Our outpatient family medicine center is state of the art in educational and patient care informatics. Housing two telecommunication conference rooms, live video conferencing is readily available. All electronic media are available for speakers.
With over 100 desktop computers, residents can access the internet from numerous locations throughout the center. Each workstation has access to numerous full-text, medical literature and evidence-based medicine resources. A private virtual connection links us to the University of South Florida and all of its electronic resources. In addition, our center and hospital support wireless technology.
All incoming residents are given iPhone devices for work related use. Via these devices, residents can access their BayCare e-mail accounts that wirelessly sync in real time, communicate via cell phone calls and text messaging, and access patient care and educational information via various applications and the internet – all at no cost to residents.
We have an outpatient electronic medical record (EMR), Cerner Ambulatory, with a desktop computer and thin screen monitor in every exam room. Medication refills are just a click away via e-prescribing. The EMR also checks for drug intolerances and drug-drug interactions enhancing patient safety. Most laboratory and radiology results automatically flow into provider electronic inboxes improving our efficiency and customer service. In our family medicine center we also are able to directly access important information from patient hospitalizations such as histories and physicals, laboratory and radiology results, and discharge summaries via BEACON, our Cerner inpatient electronic medical record.
We pride ourselves on being information technology leaders in the health care industry. Our progressive approach and supportive health system allow us to be the flagship in many of these areas.