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Electronic Medical Records

EMR (sometimes also called Electronic Personal Health Record (PHR)) is a file that houses all of your medical and dental history in one place. If stored, electronically it can be easily Shared or transmitted to you and to your physicians and emergency medical staff anywhere in the world. EMR systems empower you to better manage your health, and also serves as a basis for planning your care and treatment.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems are recognized as having an important role in the future health care of patients, but they are often difficult and costly to implement. However, DSI has made the commitment to provide EMR to our patients to provide many benefits:

Sickness Care

They enable physicians to more quickly access information needed to diagnose and treat patients who are ill, to avoid duplication of tests in making diagnoses, and avoid contraindicated medications in treatment, for example. They also facilitate coding and billing, and help patients in maximizing their insurance coverage.

Sharing EMR Information

These systems enable physicians to share EMR information across practices, to improve continuity of care when multiple practices are involved in an episode of care, for example. This is especially beneficial when patients seek care away from their usual sources, perhaps in emergencies such as hurricane Katrina.

Health Management

EMRs are also excellent foundations for health management, for preventing and catching early risks and diseases that can be managed in ways that reduce direct sickness care costs.