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)

Leverage existing LIS/EMR investments

Being able to leverage existing system investments is of paramount importance to many pathology labs due to the significant, sunk costs that they have already incurred implementing their existing systems.  Pathagility enhances the capabilities and reach of existing healthcare management systems, and in many cases, can extend the lifespan of current technology investments, such as…

Laboratory Information System’s: What is the true cost of ownership?

What is the true cost of laboratory information systems (LIS) that support pathology?  When calculating, there are items that seem quite obvious and others that may be overlooked.  Software licensing and annual maintenance fees of traditional systems make up the majority of the obvious expenditures.  In the ever evolving health-care IT (HIT) world, one needs…