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Submitted: 09 Jan 2017
Accepted: 22 Apr 2017
ePublished: 09 Oct 2018
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J Periodontol Implant Dent. 2017;9(1): 1-6.
doi: 10.15171/jpid.2017.001
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Research Article

Designing and Evaluation of a Professional Iranian Software Package for Electronic Medical Record Documentation of Patients Referred to Periodontics Departments

Jaber Yaghini 1, Ania Aminzadeh 2, Ahmad Moghareh Abed 3, Alireza Saeidi 4, Narges Naghsh 5*

1 Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran
2 Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran
3 Professor, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran
4 Dentist at Private Practice, Esfahan, Iran
5 Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran
*Corresponding Author; E-mail: n_naghsh@dnt.mui.ac.ir

Abstract

Background. This project aimed to design, develop and evaluate an integrated professional software package for filing the medical records of patients referred to periodontics departments. The software was intended to provide a range of features, including the availability of voice commands and retrieval of patient information based on different indices and characteristics.

Methods. The overall percentage of satisfaction with the software was 90%. Moreover, 86.66% of the respondents preferred digital dental records to conventional records. Satisfaction in the reduced time of information registration and the advanced search options and availability of voice commands were 84% and 100%, respectively.

Results. The overall percentage of satisfaction with the software was 90%. Moreover, 86.66% of the respondents preferred digital dental records to conventional records. Satisfaction in the reduced time of information registration and the advanced search options and availability of voice commands were 84% and 100%, respectively.

Conclusion. According to the users' opinions, different features of the software, availability of voice commands and advanced search options, facilitated its use and decreased the timerequired for filing medical records. These features increased the users’ interest in the software

Keywords: Electronic health records, information management system, periodontics, software development
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