Continuity of Care Record (CCR) Feature

The Continuity of Care Record (CCR), is a patient health summary standard.  It is a way to create flexible documents that contain the most relevant and core health information about a patient, and to send this electronically from one care provider to another.  The CCR represents a "snapshot" of a patient's health data that is useful at the time of a clinical encounter, or when needing to share information on a patient, with another care provider.

*REQUIRED FOR MEANINGFUL USE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEANINGFUL USE ROADMAP

- OR Electronic Exchange of Clinical Information

Patient Meaningful Use Dashboard:

This requirement will be tracked via the Patient Meaningful Use Dashboard

Accessing CCR

Accessing CCR

1.  With a patient's chart open, Click on Chart from the menu bar.

2. Select Export.

3. Click on CCR.

CCR Information Box

CCR Information Box

Using the drop-down menu options, fill out the appropriate information. Placing a check mark in the box for Encrypt CCR, will encrypt the content of the patient's records and may only be viewed with the password set by the person creating the CCR. The password will be shared only with the recipient of the CCR.

Click OK when finished.

Save the CCR file

Save the CCR file

Save the CCR file to the desktop, or a designated folder.

In the screen shot above, the CCR file for the patient, was saved to the desktop.

Extract the CCR File

Extract the CCR File

Locate the CCR file where it was saved.

1. Right-click on the zipped file.

2. Select "Extract All."

** Note: Users may use any zip utility to unzip the document.

Compressed File Wizard

Compressed File Wizard

Click on the "Extract" button.

Double-click on the XML Document type to view the CCR document.

The CCR Document

The CCR Document will open in a web browser.