As the market for wearable tech continues to grow, what do you
think we’ll see next? Let Erin know at email@example.com!
References available on dentalApex360.com. Search “wearable tech.”
I’m guessing your idea of a good time doesn’t involve wandering around the office
searching for a colleague. The people at Pacific Computer Sciences LLC (PCS) probably guessed as much, too . . . because they developed DoctorMeow.
Designed to take the trouble out of locating staff in health-care offices, DoctorMeow is a paging and analytics software program that integrates with a variety
of devices—including tablets, smartphones, computers, existing intercom systems,
and for ideal efficiency, the Pebble Smartwatch. To send a page via DoctorMeow,
the user selects the type of page (such as the procedure to be performed), the
recipient, and the level of urgency. Pages can be delivered with visual, audio, or
silent cues depending on the office’s preferences, and receiving, acknowledging, or
silencing a message doesn’t require touching the device.
But paging isn’t all it offers: With the current version of the software, the
analytics-reporting module measures patient wait times, frequency of pages per
staff member, chair usage, and more.