How will recording my health information electronically benefit
Access to critical health information is improved in an
Electronic Medical Record system. Whether
your Summit physician is delivering top quality care to you
in the office, after hours on call, or in the hospital,
he/she is able to securely log into your
Electronic Medical Record to view your most current
information, thereby enhancing the quality and safety of
As a direct result of Electronic Medical Records, the
quality of healthcare provided to patients is improved.
Studies have proven that physicians and nurses are
more likely to provide the recommended level of care and
patients are more likely to see improved control over their
conditions when their health information is stored
electronically. Teams of healthcare
professionals can also coordinate your care more efficiently
utilizing an Electronic Medical Record system.
Electronic Medical Records enhance the safety of
healthcare delivered by alerting physicians and nurses to
critically important facts about your health.
Whether it is an allergy to a medication or an
underlying health condition, healthcare providers are
notified immediately of these conditions upon logging into
Unlike traditional paper medical records, the information
stored in your Electronic Medical Record is protected in a
secured central database. In the event of
a natural disaster, such as the recent flooding or tornados
that have devastated parts of Tennessee, your medical
information is securely stored, backed up, and ready to be
accessed when needed by your healthcare provider.