Re: specimen accessioning

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From:Becky Scholes <>,
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The histotechs used to do the order entry, until one day it dawned on me 
that we were busting our tails while the medical secretaries had a lot of 
time to sit around and talk, goof off, and flirt with the pathologists.  
Therefore, THEY got to do it!  Equal opportunity to do a full day's work.  
I'm all for delegating, if the opportunity arises.  Besides, they DO know 
how to type, too.  Histotechs are a superior breed, but we can't hog all the 
fun.  :-)

Bec the Tec

>From: Renee Seiler <>
>Subject: specimen accessioning
>Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 05:28:59 -0600
>Hello, I have been reading with interest on all the feedback about entering 
>specimens, and am totally flabbergasted that a) you have secretaries and 
>transcriptionists who WILLINGLY do this and b)those who have a computer 
>system STILL use logbooks--hello, let's save some trees here!  Yes, use 
>manual entry when the system goes down, but the whole purpose of a 
>computerized system is to let the computer and only the computer assign 
>numbers.  I have used both Sunquest and Meditech and have worked in labs 
>where everyone from the lab assistant to histotech to cytotech to path 
>assistants to pathologists will accession specimens, but NEVER the office 
>Renee Seiler, Rose Medical Center, Denver CO, USA

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