Re: cost studies

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From:Tim Morken <>
Date:Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:35:43 -0500 (EST)

The only software I've used is the stuff I developed myself. Some one 
else posted a message wondering about commercial software a few weeks 
ago and no messages came back (to Histonet at least).

I have used Filemaker Pro (Claris, for Mac and PC) to do this and had a 
fun time doing it. You are right - it is nice when things update 
automatically and you can give people the 'numbers' they want with a 
click of the mouse!

It may be that a commercial program like Quicken or some of the other 
standard bookkeeping programs could be used for Pathology bookeeping. I 
haven't tried it.

I think it is well worth developing it yourself - you'll be able to 
modify it any way you want.

----Original Message Follows----
Subject: cost studies
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 14:43:45 -0500 (EST)

Hi there Histonians,
   I've just been through my latest cost study for our histology dept. I 
I could set this up on my home computer, in fact I started to do so, but 
Pathologists needed my "numbers" sooner than later. Sound familiar?
   Could any of you fine people, recommend software you've used in your 
for cost studies? I thought it would be wonderful if I set this up in 
the Lab,
that every time our bookkeepers pay a vendor bill, and the price of that 
goes up (or down), it would adjust the cost study right then and there. 
   I'm getting too busy to play with these numbers over and over.

Bruce Gapinski HT(ASCP) 

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP) 
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333


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