Kodiak, Alaska, residents who want to access their medical records anytime, anywhere, now can, thanks to a state-of-the-art electronic medical-records system at the Kodiak Community Health Center.
GCI ConnectMD installed this EMR service to function over the ConnectMD network, which is the largest medical network in the Pacific Northwest.
The service represents one of the first deployments in Alaska of a Web-based health-records system, resulting in lower costs for ongoing patient care at the clinic.
KCHC partnered with GCI to implement this pilot program, making costs relatively cheap for them, KCHC Executive Director Brenda Friend said.
"It's pretty exciting for Kodiak. This will provide information in your own language. I was so excited because we got Tagalog and Spanish included in it," Friend said.
The program includes education about various health conditions. Refills for medication can also be ordered online, approved by the doctor and sent to the pharmacy.
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