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.

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Interview of Dr. Atul Gawande: The Power of Checklists

Dr. Atul Gawande is an Endocrine Surgeon and New Yorker magazine journalist 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 by reducing errors.

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.

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