A case for manual entry of structured, coded laboratory data from multiple sources into an ambulatory electronic health record.

@article{Staes2006ACF,
  title={A case for manual entry of structured, coded laboratory data from multiple sources into an ambulatory electronic health record.},
  author={Catherine J. Staes and Sterling T. Bennett and R. Scott Evans and Scott P. Narus and Stanley M. Huff and John B. Sorensen},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={12-5}
}
Laboratory results provide necessary information for the management of ambulatory patients. To realize the benefits of an electronic health record (EHR) and coded laboratory data (e.g., decision support and improved data access and display), results from laboratories that are external to the health care enterprise need to be integrated with internal results. We describe the development and clinical impact of integrating external results into the EHR at Intermountain Health Care (IHC). During… CONTINUE READING

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