The paperless orthodontic practice is a reality, but improvements are needed to increase the usefulness of our digital information. We have software packages addressing many tasks, but often these systems don’t communicate. This lecture examines the progress being made by groups of clinicians, engineers and vendors to help the orthodontic community exchange orthodontic data with our colleagues and business partners. These working groups are defining and implementing informatics and biometrics standards. The ultimate goal is widespread interoperability of electronic health care records.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the relevance of informatics and biometrics to orthodontic practice.
Explain the importance of interoperability and transmissibility of electronic health records.