Electronic medical Records (EMR)
Why Electronic Medical Records are good for your health
At Formula Medical Group we record patient notes and create medical records electronically. We believe that EMR's are an extremely useful way of keeping track of your medical history.
You may have never thought of how your medical records are created or where they are stored, but think how important these records are. They contain critical information about your health, the medications you have taken over the years and which treatments have been most successful for you.
Traditionally, as you are interviewed, the doctor or nurse practitioner takes notes using pen and paper. Often, additional notes are created using dictation. The dictation tapes are then transcribed by a typist and added to a folder which contains all of your medical records.
Alternatively, using a computer, your physician or nurse practitioner enters notes directly into your electronic record as he or she examines you. Test results, prescriptions, and other information can be added electronically and efficiently as needed. Think about what this means. Your medical record is always up to date and it is stored securely.
Later, as the system is implemented, you will be able to check your test results and review other information over the Internet, and add information that you feel is important.
We think that Electronic Medical Records represent a major improvement in the collection and storage of important medical information. At FMG we are working together for your good health.
To find out more about the Electronic Medical Records system used at FMG visit the website of SoapWare, the company that developed the system we currently use.
NOTE: we will be upgrading our software soon to NextGen allowing us to better serve you. This upgrade will also allow us to provide you with a patient potal, a convenient method for you to request appointments, prescriptions, and review laboratoy and xray results on line.