Information Needs of Practicing Dentists
Determine the information needs of general dentists during patient care
Clinical information needs among physicians and nurses are found not being fully satisfied due to lack of time and various barriers to efficient information access. We can only assume that the same problem exists for practicing dentists. No research has determined that yet, however.
With the help of 100 post-patient-visit short interviews we will determine the information needs of general dentists during typical general dental care.
Type of project: academic
||Heiko Spallek (School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh)
|Other involved People:
Mei Song, Teena Wali, Deb Polk, Titus Schleyer
Deb Polk (5 )
|Is the project funded?||no
|Duration of project:||1 year|
|Papers related to project:||Song M, Spallek H, Polk D, Schleyer T, Wali T. How information systems should support the information needs of general dentists in clinical settings: suggestions from a qualitative study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2010; 10(7)|
|Personnel needed:||none (data collection completed)|
|Expertise sought:||none (completed)|
|heiko spallek (89 ), School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
heiko spallek's interests: digital imaging/image processing, clinical decision support, educational technology, practice management, computer-based patient records, evidence-based dentistry/electronic information resources, research methods, e-communities