Store®. From there, dental teams can subscribe for Simplifeye with HSPS. Once downloaded, dental teams can access the application from an Apple Watch or iPhone and receive real-time patient information, such as a patient’s name, time of arrival, scheduled procedure, and how long he or she has been waiting to be seen.
“Henry Schein is committed to working with forward-looking partners, such as Simplifeye, to provide Dentrix customers with the latest integrated innovations that help improve clinical workflows,” says Kevin Bunker, president of Henry Schein North American Dental Practice Solutions. “We are excited about this strategic partnership, and look forward to working with Simplifeye to ensure our customers have the technology that will take their practice to the next level.”
Dental teams can also receive messages from their Apple Watch or iPhone, indicating where patients are in the practice workflow to help increase production output and reduce wait times. By providing this critical information, the application is designed to ensure the entire care team is aware of treatment plans—especially when they may be away from traditional workstations—helping to mitigate risk and to manage schedules for improved practice efficiency.
“As the world around us rapidly evolves, it is important to have access to the best technology solutions so that they can provide exceptional patient care,” says Dr. Ryan Hungate, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Simplifeye. “We are eager to show dentists how easy Simplifeye integrates with Dentrix and look forward to helping them transform the traditional patient visit.”
Simplifeye is also the first product to be launched from Henry Schein’s Global Innovation Center, which was created in June 2015 to focus on finding and building cutting-edge solutions, based on innovative technologies and business models, underscoring Henry Schein’s continued commitment to provide digital solutions for customers.
“We have a shared vision with Henry Schein to bring the best technology and business solutions to dental practices,” says Zach Hungate, CEO and co-founder of Simplifeye. “The unique combination of Simplifeye’s technology platform and Henry Schein’s position as the leading global distributor of health care products and services allows us to provide innovation for more than one million health care providers worldwide.”
For more information about the Dentrix Connected version of Simplifeye, visit www.Dentrix.com/Simplifeye or call 866-653-6317.