[Histonet] pathology reports

Tench, Bill Bill.Tench <@t> pph.org
Wed Oct 13 12:30:24 CDT 2010

We scan all outside laboratory reports (including consultations, flow
cytometry, special immunohistochemistry, molecular tests, etc) and
insert the scanned material into an addendum which is electronically
tied to the primary report.  If the outside report has graphic material
(ie, material that cannot be converted into a "WORD" format) it has to
be excised because at least our vision of Cerner Millenium will not
permit non-text material to be inserted into the report document (We use
an Epson scanner and Epson program that does a very handy job of
converting PDF documents into WORD documents and allows for the excision
of non-WORD material---like fancy headers).  When appropriate, ie, it is
not obvious what the results mean, we may add our own comment about how
these results should be interpreted in the setting of our other
material.  This saves a lot of transcription (which use to be the way we
accomplished this) and avoids transcriptional errors.  It generally
allows capture of the name and address of the outside laboratory, which
is a CLIA requirement.  Incorporating the results of special tests into
the report is a CAP requirement.
Bill Tench
Associate Dir. Laboratory Services
Chief, Cytology Services
Palomar Medical Center
555 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, California  92025
Bill.Tench <@t> pph.org
Voice: 760- 739-3037
Fax: 760-739-2604

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