The Cures Act, which goes into effect April 5, 2021, aims to ensure that patients have timely access to their health information. The rule requires all physicians to make their office notes, laboratory results, and other diagnostic reports available to patients as soon as the physician’s office receives an electronic copy. Join this Twitter Chat to discuss this topic.
Chat Discussion Questions
Q1. What has been your experience so far in implementing the law?
Q2. What are some of the challenges you are encountering at your institution or practice?
Q3. How are you partnering with clinician colleagues to adapt to these new regulations?
Q4. What advice do you have for fellow pathologists who are tasked with implementing these changes at their institution/practice?
Q5. What are the penalties for not complying with the law?
Q6. What is information blocking according to the legislation?
Q7. What resources are available to help pathologists comply?
Note: This Twitter chat will be following a Q&A format. The host, tweeting from @Pathologists, will ask questions or post discussion topics (beginning with Q1, Q2, etc.); the leaders will post answers starting with “A” and the corresponding question number (A1, A2, etc.). Ask your question or comment on one of the discussion questions/answers by referencing the specific discussion question beginning your tweet with “QX”, with X referring to the question number.
How to Participate
- Follow along on the #capchat hashtag. Invite your followers to join the chat.
- Introduce yourself, where you are from, and any relevant professional details to the group.
- Respond to the Q’s using A1, A2, A3, etc.
Tip: Mute or block any bots taking over your feed. Ask questions and share your best tips and tricks with the group.