Specimen Collection

The MediCopia Specimen Collection application, interfaced to a hospital’s laboratory information system, allows caregivers to download the collection list to the handheld or bedside computer and begin their rounds. Upon entering the patient’s room, MediCopia allows the caregiver to scan the patient’s identification bracelet prior to specimen collection, thereby insuring positive patient identification and preventing the possibility of collecting a specimen from the wrong patient. Upon collecting the specimen, MediCopia prints bar-coded labels at the bedside eliminating the possibility of mislabeling a specimen with another patient’s label. The labels generated by MediCopia also eliminate the need to re-label specimens since they have already been accessioned by the laboratory information system. After collecting the specimens, MediCopia transfers collection data back to the laboratory information system. In addition to collecting orders at the bedside, additional data is transferred to the LIS, such as collector ID and date/time of collection. Also, if the caregiver cannot successfully collect the specimens then MediCopia updates the LIS with the “no draw” reasons and keeps the orders in the pending file. By incorporating these enhancements, caregivers experience dramatic workflow improvement.

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
  • Reduced collection costs
  • Increased staff productivity
  • Elimination of specimen labeling errors
  • Improved turn around times
  • Increased STAT orders response rates
  • Ensures SOP compliance