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 are focused on the government’s influence related to the adoption of EMR systems.  Still others are just doing some math… Cited from U.S. Census data: 303 million total Americans 17% are over…

Healthcare IT Collaboration – One State’s Approach

Pathagility had the opportunity this week to speak to a group of Arkansas business leaders from both the public and private sectors at the Innovate Arkansas Technology Showcase.  Innovate Arkansas works with new, technology-based entrepreneurs to turn inventions and high-tech concepts into viable businesses with a goal of creating high-paying Arkansas jobs.  Innovation in healthcare technology…

80M Baby Boomers and the Increase in Lab Tests

Pathagility was in New Orleans last week for The Dark Report’s Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management.  Robert Michel, Editor in Chief of The Dark Report, opened the event with a presentation entitled: Lab Medicine’s Appointment with Destiny: Skyrocketing Utilization, Inadequate Funding, and the Incredible Clinical Value of Laboratory Tests. In his address…

Increased EMR adoption rates and the impact on Laboratories.

ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) has $17,000,000,000 allocated to physicians to encourage the adoption of EMR technologies.  In order to be eligible for $44,000 in reimbursements, individual physician’s must do three things: 1. Adopt Certified EHR technology 2. Reach Meaningful Use Objectives 3.  Apply for Incentive Payment The carrot of stimulus incentives…

Can Healthcare IT vendors and providers roll up their sleeves to tackle the adoption challenge?

Challenges and questions still remain as we enter the new era of Healthcare IT.  The fit of practices and vendors depends largely on the willingness and commitment of all parties to roll up their collective sleeves to tackle obstacles identified and the one lying right around the corner.  Will your business’ growth be stunted by…

Is there such thing as a turn key solution in healthcare IT?

While it seems that most healthcare providers are hoping to get to the stage where health information systems (EMR/EHR, LIS, RIS, etc.) provide more workflow efficiency, extreme data security and flexible partner collaboration, the path to Utopia seems to be different in almost every case.  This is due to the fact that each provider is…

Attending Executive War College – April 27-28th?

We are looking forward to attending the 15th Annual Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management in New Orleans – April 27-28th.  The agenda is full of great sessions on lab workflow efficiencies, interoperability, and next generation lab automation.  Here a few of the sessions we plan to attend – April 27th 7:00 AM–7:50…

3 Methods for electronic ordering

As the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) continues to increase, so does the need to connect lab systems to EMR software.  Interfaces are usually one-way, or uni-directional, enabling a referring physician system to receive results from the laboratory.  But the next wave to hit involves the use of a bi-directional interface where referring physician’s…

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 existing lab system investment and configure a solution for their specific needs  by taking advantage of Pathagility’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cost effective model. Casestudy_UNC (PDF)