Now patients at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh can access their biochemistry examination reports on the internet. The department of biochemistry caters to the maximum number of tests daily at 12,000-14,000 tests a day and the samples are taken from operation theatres, indoor patients and OPD patients.
Officials at the institute said that the web-based facility was available in very secure manner by generating one time password (OTP) for the registered mobile number of the patient.
The report could be accessed by entering the Cr. No. (Case Record number) and Receipt No. of the payment made for the test.
“Provision of viewing investigation report of new OPD patients through PGIMER web portal i.e. www.pgimer.edu.in for Biochemistry Lab is another step in helping the patients get better healthcare,” said the PGIMER release.
“This lab caters to a major proportion of the biochemistry investigation/tests being undertaken by the PGIMER. With the launch of this facility, reports of the tests will be available on the PGIMER web portal for viewing from anywhere anytime. Test results over the last 15 days can be seen,” added the release.
“Patients will get respite from the difficult task of getting paper-based lab investigation report for biochemistry tests. More labs will be added to the online network very soon,” said a spokesperson.
The institute has been focusing on implementing computerised patient-related services for past several years. A similar system is being planned for haematology and microbiology examinations.
In December 2013, the institute had launched a software module, under which reports of the biochemistry
tests conducted by the biochemistry lab were available for viewing by doctors anytime at the institute.
The institute is also working on developing a system of sending reports by SMS to the patients.