New Opportunities for Your Laboratory’s LIS-EMR Interface: How to Profit From the “Big Wave” About to Hit Healthcare

“Meaningful use,” radiology ordering,
and how to attract new outreach customers


Pat Wolfram

Ruth Johanson

Ruth Johanson


Pat Wolfram, Vice President, Marketing & Customer Services, Ignis Systems Corporation

Ruth Johanson, IT Program Director, Providence Health & Services

THE DARK REPORT, (Moderator)

Digital Recordings and Slide Deck Now Available!

During “New Opportunities for Your Lab’s LIS-EMR Interface: How to Profit From the “Big Wave” About to Hit Healthcare,” you and your staff will get an unprecedented look at why EMR vendors fail to accommodate clinical-laboratory and anatomic-pathology test ordering and reporting. Then, we’ll show you the easiest, fastest, and least expensive ways for your lab to beef up its LIS-EMR interface, allowing physicians-working inside their EMRs-to seamlessly order tests, view results, and research lab test topics in a way that supports their own personal work flow.

Listen as Wolfram provides insights, advice, and real-world examples on the latest in EMR software and functionality. You’ll learn about the coming challenges and best solutions for your lab, plus how some top-performing laboratories already deliver enriched informatics services to their client physicians. At the top of this list is the importance of “meaningful use,” a new federal incentive to encourage EMR adoption.

Wolfram will also show you how radiology ordering, enabled in the LIS-EMR interface by innovative hospital laboratory outreach programs, is helping to attract new outreach customers. That’s right! Progressive hospitals and health systems are combining their radiology and laboratory efforts to provide a fully integrated solution.

It’s a compelling value proposition for office-based physicians. Best of all, it’s an ordering service and patient-data source that the national labs can’t match! Only the local hospital outreach programs can provide office-based physicians integrated access to all their patients’ imaging and laboratory test data in this manner.

To learn just how successful these programs can be, our second speaker, Ruth Johanson of Providence Health & Services, Portland, Oregon, will provide details on a laboratory-outreach program at Providence Health of Portland, Oregon. You’ll get details on the innovative partnership between their laboratory and radiology groups, and find out why integrating radiology orders into the EMR through the lab’s LIS was a smart move. You’ll come away with an understanding of what works-and what to avoid-when you introduce this same service through your lab’s LIS-EMR portal.

Get the latest details on the steps your lab must take and the new opportunities about to be unlocked by the coming EMR “Big Wave.” This is the first time this information is being offered to labs like yours so take advantage of the opportunity to get a jump on your competition.

Only the clinical laboratories and pathology groups that are most successful at LIS-EMR integration will be big financial winners in coming years. So don’t wait! Reserve your CD today for this very special event.

“New Opportunities for Your Lab’s LIS-EMR Interface: How to Profit From the “Big Wave” About to Hit Healthcare” is essential knowledge for your senior executive team, lab and hospital information-technology leaders, and sales/marketing experts, so invite them all to listen to this audio conference recording with you.

And don’t forget the question-and-answer session that allows you to listen to the specific questions that were asked to these well-respected experts in LIS-EMR integration.


COST: $245 per 90 min audio CD

TO ORDER:  Call 1-800-560-6363 toll-free

For 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 listen to the key questions that were asked the panelists when we open up the phone lines for live Q&A.

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn during this insightful 90-minute conference recording:

  • Why federal funding of EMR adoption is a game-changer across the entire healthcare system.
  • How “meaningful use” will encourage physicians and EMR vendors to put greater value on LIS–EMR integration.
  • How lab-outreach programs and hospitals are adding radiology ordering to lab test order/results portals.
  • The latest on e-prescribing and how a lab’s LIS–EMR interface can best support doctors who use this feature.
  • The limitations that EMR vendors put on the way their products handle lab-test orders and lab results.
  • The best and fastest doctor-pleasing features your lab can provide to physicians and their staff.
  • How to distinguish true EMR–LIS workflow integration from standard HL7 message passing.
  • Strategies for gaining cooperation with EMR vendors that will enable your LIS–EMR to interface with their doctor-customers.…and much more!

Call toll free: 800-560-6363.

Your audio conference CD includes:

  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speakers
  • A full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference

For more information, call us toll-free at 800-560-6363.

Distinguished Presenters:

Pat Wolfram

Pat Wolfram is Vice President Marketing and Customer Services at Ignis Systems Corporation. He has more than 15 years experience integrating Electronic Medical Records (EMR) with lab services, radiology departments, hospital CDRs, and RHIO repositories. His team at Ignis Systems works with physicians and their staff installing EMR-to-Lab integration (orders and results) that fits within the practice’s EMR workflow. Recently, Ignis Systems was commissioned by CCHIT (Certification Commission for Health Information Technology) to create test methods to validate Lab-to-EMR integration. Prior to Ignis, Mr. Wolfram was the vice president of EMR integration at MedicaLogic and the global product manager for EMR integration at GE Healthcare. In 2001, MedicaLogic’s EMR received KLAS’s No. 1 ranking for integration services in the ambulatory EMR category. Mr. Wolfram is a past chairman of the HL7 marketing committee and was a recipient of the Chairman’s Achievement Award at Mentor Graphics.

Ruth Johanson

Ruth Johanson is an Information Technology (IT) Program Director with Providence Health and Services, one of the largest hospital and physician clinic systems in the Northwest. She has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 22 years, 17 of them with Providence. Ms. Johanson has extensive experience in IT operations management, and for the last three years has been working in a strategic role as an Ambulatory Division IT Program Director, creating the connectivity and real-time messaging of testing results to non-affiliated (not Providence owned) provider clinics.  She has a BS from Oregon State University, and is working toward her Masters in Healthcare Administration.


ACCENT® Continuing Education Credit
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.