Over the last several weeks we have been following Larry ( Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 ), a patient with diabetes and a history of non-compliance.  Because Larry’s primary care providers either do not have EHRs or other care coordination tools or are unable to exchange information between one another, they do not know that he had been hospitalized and instructed to make important changes in his medications.  Larry’s primary care providers also didn’t know that Larry was colonized with methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) — and neither did the hospital where he was admitted.  In the weeks following his in-patient stays, the hospital experienced an increase in MRSA infection rates. Larry’s story is just one of a number of stories reported in recent years about patients infected by MRSA

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HIE Bright Spots: MRSA Prevention Through Care Coordination – Part 4