Laboratory order forms for document readers
In the day-to-day hospital routine, orders for services may be controlled in a paperless procedure or with documents. In this case, machine-readable order documents are used. The required services are indicated by means of marks, which are read into the document reader (OMR OpticalMarkRecognition). This technology is characterized by its formidable robustness. The documents are given their colourful appearance by using dyes that have been matched to the reading element of the respective document reader (predominantly red light, infrared in isolated cases). The distinctive features of this type of document are the timing and tick marks in the side margins, which indicate the correct position for the document reader. Applied sample labels and forms are carefully matched to one another.