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Our Shared Electronic Record Goes Live March 2

March 01, 2019

A message from the Chief Medical Officer

Farmington, Maine-

Over the past nine months, employees of Franklin Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with our colleagues at MaineHealth, have been working hard to prepare for the launch of our new electronic health record called the Shared Electronic Health Record (SeHR). On March 2, we will go live with SeHR at Franklin Memorial Hospital, all Franklin Health medical practices, and our outpatient specialty clinics.

At Franklin Memorial Hospital, we believe that SeHR will improve patient care and the health of the communities we serve, and the benefits to our patients will be significant as outlined below.

  •  “One Patient, One Record,” will become a reality when SeHR is launched. No matter which MaineHealth facility you visit, your providers will have the most up-to-date information about your care.

  • Health care providers in different locations will have a better opportunity to work together to create a cohesive care plan for your care since they can quickly share important patient information.

  • There will be fewer forms for you to fill out as updated information appears in your electronic record instantly. When seeing a provider at Franklin Memorial Hospital or at any MaineHealth hospital, there will be no need to give a copy of your health care record to each provider you see.

  • After the launch of SeHR you can sign up for MyChart to have 24/7 easy access to your health information from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. MyChart is a safe and secure online portal that allows you to take a more active role in your health care. Using MyChart, you can message your providers, view upcoming appointments, and request prescription renewals. MyChart also allows proxy access for children or elderly family members as needed.

  • You will no longer need to have duplicate tests done as results from previous tests and lab work will be in your electronic record. This will save time, money, and worry. 

While employees at Franklin Memorial Hospital in all areas have undergone significant training on this new system, we do anticipate that our patients may encounter some delays as we go live. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the first few weeks of March. 

In closing, this is an important investment for our organization with a focus on our patients. With SeHR we will be more patient centered than ever before.

 -David Rice, MD, Franklin Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer

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