"We really see this as an historic day within the Community Health Network," said Bryan Mills, Community Health Network CEO.
What Mills is referring to is something called Community CareConnect. The new technology is the culmination of two years of work it allows patients and doctors to access important medical information quickly. Mills said the complex process revolves around some basic concepts.
Until now, entire patient records were put into folders. All surgical information, as well as medication, even notes from different doctor's offices were all jammed into the folders. This new technology allows you to access your information on your iPad, iPhone, or even on your personal computer.
Right now, the network includes more than 500 physicians and the entire network is expected to be up and running by the end of 2012.
It is all on the "My Chart" App. Dr. Risheet Patel said Community CareConnect will make life much easier on patients and physicians.
"The nice thing about this is that is really coordinates this with their in-patient record as well, so any changes that are made on the in-patient side to a medication list or allergy list will automatically be updated in the outpatient office as well," said Patel.
The Community CareConnect system came with a $120 million pricetag. Hospital officials call it an investment in the network's future. The new system will be up and running next week.
Community Health Network unveils new app for patient record management
The new technology is the culmination of two years of work it allows patients and doctors to access important medical information quickly.