RE: [Histonet] Pathology Report Retention in Lab

From:"Rebecca Barnhart"

They are kept indefinitely in medical records.

>>> "Weems, Joyce"  1/14/2005 1:35:16 PM >>>
And how long does your Medical Record Dept keep them? j

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Rebecca
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Pathology Report Retention in Lab

We no longer keep a hard copy in the lab.  We scan the request,
report, immuno report, FCM report, cytogenetic report and anything
pertaining to the cases into our computer system.  If our computer
system goes down (which is a very rare occurrence) we can always go to
medical records.


>>>  1/14/2005 12:31:27 PM >>>

How long is everyone else keeping the lab copy (hard copy) of the 
pathology report in the lab files? 

Original kept in Medical Records indefinitely and lab copy is

on-line but does not include associated items such as drawings, reqs, 
outside consultation reports, etc..

Histonet mailing list 

Histonet mailing list 

Confidentiality Notice ** The information contained in this message may
be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of
the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient
nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the
intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure,
copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the
contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have
received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by
replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.
Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>