When will I see changes and benefits related to the new EHR?

On January 1, 2017, when we implement MEDITECH, our new electronic health record, you can expect to see:

Better coordinated care. Patient’s most recent health history, lab work, allergies and medications are kept together in one place, making your health information available within any of the SPMC clinic locations  and hospital departments including urgent care so all of your different providers have access to information needed to provide the best care.

Online test results. Following routine doctor visits, patients can view lab and radiology results using the online patient portal, within 72 hours after your appointment.

Care from anywhere. Your medical records follow you throughout the U.S. and are electronically accessible in other doctor offices, hospitals or health agencies who use MEDITECH.

Safer prescriptions. Your prescriptions will be ordered electronically, which prevents drug-to-drug or allergy interactions.

New and improved Patient Portal. SPMC will be transitioning to a new patient portal. This unique online tool offers patients a simple and convenient way to manage their healthcare, how, where and when it is best for them. Your Patient Portal account is completely secure, free to use and is available 24 hours per day.