BigMouth: a multi-institutional dental data repository.
Bottom Line: We realized that dental EHRs urgently need to adopt common terminologies.While all used the same treatment code set, only three of the four sites used a common diagnostic terminology, and there were wide discrepancies in how medical and dental histories were documented.BigMouth was successfully launched in August 2012 with data on 1.1 million patients, and made available to users at the contributing institutions.
Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences Office of Technology Services and Informatics, School of Dentistry The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.Show MeSH
Mentions: In order to allow end users (faculty, residents, students) to access the i2b2 web client, we used the InCommon federation (incommon.org) which provides a secure and trusted identity management system for member universities and other research institutions. InCommon leverages Shibboleth, a standards-based open source system, which allows authorized users to use their existing institutional login and password or use a third party (Protect Networks) to access BigMouth. The use of InCommon also enabled us to set group authorization (see figure 1).
Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences Office of Technology Services and Informatics, School of Dentistry The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.