Accession Number : ADA139641

Title :   Evaluation of the Tri-Service Laboratory System. Volume 2. Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Feb 82-20 Jun 83.

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

PDF Url : ADA139641

Report Date : 20 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : This report presents an evaluation of the Tri-Service Laboratory (TRILAB) System based on comparison of post-implementation (Y-Period) data with baseline (X Period) data collected at the facility. The TRILAB system is designed to support the following laboratory activities: patient files, test order entry, specimen accessioning and control, work document preparation, quality control, test result entry, inquiry and data retrieval, test result reporting at wards and clinics, and management reporting. The TRILAB system is designed to have automated, high-volume test instruments on-line, with the goal of significantly reducing clerical work of laboratory technicians and transcription errors. The system is also designed to monitor quality control samples in order to check for correct calibration of instruments and proper handling of the specimens within the laboratory, and to produce interim test results reports, daily cumulative reports, and cumulative summary discharge reports. In addition, the system produces management information, such as laboratory workload summary reports, which should reduce the effort to prepare management reports and assist in the efficient organization and administration of the laboratory.

Descriptors :   *Clinical laboratories, *Biomedical information systems, *Management information systems, *Medical laboratories, Test and evaluation, Operational effectiveness, Data acquisition, Methodology, Data bases, Automation, Instrumentation, Monitoring, Quality control, Manpower, Reports, Workload, Joint military activities, Computer applications

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE