September 5th, 2012

Better Care Through Sharing Electronic Medical Records

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Earlier this year we marked the first anniversary in a landmark collaboration that is already achieving major milestones on the road to better care through sharing electronic medical records (EMRs)…Together, Intermountain Healthcare (based in Utah), Geisinger Health System (Pennsylvania), Group Health Cooperative (Washington), Kaiser Permanente (California), and Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) have created the Care Connectivity Consortium to pioneer the effective connectivity of electronic patient information in a way that fully protects patient privacy. The significance of this collaboration is, in part, that its goal is the secure sharing of patient information regardless of the vendor used to create the electronic medical records in the first place. This means addressing, in technical terms, “vendor-agnostic modalities”.

 

Health Affairs Blog by Todd Allen

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