RE: [Histonet] Meditech LIS

From:"Muskett David"


We use Meditech

Meditech has the advantage over other pathology systems that it allows
electronic requisitioning if it is being used on the hospital wards.

It is not well designed for histology and presents a number of practical
difficulties using it.

There is no proper word processing package
The search functions are flawed
We print slide labels
We can print wordlists but not as good as other systems such as Telepath
We do basic stats
Once a specimen is accessed onto the system you can link to other
pathologies - it is generally quite cumbersome.

My advice is to spend a day with someone using it. 



David Muskett
Chief Biomedical Scientist, Histology
Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust
Eaton Road
L12 2AP
Telephone (0151) 293 3656
Fax (0151) 293 3617

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Laurie
Sent: 21 August 2006 16:14
Subject: [Histonet] Meditech LIS

Can someone that uses Meditech in Pathology give me some feedback on the
system.  To what capacity do you use it in Pathology/Histology?  Do you
use it to accession specimens in the grossing room?  Do you use it to
print up a worklist at the end of the day that the histotechs will use
for embedding and cutting?  Do you print cassettes, slides, and/or slide
labels using the system?  Can you pull statistics out?  
Although we are getting Meditech in Pathology, I have been told that we
will not be getting it in the grossing room, because we would have to
pull up the histories when we are accessioning.  Right now we use a
typewriter to log everything in.  I have worked with several LIS systems
before, and we were able to just enter very basic info in order to
accession the specimens. I would appreciate any info that you can give
me - thanks!

Laurie Colbert
Huntington Hospital
Pasadena, CA 

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