Accuro: Mapping Answers from an Ocean eForm to a Lab Value

  1. Tag your measurement in your Ocean eForm.

    • When you are building your eForms, if you "tag" a caption by surrounding a single word with "@" and ": $$" then the value will be available for use with EMR field mapping.
      An example can be found in the screenshot to the right or in the note generated by this standard PHQ-9 questionnaire.
  2. Create a lab value in Accuro for your Ocean answer.

    • Log in to Accuro and enter the EMR section.
    • Click on the green plus sign in the "Labs" area to create a new lab test.
    • This will open up the Lab Tests dialog box, where you can add a new lab test by clicking on the green plus sign.
    • This will open up the Edit Lab Tests dialog box, where you can add new lab test results by clicking on the green plus sign.
    • This will then open up the Lab Results dialog box, where you can add new lab test results by clicking on the New button at the bottom.
    • This will open up the Edit Result dialog box, where you can define the data type and units.
    • Leave the "Source Code" field blank.
    • Click the green plus sign to add a reference range for your lab result (if applicable).
    • Click "OK" when you're done editing your result.
    • You should now see your new lab test results appear in your "Edit Lab Test" dialog box.
    • Click "OK" to save your new lab test.
  3. Create the corresponding lab value in your Ocean Portal.

    • Log in to Ocean and navigate to the Admin tab.
    • Enter the "EMR Field Mapping" section.
    • Add a new row and confirm the following:

      First, ensure the "Type" dropdown is set to "Lab Value."

      "Tagged Field" must match the tagged value defined in your Ocean eForm. (Do not include the "@", ":", or "$$" symbols in this field.)

      "EMR Field" must correspond and match exactly the lab test name, defined in Accuro.

      "EMR Sub-Field" must correspond and match exactly the lab result name, defined in Accuro.

    • Be sure to save your changes.
  4. Test out your new custom lab value.

    • Now, if a patient completes a questionnaire with your lab value, the measurement will then be set in the "Labs" section of their Encounter Notes in Accuro.
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