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Interesting article from PC Magazine on why healthcare providers are focusing on the use of an iPad to increase the quality of their decisions. Yes, you can use an iPad with DecisionBase Software.
DecisionBase Software Has Received Approval of the First U.S. Patent for a Comprehensive Electronic Clinical Record (EHR) for Dentistry
OAKLAND, CA. Dental software developer DecisionBase has received approval of its patent application for the KNOWLEDGE BASED CLINICAL DENTAL RECORD. Previous development of dental software has concentrated on practice administration and radiographic imaging. This piece of the information puzzle will finally allow for the elimination of the paper chart. Currently two specialty versions of this electronic clinical dental record are being marketed: DecisionBase for Periodontics and DecisionBase for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery with a growing user group throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. DecisionBase for Dentistry is currently under development for use in general dentistry. The DecisionBase EHR’s unique characteristics include its Patient Profile which provides an instant overview of a patient’s critical clinical information. It also uses check list based Smart Forms to provide an intuitive way to create clinical narrative notes without typing. Clinical information is easily shared with other treating dentists or physicians by an automated process for converting chart notes into a variety of reports, without typing and then transmits them to other healthcare providers.
According to Dr. Paul Rhodes, CEO of DecisionBase, “The ease with which clinical information can be generated, exported and imported will be particularly valuable when a dentist and surgeon are working together to provide dental implant services.” In a Wall Street Journal article, Melinda Beck reports “There is growing evidence that oral health problems, particularly gum disease, can harm a patient’s general health as well, raising the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and pregnancy complications.” The ability for all medical and dental users of an EMR/EHR to share information will open up a new ability for physicians and dentists to collaborate in educating their patients as well as practicing more prevention and better care.
Over 50% of physicians in private practice have converted to the use of EMR/EHRs according to a NCHS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. The HITECH Act of 2009 requires all healthcare providers to use EMR/EHRs by 2014. This and the younger generation of doctors who have grown up with computers, smart phones, tablets and social networking will drive this conversion to digital information management in dentistry.
Tom Goetz of Wired Magazine compliments Dentistry for successfully educating and motivating a patient to better oral health.
He goes on to show how medicine in general can use graphical presentation of medical data (lab results) to make it easier for patients to understand their health status and by doing so, better motivate them to act on this new information. Just like how the bar graphs of pocket depths on the tooth graphics in the DecisionBase periodontal chart use color and graphics to show people the depth (severity) of their problem.
Tablets can allow convenient and mobile access to your EMR. Look for the following features: large screen size (this makes it easier to touch a target on the screen more accurately); both touch and pen based functionality; a docking station with a keyboard and charging capability. The more of these functions, the more versatility.
If you are considering the conversion from paper records to electronic digital patient records in your practice but think that this task might be a big challenge, you might find this video interesting on how the Mayo Clinic with its millions of patients converted to an electronic chart. We have helped more than one hundred periodontal and oral surgical practices accomplish this process.
Dr. Atul Gawande is an Endocrine Surgeon, New Yorker magazine journalist and who has described how check lists have enhanced healthcare on Charlie Rose’s TV show. He has uniquely applied checklists to medical practice in hospital ICU’s and surgical OR’s which have resulted in enhanced quality of care.
This use of checklists is at the heart of how you create chart notes in the DecisionBase clinical digital chart where it could help to increase the attention to detail that has enhanced healthcare in hospitals.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dr. Paul Rhodes, 510-595-4101
San Francisco, CA November 10, 2011. AAP member Dr. Paul Rhodes invites attendees at the AAP convention to join him at the DecisionBase booth #1305 where he will be discussing how a digital clinical record can improve your practice: both its quality as well as its profitability. He will also be demonstrating the key features of the DecisionBase for Perio Clinical Records software that can provide these improvements to your practice. As a special offer during the convention, purchasers of the DecisionBase digital clinical records system will get their choice of either a FREE iPad (or a comparable Android tablet), or a $500 per license discount. DecisionBase for Perio empowers a dental practice by electronically streamlining documentation, providing more detailed and standardized records, and automating letter writing and communications with your referrer, all while reducing overhead expenses.
“My company’s primary mission is to provide software that will lead to better diagnostic decisions, to automate communication with all of the patient’s dental caregivers and to increase the quality of care through the use of checklists to reduce errors and omission, a concept that has already proven itself in medicine,” states Dr. Rhodes.
During the AAP 2011 Convention, Dr. Rhodes will be demonstrating new features in the DecisionBase for Perio Clinical Records software, formerly called TiME for Perio. Dr. Rhodes has practiced Periodontics for the past three decades. The content of his software is based not only on his knowledge but also the knowledge of over 100 practicing Periodontists who have given input into its design and development over the past 15 years. More periodontists use the DecisionBase Clinical Records software than any other digital clinical record system designed for Periodontics.
For more information about DecisionBase for Perio. visit www.decisionbase.com