Electronic Medical Records at Hospital PVM!

“It’s difficult to contain my excitement today. We are fully operational with electronic medical records at the hospital!

In addition to all the obvious, wonderful things this allows us, I would like to share another one:

Our teaching faculty was watching from a remote computer what a resident was writing in the electronic chart as he was attending to a patient in the outpatient office. The attending noticed that the resident’s decision and management of the patient did not quite fit with the history that the patient had given to the resident. So the attending went into the room and discussed the patient with the resident, who changed the diagnosis and treatment plan. We can’t even do this in the US… This is incredible, realtime, teaching and learning! It’s also great for the patients, of course!”

~Dr. David Gaus, Hospital Pedro Vicente Maldonado

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