Health Data Network Could Follow Central Mass. Project

June 18, 2012
Source 
Worcester Business Journal Online

JUNE 10, 2012 - WORCESTER - When a hospital sends a patient to a nursing home or rehab hospital, or vice versa, staff on the receiving end often find themselves calling the sender for patient records that never made the trip....

And it's not that staff members at area institutions aren't familiar and even friendly with each other on the phone, but a little inefficiency for thousands of patients eventually adds up. So what if all the providers got in a room and talked to each other about it? That's what's happening with a medical records pilot program launched last year. Read more