Publication: Journal of Clinical Medicine
(NIH NIDCR) (2022-2026)
Role: Principal Investigator
This application aims to develop and evaluate a usable patient medical summary (PMS) imported from the state-wide community Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) that updates a dental clinician (DC) about their patients’ medical history and can be used even in solo- and small-group dental practice settings. The two primary outcomes are reducing dental clinicians’ reliance on patients and physicians’ office for information that delays treatment and reducing patients’ burden to share information with DCs. The proposed study will lay the foundation for bidirectional communication between dental and medical professionals that enhances dental and overall care among the US population, promotes preventive management, and reduces dental care costs.