What are Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records?
Every time you visit the doctor or a hospital, notes are made in your patient chart — everything from the way you present to the doctor or nurse to what your diagnosis is and what prescriptions were written. We have all been asked to complete a patient medical history form before a procedure, or even at routine office visits. If you visit more than one physician regularly, or if you have had various doctors throughout your lifetime, your medical records likely exist in multiple charts in different doctors’ offices. An electronic health record (EHR) is designed to streamline this process. In essence, it’s a systematic collection of patient health information in digital format that is able to be shared across various health care settings. continue reading →
Are your running shoes ready? Whether you’re gearing up for a fast run or are more comfortable with a brisk walk, the Freihofer’s® 36th Run for Women is coming soon! The event will take place Saturday, May 31 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Also scheduled for that weekend is the CapitalCare/CDPHP® Health & Fitness Expo. Head to the plaza anytime Friday, May 30 from noon to 7 p.m. or Saturday, May 31 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to partake in a variety of family-friendly health and fitness activities. continue reading →
Prescription medications can have a big impact on your health – and on your wallet. That’s why it’s so important to understand how your prescription drug coverage works – which drugs are covered, how much they cost, and how it all works. We can guide you through it. continue reading →
Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been dealing with the disease for many years, it’s an ever-present part of your life. For a person with diabetes, staying healthy means keeping blood sugar level within target range. That’s why what you eat and when you eat it is the key to keeping your diabetes in check. continue reading →
We hear all the time in the media about how to be “fit,” and society leads us to believe that people, especially women, are more attractive if they are thin. For lots of people, the motivation to become or remain thin is to be attractive, but thin and fit are not the same thing. That’s why a weight-loss program that’s geared toward shedding pounds and not increasing exercise or eating healthy food might help you lose weight, but it may not improve your overall health. continue reading →