[Histonet] Cx'ing pathology orders in computer based system

Jessica.Vacca <@t> HCAhealthcare.com Jessica.Vacca <@t> HCAhealthcare.com
Thu Aug 23 12:27:30 CDT 2012

Does anyone know if there is a written reference (CMS, JCAHO or CAP) as to who is allowed to cancel or modify a pathology order due to misidentification of specimen site?
Pathology LIS receives electronic order-Order being "pathology or Cytology to lab", but there is specific specimen identification of Large Intestine (specimen labeled as Large Intestine), pathologist opens container and says no this is Small Intestine, does pathology have the "right" to modify what was entered into the LIS? Or to even re-label the specimen correctly? (before you Squawk-I know that you make the nurse re-do everything CYA) but wanted to know if there was any documentation that says the "Nurse" has to do it and that the functionality should not be left in the hands of the pathology department to change the order.


Jessica Vacca
Epic Anatomic Pathology
Application Lead
HCA Clinical Services Group
2545 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 32703
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e: Jessica.Vacca <@t> hcahealthcare.com

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