Sanford One Chart and Health Information Exchange
Sanford One Chart is the electronic medical record used by Sanford Health and various healthcare providers affiliated with Sanford Health. Sanford One Chart is connected to electronic health information exchanges. Health information exchanges are public and private organizations that help share medical information among unrelated healthcare providers within a community or larger region. This process allows electronic medical information to move quickly between the different information systems while maintaining the privacy, security and accuracy of the information being exchanged.
Health information exchange helps improve the quality of patient care, saves time, and reduces costs. In an emergency situation it allows a physician to retrieve a patient's records quickly, speed the delivery of care, and avoid unnecessary duplicate testing, medical errors and extra costs to the patient. Healthcare providers need access to as much useful information as possible while treating patients. Viewing your complete medical history—including all your lab results, medications, and immunizations—helps your provider make better decisions about your care.
Sanford Health, and all healthcare providers utilizing the Sanford One Chart electronic medical record, are participants in the following health information exchanges. Patient information is shared with state health information exchanges by state of residence. Please visit these websites below for more information on each organization and their individual opt-out options. Should you wish to opt-out of health information exchange, you will need to follow the opt-out process for the state in which you reside.