Several weeks ago, I wrote about a new clinical partnership between Atrius Health and BIDMC. Today's Boston Globe has a story by Liz Kowalcyzk that provides more context for this relationship.
The article mentions the integration of our electronic medical records. John Halamka describes this in more detail on his blog:
By working with Epic and Atrius, we enabled a "Magic Button" inside Epic that automatically matches the patient and logs into BIDMC web-based viewers, so that all Atrius clinicians have one click access to the BIDMC records of Atrius patients.
No additional password required. Nothing. The entire BIDMC medical record appears. Now, computers are just tools, but it helps to have this kind of interoperability when your goal is greater coordination of care.