The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) is working to prioritize interface projects with the facilities that send specimens to the OSPHL. OSPHL has limited capacity to develop these interfaces, but staff are working on plans to maximize resources to support partner organizations.
When established, each interface will allow:
- the submitter to electronically transmit laboratory test orders from their EHR to OSPHL’s laboratory information management system (LIMS), and
- OSPHL to electronically transmit laboratory test results from OSPHL’s LIMS to the submitter's EHR.
If you are interested in electronically interfacing with the OSPHL, please send an e-mail to Sarah Humphrey, OSPHL Client Services Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please include your organization’s name, contact information for the key contact at your organization, and the EMR system your organization uses.
Both computerized provider order entry of laboratory tests and incorporation of clinical laboratory results are required MU objectives in Stage 2, and successful interfaces will meet these objectives. However, with the aforementioned limited resources, these interfaces may not be able to be established within your reporting period and you may need to establish this interface with another organization for MU purposes.