Using this feature, a doctor can place place lab orders and procedure orders from clinical module. The procedure orders placed can then be viewed, relevant information can be added and it can be marked as completed. For lab orders, integration is built between the clinical (OpenMRS) and lab (OpenELIS/Odoo) systems to enable the lab dashboard to be auto-populated based on the order from the Clinical module.
Where is it Used?
The need for an Order arises when the doctor or any other medical provider wants some action to be taken by some other medical provider in the Hospital for a particular patient. The work flow would be as follows:
The Medical practitioner who wants to place an order goes to the tab "Orders" under Clinical Consultation.
The Orders tab lists all the possible types of orders (this can be configured).
Once an Order type is selected, all the concepts that are needed to specify that particular type of order are listed in a hierarchical manner from where they can be selected for specifying the order
This Order then resides in a queue which contains all the orders. The orders will be fulfilled through different views of this queue.
The Orders fulfillment is set up as a separate module in the application. Clicking on the icon for this module will take the user to a page where all the pending orders are listed in different queues based on their order types.
This allows the clinician to place an order from the system. The lab technician can immediately see the order in their queue and hence they do not have to wait until the patient comes to know what samples need to be collected or tests need to be done.
Screenshot of the Orders page displaying sample types and available tests and panels for sample type "Blood"