Labs struggling to collect COVID demographic data

June 23, 2020

HHS recently issued additional guidance for labs and other entities performing COVID-19 testing regarding exactly what demographic data is required to be submitted to local health authorities. However, the problem is that many labs do not receive information such as race or ethnicity with a patient’s EHR file, placing them in a bind for how exactly to collect this data.

Vachette CEO Mick Raich shares his thoughts on what potential liability labs may face if they fail to report this data:

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