What is Interoperability? Interoperability is when health IT infrastructures and protocols make it possible for different systems and applications to electronically exchange and meaningfully use healthcare data. Through interoperable codes, electronic medical documentation can be kept consistent and up-to-date, and your critical diagnostic findings are communicated throughout care teams. Moreover, your clinicians have the comparable data sets
Synoptic Reporting for Pathology Synoptic reporting is an evidence-based best practice for electronic medical documentation, using template checklists to produce standardized medical reports. For pathologists, the best synoptic reports are those that follow the CAP Cancer Protocols. While synoptic reporting helps to ensure pathology workflows are both thorough and streamlined, some family physicians find synoptic reports overly detailed,
The Future of Pathology Pathology is a critical discipline for advancing treatment and research. Pathology reports provide valuable diagnostic and prognostic data, enabling fellow clinicians to design the personalized care plans that improve patient outcomes. As health information technology advances, the best pathology labs are adopting new practices to improve their communication with care teams and patients. In this post, we’ll look at
CAP electronic Cancer Checklists The College of American Pathologists (CAP) electronic Cancer Checklists (eCC) are digital versions of the CAP Cancer Protocols—the synoptic reporting templates that have brought new levels of structure and consistency to pathology reporting. The eCCs integrate the CAP Cancer Protocols directly into pathology EMR and LIS software. This means that pathologists
Cancer Biomarker Definition Cancer biomarkers are molecules known to indicate the presence or behaviour of a cancer. They can range from proteins to DNA, and they can be produced either by a cancer or by the body in response to a cancer. As yet there are no biomarkers that can alone accurately diagnose a cancer.