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Online access to COVID-19 lab test results for Health Care Providers

If you are an authorized Ontario health care provider with access to one of the provincial viewers (ClinicalConnect™, ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer and eHealth Portal) or an electronic medical record system (with OLIS to EMR) or Hospital Information System (with OLIS integration), you can access novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lab test results stored in Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) in near real-time.

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Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) Standard

Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) Standard

The Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) is an information repository that gives authorized health care providers access to lab test orders and results from hospitals, community labs and public health labs. As patients move between hospitals, family physicians, home care and long-term care settings, OLIS makes viewing patients’ current and past test results easier and enables treatment decisions to be made at the point-of-care.

The OLIS standard ensures all information technology systems that retrieve lab data from OLIS can exchange and understand the content through standardized HL7 messages and terminologies.

Process

The OLIS standard was created by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in consultation with experts from hospital, community, and public health laboratories, the Ontario Medical Association, vendors of laboratory information systems and electronic medical record systems, in addition to a range of other stakeholders.

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This publication has been exempted from translation under the French Language Services Act as per O. Reg. 671/92. This publication is technical in nature and is available in English only due to its limited targeted audience.

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