Monday, May 17, 2010

Countdown to Electronic Labs

Okay - we didn't "quite" pass the validation for the electronic labs. Just a minor glitch due to some slight differences between the old and the new (version 3) of the HL7 standards.

But we are well on our way. Should have everything ready for final validation within a couple of week - with the goal for electronic labs capability in Alberta being by the middle of June.

Things are going well. I have been able to make electronic forms with my own preferences using the new electronic forms generator. It is remarkably easy to use, and it works flawlessly.

I'm starting to "electronicize" more forms for my office - with the goal to having all of these forms totally electronic. It is really nice to have them printed out with the patient's demographics, and my referral comments for the referrals (ie. x-rays, etc.) very neatly typed. It is also really nice to have a copy of every referral form I have ever made for every patient - this is information not normally stored and only sometimes recorded - until now!