“California EMS Agencies Work to Improve Exchange of Health Information with Hospitals” Gov’t Technologies

March 31, 2016    |   By: Alex Christgen, BS, CPPS, CPHQ

The transition of care and data integrity play a key role in patient safety as well as quality care issues.  As this article points out there are gaps in integrating the EMS patient care report into the hospital electronic medical record.  Since many EMS electronic medical records can’t be integrated into the hospital EHR important information can be lost or the delayed when it comes to the transfer of that information.  This article shares the concept of a bidirectional system that would move data between the hospital and EMS which would share more information and improve the transition of care. Read article.


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