"Patients as consumers want to know that the physicians they are entrusting with their health care are up-to-date and can provide access to their medical information quickly and securely.” says Ms. Whitmore.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 06, 2011
Electronic medical record (EMR) consulting resource EMRapproved.com is announcing the launch of their new Tech Savvy Doc Directory – a first-of-its-kind nationwide listing of physicians who offer EMR and communication tools in their practices. Patients can now search by location and specialty to find a local family practitioner or pediatrician who uses advanced electronic communication. Patients reap the benefits of these tools by having online access to test results, appointment scheduling, physician messaging, personal health records, patient education and more. The bottom line is increased communication between patients and all of their doctors.
The government estimates that it will deliver over $25 million dollars in incentive payments over the next 10 years to physicians who use electronic health records. Those who do not become meaningful users of electronic medical technology by 2015 will face penalties. Because physicians have been slower to adopt technology than other industries, EMRapproved.com has identified and highlighted over 10,000 tech savvy physicians nationwide who focus on EMR or EHR, patient safety and convenience.
EMRapproved CIO Wendy Whitmore, who has worked in HIT consulting for over 20 years, and CEO David Gorter, her business partner and a 25-year service business veteran, recognized early on that medical records were important for the improved efficiency of medical practices and also for the convenience of patients, families and caregivers. Through their website EMRapproved.com, Whitmore and Gorter have been providing free EMR/EHR and personal health record resources to the medical community and consumers for more than a year.
“Patients as consumers want to know that the physicians they are entrusting with their health care are up-to-date and can provide access to their medical information quickly and securely.” says Ms. Whitmore. “As a consumer, a mother and a busy professional, I look for medical providers who focus on my family’s safety and my personal convenience.”
Among core federal objectives for healthcare providers is the ability to supply patients with an electronic copy of their health information within three business days of a request. Without an electronic record system in place, this simple assignment often takes weeks or months to accomplish. Not only do EMRs help expedite this exchange of information, they also help prevent potentially dangerous prescription interactions and can enhance diagnostic accuracy.
In addition, new regulations mandate that medical information should be portable in a format compatible with most personal health records. A personal health record (PHR) directory is also available for patients online at EMRapproved.com.
This groundbreaking new physician directory is one of a series available to the consumer and medical communities on EMRapproved.com. Others include a comprehensive Medical APP directory for iPad and Droid smartpads and phones, a complete EMR/EHR comparison and EMR reviews, a PHR Directory for patients and more.
EMR/EHR online resource and consulting company EMRapproved provides comprehensive education, research and selection tools for physicians, consultants, patients and students. For more information, visit http://www.emrapproved.com/.