Hi @Robert_James -
I was a nurse for a long time back in the paper chart days but still, to my mind OpenEMR has a peculiar way to order and process procedures.
If you have a 3d party lab interface integrated into your OpenEMR the order will be transmitted and the results will come into your system and be processed however your lab interface handles it. If you do not have one of those you will be using OpenEMR’s native Procedures module, which is based in the paper chart way of doing things.
See the section ‘Order the Procedure’ in the wiki page I linked to,
where it tells to open the encounter menu’s ‘Administration’ item and click the ‘Procedure Order’. From there you can add the procedure order to the pt record.
In other words, when the provider enters the lab order, it will need to be printed out and given to the patient to take to the lab. Then, when the results report returns, a staff- perhaps the Dr themself- will manually transcribe the results into the patient’s Procedures display as described in the section ’ Review Procedure Results’ further down the page I mentioned above.
A note here: if you do not have that encounter menu ‘Procedure Order’ item then your procedures have not been set up correctly. You could send along screenshots of the same shots included in the tutorial and we could try to diagnose the problem.