No, although the National Exchange Point is a nationwide network, it operates regionally. Regional partitions have been put in place so healthcare providers can only exchange data within their region. There are 44 regions in total. Healthcare providers located on the border of multiple regions can request to be classified for multiple regions. Hospitals are an exception. For patient safety, they can request data from care providers in various regions, because they regularly provide care to patients from other regions or even nationwide. And in some cases they may request information from all over the country.