Re: [Histonet] Computer Orders for Pathology

From:Victor Tobias


We have not gone paperless, but probably could for about 50% of our 
workload. We use PowerPath which has an orders interface. We currently 
receive messages from EPIC, but only our satellite clinics are using it. 
We receive the specimen and requisition which both contain the order 
number. By entering the order number, patient demographics, referring 
physician, relevant clinical information and specimen description are 
pulled in. We just updated the specimen information to match our panels. 
So we could almost go paperless with this since the order number is on 
the specimen label. The problem for us is that EPIC uses a MRN that is 
not currently compatible with our billing system. If it is a new 
patient, we need the paperwork and insurance information to register the 
patient. At this time I don't know what the plan is for the medical 
center (internally) to interface to us.


Weems, Joyce wrote:
> You guys were great to share info with me from my recent workload questions. Thanks so much.
> Another one...
> How many of you are no longer using paper requisitions? We have been requested to eliminate ours and to order through our IDX system. If anyone does this, would you please share your experience? It seems to me we don't have enough spaces to include the info our pathologists need, but I may have blinders on. I'd appreciate your experience and how it has worked for you. 
> We seem to have a hard time getting paper requisitions completed, not sure how going paperless could work!
> Thanks, 
> Joyce
> Joyce Weems
> Pathology Manager
> Saint Joseph's Hospital 
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