Typical Current Reporting Practice
Approximation of current typical flow with minimal automation of data capture and transmission.
- The clinician user will dictate the report.
- The report may receive some limited demographics information from the EMR. Some of which may be re-transcribed.
- The report is sent to the EMR.
- Data is entered manually to a file or through an interface so that it can be submitted to a jurisdictional authority. This process delays the receipt of data significantly and may be a source of error due to re-transcription of the data, or inability to find necessary information.
- The providers and patients receive reports as narrative text.
Ideal Future State
Ideal future state with automation of data capture and transmission
- An updated and ideally clinical guideline conformant form is hosted by a jurisdictional or other authority.
- That reprt is requesed by a form filler in a given site.
- As much information is available and relevant is populated in the form before the clinician fills it out.
- The report is simultaneously submitted to the EMR and jurisdictional authority.
- Providers and patients have structured report to read.
- FHIR observations are queriable resources that can be used to search for results from the encounter.