Package inserts for reagents contain a lot of information. This information can be utilized when setting up a new test. The package insert contains the test’s expected normal patient range. It is acceptable to use the manufacturer’s expected normal range until you establish your own later after you have gathered additional patient data.
How to secure your access to patient data when switching electronic health record vendors
Who owns patient data in an electronic health record (EHR)? It’s a simple question with a complex answer. No longer confined to the shelves of a physician’s office, patient data is now shared and used by a myriad of organizations across healthcare: Other physicians and health systems, the EHR vendor, payers, and researchers, not to mention patients themselves. While primary care physicians often originate the medical record, the resulting data are not theirs alone.The implication? The traditional concept of ownership is unraveling as patient data migrates away from paper charts and takes up residence in the cloud. Experts now counsel physicians against the concept of data ownership entirely….(Read More)