Care coordination between dentistry and other health disciplines is essential to making sure that providers get the right information at the right time to deliver the best care possible to patients. But getting that coordination right is complex and challenging. It involves communication and information exchange by providers, payors, patients, and systems to help guide the delivery of safe. What’s more, dentistry is still fairly new to electronic health records and is playing catch up and integrate into the medical system.
At CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, our Care Coordination and Interoperability initiatives are actively working with health information technology tools and experts to improve the way we collect, share, and use health data. Our goal is for providers to have a clear picture of a patient's health so they can make the right clinical decisions in collaboration with the patient in the chair.