Isle’s health topic of talk


Learn more about what the Hawaii Island health care evolution means to you at Health Matters, a series of free monthly Tutu’s House presentations in Waimea.

On Jan. 30 from 7-8 p.m., Hawaii Beacon Community patient ombudsman Andy Levin will talk about how health information technology is helping you and your health care provider.

“Throughout Hawaii Island, health care providers have been changing their practices to improve the quality of health care available to us all. You have a role to play in this evolution and understanding your role can help you reap the benefits,” said Tutu’s House spokeswoman Michelle Medeiros.

“Among the changes, you may have noticed your health care providers using a computer during your appointment to capture your health information in an electronic health record,” Medeiros said.

Physician, therapists, labs, and pharmacies are increasingly using electronic health records and other health information technology to securely increase provider access to health history, help reduce unnecessary duplication of services and improve overall coordination of your health care.

Located in the Kamuela Business Center, Tutu’s House is a project of Friends of the Future, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Donations are accepted and deductible to the full extent allowed by law. More information about Tutu’s House and Friends of the Future can be accessed through www.FOFHawaii.org or by calling 885-8336.

 

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