Tips to improve internet speed

Tips to improve internet speed

Our friends at Porch.com have compiled some very helpful tips for increasing your available internet speed. https://porch.com/advice/simple-wifi-tips-improve-internet-speed-lockdown

Clocktree recommends that providers and clients have a minimum internet speed of 5 Mbps for a reliable video and audio connection. You can test your internet speed at www.speedtest.net.

In addition to the tips from Porch.com, here are some top troubleshooting tips for successful Clocktree calls:

  1. Restart your computer or mobile device just prior to the session and don’t open up other browser tabs or apps
  2. Reduce the number of people using the WiFi network, so all available bandwidth goes to the Clocktree call. Others on the same network should avoid streaming videos during the Clocktree call.
  3. If possible, connect the computer via ethernet cable instead of WiFi
  4. If using WiFi, go to a room where WiFi reception is good 
  5. If on a mobile phone, switch between WiFi signal and data signal (4G, LTE) to see which is better. WiFi is usually stronger but not always.

Telehealth surge among dentists

Telehealth surge among dentists

A recent survey of 2,767 dentists in 20 states found that 34% of providers are currently using some form of telehealth to treat patients or plan to in the near future.

The study, conducted by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, also found that:

  • 75% of providers who use telehealth services expect their telehealth volume to increase or stay the same during the next 12 months
  • Public health providers are more likely (44%) to use telehealth than all other practice types (21%)

Among providers, the report found that those in public health settings used telehealth the most, along with those in states like Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, Kentucky and Arizona — likely as a result of favorable payment and coverage policies in those states. Additionally, providers who are not seeing their patient volume return to near-normal levels, serve primarily Medicaid patients and anticipate long-term changes in dentistry were more likely to embrace telehealth. Dentists with more than half Medicaid patents were 39% more likely to use telehealth platforms.

“Telehealth brings a wide range of benefits to the future of oral health care. It is key to expanding value-based care in our communities and improving outcomes for both oral health and overall health,” said Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. “As we continue to leverage telehealth as a short-term solution for the pandemic, we must ensure its longevity to make it part of the dental ecosystem moving forward. That means taking the necessary steps right now to remove barriers that may prevent the widespread adoption or utilization of telehealth in the future.”

Clocktree Compliance Manager

Clocktree Compliance Manager

Manage Compliance Needs & Audits With Clocktree Compliance Manager

Clocktree Compliance Manager lets you efficiently manage regulatory compliance and audits. You can store, track and manage all the compliance documentation for your practice in one place.   

Providers and other staff can upload licenses, certifications, tax forms, test results, and any other required documents, along with an expiration date. Clocktree sends reminders as the expiration date nears, with an easy way for personnel to update their own documentation.

All users have a dashboard which gives at-a-glance compliance status.  Administrators will have a view of compliance status for the entire organization.

Dashboard

The traffic lights on the admin dashboard show business wide compliance status of all tracked licenses, forms and other important documents. To see the document details, click on the lights. Admins receive monthly business compliance status mails.

Personnel Reminder Notifications & Alerts

All personnel whose documents are tracked in Compliance Manager receive status emails showing just their own traffic lights and can upload their own documents when needed. This takes the burden off of office managers and administrators.

Set up Compliance Manager in 3 easy steps:

  1. Add document types to track

2. Define Compliance Policies for different categories of personnel.

3. Assign compliance policies to personnel. Each staff member can have a unique set of documents they are required to provide.

If you have any questions about using Clocktree Compliance Manager, please contact our Customer Care team at support@clocktree.com or 302-990-8935. Thank you for using Clocktree!

Screen Sharing on Clocktree calls

In addition to uploading documents during a Clocktree appointment, clients and providers can also share their entire screen, a browser tab, or an application. 

Supported Devices and Browsers
Screen sharing is supported on desktop and laptop computers. It is not available on mobile devices. Supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. We recommend using Google Chrome browser.

Setup for Mac Users
If you are using a MacBook or iMac, please make sure Chrome browser has screen recording permission. 
Click on the Apple icon in the upper left. 
Select System Preferences –> Security & Privacy –> Screen Recording. 
Add a checkmark next to Google Chrome. 
For this change to take effect, please close and restart your Chrome browser. You only have to change this setting once.

How to Screen Share
To share your screen during an appointment, start by clicking the Screen Share icon at the bottom of the appointment room. 

If using Chrome browser, you will then be asked if you’d like to share your entire screen, an application window, or a browser tab. Highlight your selection and click Share.

You will be able to click, scroll or interact with the screen that you shared and the people on the other end of the call will able to view your screen movements in real time.  

When you are done sharing your screen, click the Stop button or click the Screen Share icon again.  This will not end the video appointment, just the screen sharing element.

Streaming Audio
If you are sharing a video or audio clip, please make sure your sound is turned up and you aren’t using headphones, so the sound from the video can be shared as well. 

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact our Customer Care team at 302-990-8935 or support@clocktree.com.