Expert provides tips on protecting electronic health records
[WEB EXTRA: Access your records from home]The transition is part of a nationwide mandate to move to electronic medical records, and it's already happening in Central Florida. Right now, Central Florida hospitals cannot share direct electronic access to medical records with hospitals under different ownership. She also suggested patients ask for a copy of their medical records to check for accuracy, and be sure to use secure passwords when accessing records online. Without electronic sharing, her records may have had to be printed and delivered to the trauma center in an ambulance, along with the patient. "It would have only been there when the patient arrived," said Jeff Moffat, a vendor participating in the scenario showcasing electronic sharing.
Gator's Dockside restaurants add health care surcharge to tab
CLERMONT, Fla. – Customers of some Gator's Dockside restaurants in Central Florida are now being charged more to cover worker health care costs. A 1 percent surcharge had been added to checks at Gator's Dockside restaurants in Clermont, Eustis, The Villages and Lakeland, informing customers that the cost will cover health insurance that the owners will be required to provide for employees under the Affordable Care Act. We want everyone to know this is what its going towards," said Clermont Gator's Dockside General Manager Chayse Neal. Gator's Dockside has around 500 employees with locations in Central Florida and in the Jacksonville area. The group that owns several Gator's Dockside restaurants in Central Florida, including Baldwin Park, Dr. Phillips, Winter Springs, Waterford Lakes, Hunter's Creek, Lake Mary, Apopka, Ocoee and Four Corners, has not added the surcharge.