Surescripts: All Healthcare Is Not Local

“Healthcare is local” is a common refrain among healthcare professionals and in the broader healthcare industry. Yet, the data from our NRLS Early Adopter program seems to corroborate—and go beyond—a 2011 study entitled (in part) “All Health Care is Not Local,”25 which was focused on intrastate patient visit activity. Our NRLS Early Adopter program, while limited to participants in just six states, suggested patients visiting those participants collectively represented all fifty states.

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Record Locator Service, care coordination, Health Information Exchange