ONC To Survey Exchange Between Physicians And Labs

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | October 22, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT plans to gauge the extent to which clinical laboratories are able to electronically send lab test results in structured data to the ordering physicians.

The survey will include about 2,700 hospital-based and 2,000 independent labs.
ONC also will survey the percentage of lab results that are currently be electronically transmitted in standard coded format to physicians, according to an announcement in the Oct. 19 Federal Register.