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Mike Uretz
Mike Uretz is a nationally-recognized Dental software and Electronic Health Records (EHR) expert. Mike has helped hundreds of individual practices and multi-clinic groups properly evaluate and select software vendors and solutions, structure and negotiate pricing and contracts, provide implementation oversight and vendor management. Mike was a member of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology EHR vendor certification workgroup, and has been a member of various federal and state working committees for EHR business practices and policy. Having been involved with the EHR Incentive program from day one, Mike has helped a number of states, to evaluate and select EHR vendors, structure contracts and agreements, and manage vendor issues. As co-chairman of the Best practices advisory committee for EHR Contracts, Mike has been instrumental in developing standards for structuring vendor contracts and pricing for use by state programs nationwide He is the founder and editorial director of, a trusted and objective online resource on all matters related to dental software. He is also the point person for Advanstar’s coverage of dental EHRs and their evolving role in the dental industry and can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]
How EHRs are changing oral systemic health

Incorporating oral systemic health knowledge and practice is becoming more important when it comes to improved dental and medical patient care and outcomes. The growing use of “next generation” EHRs will support its adoption into practices and groups.

Planet DDS leads the way with Revenue Cycle Management services

In medicine, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is a standard feature that increases the speed and likelihood of insurer and patient payments. In dentistry, this is a relatively new feature, and one that Planet DDS, offers. It is especially powerful integrated with their Denticon software. What does that mean for a dental group? What are the services that a revenue cycle management program can offer?

SNODENT and the future of dental EHR coding

The dental industry is rapidly changing with the introduction and adoption of dental EHRs. This technology affords us the ability to have functionality that we could have never done before on a manual level. One of the big changes that's happening is the introduction of new, more detailed granular and sophisticated coding sets. 

Stage 3 EHR incentive meaningful use proposal will affect dentists

A recent proposal for certification requirements for Stage 3 Meaningful Use is meant to address the complexity of the program.

Dental EHR interoperability and the CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance is a group of the nation’s top electronic health records (EHR) vendors dedicated to creating and implementing industry-wide EHR interoperability.

Does encrypted email satisfy HIPAA?
Does encrypted email satisfy HIPAA?

Secure patient communication is a vital concern for health professionals nationwide. As the industry continues to move towards secure electronic communication methods many dental professionals are worried about maintaining HIPAA-compliant patient communications.

What happens when a practice obtains EHR incentive money without the dentist’s knowledge

Having assisted practices with obtaining money through the EHR incentive program for the past few years, I regularly get calls from office managers and providers wanting more information about how to take advantage of the federal and state money available for using a certified EHR.

EHR code of conduct attempts to bridge gap between dental EHR vendors and customers

From the beginning of time there has been a chasm between dental software vendors and their customers. For the most part, this has been due to miscommunication between parties and limited technical knowledge on the side of the dental practice. At the end of the day, in many cases this has built up a limited trust with software vendors.

The importance of ePrescribing in dentistry and some vendors you should know
The importance of ePrescribing in dentistry and some vendors you should know
Having had the pleasure the past few years of helping practices transition to electronic health records (including prescribing systems), I was excited to see that New York State was making ePrescribing (eRX) mandatory for both medical and dental providers beginning March 27, 2016.
Do we really need an extension on the New York ePrescribing mandate?

As most of you are aware at this point, there is a mandate for all providers in New York State to begin prescribing electronically (eRX) beginning March 27, 2015.