Re: LIS integration with pathology test tracking

From:Carol Jones

Hi Tim

I'm not sure i understand quite what you are asking being English and
probably a little backward but bear with me.

Our pathologists don't request tests thru our LIS TripleG Ultra but can
reflex and add additional requests if required. All our histology and
hospital based cytology can be requested through our HIS which
automatically requests tests onto the LIS.  Tests from physicians outside
the hospital are requested manually until we have established electronic
ordering from remote site next year.

We have minimum data set reporting for cancer integrated into the
conventional freetext type histology/nongynae report, which are issued to
requesting physicians.  This is a very long process but means that every
data item in a "text" report is searchable as well as being searchable by
SNOMED coding

The onboard specimen/report tracking is exceptional.

Management reports such as those you mention relating to test type, case
type, workload, statistical data, sensitivity data for cytotechs, work
activity and many many more are produced using Crystal reports which is
integral to the LIMS.  We have base reports which we have customised.

This is a system new to the UK using the TripleG Ultra application and we
are the beta testing site for the UK.  We are just about to go live in
March and the system promises to fulfil many financial and governmental
regulatory statistical requirements.  We have had some problems with labels
and other minor stuff but, we think we have made the right decision as this
system allows us the flexibility to connect to other systems.

I would be interested if any other Histonetters have 3G Ultra experience.

Carol Jones Chief Cytotechnologist
 Wirral Hospital NHS Trust. UK

                    "Morken, Tim"                                                         
                           To:     'Histonet'                               
                    13/02/2003           cc:                                              
                    16:32                Subject:     LIS integration with pathology test 


I would like to know at what level your LIS integrates with your pathology
Do your pathologists request tests through the LIS?
Do you enter tests performed and results obtained on each slide?
Can you print out reports by case, test-type (special stain, antibody, etc)
or other parameters?
Can you print out a report per case showing all test requests, all tests
performed and all results?
Can you use the LIS to produce test-use reports (ie, how many tests of each
type done per time period)?

Thanks for your time!

Tim Morken

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