The Doctors and staff at Foothill Optometric Group strive to provide excellence in quality vision care with a personal touch. With the latest in technology, from lens design and fabrication to laser retinal imaging, we seek to exceed your expectations with outstanding service.
To continue moving our practice towards the future, we are transitioning from paper records to electronic medical records.
What is an electronic medical record or EMR?
An electronic medical record is the electronic storage of all your medical information. Our Doctors and other medical staff enter all of your medical history, lab reports, treatment, images, vital signs, medications, etc. into a special computer system instead of writing everything in a paper chart.
What does that mean to you?
This will improve the care we provide you and we will no longer be documenting your treatment into a paper medical record. All aspects of your treatment course will be entered utilizing computers and special medical computer software. The new Electronic Medical Records will allow the Doctors and staff instant access to your entire Medical History and improve the patient care process.
How will this affect you?
There will be no apparent affect to the examination and treatment that you will receive. However, you may notice that your examinations by the medical staff may take a little longer than normal as the staff becomes familiar with the software process.
The biggest change you will see is the introduction of our online Patient History and Medical Record intake. Prior to your appointment, you will be emailed an online link to complete the Patient History and Medical Record intake forms. This process should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and will be sent directly to our portal so we can upload your up-to-date information prior to your visit. It is critical that this intake be completed prior to your visit. If it is not, you will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled visit in order to complete the process in our office.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we transition to an electronic medical record environment. If you have any questions, please contact one of our staff members, and thank you for your assistance!