Floyd Valley Healthcare Upgrades EMR October 1

(Le Mars, IA)  Beginning October 1, Floyd Valley Healthcare will be implementing a new version of our electronic medical record.

This may cause a slight delay in getting patients registered into the new system, so we ask that patients arrive early and be sure to bring a driver’s license and insurance card(s) to their next appointment. Patients can also log into their patient portal and upload their documents, streamlining the check-in during their first visit with our new Electronic Medical Record (EMR). If difficulties arise in accessing AveraChart or pre-registering, please contact our AveraChart support team at 1 (855) 667-9704. 

This EMR update will enhance patient safety and quality outcomes. This also advances continuity of care regardless of which Avera location the patient is being seen in. Patients will also benefit from:

  • Ease of Accessibility – Patients have access to their medical history on a desktop computer, phone or any mobile device.
  • Security – Avera Chart is password protected to offer a secure site for all your medical records.
  • Shared Access – Patients have the ability to share access with family or trusted advisors.
  • Messaging your provider – Patients have the ability to message the provider for ease of communication.
  • Managing Appointments – Patients can schedule and manage appointments. You can also pre-register to save time the day of your appointments.
  • Results – Patients can review their test results and reports.
  • Health Summary – Patients can review the health summary.
  • Medications – Patients can review and print a list of all current medications. You can also request a prescription refill.
  • Billing – Patients have access to review and pay bills.
  • Immunizations – Patients have access to their immunization history.
  • Wellness Care – Patients have the ability to manage their wellness care.
  • AveraNow – Patients have the ability to meet virtually with a provider through AveraNow.

“We look forward to the opportunities this upgrade will afford for our patients. We know that there will be a learning curve for our staff that may create wait times,” states Lorrie Mortensen, RN, MSN, MBA, Director of Patient Care. “We thank you in advance for your patience while we work to upgrade your medical records.”