Northern Virginia Health Information Organization Project Launches Electronic Medication History System for Emergency Physicians

The Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization has launched MEDS-ED Link, a project that provides access to patient medication histories for emergency department physicians at Inova Alexandria (Pa.) Hospital, according to a Healthcare IT News report.

MEDS-ED Link, which included Inova Health System and GE Healthcare as part of the project, allows emergency department physicians to send queries to already existing prescription data repositories, including Surescripts.

The system, which uses technology infrastructure designed by GE Healthcare, will consolidate medication lists from different sources, such as pharmacies and payors, after emergency physicians send a patient medication history query and the patient's identity is verified. The medication histories will then be merged and stored under a serial number and into an electronic health record.

Read the Healthcare IT News report about MEDS-ED Link.

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