FACE TO FACE is a humanitarian and educational surgical exchange program sponsored by the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Their volunteer surgeons have operated on thousands of patients worldwide, and in order to store and share critical data related to these procedures, AAFPRS used Inmagic Presto and DB/TextWorks to create a FACE TO FACE database for documentation and retrieval of patient data and outcomes.
Per AAFPRS, “In the United States and abroad, AAFPRS surgeons provide complimentary care to those who suffer from facial deformities caused by birth or trauma. The FACE TO FACE program offers individuals the opportunity to overcome the physical limitations placed on them by circumstances beyond their control—deformities at birth, domestic violence, and war. AAFPRS surgeons use their expertise to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck.” In addition to surgical care, their ongoing educational activities help countless other patients, domestically and internationally.
AAFPRS’ usage of Presto and DB/TextWorks to offer a secure, comprehensive database that allows surgeons to easily enter data, even while in the field—and to call up patient information within seconds—shows the flexibility and power of our applications. Downstream plans for expanded usage of the database include monitoring trends in healthcare access and quality, development of evidence-based practice guidelines, and support for grant submissions. We at Lucidea are extremely proud to support their efforts through our software.
To learn more, download the full JAMA article and research letter for free ($30 value) while our supply lasts. The article describes the rationale, structure, outcomes, benefits and downstream plans for the FACE TO FACE database in detail. Please click here.