Electronic Medical Records are timely, portable and secure

Adirondack Health utilizes an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) program so that your health-care provider has access to your health history in a timely and efficient manner. A comprehensive EMR allows medical professionals to access your health information from a secure source throughout the Adirondack Health system. We are committed to the privacy, security and confidentiality of your medical record.

What is an electronic medical record?

An electronic medical record is a way for your physician to record and store health information on a computer. In the past, your doctor kept a paper chart. Now, with electronic medical records, a doctor or other healthcare provider (nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) will enter your health information into a secure computer record.

Your doctors will now have your most important medical information at their fingertips. They will receive automatic reminders and alerts about your preventive health needs. If one of your prescriptions is recalled, your doctor can quickly let you know what to do. And in case of a disaster, such as a fire, it is more likely that your important health information will be saved.