MADISON, N.J. April 27, 2012
Surya N. Mohapatra, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quest Diagnostics, called on the healthcare industry to support the adoption of unique Patient IDs to speed and streamline access to critical patient records, which, for an individual patient, can often reside at several different physician offices, specialists, hospitals and insurance providers. With Patient IDs, providers would gain a comprehensive and current view of a patient’s health history.
"Quest Diagnostics is committed to empowering patients and healthcare providers with secure and rapid access to the personal health information that is so critical to improving patient health," said Dr. Mohapatra. "In today’s digital world, patients are increasingly relying on smart phones and tablets to better manage every aspect of their lives.
"Patients can use their unique Health ID to gain timely access to their personal laboratory test results, to help develop a picture of the most appropriate treatment options," said Dr. Mohapatra.
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