Smart dental practice: capitalising on smart mobile technology
2015 (English)In: British Dental Journal, ISSN 0007-0610, E-ISSN 1476-5373, Vol. 219, no 3, 135-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To keep pace with consumer adoption of smart mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and the applications ('apps') developed for these devices, dental professionals should consider how this technology could be used to simultaneously improve both patient service experiences and dental practice management. Using U-Commerce as a theoretical lens, this article discusses the potential value of smart mobile technology to the dental practice context, with a particular focus on the unique and customisable capabilities of apps. To take full advantage of this technology, a process is outlined for identifying and designing bespoke dental apps that takes into account the unique advantages of these devices. Dental practices, with increasing financial and competitive pressures, may improve the efficiency and profitability of operations and better manage patients, employees and stakeholders by integrating smart mobile technology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 219, no 3, 135-138 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173777DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.596ISI: 000360208300016PubMedID: 26271871ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939518218OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-173777DiVA: diva2:855309
QC 201509212015-09-212015-09-182016-05-16Bibliographically approved