The AWARDS Medical module Laboratory Orders feature is an optional database enhancement used to enter, update, and delete client laboratory orders, as well as to view read-only laboratory orders reports. The Laboratory Orders feature also provides access to the AWARDS E-Labs functionality for those agencies that subscribe to this optional service.
NOTE: Lab orders can also be accessed from within individual client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow users to do so. Please keep in mind that any changes made to lab orders via the Medical module are reflected within the face sheet, and vice versa.
IMPORTANT! For clients admitted to multiple programs, lab orders are not shared across programs. (This restriction applies when accessing lab orders from the face sheet as well.) Laboratory orders are only displayed within the program where they were originally entered.
Because the Laboratory Orders 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 programs. (Contact the Help Desk to provide access to specific programs in your AWARDS database.) Staff in programs for which the Laboratory Orders 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
Display Chart Records Profile Button (optional - to work with lab orders from within client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow it)
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.
Likewise, the E-Labs component of the Laboratory Orders functionality is also optional and not on automatically; it is an add-on service available by subscription only. (If you are interested in learning more about the E-Labs service and/or would like to proceed with signing up for it, please download and complete the E-Labs Service Agreement, and then submit it to your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy team representative.) In subscribing agencies, access is assigned to individual users by Foothold Technology.
Working with Laboratory Orders - Learn to enter, update, and delete laboratory orders.
Viewing E-Labs Results - Learn how to access and view results for orders submitted using the E-Labs platform.
Using the Laboratory Orders ReportBuilder - Learn to generate customized reports of laboratory orders information along with basic client demographics.
A Closer Look @ Fields & Options
Laboratory Orders Fields / Options - Learn about the fields and options available during the laboratory orders data entry process.
E-Lab Orders Fields / Options - Learn about the fields and options available when using the E-Labs platform to send electronic lab orders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Training Films & Demonstrations
FootholdConnect Event Recordings
NOTE: Recordings marked with a red asterisk (*) were made prior to deployment of significant AWARDS enhancements and do not reflect those changes; however, the overall content is still relevant and useful.
Electronic lab ordering and results are coming to AWARDS! This new functionality, which will be integrated into our existing Medical module, will enable you to electronically send orders, print specimen labels, and receive results with no double data entry. In this preview we'll give you a sneak peek at e-labs so you know what to expect when it's deployed to your AWARDS database later this year.
Enhancement Request Forms
As noted above, the Laboratory Orders 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As noted above, E-Labs is an optional add-on Laboratory Orders service available for subscription as a part of AWARDS. If you are interested in learning more about the E-Labs service and/or you would like to proceed with signing up for it, please download and complete the following agreement, and then submit it to your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy team representative.
Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) - a smart search and code mapping for diagnoses and procedures - can be integrated into AWARDS on a subscription basis. If you are interested in learning more about the IMO service and/or you would like to proceed with signing up for it, please download and complete the following agreement, and then submit it to your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy team representative.