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The ACA Says, "Get Connected." Guess What? We Already Are.

Posted 5 November 2013 12:00 AM by TCAuthor3

By Greg Long, Senior Vice President Systems of Care &  CMO

Electronic health records (EHR) have transformed how we connect with patients and deliver better care. At ThedaCare, we’re ahead of other organizations because we put our EHR in place more than a decade ago – long before the Affordable Care Act was a twinkle in a legislators’ eye.

What that means for you is that you can rest assured that no matter where you live in the region, we’re trained and ready to go. We’re proud to be name one of Hospital and Health Networks “Most Wired” for 12 straight years.

EHRs connect all ThedaCare locations. We use the EHR to track your medical history, share notes from our conversations, review lab results and diagnostic images. It helps us, too, because we can coordinate your care wherever you go in our system, including with our physician partners. Need to see a gastroenterologist or go to the tribal clinic in Shawano – your records will be waiting. Secure and easy to use.

And we’re connected with you, too, through Need to email your doctor? See your After Visit Summary? Request appointments or refills? No problem. It’s all available and secure from your smartphone, tablet or desktops.

We even take it one step further by connecting with your through social media. You can connect with your care teams, your neighbor or friends via for special support and resources. Or if Twitter is your go-to-medium – head to @ThedaCareHealth.

Connected? You bet.