Lab test to patients
Fantz, Corinne Renee
cfantz at EMORY.EDU
Sat May 4 16:28:33 UTC 2013
I too agree that lab tests should be provided to patients if they are built in ways to improve quality and coordination of care not as they currently are (to collect incentive payments under significant time constraints).
There are unintended consequences that have not yet been considered by many IT vendors producing these reports from the "official" medical record. Unofficial lab reports can be helpful but also can be misleading (eg. Not reflecting corrections, missing interpretations, poor formatting as there are no standards for patient reports as there are for "official" reports for clinical labs under CLIA).
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Sent from my iPhone
On May 4, 2013, at 11:34 AM, "Brian Goldman" <brian.goldman at CBC.CA<mailto:brian.goldman at CBC.CA>> wrote:
I agree that lab tests should go to patients directly. Any "needless" anxiety put upon the patient will be more than made up for by improved patient engagement as well as an opportunity to challenge the accuracy of the test results.
This e-mail message (including any attachments) is for the sole use of
the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged
information. If the reader of this message is not the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution
or copying of this message (including any attachments) is strictly
If you have received this message in error, please contact
the sender by reply e-mail message and destroy all copies of the
original message (including attachments).
To unsubscribe from the IMPROVEDX:
mail to:IMPROVEDX-SIGNOFF-REQUEST at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
or click the following link: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Address messages to: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
For additional information and subscription commands, visit:
http://LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG/ (with your password)
Visit the searchable archives or adjust your subscription at:
Moderator: Lorri Zipperer Lorri at ZPM1.com, Communication co-chair, Society for Improving Diagnosis in Medicine
To unsubscribe from the IMPROVEDX list, click the following link:<br>
<a href="http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1" target="_blank">http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1</a>
More information about the Test