Electronic Health Records (EHR) System
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At CTCA, we are always looking for ways to improve the care we provide to you and your family. In March 2008, we implemented a new Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. This new system allows us to bring you more personalized, patient-centered care.
What is the EHR system?
The EHR system is an electronic data management system that allows all CTCA clinicians to work collaboratively from one automated and comprehensive patient record. With real-time access to centralized information, the EHR system enables your entire care team to communicate more effectively with each other, and you, about the progress of your treatment.
What does this mean to you as a patient?
Each time you meet with a CTCA clinician, the information goes into the EHR system and becomes immediately accessible to the other members of your care team. This means, before you even walk through the door to your next appointment, your clinician can be up-to-date regarding your medical status and current treatment needs.
By providing real-time access to shared information, the EHR system allows your CTCA care team to deliver your personalized treatment plan more accurately and efficiently.
How does this system improve patient care?
The new EHR system has the potential to improve patient care in the following ways:
- Increase communication and collaboration across all clinical areas
- Expedite scheduling for diagnostic tests and treatment procedures
- Improve delivery of treatment plans, recommendations, and orders
- Reduce turnaround times for test results
Our clinicians and staff are committed to bringing you the highest level of care. With the new EHR system, your care team at CTCA can deliver whole-person treatment in a more efficient and streamlined fashion.
The new EHR system puts you, as always, at the center of your care.
NOTE: As with all processes at CTCA health care facilities, use of the EHR system is governed by privacy and security regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA regulations protect your personal health information from unauthorized disclosure.