Patient electronic medical records are being kept on nearly everyone in the Free World. It didn’t begin until computer systems were large enough to handle the data and able to organize that data in a meaningful format. This started to take place around 2000. A mature internet facilitated the medical community’s ability to share this data. HIPAA has become seriously involved with the keeping, storing, recording, and sharing of these personal medical records.
Authorized and permitted businesses only can access these patient electronic medical records. These records within the Health Care Industry are often referred to as Electronic Health Records or EHR. The EHRs contain an extraordinary amount of information about ourselves. It is a lot more than date of birth, height, weight, and known allergies. Prescription history is very important information. Countries around the World to which you have travelled could be critical information.
Computer Software Supports Patient Medical Records
Immunizations and vaccinations received can be vital data as well. Images of x-rays and scans can serve as important comparative points. Past treatments, diagnoses, and procedures can play an important role in any future attempt to diagnose a symptom or illness. All of these patient electronic medical records or EHRs serve as your known medical history. They can help a Physician understand your personal health history when you are not available to tell him this directly.
Computer software is playing a vital role as these EHRs mature and require new things. EZ Healthcare of Louisiana is a software developer that specializes in the patient electronic medical records industry. Their proprietary system called EZ EHR is quickly becoming the standard because of its flexibility and ease of use. The easier it is to use a software program the more it will be used because specialty training is NOT required. Flexibility and customization within a software program allows for adding new fields for additional information that may be needed at a later date. Unwanted fields cab easily be eliminated as well. Total customization!
Keeping all relative data together in one location, like a patients health record (EHR), is important so physicians know all there is to know about each patient they treat. It is often the tiniest piece of information that can trigger a Doctor to a diagnosis that is accurate.