This video is part of the online course "Introduction to Health Information Technology in Dentistry," a course in the University of Pittsburgh's Online Certificate Program in Biomedical Informatics (see dbmi.pitt.edu/content/online-certificate-program).
Electronic dental records (EDR) are designed to manage all patient information on the computer, ranging from the chief complaint and the medical history to progress notes and recall records. Therefore, EDRs are closely intertwined with and can significantly impact the workflow of a dental practice. Most EDRs have evolved from practice management systems which were primarily designed for administrative and billing purposes. While these roots are evident in many systems, current EDRs have added many other functions for managing clinical care.
This video, Part 2 of a three-part series, discusses EDR functions and features.