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. 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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SMU celebrates inaugural Spring Arts Weekend March 19-21

springarts.jpgThe SMU community converges on campus March 19-21, 2010, to celebrate the University’s first Spring Arts Weekend.

Events will include Sing Song, the highly anticipated annual Broadway-style competition that features student teams performing skits they create themselves. Other activities include an art auction, state-of-the-art video gaming in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center’s M Lounge, exhibits at the Meadows Museum and Bridwell Library, and a Meadows Chorale performance in Perkins Chapel.

The evening of March 20, the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Meadows Dance Ensemble will perform a gala concert at the Winspear Opera House, part of the new AT&T Performing Arts Center in downtown Dallas. Find ticket information online or call 214-880-0202.

“Spring is a wonderful time to showcase our talented students and faculty, as well as our beautiful campus,” says Deanie Kepler, director of Parent and Family Programs. “We encourage families to go at their own pace and explore the many exhibits, concerts and performances on campus and in Dallas.”

Find a complete schedule at the SMU Parents blog

For the Record: April 25, 2008

Deanie Kepler, Student Life, received the Susan E. Brown Award at the Administrators Promoting Parent Involvement Conference in Boston in March 2008. The award honors her “outstanding contribution to programs and services for parent and families of college and university students.”

The SMU pom team took first place in the open dance division for the second time in three years at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. SMU’s cheerleaders captured second place in the Small Co-Ed Division I category. Read more.