Computerized Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function testing at LDS Hospital is part of the integrated HELP computer system. Spirometrie measurements are captured directly by the Tandem computer. Single-breath carbon monoxide diffusing capacity and body plethysmography data are entered into the computer by hand for further calculations and inclusion in reports. Interpretation of the data is done by the HELP system’s knowledge base and decision logic. The results of pulmonary function tests may be reviewed on HELP system terminals or on printed reports. A copy of the printed pulmonary function test report is included in the patient’s permanent medical record.
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