Outreach to Candidate Hospitals and Laboratories for LIC Participation
The College of American Pathologists
(CAP), the American Hospital Association
(AHA) and Surescripts
are collaborating on a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to electronically connect hospital laboratories to public health agencies.
Part of the outreach effort of the Laboratory Interoperability Cooperative
(LIC) includes an assessment of where facilities are in efforts to meet meaningful use requirements and in exchanging reportable information with public health agencies. Therefore we do encourage all facilities to participate in the effort. The LIC connectivity goal is aligned with meaningful use
(MU) incentives that require certified electronic health records
(EHR) to incorporate structured data from laboratories (lab) and electronically report lab results to public health agencies.
The following checklist will help determine whether your facility is ready to participate in this pilot. Providing responses to this checklist does not obligate
your organization to participate nor does it guarantee a spot in the pilot. All answers will remain private to the LIC and data collected will only be used in the context of grant participation.
The checklist is organized in four short sections and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. In order to make accurate assessments for pilot purposes, many of the following questions are required - please answer them to the best of your ability.