The Division of Oral Health (DOH) and the Indian Health Performance Evaluation System formed a partnership to develop and "version 1" Dental data mart. The data mart is much more than providing access to all Dental related data. The data mart includes the ability for the DOH to access Dental related data, through "core" reports defined by the DOH staff, by national, area (regional), service unit or facility level. Access is provided via a web browser and can be accessed at anytime through the IHS "internet". The data mart provides "core" reports such as Dental Visits by Month, Relative Value Reports by month and Level, Services by Month, Level, Services per Visit, and Services per Patient. In addition to these core reports, the data mart also provides Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) reports relating to Sealants and Fluoride treatments. The application provides the ability to generate reports "on the fly" by encounter date, fiscal year dates and GPRA years.
The Dental data mart makes full use of the IHS' National Data Warehouse project jointly developed by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the IHPES program.
The Dental data mart project provides access to core Dental reports for all sites exporting data to the National Data Warehouse project. Data sources include the Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) Patient Care Component (PCC) exports, Contract Health Services (CHS) data received from the Fiscal Intermediary, data export fro the CHS/MIS application and non-RPMS data provided through the "simplified" export file.
The application provides the ability to generate aggregation national, area (regional), service unit and facility level reports. Access is controlled by both user id and passwords. The level of report(s) available to the user is dependent upon his/her access "level". Access privileges are controlled by DOH staff.