The PreViser Population Oral Health Manager (POHM) is a suite of cloud-based technology platforms that are employed to provide individual clinicians, dental service organizations and third party payers with actionable information to move beyond conventional fee-for-service into the emerging world of data-driven patient-centric healthcare. A core component of this technology is the Oral Health Information Suite (OHIS): A HIPAA-compliant cloud-based chairside software resource that provides oral health professionals with a clear, objective, and reproducible way to measure, understand, and communicate risk and severity for caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer.

Analysis of OHIS and practice management data in the data hub allows a user to identify gaps between delivered care and planned or indicated treatment. Analysis also informs about process of care and patient-centric outcomes, both of which are becoming increasingly important. These measures could be utilized to market the quality of care you provide in addition to managing the oral health of your patients for optimal outcomes. Becoming more important also is risk-based preventive care. Optimization of preventative services when managed well can offset the reduction of restorative and prosthetic services and in fact result in higher profitability. The primary purpose of this brochure is to provide a very limited number of examples of analyses.

Beyond the scope of this brochure, but nonetheless important, are multiple surveys that have described several benefits of OHIS. One is, patients following a consultation that utilized the patient-centric report had increased awareness, understanding, belief of treatment effectiveness, and self-reported intention to comply. Other reports indicate that these effects are associated with better outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and retention of patients, which have been shown to foster higher revenue and profitability.

Distribution of Your Patients By Age, Dental Visit, Assessment

Oral Health Status of Your Patients

Use of the technology results in more consistent and accurate diagnosis including precisely documenting severity, which is a measure of past disease. Disease severity is a simple way to compare your patients over time or with another patient population. Severity is also important for prognosis and analysis of outcomes. Severity measures are a straightforward way to communicate and explain diagnosis among clinicians and staff as well as to a patient.

Treatment Needs of Your Patients

Treatment needs are taken from OHIS assessments, which contain clinical information observed by a dentist or hygienist. The data hub allows a dental practice to identify a specific patient with a specific treatment need. Another feature of the technology, the message center, provides the ability to send a secure message to a single or multiple patients based on user-defined criteria. A common finding in dental practices is a low percentage of patients who have been treated for periodontitis. Using the patient-centric report during a consultation has been reported to increase treatment acceptance and compliance.

Preventive treatment needs are determined by a query of the data hub. In the first example, patients at elevated risk for caries or periodontitis who had less than 3 prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance codes in the electronic dental record are counted with the percent determined using the number of patients at elevated risk for caries or periodontitis as the denominator.

Improvement of Outcomes Over Time

Scores that describe disease severity and risk are compared over time to calculate average improvement and the distribution of patients by improvement.

A score for periodontal stability enables determining outcomes of periodontal treatment. Furthermore, patients who are not stable (periodontal stability score 0) may need additional treatment.