ThedaCare providers, patients and specialists keep in touch with EMRs

ThedaCare implemented Epic as their Electronic Medical Records system in 2000, which has allowed the time to obtain medical records from other health care systems to be significantly less than the time it would take to send them in the mail. Having the most up-to-date patient information available also gives the provider important, possibly life-saving information, when treating a patient.

According to Cynthia Fisher, DO, of ThedaCare Physicians-Berlin, patients and their doctors can have better conversations and make better, safer, and more informed decisions with accurate, up-to-date information at your fingertips.

EMRs paint a comp-rehensive picture of a person’s health, and this can help a health care provider diagnose a patient’s problems sooner.

“The Epic system helps ensure I have a complete set of records in front of me,” Fisher said. “I can search a person’s record by topic or category, such as immunizations, tests and screenings, or current and prior prescriptions, and not have to shuffle through paper notes written in different formats by each previous provider. It saves a lot to time, too.”

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