No matter what the reason, you want to feel confident that your doctor knows your entire medical history when examining you or making recommendations. Electronic medical records (EMRs) allow your doctor to access all of your medical records and enable you to participate more fully in your healthcare decisions. NYC Health + Hospitals has electronic medical records across all settings, from in-patient units to ambulatory care clinics. Our EMR system features include electronic order entry to prevent drug errors, built-in computer prompts to guide best-practice care for each patient, and ways to use data to improve health outcomes and better manage patients with chronic diseases. Electronic medical records enable safer and more effective clinical care, and they are an essential foundation for increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system was one of the early adopters of EMRs, recognizing the advantages of accessible, organized medical records. Our advanced EMR system allows our healthcare providers to:
The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system was an early adopter of electronic medical record technology and has won several national awards for the use of clinical information technology to drive improvements in care and reduce costs. Special recognitions for leadership in the use of advanced information technology include:
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