Electronic Health Record
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a computer-based clinic management system. EHR created and maintains an electronic version of a clinic patient’s paper chart in real-time, and it is accessible statewide. EHR replaced the Nurse Practitioner Consult Template and most paper records.
When a patient visits a clinic in any county other than the one of residence the EHR records are always available for Providers to review and to record the patient's new visit.
ADPH programs participating include: Family Planning, Child Health, Immunizations, Disease Control, Care Coordination, ABCCEDP and Telehealth Medicine.
EHR Simplifies Record Keeping.
EHR allowed clinics to go paperless, capturing medical history, immunizations, medicines, progress notes, tests and lab results… to name a few. EHR sends automatic alerts and reminders to patients; controls pharmacy inventory; and is your one stop shop to verify Medicaid and other insurance.
EHR interfaces with:
- QuitLine (smoking cessation)
- Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- State Lab, Lab Corp and Oxford Lab
EHR Takes the Work Out of Work Flow.
EHR creates one record for one patient that is accessible all over the state.
- Logging into multiple program platforms at intake.
- Remembering multiple passwords.
- Repeatedly getting up from your desk to print forms for a patient file.
- Pulling tickler files and making phone calls for appointment reminders.
- Ordering forms from the warehouse.
- Manually maintaining on-site pharmacy inventory.
EHR Makes a Big Difference in Your Day.
EHR is compatible with scanners to scan in drivers licenses for the banner on the screen and insurance cards, signature pads for patients’ use, and bar code scanners for inventory control! All of this allows us to:
- Streamline the appointment process and clerical procedures.
- Identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings.
- Diminish travel costs for quality assurance (QA) activities.
- Automate test results tracking.
- Automate inventory control of medications.
Features are continuously being updated.
Training is held as needed and when new features are added the EHR team is there to make it a smooth transition instilling confidence in our clinic staff who are the front-line for patient care.
EHR Implementation was June 1, 2018.
January-February: Training of Super Users (your local training resource)
March: Pilots began in Montgomery, Wilcox and Elmore counties
April-May 31: Staff Training
June 1: Statewide Implementation
Page last updated: August 16, 2019