Head – Laboratory
The Laboratory Module houses all the diagnostic processes related to laboratory testing which includes the test directory and reports. MYCURE’s role is to aid the laboratory department staff in handling the different facets of laboratory testing through management and monitoring which results into a faster and smoother process.
This module has four primary users namely Head – Laboratory, Pathologist, Medical Technologist, and Laboratory Technician. Each of these users have their own role and privileges to ensure the patient’s clinic journey. In this tutorial, we’ll discuss the user who oversees the whole of the laboratory department: Laboratory – Head.
Head – Laboratory
The head of the laboratory oversees the whole of the department processes. They are mainly in charge of the verification and finalization of lab reports which is important in ensuring the patient’s health. Below is a matrix of their privileges.
CRUD = Create, Read, Update, Delete.
|Laboratory||Head – Laboratory|
|Lab Tests||Manages creation of laboratory tests and its components||CRUD|
|Lab Orders||Manages lab orders, specimen ID printing, and claim stub printing||CRUD|
|Lab Results||Manages lab result creation, updating, deletion, and printing||CRUD|
|Lab Analyzers||Access to register HL7-ready lab analyzers||CRUD|
|Lab Test Send Outs||Manages lab test sendouts||CRUD|
|Lab Test Completion||Manages lab test completion||CRUD|
|Lab Test Verification||Manages lab test verification||CRUD|
|Lab Test Finalization||Manages lab test finalization||CRUD|
|Lab Analytics||Access to lab analytics||RU|
|Physical Medical Exam||CRUD|
Lab Tests and Lab Orders
This features the lab queues, the tests, and its components. Users can manage these through accessing Laboratory > Queues. These are mainly composed of queue management and specimen collection.
In queue management, users can accept patients queued to them from the registration. To do this, simply click on the patient’s name. If not, users also have the option to postpone or reject the patient. To postpone or cancel a patient in queue, select more options and then click the desired action. Users can also requeue postponed patients back to active queue by selecting the “Bring Back” option. To accommodate a patient, click on their name and then an accommodation confirmation will appear.
To generate a Control ID for the specimen of an order, click the “+” button. Click the “Est. Release Date” to select the date wherein the patient can go back to claim the results. Click the method field to input the method of extraction done for the specimen.
To update, print claim stub, or print control ID, simply click the more options on the right side of the laboratory test order.
Lab Results, Send Outs, Completion, Verification, and Finalization.
Lab results can be found in Laboratory > Worklist. Inside, this contains the list of pending, completed, verified, sent out, and cancelled lab orders.
To fulfill a laboratory test, click the test to be filled out. Users have the ability to cancel the laboratory order by clicking the ”Cancel Order” button found on the top right corner of the page. To print, simply click the print button for a print preview to appear. Only finalized reports can be printed out.
Once filled out, users will undergo a 3-step verification of completing, verifying, and finalizing test results. A report will only appear in the completed list if it was completed by a designated user. The same is applicable to tests that are verified and finalized. Once a report is finalized, users can no longer edit or update the result.
For every verification step, a prompt will appear confirming the user’s identity to ensure the security and the details of the report.
To send a laboratory report out, click the “Send Out” button and then select which diagnostic center to send the report out to.
To add an HL7 analyzer, access Settings > Laboratory > Analyzers. Once accessed, click the “+” button on the upper right corner. A prompt will appear asking for the analyzer name, description, HL7 receiving facility, and HL7 receiving application. Click save to add the analyzer to the system.
The Laboratory Dashboard is an analytical summary of the Laboratory department’s transaction which can be filtered by date. This is accessible through Laboratory > Dashboard.