How Meaningful Use and EMR Adoption Will Reshape Your Lab’s Competitive Future and Its Profitability


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How Meaningful Use and EMR Adoption Will Reshape Your Lab’s Competitive Future and Its Profitability

AUSTIN, Texas (September 14, 2010) — Clinical laboratories and pathology groups will soon be required to maintain laboratory information systems (LIS) that can interface directly with physician’s office electronic medical records (EMR)—if they want to remain competitive. That’s according to industry experts who predict that the push to prove “meaningful use,” and receive the maximum incentive funds under the HITECH Act, will drive more than 400,000 physicians toward EMR implementation over the next 60 months. These physicians will want direct LIS-to-EMR interfaces that enable them to order lab tests over the Internet and receive results back that can be downloaded into their patient’s electronic records. This directly impacts the decisions laboratory managers and pathologist should be making today.

To stay fully informed, lab managers, pathologists and industry consultants must stay on top of critical development in three key areas:

  • Laboratory information systems (LIS)
  • Web browser-based lab test ordering/resulting services
  • LIS-EMR interfaces

The Dark Report will present an insightful new audio conference titled, “How Meaningful Use and EMR Adoption Will Reshape Your Lab’s Competitive Future and Its Profitability,” on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, from 1 to 2:30 EST.

Three laboratory informatics experts will present critical information vital to the future success of any clinical lab or pathology group. The presenters include:

  • Kelly A. Feist, VP of Marketing, Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
  • Robert D. Atlas, CEO, Atlas Development Corporation
  • Pat Wolfram, VP of Marketing and Client Services, Ignis Systems

These distinguished speakers will:

  • Explain how a lab’s LIS vendor can help by providing resources,
  • Provide case studies on how “best-in-class” lab customers are using direct LIS-to-EMR interfaces to fulfill physician’s lab test orders and deliver results reporting directly to patient EMRs,
  • Identify the major pitfalls that labs should avoid when attempting to connect LISs directly to office-based EMRs,
  • Show how direct lab-test ordering and results reporting can be accomplished using standard Web-based browsers,
  • Outline roadmaps for labs to craft strategies and capabilities that support effective LIS-to-EMR interface development.

Registration to this live audio conference is now open. Community-based pathologists, clinical lab directors and hospital administrators will not want to miss out. Listeners will discover how this unprecedented threat also poses an incredible one-time opportunity for the nation’s clinical labs and pathology groups to gain a strategic advantage by installing LIS-to-EMR interfaces before physicians ask for them.

Attendees also learn:

  • Overlooked ways labs can benefit from the federal government’s investment in regional extension centers and state-sponsored health information exchanges to facilitate EMR implementation,
  • How to synchronize orders from EMRs with results from LISs so labs capture clean orders, distribute correct results, file clean claims and get paid on first submissions,
  • Unique value-added services labs can deliver to assist physicians to meet “meaningful use” objectives,
  • And much more.

For additional information, Contact:  Ron Martin, 512-264-7103

About The Dark Report

Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior Industry Executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma Methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.