Surescripts stores basic demographic information, provided by healthcare providers, for purposes of patient matching and identification. Patient demographics include:
- Patient ID / Medical Record Number
- Patient name: First, middle, last, prefix, suffix
- Patient Address line 1 & 2
- Patient city, state, zip
- Patient date of birth
- Patient gender
If a patient has chosen to opt-out of Record Locator & Exchange, this demographic information will still be stored in the Surescripts database in order to ensure information is not exchanged through Record Locator & Exchange.
Surescripts does not store clinical records. Clinical records are stored and maintained by healthcare providers. Surescripts simply provides secure electronic transmission of records between providers.