Ron Double, chief information officer at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, said that having an electronic-based record system for each patient can be viewed as their own personal story.
Data found electronically can be used to help doctors pinpoint exactly what may be best for each individual patient.
"Having the electronic medical record system in place creates a single story of care for us," Double explained.
Parkview Medical facilities have recently begun the conversion process at their major facilities.
expected that all hospitals and physician practices would be fully converted by by the summer of 2013.
Feedback from patients has been very positive to this point, according to Double
"We have had patients requesting for some time the desire to get data into the Parkview record system," he
"So it's good to hear that they are really engaged at this point."
explained that the Parkview
LaGrange branch does have many patients in the Amish community, and without Internet access they would lose the interaction that the EMR provides.
But they can still access those records at the hospital if they so choose.
"I really don't see a downside to the new system," Double