AAFP/ASTM’s Continuity of Care Record

The American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP and the ASTM standards organization is reporting the: ‘ASTM Continuity of Care Record (CCR) is being developed in response to the need to organize and make transportable a set of basic information about a patient’s health care that is accessible to clinicians and patients. It is intended to foster and improve continuity of care, reduce medical errors, and ensure a minimum standard of secure health information transportability. Adoption of the CCR by the medical community and IT vendors will be a first step in achieving interoperability of medical records (one of CHiT’s guiding principles)…’ Thanks to Dan Johnson for this link.

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