KC Hospitals Join Regional Network For Sharing Electronic Records

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More than a dozen Kansas City-area hospitals and clinics announced Tuesday that they have formed one of the first regional computer networks in the Midwest that allows doctors and hospitals to share patients’ medical information to make care faster and more efficient.

Hospitals that are part of  this nonprofit network, called the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange (LACIE), will have immediate access to patients’ laboratory results, radiology information, medication histories, allergies, immunizations, medical reports and other information collected by the network’s members.

LACIE’s health records are stored in a secure data bank by Cerner Corp., the North Kansas City health care software company that developed the exchange in collaboration with St. Joseph-based Heartland Health.

Read more in the Kansas City Star

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