A4 Health Systems has introduced a new record system designed to ease transfer of patient chart information via e-mail.

A4 says it has combined Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail program with its Healthmatics EMR software to enable two-way transmission of patient charts. Received e-mails and attachments are stored as part of a patient’s record, A4 says.

A4 also enables patients to log in from home or from a kiosk at a practice to provide what A4 calls “Instant Medical History.” By entering the information online, patients and doctors say an average of four minutes per visit, the company says.

A4 Health Systems: www.a4healthsystems.com