Import / Enter Medical Lab Test Results
Results for medical lab orders can be imported or copied from a .txt file in HL7 format or entered manually. Entering / importing lab test results was a measure in both stage 1 and stage 2, but is no longer a reporting requirement in EHR Modified Stage 2.
Open Dental will attempt to identify the patient from the lab result information and match the results with an existing Lab Order. If the order doesn't yet exist, it will be created automatically. If a patient match is not made, you will need to manually attach the correct patient.
Option 1: If the lab results were emailed to you, and the results are sent as a .txt file attachment in HL7 format, they can be imported from email:
Option 2: Copy the HL7 message and import the results.
View Results: Open the original lab order. On the Lab Order Edit window, under Lab Results, a line item for the results should list. Double click to view.