What can I Achieve Using LabelTrace?
Whilst LabelTrace is mainly used for Pathology Specimen tube and form labelling its evolution over many years means that you can use it for many other purposes within the GP Practice. Some of these are detailed as follows:
Using the latest version of the software, you can do much more…
- LabelTrace can be used to print patient medical record labels for Lloyd George folders direct from the GP Clinical system. This includes NHS number, patient name, date of birth and address. You will need a 4-inch-wide label printer such as the Zebra GC420 Series for this purpose.
- Design and print A4 forms and labels from a simple, clear menu
- Send standardised emails to a patient (or group of patients)
- Set up custom icons to print your most frequently used labels with a single mouse click
- Set up hotkeys to print your most frequently used labels
- Batch print sets of labels for each of a group of patients
The uses for labels are many and varied. Here are some examples…
- “Recall labels” are used to print a reminder for a patient to make an appointment for a future follow up visit. The reasons for follow up and the associated time frame are set up in advance for the practice. Hence a GP or nurse simply selects the reason from a drop down list and LabelTrace calculates when the recall is due and includes this date. So, for example, if a patient has to have a follow up visit for a prescription review in three months the label might be designed as per this example.
- “Advice Labels” are printed when a GP or nurse discusses a particular health issue and provides a label with phone number and/or web site details for further information or perhaps a clinic address. If the information includes a web site URL, this can be included as a QR code which can be scanned by the patient using their mobile phone to access the web site directly. For example, a smoking clinic guide might be provided as per this example…
Optionally, a read-coded entry may be made automatically in the patient record, to log the provision of this advice.
- Medical File Labels are used to identify patient records. These may have any combination of identifiers such as NHS Number, DOB etc.
- Sample labels – even when an order communications system is in use, there are circumstances where sample bottle labels are required but are not provided by the order comms system. These may be quickly produced via LabelTrace.
- Lesion labels provide a simple way to take a photograph of a lesion with patient demographics and a cm graduation for scale.
- Printing simple labels such as “I’ve been good at the doctor’s today” can amuse small children!
Where LabelTrace is used in conjunction with the sister product flexaTrace, then further labelling options are available…
- Ad-hoc labels can be produced from any text editor, including Notepad, or indeed from text on Web pages etc. This can be very useful for simple labelling requirements.
- Queue tickets may be produced for situations where patients arrive at the practice and queue to be seen. These tickets, which have an incrementing number, ensure that patients are seen in the order that they arrive.