Madison hospitals team up for emergency room electronic exchange of medical records

From the Wisconsin Technology Network:

Electronic medical record exchange and interoperability has taken a step forward as Madison area hospitals have launched a 120-day pilot project that will provide participating hospital emergency services and urgent care facilities access to vital patient electronic medical records – based on a patients right to consent.

Dean Health System, Group Health Cooperative, Meriter Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, UW Health as well as UW Medical Foundation physicians’ group are all involved.

The pilot testing of Epic’s Electronic Health Information Exchange module called Care Everywhere began on March 29. Electronic health information exchange is for patients who have been seen by providers at other healthcare organizations that are using electronic medical record software that is capable of an electronic exchange

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