Years ago when the federal government started passing laws regarding electronic medical record systems, they demanded integrated communicability between systems at various offices, hospitals, etc.
Medicare paid millions across the country for offices to get up to speed and modernized. Yet look at the VA. To date the VA still CAN’T exchange information in the medical records of veterans from one VA facility to another!
Veterans are failing to get the timely care they deserve when medical records have to be mailed or faxed from one facility to another. This creates delays and usually means the veteran patient will NOT get their medications and treatments in a timely manner.
Just another example of how the federal government creates laws to make life difficult for the public medical clinics and offices, yet can’t even meet their own standard within their own federal health facilities!