Managing your Medication using an EHR
Taped Live from HIMSS 2018 trade show floor. Dr. Allen Ausford, practicing physician in Alberta discusses how patients can manage their personal medication portfolio using EHR. In this example, Dr. Ausford presents an elderly patient with high blood pressure. To be sure that increasing the blood pressure medication was the right move, Dr. Ausford reviewed the patient file in Netcare to see what current medications were prescribed. In doing so he learned that the patient was actually not on the pills, had he prescribed a higher dose the patient would have had an adverse reaction because, lowering the blood pressure too much. This access to patient information allowed Dr. Ausford a more complete picture of the patient file, giving he proper information to make an informed decision.