When hospitals share patient records, emergency patients benefit
As hospitals and doctors' offices across the country race to join online systems that let them share medical information securely, a new study suggests that these systems may already be helping cut unnecessary care. The study looked at the impact of health information exchanges, which allow hospitals to share medical records. Fewer emergency patients got repeated medical scans when they went to a hospital that takes part in a health information exchange.
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