The Cures Act: Information for Patients

The Cures Act is a recently enacted federal law intended to improve every patient’s access to their own medical record. The Cures Act calls for a person’s health data to be made available without delay on a secure patient portal.

As a patient of The Oregon Clinic, you can securely view your medical record, health history and lab results using our InteliChart PatientPortal. A few notes about what you can expect to see:

  • Lab results are generally visible as soon as they are completed.
  • Some special results are not received in a way that is easily publishable. This is rare but does happen.
  • Many labs now send results directly to you through their own patient portals. Because of this, you may see sensitive lab results before the clinic or your provider has reviewed them and contacted you.
  • Documents in your chart from outside sources, such as notes from your primary care provider, are not published. You can get those documents directly from the provider who previously saw you.
  • Phone notes are not part of the core data set defined by the Cures Act and are also not published.

The Cures Act requests the following types of visit notes performed at The Oregon Clinic to be published as soon as they are signed by your provider:

  • Device Visit
  • Office Visit
  • Office Procedure
  • Nurse Visit
  • Allergy Visit
  • Diagnostic Report
  • Endoscopy Procedure Report
  • Imaging Report
  • Lab Report
  • Medication Administration
  • Nuclear Medicine Report
  • Pathology Report
  • Sleep Study Interpretation
  • Treadmill Report
  • Ultrasound Report

The Oregon Clinic is pleased to do our part to improve patient access to health records. If you have any questions, please contact your clinic.