When Dr. John Torontow began practicing medicine, he was one of the first physicians who found it helpful to use a handheld device to record patient notes. As an early adopter of health information technology (health IT), Dr. Torontow has always turned to new technologies to help him find efficiencies and re-imagine the way he practices medicine. Now that he is using electronic health records (EHR), Dr. Torontow is beginning to see health IT help his patients, too.
Dr. Torontow is a practicing physician at Piedmont Health, a federally qualified community health center in North Carolina. Piedmont has employed an EHR system for the past three years, eliminating paper charts in favor of a computerized system linking records from nearly 50 providers. To read more click here.