Creighton University School of Dentistry to Eliminate Paper Records
Creighton University School of Dentistry has installed a new clinic management system that will eliminate paper dental records and streamline operations for patients, students and instructors.
The new system, which consists of 150 computers throughout the school, will allow students to view digital patient records and X-rays directly from a monitor next to the patient chair. Students will also receive all grading, evaluations and feedback directly through the computer system, and patient appointment and billing information will be digitized to streamline business functions.
“It will allow us in administration to better manage our resources,” said James Howard, D.D.S., associate dean for clinical service and director of clinics, “and it will eliminate thousands and thousands of paper forms.”
Developed specifically for dental schools, the computer system is currently in 44 other North American schools.