Use of Telephonetics RESULTS computer-facilitated telephone system with automatic results upload

Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Sep;22(9):525-6. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.010505.


Our genitourinary medicine service implemented an automated telephone results system in 2010. This system is used in other services but few are able to upload negative results automatically from laboratory software. The use of this system reduced unanswered calls to a telephone results line and also the number of calls that had to be connected to clinical staff. Patients have better access to their results in a timely manner, as per the requirements of the recent Standards for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections document.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Humans
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Telemedicine / methods
  • Telemedicine / statistics & numerical data*
  • Telephone*