By automatically combining your anonymized data with a network of other Aesthetic Society members, you can gain incredible insight into your past performance, learn how to optimize your pricing, and hyper-target your marketing strategies.
ANN shows you Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) like the correlation between initial and subsequent procedures, which gives you the Lifetime Value of your patients.
ANN is the only Business Intelligence Tool in our market that lets you access cooperative data from your peers.
Seeing your data on ANN helps you make more insightful Evidence-Based Business decisions – when to buy a new product, when to market a new offering, or which service combinations could be most profitable.
ANN is currently home to more than 150 aesthetic practices, which gives you access to cooperative data from 218 sources - including surgical and medi-spa numbers - $3.5B in gross charges, 3.5M procedures, and 731K patients. These numbers grow every day!
“As an early adopter of ANN, I have seen amazing changes in the details available to Aesthetic Society members about their practices. You can benchmark regionally or nationally to explore and implement changes in your practice, improving data analysis and hopefully your bottom line. I have been waiting for a program like ANN for a long time and there are greater additions to come. If you are not involved with ANN, I encourage you to explore how to bring it into your practice by contacting membership services at the Aesthetic Society.”
“The amount of data and information generated in ANN that enables an office to analyze and to refine its business practices is unprecedented. It allows surgeons to see trends within their practice of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, as well as benchmark their practice alongside national and regional data. Using it has been illuminating and requires no additional effort on behalf of my staff. I can't conceive why an Aesthetic Society member would not want to have ANN for their office.”
“ANN provides a tremendously useful tool to evaluate my practice's performance. I know of no other way to get such a snapshot of how I am doing and compare it to my peers, while also getting an overview of trends over time. ANN data allows me to see what aspects of my practice are growing and what areas need improvement. I can also spot growth opportunities based on data from other plastic surgeons. I can look for seasonal patterns in different aspects of my practice, which helps me to schedule vacations, plan staffing, and make marketing decisions. ANN is truly one of the most valuable services I have encountered.”
ANN connects directly to your existing Practice Management system – either through a piece of hardware called the bundleBOX (or “Bobby”) for server based users or through an Application Programming Interface (API) for customers who have a Cloud service.
Both “Bobby” and the APIs are read-only connections, so you don’t have to worry about safety.
We access only your “coarse” data points related to quotes and billing, so your patient-specific and identifiable information, or ePHI, stays with you.
The Ronan Solutions team – the Aesthetic Society’s technology partner in this unique project – does the “heavy lifting” of mapping your practice data and terminology to ensure that you’re comparing apples to apples on the Network. It is then delivered back to you in easy-to-use Dashboards that allow you to dive deep into your data and compare it with other practices in your area or across the country.
No extra data entry is required from you or your staff. For server-based users, hardware setup takes about 15 minutes. Cloud-based users require no setup at all!
No! ANN works with your existing Practice Management system, so all you have to do is plug it in and you’re ready to go. When we’ve retrieved the data and mapped your practice, you’ll get a Web-based link to your Dashboards. It’s that simple!
ANN is currently optimized for server-based Nextech, Patient NOW, and Intellipract systems, with Nextech Cloud coming in the near future. Support for new systems is being continuously expanded.
No! Only you will have access to information that is specific to your practice. Other members will only see your data as part of an aggregate, allowing you the benefit of comparing your data with your peers, but protecting your privacy.
Yes! We take data security extremely seriously. ANN relies on read-only hardware to access your data, which is then encrypted using SHA-256 and securely sent through a virtual private tunnel to our HITRUST-certified Cloud, constructed and managed by Iron Medical Systems, the largest medical cloud provider for radiation and oncology organizations nationwide.
Nothing! ANN is a complimentary and exclusive benefit available only to Active Aesthetic Society Members.
ANN was developed by Ronan Solutions, a joint venture between Anzu®, a technology company that brought you RADAR, and Iron Medical Systems®, the largest cloud host in the world for Varian, a radiation oncology treatment and software manufacturer. Anzu® and Ronan Solutions® were co-founded by Dr. Barry Fernando, an aesthetic surgeon and Aesthetic Society member.
Symplast is ANN Optimized, meaning that they partner with us to seamlessly and accurately provide the appropriate data when a practice joins the Aesthetic Neural Network.
We also currently offer ANN to server-based users of Intellipract, PatientNOW, and Nextech.
More systems are added all the time – many by request! If you don’t see your system listed here, or if you use a Cloud for your data storage, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANN is a complimentary and exclusive benefit available only to Active Aesthetic Society Members.