Advisory group says medical records should be standardized
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August 9 '06: First responders should be able to access information about victims using a standardized electronic information records, a federally chartered IT advisory group recommended at the beginning of the month Washington Technology reported last week. The aim is to create a common platform to allow for quick and easy access of victims' medical records while officials respond to an emergency.
According to the recommendations of the American Health Information Community, WashTech said, "first responders should be able to access electronically information on the patient's demographics, medications, allergies and a 'problem list' of diseases and symptoms under management."The AHIC advises the Department of Health and Human Services. Working to find a way to create the standard, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology "is expected to direct the report, which will describe the report, which will describe the role of an e-record as it would be used by emergency responders in their delivery of patient care," WashTech reported.
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