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Thankam Thyvalikakath (22 )

Other information

Do you participate in funded research? Yes
If not, would you seek funding for your research? Yes
What is your research position? Assistant Professor

Personal interests

  • clinical decision support
  • practice management
  • computer-based patient records
  • patients and computers/consumer health informatics
  • evidence-based dentistry/electronic information resources
  • diagnostic and therapeutic technologies

Projects (7):

Usability evaluation of four commercial dental computer-based patient record systems - Conducted heuristic and usability testing of four major dental computer-based patient record systems
The usability of dental computer-based patient record (CPR) systems has not been studied, despite early evidence that poor usability is a problem for dental CPR system users at multiple levels.We cond...

Heuristic evaluation of clinical functions in four practice management systems - Heuristic evaluations of 4 PMSs to identify potential usability problems that may be encountered during clinical care.
Three dental informatics researchers performed heuristic evaluations of four PMSs to identify potential usability problems that may be encountered during the clinical care process. Each researcher per...

Computer-Assisted Guidance for Tobacco Dependence Interventions in Dental Offices - Modify an existing electronic dental record to create tobacco cessation recommendations
Electronic dental records (EDR) are a potentially powerful tool to incorporate current scientific evidence into clinical practice by providing key information at the point of patient care. We know th...

3D dental computer-based patient record - This project is developing a 3D-based patient record for general dentistry.
To date, a multidisciplinary research team with expertise in human computer interaction, dental informatics and computer science has conducted a 14-week project to develop and evaluate a proof of conc...

Dental Implementation of Electronic Prescribing - Effective electronic prescribing by building a tool to interact with both a stand-alone e-scribing tool dental charting software
This project will bridge the gap between stand-alone electronic prescribing tools and a dental charting software. Implementation and feasibility will be tested using the University of Pittsburgh's den...

General Dental Information Items List - Development of a Dental Information Items List appropriate for General Dentistry
Preliminary results from our previous study conducted at Center for Dental Informatics shows that currently available Electronic Dental Record (EDR) component of various commercial Practice Management...

Implementing Research Findings and EBD Interventions into Real-World Dental Practice Settings - Leverage technology to overcome perceived and real barriers to the acceptance of EB dental practice guidelines
Currently, dentistry lags behind medicine with respect to promotion of research findings and evidence-based (EB) knowledge in clinical settings. This research project will help redress this disparity ...

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