The new electronic medical record (EMR) system at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates (PVMA) provides for more coordinated care and improved communication.
MEDITECH is the same EMR system in place at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and HaysMed.
“This high-quality system changes everything for our patients,” said Jewel Davis, clinic office manager. “All departments at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and HaysMed have patient medical information instantly.”
For example, if a clinic patient visits the Emergency Department at one of these hospitals, medical records are available to the provider.
“This enhances patient care tremendously,” Davis noted. “Medical history is a great resource when deciding on a treatment plan.”
In addition, “when patients leave our clinic, they have access to a discharge summary that lists upcoming appointments, orders for after-care and educational information from their providers,” Davis outlined.
The convenience of readily available medical records isn’t the only plus to this new system; patients also have access to new services.
“Patients can now sign up for our Patient Portal, which gives easy access to all their medical records, including lab tests, medical imaging, prescriptions, vaccinations, provider referrals and more in one convenient location,” Davis noted. “When you check in for your next appointment, let the front office know if you’d like to participate.”
For more Patient Portal information, call 785-623-5151.
Patients also have access to a new automatic service that reminds them of upcoming clinic appointments. They are contacted by phone and/or text a few days before.
“This new EMR system is a big plus for our providers too,” Davis said. “They can have their patients’ medical records at their fingertips.”
Davis appreciates everyone at the clinic and hospitals who contributed to this project.
“We are fortunate to have a large support team, with years of MEDITECH experience,” she commented. “PVMA has made an enormous effort to keep up with the latest technology, with the support of Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and HaysMed.
“This new EMR system is just another illustration of our devotion and commitment to the local community.”
Melanie Urban, PVCH administrator, noted “the transition of our family-medicine clinic to MEDITECH is a significant milestone for our organization because it builds on our commitment to patient safety and patient engagement.
“This bridges the entire patient medical record between all departments at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and HaysMed, including clinics, emergency rooms, and inpatient and outpatient services.”
Additionally, Urban commented, “patients will experience a higher level of access to their health information, enabling them to better guide their own care and the care of their loved ones.”