I was browsing the internet and ran across a webpage that described an interface between MediNotes and Quest. It described how you could download the results from Quest’s website and then upload them into MediNotes. As far as I’m concerned that’s not an interface.
An interface receives the lab request and then passes the results back to the original system. I’m fine with talking about one way and bidirectional interfaces. Just have the result passed back or just have the request made. Although I don’t think that makes much sense with labs I can at least understand it. However, manually uploading the results yourself isn’t what I call an interface. It is Electronic Medical Record, but it’s not an Interface(at least not a good one).