Experience Dentistry Web Application Compliments American Dental Association Technical Report Recommendations

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Dental patient information is currently being exchanged between dentists using unsecure email attachments. Experience Dentistry’s web application and Network DDS provide a secure, cost-effective solution for Dental Professionals online.

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Experience Dentistry’s existing web application and Network DDS provide a secure, cost-effective solution for Dental Professionals online.

Recently Released American Dental Association Technical Report Recommendations highlight the following:
•Technical Report 1060 advises against utilizing unsecure exchange transmission modes such as sending unencrypted email attachments.
•Technical Report 1048 illustrates the need for email technologies to enable an easier method of patient data transfer between practitioners instead of copying files onto and mailing compact disks.

Problem: Digital patient information is currently being exchanged between dentists using unsecure email attachments.

If a dental office is up to date they may be taking digital x-rays, photographs and charting records for their patients. These digital records are a distinct advantage over traditional film and paper based charting systems. The digital format allows the dentist, with patient permission, to provide remote access to the patient for these files or transfer records between treatment specialists for recommendation or referral. Sharing records means less radiation exposure, continuity of care and greater treatment safety. ADA Technical Report 1060, The Secure Exchange and Utilization of Digital Images in Dentistry, cautions against using unencrypted email attachments when exchanging digital images. Lost messages, incorrect addresses, unauthorized forwarding and lack of data control are some of the reasons why the reports were written.

The detailed guidelines set forth by the ADA are complex and will cause changes to be made to existing Dental Practice management software formats currently in use. The exchange of unsecured email attachments continues.

Solution: Experience Dentistry, and its recently released Network DDS feature, is an industry specific web application that enables Dentists to efficiently save, review and share dental information with their patients and referral network.

A Dentist with a Premium Subscription using the application can securely upload patient x-rays, photographs, charting, written treatment recommendations, background information and more to the secure application then allow access to patients and treatment partners. The Experience Dentistry application and Network DDS are specially designed to make this transfer secure and compliant with standards. It is quick and easy to use. The patient can review and provide feedback to the information uploaded into their treatment plan by their dentist. Anytime, anywhere access with no special hardware required or software to download and integrate into your operating system. The application is free to patients and inexpensive for practitioners.

Additionally, Dental professionals can market their business through Experience Dentistry’s Dental Directory by registering as a basic subscriber for free! Industry specific networking for dentistry creates many needed dimensions. Network DDS provides both an open format yet secure work place in the cloud for dental professionals to connect, share information and collaborate on care.

While the ADA report suggests guidelines for the safe transfer of digital patient information between Dentists, the Federal HIPAA guidelines are all about patient access and control of their health records. Experience Dentistry is unique in offering a clean “all-in-one” framework that satisfies the needs of all users!

Efficient upload and transfer of treatment data from dentist to patient or specialist for referral. Anytime, anywhere patient access, interaction and control of their dental records and treatment information. This is dental health care at its best; made possible through the Experience Dentistry application and Network DDS!

For more information regarding Experience Dentistry, please visit http://www.experiencedentistry.com.

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