Purpose

To date no dental school has implemented a cloud-based electronic health record let alone one that meets the needs of Orthodontics. This working group will allow each school to successfully implement a cloud EHR that reflects the needs of Orthodontics.

Background

The members of the Collaboration for Health IT (Collaboration) support each other in designing the ICE Health Record so that it meets the needs of faculty and students in a dental school as well as private practicing Orthodontists.

Charge

Note: Collaboration Working Groups include representation from multiple institutions. The University of Michigan (U-M) has an ICE implementation date of May 2018. This date combined with other uncontrollable circumstances prevents other Collaboration members from contributing to the Orthodontics Working Group at this point in time. Thus, the working group charge will focus on only the essential needs of the U-M to launch ICE in May 2018 in the predoctoral and graduate Orthodontics program. The essential functions for providing predoctoral and graduate education, patient care, scheduling and billing should be focused on. After May 2018 expanded functionality requests will be continuously met by an expanded Orthodontics Working Group that will include other Collaboration members.

  1. Review the ICE Health Systems electronic health record (EHR) designed Orthodontists in private practice.
  2. Identify the gaps that are required to meet the essential needs of predoctoral and graduate Orthodontics education, patient care and billing.
  3. Conduct an Open Lab with ICE in the Orthodontics clinic.

Chair(s)

Hera Kim-Berman, University of Michigan

Composition

Experts in the area of predoctoral and graduate Orthodontics education and one expert in Orthodontics clinic management.

Consultants

Additional persons may attend meetings for advice as required.

Meetings

Starting Tuesday, March 7 @ 11:00 EST and meeting every 2 weeks after that until September 1, 2017.

Timeframe

The final report is requested by September 1, 2017.

Reports

The Working Group should give quarterly updates to the Advisory Board. The Working Group is requested to submit to the Advisory Board a recommended framework that a majority of the members agree upon for adoption. The final report should include the Framework as well as recommendations for next steps.

Acceptance

The Advisory Board for the Collaboration for Health IT approved this charge on February 21, 2017, 2017.