Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have revolutionized the healthcare industry by eliminating paper records and making the information needed to design better diagnostic and treatment processes more easily available.
However, unless laboratory data is integrated into EMR systems, healthcare teams are only getting part of the picture. Caregivers need access to all the information they need to make healthcare decisions, including laboratory test results.
Linking EMRs and the Laboratory
Laboratory test results give a more complete picture of patient medical histories by allowing doctors to track diagnoses, pain management, and toxicology reports.
The Avalon EMR Interface Module enables laboratories to connect to all the EMR systems that clients use to find patient information. Avalon offers both Uni-Directional and Bi-Directional EMR Interfaces for more efficient and flexible communication between laboratories and their clients.
- Uni-Directional EMR Interfaces: Lab results can be delivered directly from the laboratory information system to clients’ EMRs over a secure and compliant connection.
- Bi-Directional EMR Interfaces: Clients can deliver patient demographic, order, and billing information directly to the laboratory and retrieve results from the laboratory.
These interfaces reduce the cost and effort of maintaining patient records. Orders can be processed faster with less possibility for error. These advantages help laboratories build satisfying and long-term relationships with clients by making back-and-forth communication more efficient and cost-effective.