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Advice New Technologies

Dropbox Online Personal Storage

Remember how cool it was when you got your first USB Thumb Drive.  “Wow, I can have 2GB of storage on that tiny key stuffed in my pocket!”   This was a great leap forward from having to ‘Burn a CD’ the previous cool thing.

There are some disadvantages to USB keys:

  • You can lose them.  This is a real concern as far as HIPPA security concerns.  If you have anything patient related on that key when it is lost (and it is not encrypted), you have a HIPPA violation.
  • You can forget them.   Who hasn’t wanted to get something from or copy something to their USB key, only to realize they don’t have it with them.
  • They cost money.  Not much money though, a 2GB key only costs about $10 today.

Well, the next Cool thing is here to replace the USB Key.  Enter the one of the first really useful Cloud apps.   Online personal storage is a folder you keep up in the Cloud.  No more USB Key in your pocket, your Data lives up in the Cloud (somewhere) and you sync it down (via the Internet) to as many of your personal devices as you like.

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Advice New Technologies

WiFi your Camera: How to Save Time & Money taking Photo Records

If we think about the process of taking digital photos in the modern Practice, we waste a lot of time and effort transferring the photos from the camera to the PC.

Existing Process
I call it the Records 14-Step:

  1. Take the digital photos
  2. Turn off the camera
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Presentations

Updated: Getting The Most From Your IT Spending In A Tough Economy

2011-05-06

Steve McEvoy presented “Updated: Getting The Most From Your IT Spending In A Tough Economy” to the Tyler Dumas Reyes 7th Annual Smart Speaker Series in Troy, Michigan.

The presentation is available upon request by email.

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Advice New Technologies

How to use Pandora Radio for the office Music System

‘House Music’ is a part of many Dental specialty practices.  It helps the day go by, and makes the office feel more homey.

There are a wide variety of solutions I have seen implemented over the years

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Presentations

Backing Up Your Dolphin Data – 7 Tips You’ve Got to Know

2011-03-04

Steve McEvoy presented “Backing Up Your Dolphin Data – 7 Tips You’ve Got to Know” to the Dolphin Users Group Meeting in Buckhead, Georgia.

The presentation is available upon request by email.

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Getting The Most From Your IT Spending In A Tough Economy

2011-02-26

Steve McEvoy presented “Getting The Most From Your IT Spending In A Tough Economy” to the AAO CEO Conference in San Diego, CA.

The presentation is available upon request by email.

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Tips

Dolphin 3D – How to increase your Hard Drive Capacity with one easy setting.

By default, Dolphin 3D saves its own DICOM datasets to 3:1 (a lossless version of the file).  This means that files can be about 250 to 300 MB per case. 

An orthodontic office can use up Hard Drive space quite quickly so Dolphin recommends that anyone using Dolphin 3D, to increase the compression to 50:1

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Interesting Technologies a Young Orthodontist can Implement on a DIY Budget

2011-02-07

Steve McEvoy presented “Interesting Technologies a Young Orthodontist can Implement on a DIY Budget” to the Cutting Edge Webinar Series.

The presentation is available upon request by email.

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How to Know if the Computer Network at the Practice You’re Joining is Junk

2010-12-13

Steve McEvoy presented “How to Know if the Computer Network at the Practice You’re Joining is Junk” to the Cutting Edge Webinar Series.

The presentation is available upon request by email.

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IT and the Young Orthodontist

2010-10-10

Steve McEvoy presented “IT and the Young Orthodontist” to the PCSO October 2010 Meeting in Honolulu, HI.

The presentation is available upon request by email.