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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Hospitals partner in record sharing

Hospitals partner in record sharing: "A visit to the doctor or local emergency room can be stressful enough. Consider having to do that when you're out of town, where the doctor doesn't know you or your medical past.
Concerns about such situations aren't limited to patients.
'Doctors live in terror of missing something that matters to the patient,' said Jim Walker, chief medical information officer for Geisinger Health System.
To alleviate the problems that can result from those situations, a group of 24 community hospitals from across central and eastern Pennsylvania began Wednesday an initiative to create a system for sharing electronic patient records between the hospitals."


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