Pathagility’s Employee of the Month

On behalf of the team at Pathagility we would like to congratulate our Employee of the Month Michael Heckman for going above and beyond to serve our customers.  Customer service is our business and outstanding team members like Mike are what Pathagility is all about.  Thanks for your service, Mike.  We appreciate what you do…

EMR Adoption: The Real Cost of Connectivity.

Cost is always at the top of referring physicians’ list when adopting an EMR solution, and there is no shortage of pricing and package options in the EMR market. EMR adoption continues to rise, and connectivity or interfacing those systems falls next in line on the list of priorities for referring physicians. So when your…

SERVICE – 1 Lab’s Competitive Advantage

If you were to poll pathology labs and ask what the most important factor in competing for referring physicians’ cases, you would get a multitude of answers.  Some of the most common we hear are connectivity (ability to interface with physician EMR), lab/pathologist reputation, marketable/usable lab reports, etc; but the one factor that we hear…

Rapid software updates

If you are a pathology group or any healthcare provider group for that matter, how would you rate the effectiveness of your software vendor on needed updates?  Are you seeing quick turnarounds (days or weeks) on needed functionality changes or is it more of a six month to a year version roll-out scenario?  What impact…

Social Labs

As a follow up to our recent post, Social Media in Pathology – Game Changer, check out this recent article from CAP Today entitled Social media in labs-hook, line, and sinker.  In it, Peggy McKee, owner and senior recruiter of PHC Consulting, gives her take on the lack of social media usage in the laboratory…

Meaningful Use Objectives for Pathologists

As mentioned in our recent post, Meaningful Use and Pathology Labs, we stated we would start forwarding on information regarding the affects of Meaningful Use (MU) on pathologists.  Check out this CAP article called Experts Detail Meaningful Use Challenges, Opportunities for Pathologists.  In it they talk about the demand for interfaces and they list 8 objectives…

Lab-to-EMR Interfacing – It’s a Business Decision

It is no secret that pathology groups are fielding calls from their referring physicians, hospitals, and healthcare partners to build EMR interfaces.  Check out our previous post Impact of EMR adoption on the Pathology Lab.  The first impact that we noted in that post is labs must spend $ on LIS-to-EMR interfacing.  We also note that this…

Lab EMR/Web-based LIS – What’s the difference?

Terminology– it is interesting how perceptions are formed based on a particular set of words even if those words are the only real differentiators of something.    Word usage does make a difference.  We enjoy reading Bruce Friedman’s posts on Lab Soft News.  If you aren’t already, you should following him on Twitter @labsoftnews.Yesterday’s post Who Will Build the Diagnostic…

Social Media in Pathology – Game Changer

Came across this editorial from the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine by … yes…scrolling through Twitter and seeing a Tweet from @VTPathology.  The editorial by Dr. Eric F. Glassy is called The Rise of the Social Pathologist: The Importance of Social Media to Pathology.  It gives a great account of how Twitter, Facebook, YouTube…