BETTER CARE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Mosaic Medical is excited to bring the latest technology to its practices—Electronic Medical Records (EMR). EMR will help us to improve the care we provide our patients by making the fast and accurate exchange of critical health information possible. Here you’ll find some common questions about EMR. As with any other questions, for further information, please ask at your Mosaic Medical clinic.
What is EMR?
Electronic medical records provides a new, more secure way to update, store, and access your health information. EMR will eliminate the need for paper medical records
What kind of information will be included?
Information that’s commonly stored in your electronic medical record includes your most recent symptoms, past and current laboratory results, immunizations, and provider’s notes.
Why is EMR good for the planet?
EMR has eliminated the need for printing thousands of sheets of paper each day, dramatically reducing Mosaic Medical’s dependence on paper products.
Why is EMR good for patients?
Paper charts require the review of thousands of pieces of paper daily. EMR makes accessing your chart much easier for your provider. This will mean more timely responses to your questions and more timely return on prescription refills and lab results. Also, if you need to transfer care to another Mosaic Medical clinic, your health records will be instantly accessible to your new primary care provider.
Now that all Mosaic Medical clinics have successfully transitioned to EMR, MyChart is available to patients. With your provider’s permission, MyChart allows you to view your secure medical record from any web-enabled computer. For more information on MyChart you can visit with your provider or other Mosaic Medical personnel at your next visit.
How secure is my information
Mosaic Medical’s electronic medical records system uses all the necessary safeguards to ensure the privacy of your medical information. It limits employees’ access to your information based on their role in providing your care. The computer software protects your health information better than paper records and is more secure than even the software your bank or financial institution uses
How does EMR effect my appointment?
You’ll see a computer in your exam room. Your provider will use this computer to view and update your medical record instead of writing notes in your paper chart. Your first appointments after EMR may take longer than usual as your provider and their support staff continue to learn the system. Mosaic Medical has provided extensive training for its staff and providers. You may be asked to update your health history more often. An accurate health history gives your health care provider the best information with which to treat you.