Epic reveals 'Share Everywhere' interoperability service

Epic will release an interoperability service called "Share Everywhere" in the November update of its patient portal, MyChart.

Through the Share Everywhere service, a patient will be able to authorize any provider to view his or her medical record from Epic. A provider who is granted access to a patient record will be able to deliver a progress note back to the patient's healthcare organization to ensure continuity of care.

"Patients should be able to easily share their health information with anyone they choose, no matter where they are," said Janet Campbell, vice president of patient engagement at Epic.

The service applies to any provider who has internet access, even if he or she is not on an EHR system. It builds on Epic's existing interoperability service, "Care Everywhere," which enables providers to exchange medical records between Epic and non-Epic EHR systems.

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