Using tablet PCÕs in dental practice research: technology, cost savings, and direct data entry ÒOn the GoÓ

By | February 13, 2006

In the February issue of Journal of Public Health Dentistry Joseph Sudano PhD and colleagues describe how tablet PC computers can be used in data collection. Using PC tablets eliminates intermediate data collection steps and error from data transfer. This technique also reduces study costs. Dr. Joseph Sudano and his colleagues concluded that the use of the PC tablets as direct entry devices may be useful in research and direct patient care in a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Sudano, JJ, Kofford B, Wotman, S. Using tablet PCÕs in dental practice research: technology, cost savings, and direct data entry ÒOn the GoÓ. J Publ Health Dentistry 2005;65(4): 244-245. (posted 2/06)Joseph Sudano PhD

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About Joseph J. Sudano

I have been trained as a medical sociologist and health services researcher and am currently a faculty member in the Population Health Unit in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at The MetroHealth System and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. I am also the Director of Education in the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Case Western Reserve University. My current research interests include: disparities in health care access, utilization and health outcomes concentrating on minorities and other vulnerable populations; social determinants of health including community/contextual characteristics (e.g., residential segregation, SES/poverty, job opportunities); measurement equivalence, validity and item-response theory in cross-cultural health status measurement; culturally-specific health beliefs and behaviors; general cognitive ability, personality, and education in relationship to health status and health behaviors; structural equation modeling/path analysis in health outcomes research; health related survey data collection and analysis; international health services research.