Surescripts activates National Record Locator service

Surescripts has activated its National Record Locator Service, which gives providers an effective way to obtain a more complete view of a patient’s health history. Surescripts’ National Record Locator Service includes 140 million patients and almost 2 billion, and growing, interactions between those patients and members of their care team.

“Surescripts has been committed to interoperability for more than a decade, and the National Record Locator Service is just another step on our continued journey to break through information silos, facilitate information-sharing and ultimately, improve patient care for the benefit of all who are connected,” said Tom Skelton, Surescripts CEO. “We’ve proven that by bringing together the right partners, we can overcome legacy barriers and make true health information exchange a reality.”

CVS Health, Express Scripts, Epic and NextGen Healthcare are key partners in a nationwide effort to enable patient record location and standardize record-sharing practices, according to the company. 

“By implementing Surescripts’ National Record Locator Service, we can offer our customers instant access to an enormous amount of patient data,” said Michael Lovett, Executive Vice President and General Manager at NextGen Healthcare. “We are excited to join the network and look forward to partnering with our industry peers to bring true nationwide interoperability to life.”