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Barriers to exchange lab results electronically?

Posted Oct 21 2009 8:15am
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Link: Physicians encounter barriers in exchanging lab results electronically

According to Diana Manos, Senior Editor, Healthcare IT News, one of the problems is that state laws regulate the exchange of electronic laboratory results, and standards don't exist to allow this information to flow easily between labs and physician offices. According to experts, labs are required to pay for the exchange of data, so they build connections with larger providers first – leaving small physician practices on their own, since there aren't enough lab results to justify the interface.

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