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Patients to Have Right to Access Lab Test Result Data

The lab test result data access rule is finally final. See the HHS presser and the final rule, which is scheduled to be published on Thursday. What does this mean? In a nutshell, patients in all 50 states are now guaranteed the right to access the results of tests conducted by freestanding labs. (The right […]

HIPAA Rights, Expanded: Opening the Door to Patient Access to Lab Results

We're inching closer to promulgation of final regulations that will likely make all lab test results more easily accessible to patients, by making them subject to the HIPAA rules ensuring patient access. (Currently, lab test results and psychiatric notes are the two lone categories of patient data not subject to HIPAA; however "in-house" labs drawn […]

Electronic Exchange of Lab Results: A social-media-prompted response to the ONC RFI on interoperability

The final question posed in the recent request for information posted by ONC reads as follows: What specific HHS policy changes would significantly increase standards based electronic exchange of laboratory results? Keith Boone, aka @motorcycle_guy, self-proclaimed GE standards geek and fellow member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, blogged about his thoughts on the subject in […]