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Patients may experience delays at clinic

Posted on 11/21/2011

Patients at Heart of America Johnson Clinics, located in Rugby, Maddock and Dunseith, may experience some delays in upcoming weeks as the clinics install new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

The new EMR systems are an upgrade to our current system and will allow for electronic patient registration, patient medical records, doctor's notes and more. EMR will streamline processes for staff and will create a safer and more secure medical record for patients. However, patients may experience delays during EMR installation as our providers and staff get oriented to the new system.

EMR will qualify Heart of America Johnson Clinics for incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In fact, facilities without Electronic Medical Records will have to pay penalties to CMS starting in 2014.

It is important to come to your clinic appointment a few minutes early with all insurance information and list of medications so staff can enter the most accurate information into your electronic health record at the time of your appointment.

Heart of America Johnson Clinics appreciate your patience as they work through this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Clinic Administrator Jim Potvin at 701-776-5235.



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