CLINICAL HISTORY

All healthcare is not local. In today’s fragmented care environment, the ability to quickly locate and access clinical records is critical to unlocking safer, higher quality and lower cost healthcare.

 

RECORD LOCATOR & EXCHANGE

(formerly National Record Locator Service)

Record Locator & Exchange lets healthcare providers quickly see where patients have received care and locates records from across all 50 states, regardless of care setting and EHR.

Bridges interoperability gaps

The nation’s most robust medical record locator provides record locations for 233 million patients covering more than 4 billion potential care interactions.

Delivers critical information in seconds, not days

Patients whose outpatient care teams do not receive a timely hospital discharge summary are 10 times likelier to return to the hospital. Our Record Locator & Exchange reduces these dangerous delays.i

Scalable clinical document exchange reveals the full picture

A hub-and-spoke exchange structure lets care teams access clinical documents in full, including detailed summaries of care.

Improved data aids coordinated care

More complete patient information helps prevent potential duplications of care that cost an estimated $148 billion to $226 billion annually.ii

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FAQ

What information does Surescripts store?

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
What kind of information can be accessed through Record Locator & Exchange?

Record Locator & Exchange provides demographic information to ensure proper identification and matching. A typical clinical document shared between healthcare providers includes: allergies, medications, diagnoses, immunizations, family/medical/surgical/social history, test results, discharge information, vital signs and providers progress notes.

Who has access to visit locations and records?

Healthcare providers currently providing treatment or managing ongoing care can request information about previous treatment locations. Record Locator & Exchange will provide that information and assist with retrieving records from those previous visits.

What types of organizations can take advantage of this opportunity?

EHR vendors and health systems alike would benefit from the core functions of Record Locator & Exchange.

What about FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)?

FHIR is a promising new healthcare technology standard that Surescripts is participating in developing. In fact, one of the future integration models for NRLS will use FHIR-based exchange for organizations that have not used IHE transactions. That said, healthcare data is incredibly vast and complicated and no single standard will be the complete solution. The emergence of new standards and new capabilities upon the foundations we’re building are all positive shifts in healthcare technology.

Let’s Discuss How Our Clinical History Solutions Can Work for You

Note to patients: Please contact your healthcare providers directly to access your personal health information. This form is not intended for personal health record retrieval.

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Let’s Discuss How Our Clinical History Solutions Can Work for You

Note to patients: Please contact your healthcare providers directly to access your personal health information. This form is not intended for personal health record retrieval.