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Fertility treatment is an intensive process that requires sensitivity and an understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of a patient’s fertility problems. But when doctors don’t have fast and easy access to all of their patients’ medical data, it can be difficult to be as responsive as desired.

With ten clinics and two in-vitro fertilization (IVF) centers located throughout the greater Chicago area, the Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) already had an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system in place. However, the ArtWorks EMR system only stored patients’ current, FCI-based medical data—historical medical records were kept as paper files, as were lab results, surgery reports and other outside correspondence.

As any practice manager can tell you, keeping track of patients’ paper records requires more than a little blood, sweat and tears. Finding information can be difficult, paper and storage space are expensive, and office staff spends a lot of time organizing and updating records so that doctors can stay well-informed.

Such was certainly the case for Dr. Brian Hanson’s gastroenterology (GI) practice in Ukiah, CA. One of just two GI doctors within a 90-mile radius in rural northern California, Hanson at times may see more than 200 patients a month. He’s a member of several boards and committees, and his practice is affiliated with three different hospitals, two ambulatory surgery centers and two rural healthcare clinics which serve patients in both Mendocino and Lake Counties.

DENVER, CO (Laserfiche) October 11, 2009—Laserfiche today announced its “natural approach to EMR” campaign at the national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference to convey to healthcare professionals that EMR can flow naturally with how doctors and practice managers already manage their clinical workflow.

“Practicing medicine is complex enough without software making things more difficult,” said Laserfiche Senior Vice President Chris Wacker. “There are many complicated EMR solutions out there that create more stress for doctors and practice managers, and our natural ‘hybrid’ approach to EMR alleviates that.”