Many physicians are already connected with Quest Labs.  You can find out from the website or by asking your physician if he/she is connected.  With Google Health, your physician can transfer your labs to your health account.  This page has a number of FAQs on how the process works.  If your physician is using an EMR/EHR software program, the chances are pretty good they are set up with a data interchange.  Quest imagealso provides a free standing set up for physicians who are not currently using electronic records.  The Care 360 plan with your consent, can transmit results to a Google Health Account.  The physician will need to supply you with a unique security code that needs to be activated before results can be in other words the entire transaction process involves the patient, the physician and Quest Labs...BD 

MADISON, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients and physicians have a new way to share diagnostic laboratory data online, thanks to Quest imageDiagnostics and Google Health, a product launched today by Google. More than 100,000 physicians in the U.S. who use Quest Diagnostics' family of Care360(TM) connectivity products will be able to securely provide diagnostic data with a brief explanation of test results to a patient's Google Health Account, where a patient can maintain medical records and personal health information online. The new product is expected to empower patients and physicians to collaborate more closely in making more well-informed health care decisions based on diagnostic  information. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, serving half of all physicians and hospitals in the U.S. and analyzing test results for more than 500,000 patients every day. Quest Diagnostics is the only diagnostic testing company collaborating with Google to launch Google Health. "Diagnostic testing is the foundation of a patient's health record and a key driver of the health care decisions physicians make on behalf of their patients," said Stephen C. Suffin, M.D., interim chief laboratory officer and corporate medical director, clinical pathology, Quest Diagnostics. "Using Google Health, physicians will be able to more efficiently share important diagnostic data with their patients.

Abkhazia Institute for Social and Economic Research - Quest Diagnostics and Google Empower Patients and Physicians to Share Diagnostic Test Results Online


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