Reducing post analytical error: perspectives on new formats for the blood sciences pathology report

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/594037
Title:
Reducing post analytical error: perspectives on new formats for the blood sciences pathology report
Authors:
O'Connor, John D.
Abstract:
Little has changed in the way we report pathology results from blood sciences over the last 50 years other than moving to electronic display from paper. In part, this is aspiration to preserve the format of a paper report in electronic format. It is also due to the limitations of electronic media to display the data. The advancement of web-based technologies and functionality of hand-held devices together with wireless and other technologies afford the opportunity to rethink data presentation with the aim of emphasising the message in the data, thereby modifying clinical behaviours and potentially reducing post-analytical error. This article takes the form of a commentary which explores new developments in the field of infographics and, together with examples, suggests some new approaches to communicating what is currently just data into information. The combination of graphics and a new approach to provocative interpretative commenting offers a powerful tool in improving pathology utilisation. An additional challenge is the requirement to consider how pathology reports may be issued directly to patients.
Citation:
Clin Biochem Rev. 2015 Feb;36(1):7-20.
Publisher:
Clin Biochemist Reviews
Journal:
The Clinical biochemist. Reviews / Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/594037
PubMed ID:
25944968
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/25944968/
Note:
This article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
eng
ISSN:
0159-8090
Appears in Collections:
2015 RD&E publications; Exeter Clinical Laboratory International (Blood Sciences, Genetics, Cellular Pathology & Microbiology)

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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, John D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:38:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:38:54Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02-01en
dc.identifier.citationClin Biochem Rev. 2015 Feb;36(1):7-20.en
dc.identifier.issn0159-8090en
dc.identifier.pmid25944968en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/594037en
dc.description.abstractLittle has changed in the way we report pathology results from blood sciences over the last 50 years other than moving to electronic display from paper. In part, this is aspiration to preserve the format of a paper report in electronic format. It is also due to the limitations of electronic media to display the data. The advancement of web-based technologies and functionality of hand-held devices together with wireless and other technologies afford the opportunity to rethink data presentation with the aim of emphasising the message in the data, thereby modifying clinical behaviours and potentially reducing post-analytical error. This article takes the form of a commentary which explores new developments in the field of infographics and, together with examples, suggests some new approaches to communicating what is currently just data into information. The combination of graphics and a new approach to provocative interpretative commenting offers a powerful tool in improving pathology utilisation. An additional challenge is the requirement to consider how pathology reports may be issued directly to patients.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherClin Biochemist Reviewsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/25944968/en
dc.titleReducing post analytical error: perspectives on new formats for the blood sciences pathology reporten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Clinical biochemist. Reviews / Australian Association of Clinical Biochemistsen
dc.description.noteThis article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.en

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