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IMPORTANT POLICIES REGARDING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR)

As you’ve probably figured out by now, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) will be bringing a lot of changes to the way health care is delivered in America. Along with additional governmental regulations comes new, advanced access and control of your personal medical information.

As a patient at WholeHealth Chicago, you now have the opportunity to gain control of your personal medical records.  As a subscriber-member of our EMR system, you will have access to:

  1. Your medical records on-line from anywhere in the world and will be able to add any new data (lab, MRI and x-ray, medications, consultations from specialists, etc.) to your EMR.
  2. Private communications with your practitioners through a secure channel. (A nominal fee may be charged for some communications that require medical decision-making.)
  3. Our patient scheduling system with the ability to schedule your appointments on-line without calling our office. You will also receive appointment reminders two days prior to your appointment.
  4. Electronic prescribing. You will be able to securely e-mail your physician for a medication renewal and your physician will contact the pharmacy you have selected with your membership. Certain prescriptions, like controlled substances, will continue to require a paper prescription.
  5. Your medical records for practitioner services and lab reports. You will receive lab results and MRI/x rays reports online.

 

In Summary, the Benefits of Becoming a Subscriber-Member

  • Access to your medical records by a secure and private electronic system
  • Secure and private communication with your physician(s) and/or practitioner(s)
  • Access to appointment scheduling, cancellations, and appointment reminders
  • Electronic medication prescribing and prescription renewal
  • Laboratory, MRI, and x-ray reports sent directly to your accessible health records
  • On-line referral to specialists and other therapists

Your membership begins with a free 30-day trial.  Individual membership is $49.00 per year or $75.00 for a family. Enrollment is optional; however, non-members will not have access to the benefits listed above.

 

 

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  1. judy kayser says:

    Sounds great and I would like to take advantage of this. How do I enroll?

    • Dr. R says:

      Please go to our website (www.wholehealthchicago.com) and click “Patient Portal” on the navigation bar at the top of the page. You will need an Activation Key that I will send you shortly. Call the office if you have any additional questions.

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