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Chemical Pathology , Cytology , Hematology , Histology , Microbiology , and Serology
These Modules should manage the bulk of the administrative tasks involved in the Hospital and freeing staff to concentrate on patient activities. The module should provide all of the efficient, comprehensive functions for specimen management, result and statistical reporting that the laboratories require while being flexible enough to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The facilities that should be provided and the versatility with which they may be configured and used should make the system a significant benefit to laboratory information management in accordance with accreditation standards.


The following has been extracted from a recent RFP. I've included it here for your reference. It may prove useful for anyone preparing such a document.
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The Laboratory modules generally consists of :

Chemical Pathology , Cytology , Hematology , Histology , Microbiology , and Serology
These Modules should manage the bulk of the administrative tasks involved in the Hospital and freeing staff to concentrate on patient activities. The module should provide all of the efficient, comprehensive functions for specimen management, result and statistical reporting that the laboratories require while being flexible enough to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The facilities that should be provided and the versatility with which they may be configured and used should make the system a significant benefit to laboratory information management in accordance with accreditation standards


>>> Requisition Registration
1 Provide test definitions
2 Provide test profiles
3 Provide reference ranges
4 Provide notification ranges and delta checks
5 Display and automatically print requisitions
6 Display the patient's full history of cytology tests and results
7 Fully record specimen details including smears, EM and photography

>>> Specimen log in
8 User defined data fields for collecting patientís clinical histories, surgical procedures, and comments
9 User defined Sequential specimen numbering
10 Order entry with duplicate order checking
11 Ability to assign specimens to a technologist/pathologist

>>> Work-Lists ( Work Sheets )
12 Support work-lists
13 Support User defined layouts and size
14 Support table formats
15 Include patient and specimen information, including date and time of collection
16 Ability to add comments per specimen
17 Handle dilution factors for automatic calculations of final results
18 Handle repeat tests
19 Allow to add, swap and delete specimens
20 Log these specimen changes
21 User defined labels for containers and slides

>>> Results Entry
22 Support user defined screen formats for results
23 Support text editor for all findings
24 Have automatic data integrity checks
25 Have real-time range checking based on age, sex and patient condition
26 On screen display of deltas
27 Support automatic user defined calculations
28 Support auto-validation functions
29 Support automatic display of CBC for comparison

>>> Interface with Medical Equipment
30 Interface to various on-line analyzers
31 Interface to manual differential counters
32 Support the quality controlled results that are accepted for entry
33 Make results available to the Order Management system

>>> Queries
34 Test results
35 Patient search inquiries
36 Display of all requests for a patient
37 Specimen search criteria
38 Security levels for confidential inquiries
39 Optionally display requests for other labs
40 Provide for patient history inquiries by patient name, request number and patient/hospital number
41 Allow for creation and amendment of search profiles
42 Activate search profiles
43 Activate overnight reports
44 Monitor overnight terminals

>>> Management Reports
45 Daysheets
46 Statistical reports
47 Workload recording
48 Outstanding tests
49 Laboratory status
50 Notification report
51 Unverified tests report
52 Auto-validation reports based on quality control evaluation
53 Delta checks
54 Alert levels

>>> Reports
55 Single reports
56 Cumulative reports
57 Ward reports
58 Exception reports
59 Abnormalities highlighted in reports
60 Detailed report :- Coded and free text
61 Detailed report :- Text editor with word processor
62 Detailed report :- SNOMED coding and search facilities
63 Detailed report :- Supplementary reports

>>> Quality Control
64 Capture statistics automatically at the result approval stage
65 Have quality control features e.g. daily quality control logs
66 Use quality control summary reports
67 Have any plots
68 Support quality control exceptions reports
69 Support Westgard rules for quality control
70 Support quality control sample collection
71 Support input of individual quality control results
72 Support batch input of quality control results

>>> Supervisory Functions
73 Provide for referral lists
74 Produce statistics
75 Configurable :- Report format parameters
76 Configurable :- Report approval parameters
77 Configurable :- Request number format parameters
78 Configurable :- Worksheet and daybook parameters
79 Create and amend recall letters

>>> Histopathology Management
80 Support report size parameters
81 Have user defined report editor commands
82 Support label parameters
83 Support printer parameters


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 October 2008 00:59 )  

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