Interface workarounds for common issues

Check out this Newsbyte in the latest issue of CAP Today by Dr. Raymond Aller entitled, Interface workarounds offer fixes for common issues.  In it, Dr. Aller refers to a few issues that arise in order-entry and results reporting interface processes between hospital or regional labs and their reference labs.  Here are the issues he outlines… 1. …

Top gadgets at CES 2011 and impact on healthcare

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Computer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas.  For those that are not techno geeks or gadget happy, this is one of the largest trade shows in the world.  It is an annual event that is packed full of new product hype and demos.  Even though CES is not focused on…

EMR, LIS, RIS & PACS “Friendly”

Happy New Year! Check out this great presentation by Dr. Bruce Friedman called Integrated Diagnostics: The perspective of the pathologist.  In it, Dr. Friedman defines Integrated dx, discusses the benefits of merging multiple reporting areas of diagnostics, and outlines the challenges of actually pulling this lofty goal off.  In summary, Dr. Friedman states that it is…

Should Pathologists Meet with Patients?

Should Pathologists Meet with Patients?  It’s an interesting question.  If you haven’t already, read this CAP Today article by Karen Titus about Melinda Lewis, MD called When pathologists meet patients—lessons from one FNA practice. Wow, this article may sway your opinion.  Here is a quick exert… “Emotionally, this can take a toll. “In the laboratory,…

How important is a Pathologist to Pathology Software?

How important is a Pathologist to Pathology Software? Certainly, we ask this question with a big smile on our faces because one of our Founders is a Pathologist.  Dr. Pat Walker is the Director of NephroPath and has a ton of experience in the field of pathology.  We are very lucky to have him on the team.  In fact, I’m pretty…

#’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.”   @’s and #’s are showing up everywhere!  In healthcare and healthcare IT, social media provides the conduit to build a more collaborative environment.  There are several initiatives popping up utilizing #’s…

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 solution that can auto-populate patient demographic information (including insurance and billing information).  OrderPath can save referring physicians time by eliminating double entry of data that already exists in the PMS…

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 can we deliver value faster?  This is not as easy as it sounds because in our industry (other industries as well), there are so many moving parts – some of…

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 to an EMR (electronic medical records) or PMS (practice management system).  There are many factors that determine the development effort, length of time, and total price tag. “Is it worth…