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ADA works toward standards for electronic dental records

Electronic dental records are becoming ingrained in dental practices, and so the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics is working toward dental standards, accredited by the American National Standards Institute, in four areas: information exchange, clinical informatics, knowledge management and forensic odontology informatics. The ADA also has been communicating with the federal government about adopting standards for health IT that apply to dentists' needs, streamlining the prior authorization process, promoting interoperability and setting standards for electronic transactions.

Full Story: ADA News (7/27)