Teresa is a working mom of two, who resides in Hoboken, NJ. She takes her health seriously and is established with a primary care provider, a pulmonologist, and a cardiologist to manage her care. Her care team routinely coordinates her care using the Record Locator Service (RLS) provided by the CommonWell network, but it becomes even more important when she experiences an acute asthma attack while visiting her father at the Jersey Shore about 70 miles from her home. She is rushed to the Emergency Department (ED) struggling to speak clearly and can only nod yes or no, so her ED providers needed the ability to quickly retrieve her medical records from her care team back in Hoboken. Using the CommonWell RLS, the ED is able to see that she has moderate asthma, mild hypertension, and a recent Covid-19 diagnosis. She is discharged back home with care from a home health team to provide monitoring and deconditioning.
Learn more about her experience at HIMSS23’s Interoperability Showcase