Sunday, June 21, 2009

EHR Includes Dental Records

The Military Health System (MHS) AHLTA-Dental has consolidated Tri-Service Dental Records into a single secure electronic resource. The system now provides worldwide access to integrated medical and dental records and provides diagnoses to procedures with real-time access to the information.

“AHLTA-Dental ushers in a new era for medical readiness. With such extensive capabilities, the system improves the sharing of patient information by allowing clinicians to have easy access to patient information anytime. It creates opportunities to reinforce health promotion and disease prevention activities”, said Charles Campbell, MHS Chief Information Officer.

Approximately 377 dental clinics will train and implement AHLTA-Dental by the end of 2010, starting in the mid-Atlantic region. The Defense Health Information Management System’s Deployment Operations team is working closely with the Service Representatives to ensure that all military treatment facilities are ready and prepared for a successful launch at each site.

Almost 11,500 personnel are slated to complete two interactive web-based lessons to prepare for on-site training that includes eight hours of classroom training followed by four to six hours of on-the-job-training.