Since most medical offices and facilities have moved from paper records to electronic health records (EHR) systems, physicians and other health care providers spend a lot of time in front of computer terminals, entering information provided by the patient and gathered during examinations and procedures. The result is a more efficient and secure records system.
Tim is my medical assistant and IT manager. He does the initial information-gathering and chart entry process when patients visit my office, and also records your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) as a nurse or medical assistant might do elsewhere. When he is done with his portion of the visit, he notifies me you are ready, and I then bring you into my office at the opposite end of the hall. Tim remains in his office and does not participate in patients’ sessions with me.