Benefits of Electronic Medical Records

Dr. Penaflor

New Pueblo Medicine was one of the first practices in Southern Arizona to adopt an electronic medical records system. The transition from paper files to a secure digital records system from NextGen has enhanced our patient care by improving accuracy and efficiency. Here are just some of the benefits:

 

  • In a medical emergency your most recent lab tests, imaging reports and medical information can be accessed by a New Pueblo Medicine physician immediately. This information can save time, money and lives.
  • When you visit the office, your New Pueblo Medicine physician enters his medical notes on a computer where it becomes part of your comprehensive health history and can be retrieved with the click of a mouse. Our NextGen software automatically prompts your physician with reminders of recommended screenings and tests based on your age, personal risk factors and health history.
  • If your physician prescribes a medication during an office visit it is sent electronically (and legibly) to your designated pharmacy. The software automatically verifies the correct dosage and checks for possible adverse drug reactions, contraindications to conditions and drug allergies. By the time you stop by the pharmacy your prescription is usually ready and waiting for you.
  • Digital records keep track of your comprehensive medical history in an electronic format that is secure, accessible, accurate and comprehensive. It eliminates the need for storage space and the problems of lost or misplaced paper records.