Coteau des Prairies Health Care System (CDP) has officially transitioned
their electronic health record (EHR) to Athenahealth, which is a national
company offering EHRs to over 80,000 health care providers in clinics
An EHR is a patient’s computer medical record and takes the place
of a traditional paper chart. The EHR contains a patient's clinical
data and at the same time gives the patient access to a patient portal.
By using the portal, a patient is able to schedule or change clinic appointments,
pay medical bills, refill prescriptions, as well as connect with their
caregivers for answers to quick questions. Another feature of the Athenahealth
system is that it will also be able to send automated calls to patients
to remind them of their clinic appointments, and to bring along a list
of current medications, insurance information and co-pays.
As the caregivers at CDP adjust to this new system, they greatly appreciate
the community’s support and are looking forward to offering this