use” rules and generous federal incentives are spurring
many physicians to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Widespread use of these systems will trigger some of the biggest
changes to the lab-testing marketplace in the past 25 years.
These developments represent both an unprecedented threat and
a one-time opportunity for the nation’s clinical laboratories
and pathology groups. That’s because, over the next 60 months,
480,000 physicians are expected to purchase and deploy an EMR.
By comparison, only 120,000 physicians use an EMR in their daily
Experts predict that clinical labs and pathology groups may soon
be overwhelmed as large numbers of physician clients ask for a
LIS-to-EMR interface. Their goal will be to use their new EMR
to order lab tests and get results that can be downloaded directly
into patient records.
Whether you’re a lab administrator, pathologist, or industry
consultant, you need to stay on top of these significant changes.
You can do that by registering to hear the latest Dark Report
and DarkDaily.com audio conference “How Meaningful
Use and EMR Adoption Will Reshape Your Lab’s Competitive
Future—and Its Profitability” held on Tuesday,
September 28, 2010.
Experts on LIS-to-EMR Interfaces
Listen as three lab informatics experts provide vital information
on three key areas of laboratory information technology: the laboratory
information system (LIS), the web browser-based lab-test ordering/resulting
service, and LIS–EMR interfaces.
First you’ll hear LIS expert Kelly Feist from Sunquest Information
Systems, whose clients include many of the nation’s largest
independent laboratories, academic centers, community hospitals,
and pathology groups.
Feist will offer insight in three areas: First, she’ll explain
how your lab’s LIS vendor can help by providing the resources
necessary to deliver working LIS-to-EMR interfaces. Next, she’ll
share case studies of how “best of class” lab customers
are using LIS to meet physician requests for a direct lab-test
orders/results reporting interface with their EMR. And finally,
Feist will identify the major pitfalls that your lab should avoid
as it strives to connect its LIS to the EMRs of office-based physicians.
Making Browser-Based Ordering Systems
Work with EMRs
Our next speaker, Robert D. Atlas of Atlas Development Corporation,
is an expert in web browser-based services that support lab-test
orders/reporting by physicians, Atlas will show you how labs with
browser-based capabilities can enable direct lab-test ordering
and results reporting with the EMRs of their physician clients.
He’ll explain why you should expect the unexpected—because
technology advances make it possible for labs to use browser-based
capabilities to support an effective LIS-to-EMR interface.
Our final speaker will give you an inside look from the EMR side
of the table, Pat Wolfram from Ignis Systems, Inc. will explain
why many of the best-selling EMR products have significant limitations
in their ability to support a smooth LIS-to-EMR interface. More
important, he will provide you with a road map for crafting both
a strategy and a capability that permits your laboratory to quickly
and efficiently implement an interface between the LIS and the
EMR to deliver clean, complete electronic test orders to your
When physicians start installing EMRs, they’ll turn to their
labs for a working LIS-to-EMR interface. If you can’t deliver
a useful interface, they’ll look for a lab that can. Don’t
lose your physicians to competing labs! Make sure you can deliver
an effective LIS-to-EMR interface right now by ordering
the live recorded audio for this very timely audio conference
DARK REPORT AUDIO CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
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one low price—just $245—you and your entire
team can take part in this fast-paced, insightful audio conference.
Best of all, you'll be able to connect personally with either
of the panelists when we open up the phone lines for live Q&A.
Here's just some of what you’ll learn during this in-depth
latest on EMR "meaningful use" requirements and how
they impact lab integration.
EMR systems best integrate with lab services.
to turn your lab's web browser-based solution into a LIS-to-EMR
ways your lab could benefit from the federal government's $2
billion investment in regional extension centers (RECs) and
state-sponsored health information exchanges (HIEs) to facilitate
information technology is your lab's trump card to becoming
a key player in the emerging connected-care paradigm.
value-added services your lab can deliver to help physicians
meet "meaningful use" objectives.
of clean-order capture: the secrets of synchronizing orders
from EMRs with results from the LIS so your lab captures a clean
order, distributes the right result, files a clean claim, and
gets paid on first submission.
to unleash the power of a robust rules engine and embedded web
services order-entry platform in the physician's EMR to enhance
the clinician's workflow while improving lab test utilization.
trends and applications in LIS software solutions.
technology to increase service-line profitability.
technological solutions can enhance lab capacity and improve
functional capability without adding to staff.
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PowerPoint presentations from our speakers
full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference
A. Feist is Vice President of Marketing At
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. She brings more than
15 years of industry experience to the Sunquest team.
Under her leadership, the Sunquest marketing organization
is focused on creating a premium customer experience
built on brand leadership, targeted messaging, and a
strong global market presence in the healthcare IT industry.
Before joining Sunquest in 2008, Kelly served as senior
vice president of marketing with Eclipsys Corporation
where her responsibilities included developing and executing
global marketing plans for the enterprise healthcare
IT company. She holds a BS with Cum Laude honors from
State University of New York, Stony Brook.
D. Atlas is CEO of Atlas Development Corporation.
He has been involved in Lab IT for more than two decades,
as a manager of information systems, a software designer/developer
and an IT products vendor. He is well known in the Caché/M
world, having spent six years at InterSystems Corporation,
where he was instrumental in helping to evolve its technology.
Mr. Atlas served on the ANSI SQL Development Committee
and also served as Chairman of the InterSystems Database
End-users Association for several years. In 1989, he
co-founded Atlas Development, which has developed a
number of high-performance, mission-critical applications
for healthcare industry leaders. Mr. Atlas is a graduate
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Wolfram is Vice President of Marketing and
Client Services at Ignis Systems. Since 1995 he has
worked exclusively on connecting physician's Electronic
Medical Record systems (EMRs) with the outside services
they need to provide patient care, including lab services,
radiology, cardiology and more. Mr. Wolfram runs the
operations that deploy lab integration systems for GE's
Centricity EMR. His team works with physician offices
every day to ensure the solutions match the workflow
and clinical needs of the physicians and their staffs.
Prior to Ignis, Mr. Wolfram worked at GE, where he drove
product integration initiatives between the GE Healthcare
business segments and defined the technologies and services
needed to integrate to the customer's non-GE healthcare
systems. Mr. Wolfram joined MedicaLogic (acquired by
GE Healthcare in 2002) in 1995 as the product manager
responsible for EMR interoperability. He has been chair
of the HL7 marketing committee, vice-president of MedicaLogic
Integration Services, and Director of MedicaLogic product
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