Waterford Regional Hospital in Ireland has deployed specialist software, dartOCM, from the Plumtree Group to improve the efficiency of patient diagnosis.
The 537-bed hospital will use the dartOCM order comms system to order pathology, radiology and other requests from the hospital departments and wards.
The Plumtree Group director Ben Dorks said the software is advantageous over traditional paper-based systems where there is a possibility of paperwork being mislaid.
"It results in a far more efficient process, saving staff time and helping to improve patient safety," Dorks added.
"We already have a large number of healthcare clients in England and Scotland using this software and are delighted to mark the launch of this system to improve patient diagnosis and care in Ireland."
dartOCM can be accessed through a web browser and enables users to input validated patient information, clinical information and clinical tests based on the coding tables of each hospital.
The information regarding the status of each test can be instantly viewed using the web browser thereby reducing laboratory time spent phoning through results.
The company claims that the software, which can be integrated with existing infrastructures, is designed to improve the efficiency of patient diagnosis and obtain quicker results.
Waterford pathology information management and technology manager Thomas Walsh said, "dartOCM has had a dramatic effect on both the requesting ward and the laboratory, facilitating a rapid and fully auditable system for the requesting of tests, order entry to the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and review of results."