Laboratory departments like histopathology, oncopathology and radiology involve a series of R&D and studies leveraging the patients’ diagnosis reports. This process of deep analysis through the findings for years takes a lot of effort, manual entries, going through massive paper stocks or excel spreadsheets and more. With a series of so many diseases and health conditions available today, the effort spent on the findings is more than the results obtained.
On a similar note, the years 2020 & 2021 required a rapid learning curve to determine how the virus is changing its variant and functioning. It helps to closely check the impact that every variant has on the different nature of health concerns in humans.
With software that allows hassle-free retrieval of data via a search tool, you can ensure you consume less time on the data extraction process and more time on the learning process.
How does it benefit diagnosis?
Let’s consider scenarios for each department namely, oncology, histopathology and radiology to understand the benefit of using a flexible search tool.
For Oncology Labs -
Oncologists can inter-relate and compare a particular report finding of disease among other patient’s reports to understand the disease better and ultimately empowers doctors for efficient further treatment planning.
For Radiology Labs -
Radiologists can survey across different reports for the same patient to study disease onset and recovery patterns as well as analyse various data sets for a given report keyword in the scans to notice trends, patterns and progression for anomalies in a desired course of time.
For Histopathology Labs -
Doctors and pathologists can have improved visibility for cellular-level analysis to forecast changes and progression over a certain case or over ‘n’ number of similar cases. As a result, it is much easier to study different permutations and combinations in this scenario when you have every set of data & relevant information with you.
Search Tool Advantages & Applications
- Easy to derive the granular level of data by scheming through reports. Such insightful data can play a key role in pathological research and studies.
- Let’s the user filter search results for age groups, gender and time frames. These data sets can highlight essential disease patterns, types, variants and trends, especially for newer diseases and ailments.
- Due to the availability of this wide range of comparative patient reports, it can enable doctors in better decision making for treatment planning, course of action and necessary aid. Thus assisting and being extremely helpful with respect to chronic health conditions.
While the tool has a wide range of advantages for labs, it should let you extract data through the search engine without any limit. More importantly, you should be able to search for a specific department using just a relevant keyword. Broadly, the tool must provide data-dependent pathology departments with a high-addition value over a long range with minimal effort
Report data and findings play a significant role in diagnosis and post-diagnostics related healthcare procedures. Therefore, extracting and accessing such report value data becomes extremely important for labs. To do so, the ‘Boolean Search’ feature can assist you to get the right and relevant data sets from your database at super ease.
Introducing Boolean Search: An Advanced Search Feature
CrelioHealth has introduced a Boolean Search feature in your Advanced Search. The feature enables you to search any keyword report value throughout your entire patient data by entering it in the search bar. The searched results can then be downloaded on excel for analysis, monitoring, disease learning and prediction purposes. Let’s understand its value closely.
How Boolean Search Works?
For boolean search, users can input any keyword report value to search across all departments.
You can also filter your search results for a specific department, date range and gender. Other details include -
- The search reports can be exported over a click.
- There is no limit on the number of reports you can export.
- You can search across your entire database to get reports.
- The feature needs to be enabled from the backend; to activate, contact your account managers.
Every year, for every specific disease, labs have to report details about it to an authoritative central healthcare unit which is further utilised to improve treatments, and in the distribution of healthcare resources, vaccinations and more across an area. Having such data in hand can help labs submit the numbers more frequently and mainly during peak hours such as seasonal outbreaks and pandemics. Boolean search allows you to do just that closely on ground level and without any hassle.