HealthLeaders Media September 15, 2021
A letter to ONC demands rule change, but some physician supporters say the change was necessary.
– Patients’ emotional response to serious diagnoses deserve to be overseen by physicians, says AMGA letter.
– Labs may send results to the wrong physician, leading to “dangerous” no-news-is-good-news scenarios.
– Improving care team communication might form the basis for further ONC guidance, physicians agree.
A Federal rule that took effect July 1 has prompted a physician group to write The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to prevent what it sees as new harm to patients receiving automated test results before a physician can speak to them.
The rule, part of the 21st Century Cures Act passed...