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Standard published on transmission of patient data

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics published American National Standards Institute/ADA Specification No. 1040, "Dental Extension to the ASTM Continuity of Care Record."

The Continuity of Care Record is a core data set of the most relevant administrative, demographic and clinical information facts about a patient's health care. It provides a means for the safe and effective transfer of this information from between one or more health care settings to support the continuity of care. ANSI/ADA Specification No. 1040 creates a standardized dental patient data set utilizing the CCR format to provide a means for the safe and effective transfer of dental patient information to support the continuity of care of dental patients.

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