Electronic Medical Records System Helps Los Angeles-Based Medical Center Improve Workflow, Patient Care
An electronic medical records system has helped physicians and residents at the Los Angeles-based White Memorial Medical Center improve workflow and patient care, Managed Care Weekly Digest reports. The system also has reduced from 40 minutes to 20 minutes the time that residents in the hospital OB/GYN Practice and Residency Program take to complete patient visits. "Even though the patient visits are shorter, residents are actually spending less time with their heads buried in manila folders and more time interacting with their patients," Dr. Ron Johnson, head physician in the OB/GYN department at White Memorial, said. Physicians can remotely access the system through any Internet browser, and both physicians and residents can access and approve the same medical charts through the system. The system database includes patient charts, appointment histories, lab data and medications. Pasadena-based Prime Clinical Systems developed the system (Managed Care Weekly Digest, 12/1).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.