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Implementation of E.D.R. & E.H.R.

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

The initial step for implantation of Dentrix and Dexis was the development and writing of a Request for Proposal [RFP]. The proposal included an executive summary, needs statement, review of program options, cost benefit analysis, hardware requirements, staffing needs, training requirements, support needs and next steps. This was discussed and reviewed by the Tribal Council. Once approved, the implementation process was put in place. Working with I.H.S. Dentrix implementation staff, they were able to get their system in place with little negative impact on schedules and patient care. Being interfaced with RPMS, it also allows us to get information entered into Dentrix, over to RPMS for reporting purposes as well as E.H.R. Having dental information in E.H.R. allows the whole clinical community, both medical and Dental, to get a much more comprehensive level of understanding as to what is going on with the patient, including kept and un-kept appointments, medication, problems, etc.

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Work site

Health Indicator(s):
Oral Health

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Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
115 4th Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
United States
Phone: [605] 226-7474

Primary Contact Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
1800 syracuse Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
United States
Phone: [402] 371-8834