Re: An important step forward
When I first wrote about it, I was happy about the law change. Quest's approach seems pretty seamless and simple to use, giving patients every option they can choose to get their results. I'd imagine all other labs will offer something similar, although not all will be as well integrated.
In all my doctors, I've only ever seen one who called every patient when you had labwork done. Her reasoning: That way patients knew she'd had the chance to review it. It was much more reassuring than the usual "we'll call if something's wrong." In those instances, you never really knew if the paperwork got lost or something. And if you rarely see a doctor then you could be walking around in happy oblivion.