Laboratory Locations

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The AWARDS Medical module Laboratory Locations feature is an optional database enhancement that enables users to enter, update, and delete laboratory locations information, as well as to view read-only laboratory locations reports.

  NOTE: The facilities included in laboratory locations list are those from which a laboratory selection will be made during the process of entering, updating, and/or viewing diagnostic test information for programs using that optional functionality.

Required Permissions

Because the Laboratory Locations feature is optional, it is not automatically available in all databases.  When requested, it is turned on behind-the-scenes in AWARDS by Foothold Technology for individual program types.  (Contact the Help Desk to provide access to specific program types in your AWARDS database.)  Staff in programs for which the Laboratory Locations feature has been turned on must have the following permissions in order to use it: 

Program Chart Access
Display Any Chart Records Buttons
Display Chart Records Medical Button

IMPORTANT! While you must have chart access to at least one program configured to have the Laboratory Locations feature in order to use that feature, the laboratory locations list itself is shared by all programs in AWARDS.  Changes or additions made to locations information are reflected for all programs using this functionality, regardless of the particular program(s) to which you have chart access.

  NOTE: Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature.  If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.

Click-by-Click Instructions

Working with Laboratory Locations - Learn to enter, update, and delete laboratory location records.

Using the Laboratory Locations ReportBuilder - Learn to generate customized reports of laboratory location information.

A Closer Look @ Fields & Options

Laboratory Locations Fields / Options - Learn about the fields and options available during the laboratory locations data entry process.

Enhancement Request Forms

As noted above, the Laboratory Locations functionality is optional.  To request that it be turned on in your AWARDS database, and to specify how it should be configured there, download and complete the following request form, and then submit it to [email protected].

Medical Module - Implementation Requests Form