Use Case Repository
The secure sharing of laboratory reports (such as their publishing, finding and retrieval) and test results across a group of hospitals and practices within a region or nation. This use case provides ambulatory providers with secure yet easy online access to new laboratory test results for their patients, as well as earlier test results for comparison.
Today, about 60-70% of all diagnoses are based on clinical laboratory testing. The spectrum of testing ranges from highly standardised cost efficient commodity testing, such as blood counts or clinical chemistry, to innovative, personalised testing procedures for analysis of human genetics.
All healthcare professionals involved in the healthcare episode of a patient should have access to the relevant laboratory results for their role in the healthcare process. Laboratory results information often comes from different sources. For the end-users, a transparent, source-independent, combined viewing of these results provides them with the necessary background for their decision-making. The patient should also have access to these laboratory results.