The Link Exam to Facility function, in effect, allows users to move an exam from one facility to another facility within the same corporate account and registry. This function is available to Facility Administrators, Registry Administrators, and Facility Users who have profiles with access to both the “donor” and “recipient” facilities.
Patient and physician (interpreting and/or ordering) information follows the exam from the donor to the recipient facility. Therefore, it is important to keep the following implications in mind:
If the physician or patient already exists in the recipient facility, the records in the recipient dictionaries are updated to match the data in the donor dictionaries.
If the physician or patient records do not exist in the recipient facility dictionaries, new records are created in the recipient dictionaries.
If, after the linking process, the donor facility has no more exams for a patient, that patient is removed from the donor facility patient dictionary.