Lab Results

For health care organizations

The Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) gives authorized health care providers access to lab test orders and results from hospitals, community labs and public health labs. As patients move between hospitals, family physicians, home care and long-term care settings, OLIS makes viewing patients’ current and past test results easier and enables treatment decisions to be made at the point-of-care.

Features

Capable of storing more than 68,000 unique types of test results across the following categories:

A sub-specialty that deals with the blood and blood-forming tissues, including morphology, physiology, and pathology.

A sub-specialty that is generally concerned with the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids and whole bodies (autopsies).

A sub-specialty that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids. Also referred to as clinical biochemistry.

A sub-specialty that can be defined as the biology of microscopic organisms, or life too small to be seen with the naked eye.

A sub-specialty where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients.

  • Hematology

    A sub-specialty that deals with the blood and blood-forming tissues, including morphology, physiology, and pathology.

  • Pathology

    A sub-specialty that is generally concerned with the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids and whole bodies (autopsies).

  • Chemistry

    A sub-specialty that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids. Also referred to as clinical biochemistry.

  • Microbiology

    A sub-specialty that can be defined as the biology of microscopic organisms, or life too small to be seen with the naked eye.

  • Blood Bank

    A sub-specialty where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients.

Benefits

  • Provides comprehensive and complete lab test history
  • Enables progress monitoring of treatments
  • Supports chronic disease management
  • Reduces duplicate testing since health care providers can view test results conducted across the province
  • Creates system cost savings by reducing administrative time spent sending lab results, and duplicating tests

Access Channels

Authorized users can access OLIS in a number of ways.

ClinicalConnectTM

Authorized health care providers in South West Ontario can view lab results from OLIS via ClinicalConnect™.

ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer

Authorized health care providers in the Greater Toronto Area and Northern and Eastern Region can view lab results from OLIS via ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer.

eHealth Portal

Authorized health care providers who may not have access to other viewers, can access lab results from OLIS via eHealth Portal.

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

Family physicians, nurse practitioners and specialists using OntarioMD certified EMRs can view lab results via their EMR. For more information, visit the OntarioMD website.

Other Local Viewers

A complete list of viewers can be provided upon request.

Technical Prerequisites

One of the following:

  • ONE ID credential or federated access (to access via ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer or ClinicalConnect)
  • ONE ID credential (to access via eHealth Portal)
  • Ontario-certified EMR (to access via EMR)

Non-Technical Prerequisites

  • Legal agreements
  • Privacy and security assessments and training

What's New

Recent Ontario Laboratories Information System's service updates

November 13th, 2019

Patient Access to OLIS via the SPARK Pathway

A limited cohort of patients now have direct real-time and secure access to their lab results in Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) from across the province. This was accomplished through the Ministry of Health’s SPARK initiative. These patients will be instructed to contact their ordering clinicians if they…

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  • If I had to fill in details or had questions, I’d have to call around to the physician’s office which was time-consuming. Now with OLIS access through ClinicalConnect, more of the data I need is available instantly when the patient is at the pharmacy.

    Tom Kontio, Staff Pharmacist

    Pharmasave

    Pharmasave
  • The Ontario Laboratories Information System and eHealth Ontario have revolutionized my practice. I’m constantly learning new ways to use this system to my patients’ advantage.

    Dr. Greg Rose, Infectious Disease Consultant

    The Ottawa Hospital

    The Ottawa Hospital