The Impact of an Electronic Medical Record on Repeat Laboratory Test Ordering Across Four Australian Hospitals

Andrew Georgiou*, Elia Vecellio, Ling Li, Johanna I. Westbrook

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Abstract

In this study we examined the impact of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) on repeat test rates (i.e., the same test ordered within a specified window of time) for a commonly ordered set of laboratory tests; Electrolytes, Urea, Creatinine [EUC], Full Blood Counts [FBC] and Liver Function Tests [LFT]. The results point to the potential that timely, evidence-based electronic decision support features can have on the efficiency and effectiveness of the pathology laboratory process and its contribution to quality patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics
EditorsIndra Neil Sarkar, Andrew Georgiou, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages917
Number of pages1
Volume216
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995647
ISBN (Print)9781614995630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 19 Aug 201523 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume216
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365

Other

Other15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period19/08/1523/08/15

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Georgiou, A., Vecellio, E., Li, L., & Westbrook, J. I. (2015). The Impact of an Electronic Medical Record on Repeat Laboratory Test Ordering Across Four Australian Hospitals. In I. N. Sarkar, A. Georgiou, & P. M. de Azevedo Marques (Eds.), MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics (Vol. 216, pp. 917). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 216). Amsterdam: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-917