Emergency Preparedness Planning: LRN-B & Surge Capacity
In addition, Orchard’s products improve surge capacity and enhance a PHL’s ability to communicate during public health emergency preparedness planning. In a surge situation, samples are triaged to ensure the highest priority samples get tested first. In order to properly triage, specific information has to be collected from the hospital. With Orchard’s adaptable LIS/outreach tool, Orchard® Copia®, information fields on the order entry screen that are optional in times of routine surveillance can be configured as mandatory to accommodate surge capacity.