We only share a patient's record with other health care providers outside of this organization when the patient is being cared for by them. We do this so that the patient gets safe and effective treatment wherever that happens. For example, we might share a record if a patient needs emergency treatment while traveling, or if they see a specialist at another organization.
Secure, electronic exchange of a patient's information gives care teams the information they need to make the best decision for a patient's health - it could even save a patient's life. It means the patient doesn't need to worry about how to take their record with them when they receive care somewhere else.