In a leap forward for continuity of care, Practice Fusion launched its first iteration of referral letters inside the EHR.
Doctors can send patient records and make referrals from Electronic Health Record system to any provider in the country with just a click – enabling collaboration and continuity of care.
SAN FRANCISCO – August 10, 2010 – Practice Fusion, the free web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) company, announced today the launch of their new ChartShare® feature which helps physicians electronically refer patients to any medical provider in the US. Including patient demographics, vitals, diagnoses, medications and allergies, ChartShare® helps providers ensure accuracy when exchanging key clinical information.
“Medical providers share dozens of patient charts each day,” said Glenn Laffel, MD, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Practice Fusion. “With ChartShare®, any authorized provider can share patient health records in real-time. This is a big step toward reducing preventable medical errors that cause nearly 200,000 deaths annually in the US. The administrative burden of manual referrals and correspondence is lifted from the provider so that they can focus on practicing good medicine.”
Access to data within Practice Fusion is controlled by well-defined provider roles and access levels, the enforcement of strong login passwords, stringent user authentication and user inactivity locks. Only NP and MD level users can access the referral system within Practice Fusion.
Practice Fusion’s EHR, including ChartShare®, is available free to any medical provider. With over 40,000 registered users, Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR community in the US. Medical professionals can register for Practice Fusion online in seconds at www.practicefusion.com/go.
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to primary care physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, referral letters, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion’s EMR addresses the complex needs of today’s healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR community in the country with more than 40,000 users. For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.