Prepare Your Lab for PAMA: Understand How Your Costs Compare to New Reimbursements!


In this webinar from March 21, 2017, Dr. Brad Brimhall discusses the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), its likely effect on laboratories, and the long term effects in regard to emerging value-based purchasing payment systems such as MACRA and VBP. Dr. Brimhall covers the importance of having an accurate lab cost analysis, defines cost accounting terms, and shares a cost comparison of top laboratory tests and expected PAMA reimbursements.

Check back Monday, March 27, 2017, to download the presentation slides and watch a playback of the webinar.

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Watch the Webinar: LabTalk: 3 National Experts Discuss the Latest Developments in Lab Stewardship & Patient Safety Pitfalls to Avoid!


This webinar from March 8, 2017, is the second of three in the Laboratory Stewardship series sponsored by Orchard Software in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital. In this P.A.C.E.®-accredited webinar, laboratory experts from around the country will discuss the hottest and most difficult topics in pathology and laboratory medicine with an emphasis on lab management and trends in testing.

Keep visiting this site for additional information on the other P.A.C.E.®–accredited webinars in this series.

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Best in KLAS for 2017


In the Best in KLAS report for 2017, Orchard Software was again ranked the #1 LIS vendor in the Community Hospital/Ambulatory Laboratory category. In 2014, KLAS combined the Community (200 beds and smaller) and Ambulatory categories into one called Community Hospital/Ambulatory.

For the 2017 award, Orchard received an overall score of 90.4 out of 100 in the Community Hospital/Ambulatory category. Again, as last year…

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Watch the Webinar: Applying Informatics to Improve Laboratory Stewardship


This webinar from February 7, 2017, by Dr. Patrick Mathias is the first of three in the Laboratory Stewardship series sponsored by Orchard Software in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital. It shares guidance on informatics approaches to improve laboratory utilization, and the discussion includes proven approaches to analyzing laboratory data to better understand utilization patterns, strategies for engaging clinical partners, and how laboratory information systems can impact laboratory workflow to improve utilization. The webinar also offers EHR interventions that can help sustain improved laboratory utilization.

Keep visiting this site for additional information on the other P.A.C.E.®–accredited webinars in this series.

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Orchard Software Releases Harvest and Pathology Version 11.0


As always, at Orchard, we are proud of the fact that we listen to our client base to continually improve our products. Version 11 contains more than 100 feature requests that were recommended by our customers. Read more for a sampling of some of the changes.

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