Postanalytic Risk Reduction in Pathology Results Reporting
4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Complexity of our systems continues to increase, challenging the abilities of existing information systems to reliably deliver timely, succinct pathology reports to the right healthcare professionals. Case studies will be presented to exemplify existing gaps in real-time reporting of intra-operative consultations, accurate pathology data integration in clinical notes, exploiting pathology diagnostics in organizational programs accreditation and patients' enrollment in clinical trials, creating system-wide tumor registries, integrating tumor boards discussions in patients charts, and ensuring providers follow up on critical values. Both EMR-integrated and stand-alone laboratory information systems have helped streamline workflow and reduce risks, but gaps continue to exist, mostly due to the varied organizational structures in complex systems. Customization and innovation by local information leaders are needed to leverage existing solutions in order to close the postanalytic gaps.