Surescripts stores basic demographic information, provided by healthcare providers, for purposes of patient matching and identification. Patient demographics include:
- Patient ID / Medical Record Number
- Patient name: First, middle, last, prefix, suffix
- Patient Address line 1 & 2
- Patient city, state, zip
- Patient date of birth
- Patient gender
If a patient has chosen to opt-out of NRLS, this demographic information will still be stored in the Surescripts database in order to ensure information is not exchanged through NRLS.
Surescripts does not store clinical records. Clinical records are stored and maintained by healthcare providers. Surescripts simply provides secure electronic transmission of records between providers.