SMC Health Physicians practices are going high tech!
The physician offices of Drs. Barry Berman, Mitchell Bober, Henry Ho, James Hubbs, Harish Kakkilaya, Paul Kouyoumdji, Angela Oates, Daniel Timmerman, and Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Mack received a big push into the Digital Age with the launch of a program that features 32-by-18-inch electronic Wallboards, patient-friendly Digital Tablets, and 43-inch High Definition televisions featuring high-quality health and wellness content provided by Outcome Health.
The program gives physicians, office staff and patients convenient access to a wide variety of health information.
“Our project with Outcome Health is one that will push our practices into the digital age,” said Dr. Tammy Torres, CEO. “With 3D illustrations of anatomy that can be viewed and accessed by physicians right in their offices, general health and wellness tips and videos, and custom content featuring SMC’s services and physicians – this is a great program that will help bring value to our practices.”
Placed in each exam room, the electronic Wallboard serves not only as a digital “anatomical encyclopedia” that your physician can access with the touch of the finger, but also as a “white board” where doctors can jot down notes or images for review with the patient.
“I frequently draw images and write notes on the whiteboard while speaking to patients and have them take a picture of the board with their cell phone,” said General Surgeon Dr. Timmerman. “The white board really helps in educating my patients.”
Now when Dr. Timmerman enters the exam room, he can simply touch the screen and show you the inside of a human body with a wide range of 3D models and illustrations of anatomy, conditions, and treatment options.
“The Wallboard is a great way for physicians to communicate more effectively and drive patient understanding of their condition,” said Director of Physician Services Chris Harrington. “The Wallboard allows for an interactive experience between physician and patient by selecting, rotating, zooming, and annotating anatomical and condition-specific illustrations.”
The Waiting Room Tablets are designed to be used by patients to access relevant, educational content that they can browse, watch, and interact with while they wait for their appointment to begin.
A key objective of the Digital Tablets is for patients to easily register for the Patient Portal, said Harrington. “By registering for the Patient Portal, patients can request appointments, see test results, and read relevant information about general health and wellness on their smartphone or any computer.”
“The Wallboards and Tablets add another dimension to the patient care experience at our practices,” Harrington said. “It’s our hope that the new equipment will make a patient’s visit with their doctors more educational and informative than ever before.”
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