Ever had trouble answering a routine question? It happens to everyone.
Information Always Available
If words should fail during a medical emergency, the electronic health record provides timely, accurate information — when every second counts. Ferdinand Velasco, M.D., is the chief medical information officer at Texas Health Resources.
Sometimes words fail us.
And there's no worse time for it to happen than during a medical emergency.
Perhaps it's the stress of a frightening situation. Or maybe it's just too hard to remember every test, medication and procedure you've had.
What if you're unconscious?
If you can't speak for yourself, who will?
Fortunately, Texas Health Resources has implemented electronic health records (EHR) in its family of hospitals.
The EHR keeps your medical records and those of your family always available, so they're there when your physician — or any other physician — needs them.
So that even in the most dire emergency, you will always have a voice.