Background: Physician requests for additional testing on an existing laboratory specimen (add-ons) are resource intensive and generally require a phone call to the laboratory. Verbal orders such as these have been noted to be associated with errors in accuracy. The aim of this study was to compare a novel computerized system for add-on requests to the prior verbal system. Method: We compare the computerized add-on request system to the verbal system with respect to order completeness and workflow. Results: We demonstrate that the computerized add-on system resulted in the complete in-laboratory documentation of the add-on request 100% of the time, compared to 58% with the verbal add-on system. In addition, we show that documentation of a verbal add-on request in the electronic medical record (EMR) occurred for 4% of requests, while in the computerized system EMR documentation occurred 100% of the time. We further demonstrate that the computerized add-on request process was well accepted by providers and did not significantly change the test mix of the add-on requests. Conclusions: In computerized physician order entry (CPOE) implementations, add-on order functionality should be considered so these orders are documented in the EMR.
|Titolo:||O-beta-N-Acetylglucosaminidase on human Erythrocytes as biomarker of oxidative stress in erectile disfunction patients.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1515/CCLM.2011.140|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|