The following communication has been distributed by the Royal Womens Hospital for all doctors and practice managers:
As you know, a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) was recently launched across the Women’s, the Royal Melbourne, Peter Mac and The Royal Children’s Hospitals.
Our new EMR has the ability to receive pathology results electronically from the following labs:
- Melbourne Pathology
- Australian Clinical Labs
This is a great step forward for us, as results can “land” directly in the woman’s electronic medical record (rather than arriving by fax and requiring manual data entry into the EMR).
To enable this electronic transfer of results to our EMR, your pathology request slip must include RWH in the cc box. (note: please state RWH exactly – not “the Women’s” or “Royal Women’s Hospital” etc)
From now on, if you are ordering tests for a patient (or a potential patient) of the Women’s, PLEASE add RWH in the cc box on your pathology request slip.
I know many GPs are frustrated by having to fax pages of results to us, and we are delighted to see that change is on the horizon. We look forward to a future without faxed results! Please support us to embrace this new option – please add RWH in the cc box on your request slips!!!