Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data

  • Valerie Powell
  • Franklin M. Din
  • Amit Acharya
  • Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Valerie J. H. Powell, Franklin M. Din
    Pages 1-24
  3. Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy, Valerie J. H. Powell, Franklin M. Din, Mark Diehl, Valerie Bertaud-Gounot, W. Ted Klein et al.
    Pages 25-137
  4. Valerie J. H. Powell, Amit Acharya, Andrea Mahnke, Franklin M. Din, Thankam P. Thyvalikakath
    Pages 139-165
  5. Stephen Foreman, Joseph Kilsdonk, Kelly Boggs, Wendy E. Mouradian, Suzanne Boulter, Paul Casamassimo et al.
    Pages 167-298
  6. Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy, Jeffrey R. Glaizel, Rodrigo Licéaga-Reyes, André Ricardo Maia Correia, Filipe Miguel Araújo, Tiago Miguel Marques et al.
    Pages 299-330
  7. Franklin M. Din, Valerie J. H. Powell
    Pages 353-361
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-418

About this book


This is the story of a simple idea (the mouth is part of the body) and what it means in the context of the complexities in healthcare organization, care delivery, provider education, and care reimbursement, along with recommendations. Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data seeks to optimize the delivery of healthcare by stating why isolated components of healthcare delivery need to work together, by asserting how health information technology (HIT) can help these components collaborate to improve care quality and patient safety, by documenting how existing barriers stand in way of interdisciplinary collaborative practice supported by HIT, and by recommending how to remove such barriers.

The book will be of immense interest to all involved in the management of dental and medical informatics systems while providing illuminating instruction to dental professionals to help them understand the considerable challenges and extensive benefits of a cohesive electronic dental record.

Editors and affiliations

  • Valerie Powell
    • 1
  • Franklin M. Din
    • 2
  • Amit Acharya
    • 3
  • Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy
    • 4
  1. 1.Robert Morris University, Moon Township,Moon TownshipUSA
  2. 2.Medical Informatics Center of ExcellenceCamp HillUSA
  3. 3.MCRF/BIRC, Marshfield, WI, USAMarshfieldUSA
  4. 4.University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PAPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2184-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2185-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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