Riding the Storm Out: Electronic Medical Records Proven Effective in Natural Disaster

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Mobile Alabama doctor comforted by a backup of all his patient records during Katrina.

The need for widespread usage of electronic health records is once again in the spotlight in the wake of the Katrina disaster. Dr. William Rogers, a podiatrist from Mobile, AL knows first hand just how important electronic health records can be. Dr. Rogers has utilized Charting Plus by MediNotes as his medical records system for over a year and the system proved its worth on August 29th when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast.

“I decided to ride out the storm in Mobile. I backed my medical records up onto tapes and held them with me throughout the storm. I knew that as long as I was safe, so were my medical records. There is no way I would have been able to do the same things with thousands of charts and billing files,” states Dr. Rogers.

Don Schoen, President and CEO of MediNotes Corporation seconds Dr. Rogers’ statement. “I believe the aftermath of Katrina has forced physicians to take a good look at their medical records. With paper records scattered throughout the Gulf Coast, physicians are now dependent on what patients may recall about their medical situation and must begin piecing back together their history.”

Dr. Rogers was lucky, his clinic sustained minimal damage from the storm, however if things had been worse, he had all the information he needed to properly care for all his patients, right in his back pocket.

About MediNotes Corporation

MediNotes Corporation is a leader in electronic health record solutions for primary care and specialty medical practices and currently serves more than 3,200 installed sites and more than 9,000 users nationwide. The company’s dedicated employees are driven to create technology solutions that are proven, powerful and provide doctors and their patient’s peace of mind.

Visit http://www.medinotes.com to learn more about Charting Plus electronic health records.

MediNotes Corporation

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Phone: 480-451-1399

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Phone: 515-327-8850 ext 280

Website: http://www.medinotes.com

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