Quality Reporting

Quality Reporting (QR) is an ongoing process that is intended to improve patient safety and outcomes, and can help an ASC satisfy Meaningful Use objectives.

The QR process needs to be user friendly for both surgeon and nurse, and not adversely affect workflow. Many EHR systems either don't offer the necessary functionality or are too cumbersome to be used in real-time during a procedure. For this reason, an ASC often uses a paper-based process during a procedure, (i.e. checklists, hand-written specimen labels, requisition forms, log book, etc). This data is then manually entered into the EHR and Pathology system after the procedure.

The Specimen Collection for Pathology application replaces an existing paper-based process and eliminates duplicate data entry. The system is configured to capture a range of patient, requisition and specimen attributes, and automatically transmit this information via HL7 to your EHR and Pathology system. The EHR uses this structured data to satisfy Meaningful Use objectives and determine ICD-10 coding. The Pathology system automatically creates a requisition including the description and part type of each specimen, and it is ready for review when the specimens are received and processed.

Other benefits of the system include Positive Patient Identification (PPID), printing of barcoded specimen labels in the procedure room, and tracking of specimens while in transit from an ASC to the Pathology Lab.

The Lattice solution has an intuitive user interface and streamlined workflow that enables QR while also increasing caregiver productivity.

Why Our Products

Lattice has been leading in the PPID market since 1998. Currently on our 4th generation product, the MediCopia application suite supports both single community hospitals as well as large multi-facility regional implementations. Our products support multiple EMR, HIS, LIS, and BBIS vendors.

Key Points

  • Elimination of preventable misidentification errors
  • Elimination of specimen labeling errors
  • Increased histology productivity during accessioning
  • Elimination of handwritten physician instructions
  • Tracking of collected specimens from the OR or outpatient facilities to the histology lab