- Great American Smokeout
- Wellness Newsletter
- ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
Great American Smokeout
It's never too late to become a non-smoker.
Everywhere you look, people are making better decisions when it comes to their health. We’re eating better. We’re exercising more. But there are still millions of people smoking cigarettes. In fact, nearly one in five adult Americans is a smoker.
If you’re a smoker, this may be a great time to consider quitting. On November 21, you can join the Great American Smokeout, a one-day event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to encourage people to quit for just one day. If you quit for one day, it just might be the first day of a smoke-free life!
The Iowa Department of Public Health has expanded its free nicotine replacement program. Any participant who enrolls in Quitline Iowa could be eligible for eight weeks of nicotine replacement therapy. Iowans can learn more by calling 800-QUIT-NOW or visiting quitnow.net/iowa to enroll 24 hours a day.
You have the Power!
Eat well. Move more. Keep score.
December's focus: Healthy for the Holidays
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AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
Electronic Health Record Defined
An Electronic Health Record (or EHR), also referred to as an Electronic Medical Record, or EMR, is a computerized system where patient records are created, used, exchanged, stored and retrieved.
Replacing the Paper Record
Today’s Medical Records Management software is based on the traditional paper-based medical record that’s been used for hundreds of years. Because every Healthcare provider keeps a separate paper medical record for each patient, there is no ability to integrate information between the various providers treating a patient.
Computerizing Medical Records
The goal of the Electronic Health Record is to replace the paper with an electronic record while maintaining all of the elements of the traditional paper-based method, including all of the information about a patient’s care throughout the lifetime of that patient. When data is integrated, as it is using an EHR system, patient care improves, risks are greatly reduced, and HIPAA compliance is ensured.
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