A simplified process to matching results

A simplified process to matching results

coding, data security, online platforms, project planning, web apps

A simplified process to matching results

Careful planning and coding experience of web applications were required to provide a robust online platform that ensured a smooth process for GPs to match patient data to their separately sent samples at the lab.

The brief 

Members of our team were briefed to build an online platform for the University of Exeter that allows GPs to submit patients’ blood results to an online database for laboratory analysis.

As you’d expect for confidential information, security of patient data and robustness of system was paramount.

The solution

A simple step process was introduced to ensure efficiency and ease of compliance. The steps were logical and reduced the possibility of errors in the matching of any details and samples.

  • Patient information is logged onto the platform by a GP

  • The data is then anonymised, with a unique barcode generated

  • Code printed off and stuck to the blood sample container

  • Samples are posted to the laboratory where patient data and blood samples are married up, ready for analysis

The platform is live and is proving an efficient pipeline for those requiring the lab services. On going evaluation of the process and system has helped to keep the system fit for purpose.

Due to the sensitive nature of the data being handled, visuals and access to this project are limited.


The impact

Extending far beyond this project, the research and development time invested in this platform has meant that the team have been able to develop a solution that can easily be incorporated into future university medical projects and applications.

Pic showing the close up of a computer screen showing the Exeter login screen

Mark Mitchell is a true professional. Over the last two years he has provided dmh associates with first-class technical support. Mark is always willing to find ways to solve problems and has the dual expertise of digital and marketing. He really helped with the development of our first Virtual International Conference with over 400 delegates and speakers which was an amazing success! He also backed this up with an innovative social networking platform and a Digital Resource Toolkit. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark’s services.”

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE

Director, DMH and Associates Ltd

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