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MER-012: Regional Information Sharing of Medical Records

 
Regional Information Sharing of Medical Records: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the development of the Milwaukee Regional Informatics System through the WHA/MCMS Community Collaboration with the Wisconsin Hospital Association and WHIE.

The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the development of medical homes and plans of care for at-risk populations that benefit the patient, are consistent across competing health system platforms, have means of being updated, have means of being challenged by patients, reviewed by ethics committees, coordinated with health care providers, managed care organizations, governmental payors, advocacy groups and experts in specialty providers (psychiatry, emergency medicine, pain management, etc).

The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the research and methodology by which such care plans can be shown to improve patient outcomes and save valuable and scarce health care resources.

The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the collaboration between emerging methods of health information sharing into a common method such that multiple disparate means are reduced to effective sources of useful information. (Example: rare diseases protocols for pediatrics may be merged in a common web based access point with plans of care for mental health patients who are homeless and being managed by case managers, or dialysis patients, or patients with pain clinic contracts.) (HOD, 0413)