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Military Electronic Dental Record

military electronic health record in theater and garrison

Provide global electronic health records (including dental) to military from theater of operations to sustaining bases and make information available to the VA as needed for wounded warriors and other patient care. As the Chief Dental Officer, I am the functional/clinical proponent in the program office to develop/implement/sustain the solution of choice. Project is partly funded at present.

Type of project: Department of Defense


Involved Persons:

Project Leader: Col Page McNall (Defense Health Information Management System)
Other involved People: MSgt Michael Hanson, Mr. Tyronne Dales
tdales (7 star_blue)
Jesse Lynn Deitz (4 star_blue)


Is the project funded?yes
Funding source:Dept of Defense/TRICARE Management Activity

Other information:

Duration of project:Longterm
Expertise sought:Seeking global solution that can function in austere/no communication environment as stand alone system and web-based as part of a standards-based Service Oriented Architecture. Current application is a thick client and cumbersome to use and cannot meet

DIOC user:

page mcnall (5 star_blue), DoD-Defense Health Information Management Systems
page mcnall's interests: clinical decision support, computer-based patient records, patients and computers/consumer health informatics, implementation/maintenance of IT, evidence-based dentistry/electronic information resources


arden forrey (23 ), 01/29/2010:
The compatibility of the military dnetl record is sn interes of the ADA SCDI which should be consulted. This isea has had initial interest since 1980-1982 and was condidered in the evolution of the VA's VistA architecurr now in common with IHS' RPMS. It is a key issue with ADA SCDI"s Model and the proposed "EHR COmmon MOdel" that has been proosed to ANSI HITSP's Harmonization Subcommittee". This project should collbaorate with all of those current activtiies.
page mcnall (5 ), 12/14/2009:
I do not understand the benefits of linking web-based records of military personnel from other countries. We do sometimes treat coalition members in the theater of operation. Our primary goal is to maintain accurate and accessible health information (medical and dental) for American military members anywhere around the globe. We safeguard that data carefully. I agree that dental specialties, particularly maxillofacial surgery must be part of the military dental record.
rputtaiah (8 ), 12/1/2009:
I feel that this system should be linked with the other medical record systems and should have a uniform linking system to web-based records of military personnel from other countries. Dental records should be an inherent part of the military health record systems as there is only one health provider. Furthermore, the record must address and facilitate specialty areas of Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Sugery+Orthodontics as there could be a need for higher end care of combat casualties. Please let me know.


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