It's been 8 months since we moved to our Apple Valley office. As with most moves, it's been hectic, but we're getting settled in. We are making progress on many fronts: we have revamped our network hardware and servers to new, completely state of the art servers, upgraded our practice management software, added 8 new workstation PCs in preparation for our transition to paperless charts (EHR, electronic health record), and we are finally poised to install and implement our EHR. We expect weeks of long hours as we set up the new EHR, but it will be well worth it: no more lost charts, no more charts ripping and bursting at the seams, and finally, completely legible notes. But beyond that, it will give us the ability to leverage technology to see who's missed their follow-up appointments or checkups, who's behind on their immunizations, who needs blood work but hasn't done them, and then allows us to remind patients to come in and follow up in order to optimize their health.
It's an exciting time!