F.F. Thompson Hospital will soon begin using an integrated electronic medical records system to enhance patient care by efficiently and securely documenting, managing and sharing patient data. The new system goes live within the hospital on Sunday, June 24.
“The goal of this project has always been to put the patient first, and having an electronic medical record is one way of ensuring the very best quality of care for our patients,” says President/CEO of Thompson Health Linda M. Farchione, FACHE.
Benefits of this electronic medical records system include:
· One place where medical providers can access a patient’s medical history, including allergies and medications. This gives providers a more complete picture of a patient’s medical history, with the information stored in one location.
· A secure way of sharing data from locations throughout the health system in real-time. This allows providers, from anywhere within or outside of the health system, to access to their patients’ current medical data.
For patients, this means receiving the care they need in an even more timely manner. It also means better-coordinated care, with all of their healthcare providers kept up-to-date in real-time. It also allows the patient and their family members to become more involved in their own healthcare decision making. Patients are asked to please bring their insurance cards to present at registration.
F.F. Thompson Hospital’s new system also includes laboratory, radiology and other test results, document imaging and patient history to enhance the quality of patient care and support growth.