I finally get to blog post again!! We have been so busy at our clinic with the change over to a new electronic medical record that I have struggled to put anything on our page. The change over has been pretty painful at times and I have not gotten to see patients as often as I have in the past. But that should change now!! I still have some administration duties but by the end of the summer when we start to get really busy again I hope to be back up and running in full patient scheduling. Last October the whole nation changed over to the new coding and billing system but that was not nearly as hard as changing to the new Athena program we are using now. The goal with our new program is to get notes done more efficiently each day so I don't spend so many hours after clinic time catching up on notes. I also want my two CRNPs to have a good quality of life!! The next most important goal of our new system is to have a patient summary to print out for every single patient when they walk out the door so they have something to take home saying what we have done and taught at that visit. We have to build our system to do this and we have been working hard on doing this. Hopefully starting this week we can print out our first patient summaries. We will be working on building out our system all summer. We apologize to anyone who has had problems getting scripts in a timely fashion. We have struggled not to miss any calls and use our system correctly but there have been glitches as we were always sure we were doing things correctly. But is has been 2 1/2 months since the change over and we are doing much better. I mentioned in a previous blog that we are looking into DPC, direct primary care. I am going to discuss this further and attempt to fully explain this system and how we might offer it to some people who are unable to get health care through the normal channels of insurance. Many people cannot afford health insurance and go uninsured. We are going to work on ways to help people get at least some health care at a reasonable price. This is getting long so I will start a new blog to add in a few days. We welcome any comments and suggestions to help us serve our folks better.
"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food" Hippocrates