For all those patients who have visited our offices during our transition to our EHR (paperless electronic health records), THANK YOU for your patience. It has not been easy.
Our current EHR system, Elation EMR, is actually (finally) working very well, though it still slows us down considerably and requires more work than our paper charts required. But we've been needing to do this for a long time, so it's a necessary evil. And it does improve a lot of things, including no more lost charts, access to patient charts anywhere, any time, allowing patient communications to be more precise and better documented, and my illegible scrawls are a thing of the past. And the patient portal allows patients some access to their own charts, a very positive development.
Because EHR slows us down, please continue to bear with us, as we simply don't have as many appointment slots as we used to have before electronic records. We hope you will enjoy the benefits the system brings as much as we will!