We understand how important your health information is to you and your family. Which is why you will now see your test results appear in myhealthrecord.com as soon as they are finalized. When we say test results, we mean results related to bloodwork you have had drawn recently. As we start to share these test results with you in myhealthrecord as soon as they are available, there may be times that you will see a test result before the provider who ordered it. Our providers look at every result and a member of your care team will contact you with any concerning results.
These frequently asked questions will help you learn more about the Cures Act. If you have additional questions, please talk to your health care provider.
What is the 21st Century Cures Act’s Information Blocking Rule?
This regulation ensures that clinical information is more readily available to providers, patients and payers, removing barriers and delays related to traditional medical record request processes and fully realizing the capabilities of modern electronic health record systems.
The Women’s Group of Gwinnett shares the data that is required to be shared under the Cures Act in myhealthrecord, the patient portal.
What can I now see in my portal and when can I see it?
Almost all diagnostic test results and clinical notes, with rare exceptions, will be immediately released to the myhealthrecord without delay. Sometimes, this means that you may see your results before your provider has seen them. Please understand that we look at every test result, and your provider will contact you for anything that needs follow up.
Should I wait to look at my results until after I’ve heard from my provider?
With this new regulation, you can now decide when is the best time to see your results—which could be immediately after they are finalized, or you could wait until your provider’s office contacts you. You should talk to your provider when they order your tests about what the best plan will be for you—sometimes, patients prefer to wait to hear from their provider first for results that can potentially be life-altering, like a biopsy.