On Monday, health information network Surescripts launched a new tool that aims to expand providers' access to electronic health records and simplify the data-sharing process, EHR Intelligence reports.
Details of Tool
According to EHR Intelligence, the National Record Locator Service will allow more than 480,000 providers to share EHRs housed in any medical center across the U.S.
Specifically, the tool implements a query and response system into providers' workflows. Providers using the tool will be able to access more than 230 million patient EHRs.
The NRLS tool will be integrated with the EHR systems of:
- Epic; and
- Greenway Health.
According to EHR Intelligence, the service will be implemented in accordance with legal agreements under CareQuality, which governs collaborations between health information exchanges.