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eOrders is a system for securely ordering SDS-based pathology and cytology requests electronically via MedicalDirector Clinical. The following laboratories support eOrders functionality:
ABT: Abbott Pathology
DOR: Dorevitch Pathology
GPS: Gippsland Pathology
LAV: Laverty Pathology
QML: QML Pathology
TML: Tasmanian Medical Laboratories
WDP: Western Diagnostic Pathology
eOrders provides you with;
o A secure mechanism for sending pathology and cytology requests electronically from MedicalDirector Clinical.
o A closed-loop solution whereby the results returned to you precisely match the requests sent to the laboratory i.e. no more confusion as to which results relate to which requests.
o A facility for viewing a list of pending orders and outstanding requests.
Although eOrders requests are sent electronically, you must continue to print and sign a hardcopy version for your patient to sign and take with them when they present at the specimen collection centre.
The eOrders system requires the following:
o MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3b or later.
o An active Internet connection.
o The eOrders module can only be accessed by Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners.
o The eOrders module is not supported on computers running Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003.
See Investigations Options for information about configuring providers.
In Investigations Options, you must specify which laboratory you wish to use eOrders for. You can also indicate whether you wish eOrders to be displayed by default, as opposed to accessing it manually.
1. Select Tools > Options. Select the Investigations tab.
2. Via the Company drop-down list, select the SDS laboratory you wish to use eOrders for. If you need to create a new entry, click . See also Investigations Options.
3. (Optional) Tick the following check box options to indicate that you wish to use this laboratory as the default for your pathology and/or cytology eOrders:
o Use as preferred laboratory (for pathology requests).
o Use as preferred cervical cytology laboratory.
If you wish eOders to open automatically when you request pathology and/or
cytology tests, tick the Default to eOrder
service for ordering all SDS pathology/cytology tests check box.
eOrders can be accessed manually, regardless.
5. Click to confirm your selections.
The eOrders interface is accessed from within the patient's record in the same way you would access the default, manual pathology/cytology ordering systems. If for any reason the eOrders system is unavailable, you will be notified accordingly, and directed to the standard ordering modules for pathology and cytology tests.
For accessing the eOrder pathology components;
o Click the button, or
o Press Shift + F4, or
o Select Correspondence > Pathology Request
For accessing the eOrder cytology components;
o Click the button, or
o Select Correspondence > Cytology Request
Note that the eOrders interface for accessing cytology requests is the same interface used for accessing pathology requests, and you can order both types of requests simultaneously i.e. clicking the button simply opens the eOrders interface with the cytology components selected, for convenience.
Provided your computer meets all the requirements, the eOrders interface is presented to you. If any of the requirements have not been met, you will be presented with the default manual pathology ordering form (or the default cytology ordering form, as the case may be).
The eOrders interface.
You can toggle between the eOrders system and the default manual system if desired i.e. you are not limited to using eOrders only. Click to jump to the standard pathology/cytology ordering system where you can access order forms for non-SDS laboratories.
Instructions for using eOrders are available from two locations:
o This Help file (accessed by pressing F1 on any eOrders window).
o The instructions built into the eOrders interface, accessed by pressing , located at bottom-left of the eOrders interface.