Ambulances Gain Access to Vital Medical Records

Ullman, Kurt
September 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2009, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p14
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The article announces that the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) developed by the Wishard Hospital in Indiana has launched the first program in the U.S. that gives paramedics access to vital medical records for treating emergency patients more effectively. The INPC uses the Regenstrief Institute Medical Record database which contains medical information of more than 9.6 million patients and standardizes medical language used by clinicians. Hospitals are encouraged to link with the INPC to improve emergency medical services on the field.


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