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Brief on-line notice issued to users as they complete a cycle through the menu system. Alerts are designed to provide interactive notification of pending computing activities, such as the need to reorder supplies or review a patient’s clinical test results. Along with the alert message is an indication that the View Alerts common option should be chosen to take further Action.

Source: Laboratory V. 5.2 Patch LR*5.2*259 AP Electronic Signature User Manual

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