RE: Order Entry

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We have CoPath in our lab.  We keep a clipboard with the numbers 0-99 in
columns on multiple pages.  We write the number series (2200, 2300, 2400,
etc.) at the top of each page as we get to it and manually assign numbers to
the specimes.  We have to make sure we cross the numbers off of the
clipboard after labeling the specimens, so that we don't re-use any numbers.
This does happen occassionally, but it is correctable (just a pain!).  We
then accession the specimens into the computer as soon as possible, making
sure the names and numbers match.  This method gives us a chance to just get
specimens labeled and to the PA or pathologist without spending the time
first to log them into the computer.

Burbank, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Becky Scholes []
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 7:37 AM
Subject: Order Entry

Fellow AP Histonetters,

Our lab is shopping for a new computer system, and they all have a feature 
that could turn our accessioning system upside down.  With the system we 
have now, we apply an accession number to the case with a preprinted 
computer generated sticker.  (I print 4,000 at a time.) In this way, we can 
gross in over 60 cases first thing in the morning, and the medical 
secretaries do order entry in the computer whenever they have time.  With 
the new computer systems, the case has to be entered before you can be 
assigned an accession number and do gross.  This will really slow us up, 
especially since the medical secretaries think that now we will be doing the

order entry.  So now I have to think outside the box.  How do other people 
do it that have heavy work loads and a computer system like the one I will 

Bec the Tec
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