Flip No. 98

Seamless Exchange of Patient Information

Communication of patient health information between healthcare facilities

By Sallie Eissler, Dana Greene, Isazetta Pikes, Rebecca Stone

Emergency room physicians and general practitioners, alike, have experienced frustration due to limited access to patients medical records that could assist them in making thoughtful and thorough care decisions.

Giving clinic providers access to a regional health information exchange, and limited EMR access to hospital providers would convey necessary information while avoiding potentially harmful delays in care.