This Investigations screen is used to display the status of investigations. For background see Concepts|Investigations.

This is a standard select screen. As well as the date range you can select by:

Search - use this to locate investigations by patient names or investigation identifier.
Status - can be set to All, Cancelled, Finalised or In Progress - see below.
Order Status - can be set to Incomplete, Pending, Confirm Order, Sent,Waiting for Sample, Partial Results, Received, Reviewed or Error. If set to Incomplete, this will match investigations that are not Reviewed. See below.
Location - filters by the practice location where the investigation was created. Restricted to the locations visible to the current user. Investigations with no location (i.e. investigations created prior to OpenVPMS 1.8) will always be displayed.
Clinician - filters by the clinician who created the investigation.
Investigation Type - filters by investigation type.

The column headings are as follows:
Date - the date on which the investigation was initiated.
Last Updated - the date when the investigation was last updated.
Investigation Type - the type of investigation - clicking on the link takes you to the Administration|Types|Investigation View screen to view the details.
Customer - the owner of the patient at the time of the investigation.
Patient - the patient - this is a link and you can click on it to go to the patient's medical records screen
Request Id - the unique number that identifies the investigation
Status - the status - see below
Order Status - the order status - see below
Product - the product that invoked the investigation, or, if the investigation was manually initiated, the product (if any) specified
Clinician - the name of the clinician (note that in this example the practice is using the convention of using 'short names' for their clinicians) - clicking on the link takes you to the Workflow|Messaging screen to display messages to this clinician.
Location - the practice location where the investigation was created. For investigations with no location (e.g. those created prior to OpenVPMS 1.8), this will display None.
Supplier - the organisation doing the test or procedure - clicking on the link takes you to the Suppliers|Information screen to display the supplier's details
Report - if results have been received, they will be shown here - clicking on the link will display or download the result image/document. Note that in the above screen shot you can see that the majority of the results files have the investigation number as the first part of the file name - this allows the automatic loading of the results file by the document loader program.

The Status will be one of the following:

  • In Progress - the initial status.
  • Cancelled - the investigation has been cancelled.
  • Finalised - the investigation has been finalised and only limited editing is supported.

The Order Status will be one of the following:

  • Pending - the initial status. The order is yet to be sent.
  • Confirm Order - the order needs to be confirmed before it can proceed.
  • Sent - the order has been sent.
  • Waiting for Sample - the laboratory service is waiting for a sample.
  • Partial Results - some results for the order have been received.
  • Received - all results have been received.
  • Reviewed - the results have been reviewed.
  • Error - the order has an unrecoverable error.

The buttons are:

  • View - view the selected investigation
  • Edit - edit the selected investigation
  • Confirm Order - confirm an order for an investigation, if the laboratory service supports it.
    This must be used when an investigation has Confirm Order order status in order to submit the order.
  • Check Results - check for results for the selected investigation, if the laboratory service supports it.
    If the investigation updates, the date displayed in the Last Update column will change, the Report column will display the results, and the Order Status should change to Partial Results or Received.
  • Mark Reviewed - mark an investigation as being reviewed.
  • Unmark Reviewed - changes the investigation status from Reviewed to Received. Use this if an investigation needs further review.
  • Cancel Investigation - cancels the selected investigation
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