The Community Oral Health Transformation (COrHT) Learning Community, an improvement initiative organized by CareQuest Institute, supports the transformation of the oral health care delivery system from a fee-for-service model to a prevention and value-based care model. Within the initiative, 10 community health centers in Ohio and Arizona collected clinical and operational data to improve care in their local settings.
What can we learn from those data collection efforts? A new report highlights several key lessons, including:
- EHR data from dental clinics provides unique opportunities to better understand comprehensive health care.
- To improve data quality and timeliness, implementing dental data exchange standards, such as Health Level Seven (HL7®), can be beneficial.
- Appropriate incentives need to be in place to ensure that clinics succeed in providing high-quality and timely data extracts.
You may also be interested in:
- Dental Data Exchange: HL7® Implementation Guides, these publications, co-created by health care thought leaders, are designed to facilitate care coordination and create best practices for electronic exchange of patient data between dental and medical professionals.
- A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care, a white paper that outlines a new model in dentistry focused on teleprevention, minimally invasive care, and integrated and personalized care.
- Community Oral Health Transformation (COrHT), an initiative that serves as a learning community to advance medical-dental integration and value-based oral health care.