Henry Schein Dentrix certification

July 12, 2010
Software's patient-centric focus, broad integration capabilities, efficiency, and cost lead to deployment as Electronic Dental Record solution for the U.S. Indian Health Service.

MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein, a distributor of health-care products and services to office-based practitioners, has announced that Dentrix Enterprise Dental Practice Management software has received National Certification from the U.S. Indian Health Service Office of Information Technology and the Division of Oral Health.

Based on receiving the National Certification designation, Dentrix Enterprise, which has been in use by individual IHS sites for two years, can now be deployed as an Electronic Dental Record solution for federal and tribal sites in the United States.

Dentrix Enterprise will be integrated with the IHS Resource and Patient Management System to provide a comprehensive EDR solution for IHS Tribal and Urban dental programs. The EDR project aligns with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' strategic goals and supports the achievement of several goals in U.S.

President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including modernization of health information technology, improved patient care, access to care in underserved rural populations, and the achievement of the ACCESS for All America Plan to serve 30 million people by 2015.

"It is gratifying that Dentrix Enterprise has received the prestigious National Certification designation and has been selected by IHS for this important project, and we are confident it will deliver all of the benefits anticipated," said Jim Harding, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Henry Schein.

"More than 1,800 dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants will rely on the IHS Electronic Dental Record to help provide approximately 1.5 million patients with the highest quality of care. To help the IHS meet this challenge, we bring more than 20 years of Microsoft Windows development experience and expertise derived from more than 28,000 Dentrix installations in North America and around the world."

For more information about the Dentrix Enterprise solution, visit www.dentrixenterprise.com.

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