Medical errors are a leading cause of death. Recent data from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that
emergency room visits have hit a record high of nearly 114
million visits per year. Providing patients with access to their
medical records at the point of care will save lives and produce
better outcomes. Policy makers from both political parties are
pushing for healthcare reform.
Group and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana are taking an
active approach to
reduce medical errors for our patients. While the CDs are available
through other cardiology practices in the United States, we are
the first joint effort to provide cardiovascular information
from both the cardiology practice and the hospital (St.Vincent
Heart Center of Indiana).
The Care Group and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana are
offering piece of mind to our cardiovascular patients. The
MyRecords credit card-size compact disk contains your
cardiovascular medical information and history pulled from
The Care Group's electronic medical record and includes
cardiovascular records that The Care Group has received from
St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.
information or to order your CD, please complete the
order form and mail a $25.00 check payable to The Care Group
as indicated on the form. You may wish to order additional CDs
for family members and should consider requesting an updated CD
on an annual basis or if there is a major change in your
cardiovascular health throughout the year.
The CD also
contains education about their diagnosis, treatment and
medications. Just like any other private data, it is the
patients responsibility to keep the CD secure.