Electronic record systems are not only faster and more efficient than paper, but also reduce the risk of miscommunication. In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed to aid hospitals in modernizing how patient records were collected and stored.

With your Electronic Health Record, you can access your medical history, appointment schedule, medication list, and test results securely online from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can also contact your doctor, request appointments, and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes. And the best part: all of your information is in one place. This means that your doctors will get a complete picture of your health and can make better informed decisions regarding your health care. You can share your records with those closest to you, like your spouse or children. To learn about all the benefits of having access to your Electronic Health Record, click here.

Electronic Health Records are now available at all Sioux County hospital systems. To get started, click here.