Most people interact with two, three or more health care providers regularly. Family doctors, specialists, pharmacists, hospitals, counselors – they all provide treatment but often don’t know each others’ actions. Paper records are kept in individual offices and are difficult to request, find, and cross-reference. In emergencies the lack of timely information can be life-threatening.
But health care has begun a journey from paper to electronic health records, and the first steps in that journey have revealed a horizon full of healthier possibilities for the people of Michigan. Learn more.