RE: Order Entry

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From:"Tom T. McNemar" <>
To:Becky Scholes <>,

Our histotechs do the order entry.  It works well for our case load.  One
comes in at 0730 and covers all phases of grossing.  We use the Meditech
system (but don't know that I can recommend it!) and when its down, we
assign the numbers manually and then enter the specimens later.

Tom Mc Nemar
Pathology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Becky Scholes []
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 20, 2000 10:05 AM
> To:
> 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
> have?
> Bec the Tec
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