Familiarize yourself with your health history
While there has been considerable progress in exchanging clinical health data—especially in times of crisis—there is no guarantee that a provider you or a loved one seeks care from will have your complete health history at the point of care. If possible, review and/or compile relevant health records to speed up the health history portion of your health care visits.
Identify mobile apps or online tools to help
Today, mobile apps are available to help you retrieve and organize your health care data. In fact, two CommonWell members, Replete® and OneRecord™, offer patient portal and personal health record applications to make it possible.
Find out if your provider is connected to CommonWell & enroll
If your primary care provider is part of a care provider site connected to the CommonWell network, they will be able to seamlessly pull your relevant health data from other participating providers you have visited in the past—depending on what electronic health record system they use. To enroll, it’s as easy as asking during your next visit! You can find more information about the services and process at www.commonwellalliance.org/connect-to-the-network/.
To read more about interoperability and how it intersects with the fight against COVID-19: