Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Stepwise approach to establishing multiple outreach laboratory information system-electronic medical record interfaces

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pathology Informatics
2153-3539
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/2153-3539.63829
Keywords
  • Technical Note
Disciplines
  • Computer Science
  • Medicine

Abstract

Clinical laboratory outreach business is changing as more physician practices adopt an electronic medical record (EMR). Physician connectivity with the laboratory information system (LIS) is consequently becoming more important. However, there are no reports available to assist the informatician with establishing and maintaining outreach LIS–EMR connectivity. A four-stage scheme is presented that was successfully employed to establish unidirectional and bidirectional interfaces with multiple physician EMRs. This approach involves planning (step 1), followed by interface building (step 2) with subsequent testing (step 3), and finally ongoing maintenance (step 4). The role of organized project management, software as a service (SAAS), and alternate solutions for outreach connectivity are discussed.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.