Texas Health Resources’ 25-hospital system has enrolled in the country’s largest health information network, Surescripts, along with 12 of the nation’s other major healthcare systems. Joining Surescripts will allow THR to electronically share health records, bringing American healthcare delivery one step closer to interoperability.
The 13 newest enrollees join more than 100 health systems that signed on to the network in 2014, including 971 hospitals that are currently able to utilize its clinical messaging technology. Officials from Surescripts say that this represents more than 18 percent of all staffed beds in the U.S.
In addition to THR, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Geisinger, and Mount Sinai Health system have recently joined the network.
“With proven network technology and established relationships across the healthcare economy, Surescripts is uniquely positioned to unleash the full potential of American healthcare to improve quality while saving precious time and resources,” said Tom Skelton, CEO of Surescripts, in a September 23 press release.