RE: [Histonet] pathology orders

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We accept our non-gyn cytologies electronically, but they are required to send a copy of the transmittal request. Can you pull out the CAP reg in order to document the requirement? Maybe that would help. Good luck, Joyce-----Original Message-----From:[]On Behalf Of MarthaWardSent: Friday, January 14, 2005 3:52 PMTo: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.eduSubject: [Histonet] pathology ordersRecently our clinical labs have gone to electronic orders and no longerreceive written or paper requisitions.  The tubes are labeled withbarcodes which contain all the necessary information for them to receiveand act upon the requests.   The clinical labs use one type of computersystem and we in anatomic pathology use CoPath.We do some tests within our department (Anatomic Pathology) on bloodsamples (drawn by the phlebotomists) that is orderable on the floorsthrough the clinical lab computer system but are resulted by our MedicalDirector/Pathologist in CoPath as a pathology report (given a surgicalnumber).  It is the policy of our  AP department that all specimens mustbe accompanied by a written requisition, which I assume is standardpractice among other institutions.We have recently started having instances where we receive the bloodsamples but no requisition.  I have been trying to explain to theclinical labs our policy and the reasons for it but they keep askingwhy, if the order is electronic, we need a piece of paper.Currently we are accepting print outs of the electronic order from thecomputer as our requisition.  So far everyone is trying to remember anddoing a pretty good job at it, but sometimes they slip up.Are there any other institutions that have a similar situation?  Hasanyone in Anatomic Pathology gone to electronic ordering of specimens?I would interested in other scenarios like ours. Thanks, and sorry for the length of this posting. Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHCMolecular Diagnostics LabWake Forest University Baptist Medical Center_______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

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