Originally Posted by Lynne M
That's not the case. I've worked on numerous multi-entity systems where hospitals with no affiliations share a database, and doctors have access to multiple institutions' patient data within the system. We've had unaffiliated hospitals in a community sign an agreement to share IT, because it reduces costs for both institutions.
Are you sure? Or do they share credentialing privileges?
It is not common in my area - that might be a regional occurrence. Our hospitals are very strict that even if we call up and need to share records - we get releases.