Going Digital: Paper Trail Stops at Mayo Clinic


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The paper trail is stopping for outpatients at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. From now on, all medical records will be created and stored electronically for nearly 1.5 million annual outpatient visits.

'This is a technology milestone," says David Mohr, M.D., internal medicine specialist who has guided the process from idea to reality. "But more importantly, it's a tool to streamline and improve patient care.'

Electronic record keeping enables all providers to have immediate access to a patient's records, including physician notes, orders for tests and medications as well as laboratory and test results.