During the summer of 2011, we began using an electronic health record. We firmly believe the use of this electronic health record will improve the healthcare of our patients.
Using an electronic health record enabled us to monitor our performance. We collected data for 12 months before we began to study and analyze the results. We learned to improve how we captured data and we used the electronic health record to remind us to do all the things important to improving your health outcomes.
We would like to take this opportunity to share some results with you.
Urine Protein Screening is important in the care of patients with Diabetes. It aids in early detection of Diabetes related Kidney Disease which is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States.
Between June 2014 and November 2014 your providers at Belmont Medical Associates improved the performance rate for this test by 25%. All patients with Diabetes Mellitus should have urine protein screening at least once a year. Don’t hesitate to ask your nurse or provider about the results of your most recent Urine Protein Screening.