A Preliminary Report of the Virtual Craniofacial Center: Development of Internet-/Intranet-Based Care Coordination of Pediatric Craniofacial Patients

  title={A Preliminary Report of the Virtual Craniofacial Center: Development of Internet-/Intranet-Based Care Coordination of Pediatric Craniofacial Patients},
  author={Matthew D. Goodwin and Leo R. Otake and John A. Persing and Joseph H. Shin},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
The authors present preliminary information regarding the development of an Internet-based Virtual Craniofacial Center that provides access to a patient database with visual and textual data. Patients are photographed by digital camera with standardized images. Through a Web site linked to a remote database, patient demographics, management data, reports, and acquired digital photographic images are stored and retrieved. The database can be used to sort and to present data as desired by… 
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