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Electronic Health Record Project to Improve Quality, Safety and Efficiency of Medical Care -- American Academy

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

Electronic Health Record Project to Improve Quality, Safety and Efficiency of Medical Care -- American Academy of Family Physicians: "“We at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have agreed to participate in a pilot project in which patient-authorized, secure and appropriate patient health information will be exchanged between MinuteClinic, Inc., sites and family physicians’ practices.” “The project will utilize the Continuity of Care Record standard (ASTM CCR E2369-05) to assure portability and interoperability of personal health records provided to patients who visit MinuteClinic convenience care clinics. It will field test the CCR standard in family physicians’ offices, as well as in MinuteClinic sites where nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide care. The field test will occur in several markets as a prelude to a national roll out. "

With these new standards, it'll be much easier for the chemist, medical lab, doctor, hospital and health insurance plan to share information about the patient - all of which can be fed into the patient's own online PHR !

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