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Figure 2: Examples of some differences in microbiology reporting in the Epic electronic health record between the previous laboratory information system (Cerner Classic) and Beaker Clinical Pathology. (a) A Cerner Classic report of a positive blood culture for Staphylococcus aureus is in narrative form and mixes both key and extraneous information. The initial Gram stain result can be found under "preliminary" information. (b) A Beaker Clinical Pathology report from a similar case, with key differences labeled numerically. 1: The organism identification is highlighted in yellow and labeled as abnormal with "(A)". 2: The Gram stain (or stains if multiple bottles) is highlighted and the blood culture bottle (aerobic, anaerobic, or both) that turned positive is indicated. 3: Previous/preliminary results are available for review behind a hyperlink. 4a/4b: Documentation of critical result reporting is displayed prominently (4b), but less critical data related to the specimen is placed behind a hyperlink (4a). Other features such as susceptibility testing and related comments are similar in form and placement

Figure 2: Examples of some differences in microbiology reporting in the Epic electronic health record between the previous laboratory information system (Cerner Classic) and Beaker Clinical Pathology. (a) A Cerner Classic report of a positive blood culture for <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> is in narrative form and mixes both key and extraneous information. The initial Gram stain result can be found under