Computer-based oral health records on the World Wide Web

Titus K.L. Schleyer, V. Rao Dasari

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12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Recently, the World Wide Web has emerged as a platform for computer-based oral health records. Web-based patient records can make teledentistry an instant reality. Because an increasing number of dental care providers can access Web pages, traditional barriers to exchanging information are dropping. Web-based records also make cumulative, longitudinal patient records possible. Sophisticated security mechanisms can ensure the integrity and confidentiality of patient information. Because Web-based systems are simpler to install and configure, the cost of operating them may be reduced. However, their development Is complex, difficult, and expensive because the Web was not developed as a programming environment. Furthermore, the technologies underlying the Web are constantly evolving, forcing developers to continuously reengineer their systems. In addition, several policy questions, such as storage of and access to computer-based patient records, have to be answered. This article describes CMSWeb, a Web-based clinical information system implemented at Temple University School of Dentistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-460
Number of pages10
JournalQuintessence international
Volume30
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computer systems
  • Computer-based patient record
  • Dental informatics
  • Dental record
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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