Information is the lifeblood of the health care delivery system. The medical record, in manual or automated form, contains the medical information that describes all aspects of your patient care at Permian Regional Medical Center.
It is a communication link among caregivers, as well as providing data for medical research, peer review, public health studies, and substantiating reimbursement.
The mission of the Health Information Management Department of Permian Regional Medical Center is to provide quality transcription, complete retrievable and accurate documentation for research, and a guide for treatment.
Our department works cooperatively with Texas Vital Statistics to insure that accurate information is submitted on each child born at Permian Regional Medical Center. Our electronic birth certificate program takes 1 day after submission to reach the Texas Vital Statistics then an additional 1 to 2 days for the Country Clerk's office to retrieve it for their records and/or for patient copies.
Copies of any and all legal forms given to PRMC Medical Records will go into the patient's chart for the retention period of 10 years for adults or 20 years for minors. Examples of legal forms include but are not limited to: Advance Directives, Power of Attorney, Do Not Resuscitate (in and out of the hospital), Living Will and court papers.
If you have questions whether a paper is considered a legal form, please call the number below.
Texas Cancer Registry
As mandated by the Texas Cancer Incidence Reporting Act and the Texas Department of Health, in cooperation with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Permian Regional Medical Center is an active participant with the Texas Cancer Registry doing our part for cancer research.
Your Medical Record
Every effort is extended to protect the information contained in a medical record of all patients of Permian Regional Medical Center. The Health Information Management Department is a secured area. Confidentiality is a priority that does not waiver.
All records are retained for the period of time specified by the State of Texas, with 10 years being the minimum. Copies of your medical records can be obtained for a nominal fee.
If you have any questions, please call:
Medical Records Director
Ph: 432-464-2123 or 432-464-2121