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Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager.

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Poon, EG; Wang, SJ; Gandhi, TK; Bates, DW; Kuperman, GJ
Published in: Journal of biomedical informatics
February 2003

Prior research has demonstrated that clinicians often fail to review and act upon outpatient test results in a timely and appropriate manner. To address this patient safety and quality of care issue, Partners Healthcare has developed a browser-based, provider-centric, comprehensive results management application to help clinic physicians review and act upon test results in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. The application, called the Results Manager, incorporates extensive decision support features to classify the degree of abnormality for each result, presents guidelines to help clinicians manage abnormal results, allows clinicians to generate result letters to patients with predefined, context-sensitive templates and prompts physicians to set reminders for future testing. In this paper, we outline the design process and functionality of Results Manager. We also discuss its underlying architectural design, which revolves around a clinical event monitor and a rules engine, and the methodological challenges encountered in designing this application.

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Published In

Journal of biomedical informatics

DOI

EISSN

1532-0480

ISSN

1532-0464

Publication Date

February 2003

Volume

36

Issue

1-2

Start / End Page

80 / 91

Related Subject Headings

  • User-Computer Interface
  • Software Validation
  • Software Design
  • Software
  • Pilot Projects
  • Patient Care Management
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Errors
  • Knowledge of Results, Psychological
 

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Poon, E. G., Wang, S. J., Gandhi, T. K., Bates, D. W., & Kuperman, G. J. (2003). Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 36(1–2), 80–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1532-0464(03)00061-3
Poon, Eric G., Samuel J. Wang, Tejal K. Gandhi, David W. Bates, and Gilad J. Kuperman. “Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager.Journal of Biomedical Informatics 36, no. 1–2 (February 2003): 80–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1532-0464(03)00061-3.
Poon EG, Wang SJ, Gandhi TK, Bates DW, Kuperman GJ. Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager. Journal of biomedical informatics. 2003 Feb;36(1–2):80–91.
Poon, Eric G., et al. “Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager.Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 36, no. 1–2, Feb. 2003, pp. 80–91. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s1532-0464(03)00061-3.
Poon EG, Wang SJ, Gandhi TK, Bates DW, Kuperman GJ. Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager. Journal of biomedical informatics. 2003 Feb;36(1–2):80–91.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of biomedical informatics

DOI

EISSN

1532-0480

ISSN

1532-0464

Publication Date

February 2003

Volume

36

Issue

1-2

Start / End Page

80 / 91

Related Subject Headings

  • User-Computer Interface
  • Software Validation
  • Software Design
  • Software
  • Pilot Projects
  • Patient Care Management
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Errors
  • Knowledge of Results, Psychological