New standards and technical reports are available for comment from the American Dental Association’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics and Standards Committee on Dental Products.
The Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved the following new standard for circulation and comment:
• Proposed ADA Standard No. 1108 for Implementation Guidance for the ADA-HL7 Dental Health Functional Profile: The standard identifies the minimum performance functionality required of an electronic dental record system and encourages the implementation of the ADA/HL7 Dental Health Functional Profile effectively in an interoperable and coordinated care environment. The purpose of the profile is to inform software developers, users, purchasers and payers of the desired performance of a dental electronic health record software system. The draft standard can be downloaded from ADA.org/aipreview. The comment deadline is Dec. 31.