Real-time notification of laboratory data requested by users through alphanumeric pagers.


Journal Article

The authors developed a novel feature in their clinical information systems, which allows clinicians to request notification about laboratory results. Clinicians who are expecting a particular laboratory result for a particular patient can request a report of the result via an alphanumeric pager as soon as the result is filed into the patient database. This feature has gained popularity and is heavily used in both inpatient and outpatient settings, at a rate of about 2,300 times per month. This event-monitor-based feature illustrates one way that information technology can be applied to improve communication in health care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Poon, EG; Kuperman, GJ; Fiskio, J; Bates, DW

Published Date

  • May 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 222

PubMed ID

  • 11971882

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11971882

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-974X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-5027

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1197/jamia.m1009


  • eng