[Histonet] Pathology amended reports

Victor victor_tobias at comcast.net
Wed Oct 28 12:47:59 CDT 2015


Our database keeps track of every variation of the report, but the EMR/clinician only sees the latest copy. We try to limit the use of amendments to demographic changes, date of service, but there are circumstances where an amendment is more appropriate than an addendum. Let me know if you have any questions.

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

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From: STEVEN PINHEIRO via Histonet
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 9:35 AM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Pathology amended reports

I realize this is a broad topic but I am trying to get a flavor for best practices.
When you issue an amended report, is the original 'removed'? Unlike the practice on the clinical lab side of leaving the first errant test result in place and issuing a corrected result, pathology (at least here) has felt there are more down side issues with leaving the wrong information in the patient chart.
Your specific thoughts on the actual protocol used for amended reports issued in your practice is appreciated.
Steven Pinheiro, MBA, MLS(ASCP)DLMCM
Manager Anatomic Pathology and Cytology
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S First Ave, Bldg 110 Rm 2214
Maywood, IL 60153
708-327-2642 (O)
708-327-2620 (F)
spinheiro at lumc.edu<mailto:spinheiro at lumc.edu>

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