Patient Encounter: Diagnostic Test Management

Version 20.10

About Patient Encounter: Diagnostic Tests

Path: Clinical, Practice Management, or Billing tab > Patient Chart button > Encounter > New or Open Note button > Diagnostic Tests

The Diagnostic Tests window of an Encounter is used to complete open lab requisitions, monitor diagnostic tests, and perform a follow-up.

Patient Encounter: Diagnostic Tests Map

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SectionDescription
1Diagnostic Tests buttonThe Diagnostic Tests button opens the Diagnostic Tests window in the patient's Encounter.
2Diagnostic Test tabs
  • Requisitions/Results: Lists the Diagnostic Tests for the patient. The status of each test can be changed in this tab. Orders and Results can be reviewed, added, and modified.
  • Grouped by Test Name: Provides a list of all order, grouped by test type with the count of the number of tests performed. The tab provides the lab request date, result date/time, test name, result, range, LOINC Code, and notes.
  • Cross-tab by Name/Date: Displays the relationship between a test and the date the test was given. If the cell in the cross-tab is empty, then the test in that row was not given to the patient on that date. Tests results for the same test are shown in a in a cross-tab comparison by date with the most recent date to the left.

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Test Type filter buttonsThe Test Type filter buttons are used to filter the list of Tests based on the following:
Labs: chemistries, serologies, cultures
Screens: hearing, vision
Imaging: X-rays, CT scans, sonograms
Procedures
4Diagnostic Test Order buttonsTests can be created and ordered using the New In-House, New Send-Out, and New Legacy buttons. Click one of the buttons to open the Diagnostic Test Requisition Form window.
5Action buttons
  • Print: Prints the requisition form.
  • Send Message: Opens a new Message window to send a message about the Diagnostic Test.
  • Full Report: Generates full diagnostic report.
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Report buttonThe Report button creates a report about this order for the Department of Health.

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Function buttonsThe function buttons add, remove, edit, save, and cancel order result changes. You can also refresh the data using the Refresh button.
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Diagnostic Tests gridThe Diagnostic Tests grid lists all the diagnostic tests for the patient.
9Review buttons
  • Review All: Marks all of the orders displayed in the Orders/Results grid as "reviewed".
  • Reviewed Today: Marks the selected order as "reviewed today". This button counts the test in MDM calculation as Data Reviewed.
10Orders/Results gridThe Orders/Results grid display the details and components of the requisition selected in the Diagnostic Test grid above.
Version 20.8

About Patient Encounter: Diagnostic Tests

Path: Clinical, Practice Management, or Billing tab > Patient Chart button > Encounter > New or Open Note button > Diagnostic Tests

The Patient Encounter helps to code and complete an encounter visit.  The encounter note encompasses both narrative and comprehensive formats. It also allows you to customize the layout of the note.  The note is added to the patient chart.

The Diagnostic Tests window is used to complete open lab requisitions, monitor diagnostic tests, and perform a follow up. You can also ensure all open diagnostic tests are addressed in the Diagnostic Tests window.

Patient Encounter: Diagnostic Tests Map

Number
SectionDescription
1
Diagnostic Tests buttonThe Diagnostic Tests button opens the Diagnostic Tests window in the patient's encounter note.
2
Encounter Function buttonsThe Function buttons delete an entire encounter note, edit an encounter note, or save an encounter note.
3
Flag as Incomplete checkboxThe Flag as Incomplete checkbox will mark an encounter as unfinished.
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Diagnostic Tests tabs
  • The Requisitions/Results tab lists the diagnostic tests for the patient based upon the icon selected (labs, screens, imaging, and procedures).  The status of each test can be changed in this tab.  Orders and Results can be reviewed, added, and modified.
  • The Grouped by Test Name tab provides a list of all the ordered tests.  Orders are grouped by test type with the count of the number of tests performed.  The tab provides the lab request date, result date/time, test name, result, range, LOINC Code, and notes.
  • The Cross-tab by Name/Date tab displays the relationship between a test and the date the test was given. If the cell in the cross-tab is empty then the test in that row was not given to the patient on that date. Test results for the same test are shown in a cross-tab comparison by date with the most recent date to the left.
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Order buttonsTests can be created and ordered using the New In-House, New Send-Out, and New Legacy buttons.  Clicking on one of the buttons opens the Diagnostic Test Requisition Form window.
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Full Report buttonThe Full Report button generates a full diagnostic report.
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Send Message buttonThe Send Message button sends a message about the order to other users.
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Print Requisition buttonThe Print Requisition button prints the requisition form.
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Report buttonThe Report button creates a report about this order for the Department of Health.
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Test Type IconsThe test type icons show the following:
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Function buttons
The function buttons add, remove, edit, save, and cancel order result changes.  You can also refresh the data using the Refresh button.
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Review All
The Review All button marks all orders and results as reviewed.