Cures Act and Information sharing
Information Blocking – Faster Release of Patient Care Information and Test Results
Beginning April 5, 2021, all patient care information including treatment notes, lab results, pathology, and test results will be available to patients in the Stroud Regional Medical Center Patient Portal as soon as they are posted. Information Blocking is a mandate of the 21st Century Cures Act designed to provide quicker access to treatment information to patients and promote improved collaboration between patients and their care team.
Patients have access to personal health information in the Stroud REgional Medical Center patient portal right now, including lab reports or tests results. With the Cures Act, additional useful health information will be available to patients more quickly in their Patient Portal account including:
We believe that these changes will empower our patients in a variety of ways. New Information Blocking rules will allow patients:
In some instances, patients may receive lab and testing results before providers and clinical team members have had the
opportunity to review them. For questions or concerns, patients should contact their provider to discuss.
Patients may request their information be released to themselves or third parties for various reasons. To request copies of medical records you can contact the Stroud Regional Medical Center Health Information Department.