The Impact of the Implementation of Electronic Ordering on Hospital Pathology Services

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Page last updated: 09 November 2015

2012

The Impact of the Implementation of Electronic Ordering on Hospital Pathology Services

- University of New South Wales

The aim of the project was to develop performance indicators to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of electronic test ordering in hospitals in a range of demographic settings (metropolitan, regional and rural) within the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Networks.

The project was conducted in three stages. The evaluation examined the quality of pathology test orders, Diagnosis-Related Groups (volume and mix of tests ordered), laboratory turnaround times, effectiveness (re-testing and add on testing) and patient outcome.

The project has produced a benefits realisation framework, made up of performance indicators, that can be used to guide the assessment of electronic ordering in a pathology service and to monitor what works (or doesn’t work), where, and in what circumstances.


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