Ever since I ended up in a Florida ER with a misdiagnosis of end-stage congestive heart failure four years ago, I have been keeping tabs on efforts to provide doctors anywhere with access to my most up-to-date medical records during an emergency away from home.
At that time the hospital I was visiting didn't have an electronic medical records (EMR) system and had no direct access to my records back home. I was disappointed to discover that four years after that incident things haven't gotten much better.
My health care provider did have an EMR system at the time The hospital in Florida did not. But the systems my provider uses were not fully electronic, so all of my data wasn't in my EMR. And that record only reflected activity with my primary care provider and the specialists within that hospital. Activities with other local providers were not integrated