The DoD's patient records currently exist on multiple electronic platforms and systems. The Department is investing in moving to a common Electronic Health Record worldwide. Bases in Washington State are the first adopters and pilots of the upgrade program. MIN-NS is excited to provide portal access to military providers now with integration into their new EHR to follow. One connection to MIN-NS gives DoD providers located locally, regionally or internationally seamless, secure access to care records from multiple civilian healthcare providers on many different record systems.
MIN-NS has connected local civilian providers for over five years, making patient records available regardless of where in the area the care was delivered and recorded. During a six month period of 2016, over 5,000 TRICARE patients were seen one or more times by clinicians. MINS-NS will enable their records of civilian care to be available to their military providers when the patients visit Emergency Departments or specialists using the MINS-NS network. Conversely, civilian providers will have immediate access to detailed records of care by military providers, aiding in the delivery of the best and most informed care off-base.
About MIN-NS (www.min-ns.org), Medical Information Network – North Sound (MIN-NS) is dedicated to supporting integrated community records of care solutions. Based in Mount Vernon, Washington, MIN-NS was founded in 2010 as a 501(c)3 non-profit by local public hospital districts. Community based health information exchanges such as MIN-NS are the solid foundation needed by State and National exchanges to fulfill their function and promise for improved healthcare at lower costs. MIN-NS' secure connections with statewide and nationwide HIEs and local Skilled Nursing Facilities.
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