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A Medical World Without Paper

November 10, 2008, 6:00 PM by Kelli Grant

A Medical World Without Paper
It's the way of the future. Many health systems are going paperless...and Sanford's near the end of their 5 year plan to get rid of all paper files.  They've been transferring files to a computer since 2005. And the hospital's first baby born into this paperless world also entered Sanford history. 

When you're born, your birth record was put to paper and put in a filing cabinet. But times have changed. Now Sanford's Medical Center has gone entirely paperless. 

7-day-old Ava Thompson was not only born on a very historic election day...she made history of her own.
Keith Thompson, Ava's dad says, “It was just kinda another fun thing, another fun story to tell her.” 

On November 4th, Ava's birth records didn't make it to a piece of paper. She's now the first baby born at Sanford who will never have a paper record. 

Jacquie Kluck, Executive VP at Sanford Clinic says, “All that information about the delivery and about the mother's situation was all transferred back into the clinic electronically so that physician has access to everything that happened to that baby from it's birth.” 

32 Sanford Clinics have gone live on DocZ, the health system's electronic medical record system. That means 
more than 130 physicians and providers are logged on. 

And soon doctors won't be the only ones who will be able to pull up medical records on a computer screen. 
Parents like Ava's and all patients will have full access through a program called My Sanford Chart. 

Kluck says, “For this new baby, those parents, as that child has their immunizations, will be able to access that information through their computer at home which will be very nice because it's one of the most often things parents need from children is their immunization record and to be sure they're up to date.” 

So instead of looking for a paper record, making a copy or faxing over important medical information, Ava's doctors, where ever she goes in the Sanford Health system...will have her information right at their fingertips. 

Thompson says, “I think it's probably about time - seems to be the way the rest of the world's going.” 

And her parents will have piece of mind knowing that with electronic medical records, patient safety is only improving.

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