With the rise in molecular infectious disease testing, especially during this particularly busy flu season, make sure you are delivering clean, user-friendly results to your physicians. In this post, I'll discuss a potential way to optimize your EHR and LIS for the delivery of molecular results in Beaker.
One great feature of using Epic's Beaker LIS is the seamless integration with the rest of the EHR. In this post, I'll outline how the lab can take advantage of this integration to be alerted if the patient is taking medications of interest. This often gets missed during the implementation so is a great (and rather simple) EHR optimization.
In this post, we outline the current guidelines from the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) for Group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis testing and discuss how you can implement them in your LIS. This EHR optimization only requires a few minutes of build.