Your Lab’s Mid Year Check Up

  As a healthcare professional, you certainly understand the importance of annual and semi–annual physicals and doctor visits. By scheduling these regular visits and check…

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3 Ways Tox Labs Are Innovating

According to a recent article on AACC, each year, approximately 4 million patients experience some kind of overdose or chemical reaction to a substance –…

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Fresh New Pathagility.com

Spring is naturally a time to freshen up and start new things.  In that spirit, we are launching a fresh, new pathagility.com!  Our team is inspired by…

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ICD-10 Compliance Delayed?

You’ve probably read by now that both the House and the Senate have passed the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) bill. The official name of…

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WorkPath 4.2.0 Release Notes

The latest version of WorkPath (4.2.0) is now in production. This release includes the following features and enhancements: Batch Printing – Users can now select…

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WorkPath 4.0.1 Release Notes

The latest version of WorkPath (4.0.1) is now in production. This release includes the following features and enhancements: Queues – The queuing system is now…

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What is Scalability?

The text book answer: the ability of a system to handle a growing amount of work in a capable manner. The real world answer: the…

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2012 Topics

Wow!  2011 was a great year for Pathagility with the addition of some great new clients and some exciting projects with our existing customer base.  We’ve…

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Pathology Report Distribution

If you are a pathology group or laboratory, how do your referring physicians want to receive report information? Fax? Web Portal? EMR interface?The answer is something…

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Middleware for smaller labs

In the March issue of CAP Today, Karen L. Wagner did an article on the changing middleware landscape called Middleware to “littleware”: vendors catering to…

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Key to Lab EMR Interface Projects

Last week I attended a formal, non-Pathagility  related event where we were seated randomly with individuals with varying backgrounds.  Among the group at my table was an investment broker, a restaurant chain owner,…

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USCAP recap

Fantastic weather welcomed pathologists from all over the world to San Antonio for the 100th annual USCAP meeting this week.  Posters and abstracts by thought…

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Attributes of next-generation LIS

According to new research  from Kalorama Information, the laboratory information systems (LIS) market should grow 6% annually over the next few years from its 2010 level…

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Simplifying the complex

The healthcare IT arena is extremely chaotic.  The systems that support this industry in most cases mirror this complicated environment.  The physicians, hospitals and healthcare organizations that are…

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Are you using a FileMaker Pro LIS?

Many pathology labs we talk with have purchased, developed and deployed FileMaker Pro database lab systems.  This seems even more true in smaller independent and hospital labs…

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#’s in Healthcare IT

In such a short time, social media has become a part of our lives.  This morning, I saw Biz Stone on The Today Show discussing “2010’s Most Inflential Tweets.” …

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Web-based Order Entry

Pathagility levels the playing field by giving you the same functionality as the national mega labs.  OrderPath delivers referring physicians a simple web-based order entry…

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Speed

Speed – we recognize the importance of this attribute in so many areas of life.  Think about it…   It’s something we focus on daily at Pathagility.  How…

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Is an interface necessary?

It can take many months and thousands of dollars to get a results only interface or bi-directional interface to “go live” from a lab system…

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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…

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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…

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DICOM in Pathology

In August, Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) Standard Supplement 145 (aka – Whole Slide Microscopic Images) was passed.  This standard aims to allow pathologists to…

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HL7, Labs and Meaningful Use

Came across this CAP Today Newsbyte that provides some detail on HL7 standards that will be part of the federal government’s final rule on standards and…

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Meaningful Use and Pathology Labs

You don’t have to look very far to find information, blog posts, tweets, etc. on EHR/EMR Meaningful Use (MU).  It seems a bit more difficult to find information…

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Save your Lab’s Brand 2

In a previous post, we talked about one way a pathology lab can protect its brand – the lab report.  For a quick refresher, compare…

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Enemies & Friends

We discussed “partnering with your competition” in a post a few months ago and thought it made sense to follow up on the topic after…

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When you’ve outgrown FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is an easy to use, flexible database tool that is quite popular in the pathology laboratory world.  Many database applications (laboratory information systems…

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Simplicity of HL7

Came across this post and video about how HL7 works on Twitter by @HL7 and really enjoyed the simplicity of it.  What’s interesting though is that HL7…

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EHR Progress?

There is an abundance of focus and energy around the shift to digitizing healthcare.  The government may be the biggest cheerleader and/or bank roller.  Last week,…

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Software Pricing Dialogue

Software pricing – what an interesting science!  So much goes into strategically positioning your software product, platform and/or service in the particular market you are…

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Fast, Cost-Effective Interfacing

Today almost every pathology lab director has “interfacing” as a line item on their weekly staff meeting agenda.  As more referring physicians implement EMR systems…

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SaaS, Healthcare IT and Customization

The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model has been in existence for many years and continues to successfully prove out its value proposition compared to traditional legacy software…

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Partner with your competition

Just about every information source these days points to increased demands on the healthcare IT industry.  Many are hoping process efficiencies can be realized by further automating healthcare.  Others…

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Save Your Lab’s Brand

What does your lab’s report say about the quality or value of your service?  Your lab’s reports are an opportunity to create a memorable experience…

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UNC Casestudy

Check out this case study on Pathagility becoming University of North Carolina (UNC) Nephropathology’s digital interface to their physician clients.  UNC was able to enhance their…

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