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Electronic Health Records

Happy New Year! Throughout 2012, Lexington Medical Center will continue to implement Electronic Health Records throughout our hospital and physician practices. We believe this transformation will help to enhance and optimize patient care.

Electronic Health Records, known as EHR, move medical documentation into the 21st century by putting patient information at our fingertips with the simple touch of a button.

Health care providers will now access patient charts and securely exchange clinical information using computers, instead of paper patient charts. .

Doctors will be able to order and manage lab work electronically, reducing the time patients wait for tests and results. Results are added to the patient’s electronic chart allowing the clinicians and physicians greater opportunity to trend patient progress.

Staff can enter actions in the computer for a provider to complete such as reviewing results or signing notes. These processes can allow more time to be spent administering direct patient care.

Referrering doctors will have improved access to the patient record which will help enhance continuity of care.

EHR shows potentially dangerous drug interactions and keeps up-to-date lists of diagnoses, medications and allergies. The system also allows providers to send e-prescriptions to pharmacies so that your medications are ready when you get there.

Importantly, the system will maintain a secure place for health information, as both processes and system controls are in place to ensure access is based on need to know.

Some of Lexington Medical Center’s physician practices are already using EHR. Many more will be added this year. The transformation to EHR is required by federal law as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We believe this change is good and consistent with Lexington Medical Center’s mission of providing quality health services to our community.

Hello. Meet LMC Mobile.

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to launch its Mobile website. Now you can access an excellent view of our hospital website from your smart phone.

LMC Mobile will allow you to search for a doctor, find a baby photo, get directions and call a room with ease, using just one touch of your fingertip. You can also watch physician videos and send a patient an e-card.

That’s important. Statistics show that last year, 73 million people accessed the web with a mobile browser. In addition, our hospital has seen an 8,203% increase (no, that’s not a typo) in the number of people accessing our hospital website from a mobile device.

And it’s all the same quality you expect from Our hospital’s website has received national honors including Best Overall Website, Best Content and Best Design in numerous competitions.

Check out LMC Mobile by visiting from your smart phone! The site will automatically recognize you are using a mobile phone. And let us know what you think!

LMC Welcomes Dr. Nicholas Limperos and Dr. James Wells

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicholas Limperos and Dr. James Wells III to its Network of Care. Dr. Limperos is a new surgeon with Southern Surgical Group and Dr. Wells is a new oncologist with Lexington Oncology Associates

Dr. Nicholas Limperos graduated from Mount Union College in Ohio and received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He joins Southern Surgical Group specializing in state-of-the-art general, vascular, endovascular, laparoscopic and thoracic surgery.

Here’s a video of Dr. Limperos talking about what he likes about LMC.

Dr. James Wells received his undergraduate degree at Furman University and completed his medical degree and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Christian Medical Dental Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. Volunteering is also important to Dr. Wells, having traveled to Venezuela and Romania to help patients in need with the Medical Campus Outreach Summer Medical Institute.

“I am pleased to join Lexington Oncology Associates because of the high quality care they provide while working as a team to improve the lives of cancer patients in their local community,” said Dr. Wells.