Understanding the Redox Results Data Model

When do I need to use the Results data model?

The Redox Results data model is used to transmit discrete clinical data to or from an EHR. Typically this model is applicable in situations where a one-off value, many times the result of some kind of order that was placed for a patient, is being sent to the patient’s chart. This data will show up wherever lab results are in the EHR. Additionally, PDF result reports can be embedded in Results message, either discretely associated with an order or unsolicited. For more information on that check out our Sending Files through Redox post.

How is the Results data model different from the Flowsheets data model?

The main difference between these models is where the data will end up within an EHR destination. The Flowsheets model is more appropriate for workflows where the same type of discrete data is being measured and reported regularly. A number of EHRs support some kind of flowsheet activity where this data will show up and viewed together, which makes identifying trends easier. The Results model is usually better suited to situations where a one-off value, many times the result of some kind of order that was placed for a patient, is being sent to the patient’s chart. This data will show up wherever lab results are in the EHR.