Charles Aunger of Health2047 reports on the all too common practice of patients having to hand deliver printed copies of their health records to each practitioner.
But even this hand delivery only gets around one part of the EHR non-interoperability problem. Overstretched office staff will have to take time away from patient care to type in the data, without quality assurance. Hopefully their interpretation of the codings matches the other practice in what is usually some other field.
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