State and national initiatives to promote health information exchange (HIE) are gaining momentum in the wake of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which provides over $40 billion to promote health information technology. States face particular challenges in promoting HIE for clinical laboratory results. This paper is intended to provide policymakers with useful background on:
• Policy issues related to sharing lab results with providers and patients;
• The pertinent laws and how they are interpreted by various states;
• How the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) laws relate to each other; and
• Opportunities for reviewing, reinterpreting, and updating laws to fit with new electronic health information infrastructures and policies.
The California HealthCare Foundation provided generous support for the development of this paper.
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