What happens to my medical records if I transfer to a new dialysis center?

There is an easy, secure way for your healthcare team to transfer your treatment records online if, for example, you're admitted to the hospital or if you need to relocate during an emergency evacuation. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a centralized web-based data collection system called CROWNWeb to help reduce and eliminate treatment interruptions. This central system helps to streamline individual’s care regardless of the reason for changing dialysis centers. Your doctors and healthcare team can access up-to-date information about your dialysis so that you continue to receive appropriate care no matter where you are.

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