The Ontario Laboratory Information Service (OLIS) allows you to search for any lab a patient has had done in Ontario, even those where you were not the ordering provider. Many hospitals and community labs participate in the service.
Setting Up OLIS
1. Registering with eHealth Ontario
To use OLIS, you will need to register with eHealth Ontario either as an individual provider or as part of a clinic. To get that process started, just send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Configuring OLIS for each Provider in Avaros
Each healthcare provider (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses) that has been set up for OLIS by eHealth Ontario, will need to update their User Profile in Administration. To do this, go to ‘Administration’ → ‘Manage Users’ → Search for the provider you would like to configure OLIS for in the search bar.
Once the provider information has been pulled up, under ‘Billing Information’ add their official first and last names, and OLIS Provider Role (if not already entered).
Running an OLIS Query
To run an OLIS Query for a Patient, from the patient's eChart, hover over the ‘+’ sign beside ‘Lab Result’ and then select ‘OLIS Search’ from the dropdown.
Once in the OLIS search view the following information can be entered for your search;
- Obs Period
- Requesting HIC
- Limit results
You can also use more advanced filters in your search by selecting ‘Show Advanced Options’.
💡 *Note that if you are a healthcare provider, your name should be pre-selected in the ‘Requesting HIC’ field. For support staff, the name of the patient's most responsible provider will be selected in the field. If the healthcare provider requesting the search is not the one listed, click on the field and select the appropriate provider from the list.💡
When finished, select ‘Search’ to begin the search.
Managing OLIS Results
After running your query, a list of all matching OLIS lab results will be shown on the left of the display with the lab preview of the selected lab shown on the right.
For any given lab, you can take one of 3 actions:
- Save - saves the lab to the patient's eChart and adds it to the associated provider's inbox for acknowledgement;
- Sign & Save - saves the lab to the patient's eChart, but marks it as already acknowledged so that it does not appear in the provider's inbox;
- Delete - marks the lab as deleted so that it does not re-appear in future OLIS searches for this patient.
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