HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (Medical Records)
HMC Health Information Management (HIM) organizes and manages your health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in paper and electronic systems. HIM uses various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, databases and registries, and maintain patients' medical and treatment histories.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patient's medical history that the medical provider maintains over time and may include all of the critical administrative and clinical data relevant to a patient's care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data, and radiology reports.
The EHR automates access to information and has the potential to streamline a clinician's workflow. The EHR also can support other care-related activities directly or indirectly through various interfaces, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcome reporting.
EHRs are the next step in the continued progress of healthcare that can strengthen the relationship between patients and clinicians. The data, and the timeliness and availability of it, will enable providers to make better decisions and provide better care.
For example, the EHR can improve patient care by:
• Reducing the incidence of medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records.
• Making the health information available, reducing duplication of tests, reducing delays in treatment, and patients well informed to make better decisions.
• Reducing medical errors by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records.
HOW TO REQUEST A COPY OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
Requesting a copy of your medical record is easy. You can self-enroll for access to the HMC Patient Portal. From the HMC Patient Portal, you can view, download and print laboratory and radiology results and various diagnostic results.
To create your login, go to www.hardinmedicalcenter.com
Click on INFORMATION on the top menu tabs.
Select "HMC Patient Portal," and you will be directed to the Patient Login Screen.
Click as indicated to create a new account.
Enter your data to confirm your identity, and you are all set.
Health Information Management strives to provide the best possible customer service and welcomes your calls to request your records. HIM is here to serve you from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Contact us by phone at 731-926-8361. When requesting a CD of imaging, please allow one hour for processing. Your medical records are available electronically or in a printed format.
You may also pay your bill or view your appointments via the HMC Patient Portal.