Are there any plans for developing computerised clinical guideline models within dentistry and will that come under the scope of OpenOdonto? At present from the description of OpenOdonto it seems the organization has restricted itself to promoting open source software.
Information Models- I can see there has been some efforts in this area by OpenOdonto using archetypes. Good start. Long way to go. But information models are only 1 part of the whole picture.
Dental ontologies/terminologies- Previous attempts have been made, but participation have slowed down due to various reasons (Oral Health and Disease ontology). Others have published ontologies within dentistry (PerioO). You could argue that existing terminologies are good enough. But are they? There is a lack of good domain ontologies in dentistry.
Inference models- Decision support rules, guidelines models, care pathway models etc. This is where the data collected from EHRs can really be used to deliver chair side benefits in terms of improved clinician and patient outcomes.
Currently all these efforts are done more or less in isolation. Ideally IMHO, they should developed in tandem.
In short, is there a long term road map for OpenOdonto?