SMU Health Center adopts electronic health records system

SMU Memorial Health CenterThe SMU Health Center is has adopted a new electronic health records system called “Point and Click.” The secure system will launch Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Now the standard for medical care, electronic health records have been shown to streamline and enhance care and communication between patients and clinicians.

HealthIT.gov: The benefits of health information technology

After the launch of the new system, students visiting the Health Center may experience longer wait times as the staff completes the transition. Later this spring, SMU students will be able to schedule appointments online, fill out patient forms online in advance of appointments, and check lab results and other communications from clinicians through the Health Center’s secure portal, Open Communicator.

In addition, students will be able to send their patient records quickly and securely to other doctors and institutions.

Students will be notified of system updates by email and during Health Center appointments. No other action is required by students or parents at this time. Students will continue to waive or elect mandatory health insurance coverage at the beginning of each term in Access.SMU.

For more information, contact Patrick Hite in the SMU Health Center or Deanie Kepler, director of Parent and Family Programs, 214-768-4797.

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