SAN DIEGO, CA–(Jan 20, 2015, Times of San Diego) – Automation is coming to your dentist’s office, especially in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Like their colleagues in others areas of healthcare, dentists are seeking to increase productivity, cut costs, improve record keeping and ensure patient privacy. San Diego startup tab32 is seeking to provide a complete, cloud-based solution for management of a dental practice. Times of San Diego spoke with founder and CEO Kiltesh Patel about his company.
Why did you start tab32?
We saw large information-technology investments flowing into healthcare following passage of the Affordable Care Act. The evolution of healthcare information technology has created tremendous opportunities for both providers and the high-tech companies that create tools and services to improve patient outcomes and reduce the overall cost of care.
The dental market historically has trailed the healthcare market in technology investments. In spite of trailing by 5-10 years, the dental industry faces the same issues that required medical doctors to invest in productivity solutions. This creates a tremendous opportunity for tab32, which like its successful healthcare counterparts delivers an integrated, cloud-based solution.