Researchers from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have been planning with support from the IADR Global HQ staff, Practice Management Information Corporation (PMIC) and Delta Dental a conference about the adoption of standardized diagnostic terminologies (DxTMs) by dental professionals to improve oral health in the United States.
Together, the participants will explore the three critical challenges to enable the widespread use of DxTMs: (1) improve clinicians’ awareness of the relationship between structured diagnostic data and the ability to monitor quality and costs in their dental practices; (2) enable the interoperability of EHR systems by using mapped DxTMs; and (3) enhance the ease of entering diagnostic terms in EHRs at the point of care.
The conference will try to achieve the following goals:
increase understanding of DxTMs and acceptance of their key role in improving health care outcomes,
explore the logistical and financial impact of implementing DxTMs on EHR vendors, payers/insurers, and providers,
create a working group composed of EHR vendors and informaticians tasked with developing clinician-friendly interfaces for entering diagnostic terms into EHR systems.
Please join us in shaping the future of diagnostic terminology in dentistry, its usability in the EHR, and in discussing the roles of ICD, SNODENT and DDS, the diagnostic terminologies increasingly utilized by dentists globally.
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Thank you to AADR, PMIC, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Delta Dental (not displayed), Henry Schein, Dentrix, and Dentrix Enterprise for making this event possible. Special thanks to the University of Washington, the University of the Pacific, and the University of Pittsburgh for sponsoring their students to attend this event.