Communicating the economic imperative of oral health and developing the value proposition of integration.
THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR HEALTH OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT (ICHOM)
Measuring outcomes and developing a set of standards.
In concert with the World Dental Federation, ICHOM has convened a group of quality and outcome experts to define a global standard of outcome measures that reflect what matters most to patients about their oral health and oral health care. As a sponsor and working group member for the oral health standard set, we are involved in developing the metrics that will demonstrate the value of providing integrated oral and primary care.
PREVENTIVE PERIODONTAL TREATMENT TO HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH DIABETES
Evaluating the effectiveness of preventative care among patients with diabetes.
An HSDM-funded study conducted in partnership with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital that will assess the effects of providing limited oral health services to patients with diabetese during hospitalization on their care-seeking behaviors and health outcomes. The study will also assess the feasibility and cost effectiveness of dental hygienist-delivered preventive oral care for patients with diabetes during hospitalization.