Any facility wishing to obtain the EDR must meet the basic requirements of having personal computers with network connectivity in each dental operatory and currently be using the IHS Electronic Health Record [EHR] or be “EHR Ready”. Facilities that meet these requirements must then complete an EDR Facility Survey. An EDR Facility Survey can be completed and submitted online at http://www.doh.ihs.gov/EDR/index.cfm?fuseaction=facility.display
The EDR Facility Survey will be reviewed and the site’s EDR status will be communicated to the site. If review of the completed EDR Facility Survey demonstrates the site meets the preliminary EDR readiness standards, the site will be placed in the queue for an EDR Site Assessment. If a site does not meet the preliminary EDR readiness standards, it is the site’s responsibility to upgrade their systems prior to re-applying for EDR implementation.