The Continuity Of Care Record

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The Continuity of Care Record (CCR) is a fundamental data set of pertinent administrative, demographic, and clinical evidence that provides details about a patient’s healthcare encounters (American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 2014). CCR structure provides electronic formatted structure that can be interchangeable with other electronic medical software and provides mapping of patient’s health information. The primary usage of CCR provides a standard format of health data transmission of information that can be looked at from the patient, physicians, and other providers. CCR structured called the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) offers a summary of the patient’s health records where the output can create into sources such as health plans, personal health record (PHR), electronic medical record (EHR), and many other sources of data (ASTM, 2014). For instance, CCR XML files provide patient’s insurance information, care plan, vital signs, laboratory results, medical equipment, providers, medications, and many other important medical data about the history of the patient’s health (book reference, 2010).
CCR has the flexibility to coincide with other data set such as the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), and Patient Care Data Set (PCDS) can be used to provide data analysis for socioeconomic of patients and health care equality. OASIS are a comprehensive data set of information on adult home care patient that measures the outcomes for patient health…
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