Evaluation of the Tri-Service Laboratory System. Cost/Benefit Analysis of TRILAB System, NRMC (Naval Regional Medical Center), Oakland.
Final rept. 17 Feb 82-15 May 83.
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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This report presents a costbenefit evaluation of the Tri-Service Laboratory TRILAB System installed at the Naval Regional Medical Center NRMC Oakland. The TRILAB system is designed to support the following laboratory activities patient files, test order entry, specimen accessioning and control, work document preparation, quality control, test result entry, inquiry and data retrieval, test result reporting at wards and clinics, and management reporting. The TRILAB system has the capability to interface automated, high-volume test instruments on-line, with the goal of significantly reducing clerical work of laboratory technicians and transcription errors. The system is also designed to monitor quality control samples in order to check for correct calibration of instruments and proper handling of the specimens within the laboratory, and to produce interim test results reports, daily cumulative reports, and cumulative summary discharge reports. The approach to the costbenefit analysis was that of estimating total incremental life-cycle costs and benefits over the period of the contract, eight years that is, the additional costs and benefits attributable to the TRILAB system.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods