Computer-based information systems provide a number of benefits to clinical laboratories, including faster data storage and use, as well as expedited analysis and working time. However, these systems can also benefit your patients. The following are some of its advantages:
Faster Lab Test Results – One of the most common services that a clinical laboratory provides to patients is laboratory testing. When a laboratory uses a computer-based information system, data from tests can be transferred easily to the database and analyzed. This produces faster study and conclusions. Patients will then be able to receive the results as fast as possible and use it for whatever purpose it is intended for.
Fewer Backtracks – A computer-based information system can help clinics and their laboratories know specific details about patients’ tests and on what stage these examinations are. It would then be easier to manage the inflow and outflow of patients and serve them more quickly and efficiently. Your patients would not need to go back for anything except for their results. They can avoid being stuck in the waiting room because their names were not called out and they don’t have to undergo the same test again unnecessarily.
Easier Payment – With a computer-based laboratory information system, especially those with a revenue cycle management system, both clinics and their patients will be able to view how the amount needed to pay for each test and procedure. LABWORKS added that it’s also easy to check if the patients have already paid their dues or not. There will be less risk of paying the wrong amount, paying more or forgetting to pay for laboratory services.
These are only some of the benefits offered by computer-based information systems to patients of clinical laboratories. Not only does the testing data become more organized, patient status and payment will improve as well. This leads to fewer redundancies and faster patient flow. Overall, such an improvement in service is worth the added investment of acquiring this system.