A: The benefits of the EHR are significant. The application of a computer allows the physician to type in your information into the system or download information from other databases, such as the hospital’s laboratory system or x-ray reports. In some cases, your physician will be able to view x-rays done at our imaging centers. A provider can access all of the patient’s medical, surgical and clinical information at the push of a button.
The EHR also improves physicians’ productivity by allowing better documentation that is standardized, legible and accessible by associates. Because the physician types the information into the EHR, it provides improved legibility which helps to reduce misinterpretation of clinical information such as medication and dosage information.
Communication of patient information from various other Community Care Physicians’ providers is another feature of our EHR. Our physicians can access your medical records when they are not in the office. This is especially helpful when they are covering for another physician and need to review your medical information when called by the emergency room or you.