We now have more than 600 providers in Riverside Medical Group and we're growing!
Riverside Medical Group is one of the largest and most diverse multispecialty group practices in the state of Virginia. Our physicians are linked by an electronic medical record system that is leading the nation. Our medical record connects 600+ providers in 132 locations across Hampton Roads. We can provide fast access to quality medical care for our 485,000 patients.
Connected by good communications
Riverside Medical Group is strongly committed to better communications between patients and their doctors. We were among the first provider groups to use electronic medical records, a computer-based alternative to traditional hand-written paper charts.
The electronic medical records we use today number nearly 500,000. The system is highly secure and provides a higher quality documentation of patient care. This can speed up health care decisions, increase convenience, improve patient safety and, ultimately, save lives. For example, the system has a sophisticated medical management and monitoring system that helps assure that patients are getting the right medications in the right doses.
RMG benefits today
Patients can access parts of their medical record using MyChart. MyChart gives you a secure way to communicate with your physician's office. You can make appointment requests or even schedule your appointment online. You can also ask for prescription refills and other needs, 24/7.
Along with using electronic medical records to provide better patient care, RMG physicians use the same technology to gain faster, closer access to their colleagues within the group. As a result, RMG is better able to work together to quickly put together a multidisciplinary medical team. This is very valuable for patients who have complex issues or more serious medical problems.
RMG benefits in the future
Changes in the American health care system have created a need for physicians who are willing and able to assume a higher level of participation and leadership within health care organizations. RMG physicians have taken on this role and their relationship with Riverside Health System, which includes positions of leadership, makes it possible.
By taking on a more active voice in decisions that directly affect patient care — from the allocation of resources to participation in the governance of the organization — Riverside Medical Group physicians can help bring about a transformation in health care that is, in many ways, a return to an effective model of the past … a time when the most important interaction and relationship in health care was the one between a patient and a doctor.