Pedro Hernández

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OBJECTIVE Measure the adoption and utilization of, opinions about, and attitudes toward clinical computing among general dentists in the United States. DESIGN Telephone survey of a random sample of 256 general dentists in active practice in the United States. MEASUREMENTS A 39-item telephone interview measuring practice characteristics and information(More)
OBJECTIVE Approximately 25% of all general dentists practicing in the United States use a computer in the dental operatory. Only 1.8% maintain completely electronic records. Anecdotal evidence suggests that dental computer-based patient records (CPR) do not represent clinical information with the same degree of completeness and fidelity as paper records.(More)
Using four waves of the National Educational Longitudinal Survey (NELS), we study the influence of social capital on the probability of making three educational transitions: high school graduation, entering any post-secondary education, and entering a four-year post-secondary institution. We investigate several hypotheses suggested by recent theoretical and(More)
A key question for healthcare is how to operationalize the vision of the Learning Healthcare System, in which electronic health record data become a continuous information source for quality assurance and research. This project presents an initial, ontology-based, method for secondary use of electronic dental record (EDR) data. We defined a set of dental(More)
This deliverable (D4.3) reports on the results obtained from the experimental evaluation of the designs specified in deliverable D2.3 from WP2. The structure of this document is split into several use cases (7), resulting in a specific chapter for every case. These cases are representative of i) critical functions (intrusions/anomalies detection,(More)
I ABSTRACT Chagas disease affects between 16-18 million people, with a further 100 million people at risk in South America. To effectively tackle the Disease, control actions to prevent its spreading or possible reinfestation are needed. Disease and Children's Cardiopathy was carried out in nine States. This Program surveyed information about house quality(More)
OBJECTIVE Develop and validate an initial content taxonomy for patient records in general dentistry. METHODS Phase 1 - obtain 95 de-identified patient records from 11 general dentists in the United States. Phase 2 - extract individual data fields (information items), both explicit (labeled) and implicit (unlabeled), from records, and organize into(More)