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CA 5: Prescheduled Testing

This capability area addresses informatics capabilities related to receipt of prescheduled samples in an efficient and timely manner to help with workload management.

Guidance Statement

Purpose: Data systems that have the ability to not only preschedule samples but also receive them and manage associated information on these samples can increase the efficiency of workload management in a laboratory.

What: Automating the process of prescheduling samples and receiving these samples back in the laboratory can have a significant impact on the manual processes used by a laboratory to manage its workload.

How: A laboratory that has the desired informatics capabilities to receive prescheduled samples in an efficient and timely manner can:

  • Automate the process of scheduling either one-time or recurring requests.
  • Automate receipt and processing of prescheduled samples.
  • Automatically track distribution of kits (for testing and/or sample collection), their expiration dates and associated forms (received and completed), and receipt of related specimen/samples.
  • Use the LIMS to predict and adjust workload based on the distribution schedule and corresponding tests received.

Capability Statement #5.1

Capability Statement Level Description of Level
Capability Statement #5.1 The laboratory is able to schedule single (onetime) requests or recurring requests and manage receipt and processing of the prescheduled samples with partners in an automated manner. Level 3 The laboratory is able to schedule single (one-time) requests or recurring requests and manage receipt and processing of the prescheduled samples with other partners in an automated manner.
Level 2 The laboratory is able to schedule single (one-time) requests or recurring requests and manage receipt and processing of the prescheduled samples with other partners in a partly automated manner.
Level 1 The laboratory is not able to schedule one-time or recurring requests in an automated manner.
N/A Not applicable to this laboratory.
Required Drupal 8 Modules

Capability Statement #5.2

Capability Statement Level Description of Level
Capability Statement #5.2 The laboratory is able to automatically track a) distribution of kits (for testing and/or sample collection); b) the kits’ expiration date and associated forms (received and completed); and c) receipt of related sample/samples Level 3 The laboratory is able to perform all of these functions electronically.
Level 2 The laboratory is able to perform some of these functions electronically.
Level 1 The laboratory uses a paper-based system to perform these functions.
N/A Not applicable to this laboratory.
Required Drupal 8 Modules

Capability Statement #5.3

Capability Statement Level Description of Level
Capability Statement #5.3 The laboratory is able to use LIMS to predict and adjust workload based on the distribution schedule and corresponding tests received. Level 3 The laboratory is able to use LIMS to predict and adjust workload based on the distribution schedule and corresponding tests received.
Level 2 The laboratory is able to predict workload; however the sources of these data reside in disparate systems and therefore the laboratory is unable to use LIMS to make an accurate prediction.
Level 1 The laboratory is unable to predict and adjust workload.
N/A Not applicable to this laboratory.
Required Drupal 8 Modules
capability_5.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/30 23:15 by awake