Accession Number:

ADA043663

Title:

Evaluation Plan for the Air Force Clinical Laboratory Automation System (AFCLAS).

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Feb 76-Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

ANALYTIC SERVICES INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

244.0

Abstract:

This report presents a plan for evaluating the impacts of installing a medical information system, the Air Force Clinical Laboratory Automation System AFCLAS, at the USAF Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB. The evaluation plan was developed by identifying 58 potential impacts of introducing AFCLAS in place of the existing manual information system. The plan provides for evaluating AFCLAS by 1 investigating statistically some of the changes that are hypothesized effects of AFCLAS 2 studying changes in personnel time required to perform functions that AFCLAS supports 3 estimating dollar benefits and costs of introducing AFCLAS and 4 surveying the acceptance of and satisfaction with AFCLAS by personnel inside and outside the laboratory and by patients. Effects of AFCLAS to be investigated in special detail include changes in completeness of the medical record, timeliness of laboratory reports, telephone calls to the laboratory, errors in arriving outpatient request slips, and service time at the laboratory reception desk. The plan provides for data collection at two different times--before and after the installation of AFCLAS.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE