Orchard® Harvest™ LIS is Windows-based and utilizes process automation; ICD-9/ICD-10 screening; robust instrument, billing, EMR, and reference lab interfaces; and rules-based technology to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and increase reimbursements. Some of the features are:
Orchard® Trellis™ is an orders and results management software program that serves as a simple "review, click, and go" cost-effective bridge for electronically passing orders and results between low-volume, point-of-care (POC) analyzers/instruments and the EMR.
Orchard® Pathology is an all-inclusive CP/AP system. Our comprehensive pathology information system is designed to meet the current and future trends in pathology and handle the complexities of clinical, molecular, cytology, and pathology testing and reporting.
Orchard® Copia®, used by laboratories and lab networks doing outreach, links multiple labs and enables web-based access and EMR integration for order entry and result delivery. The many benefits include:
Round Table Discussions: The Future of the Lab in Healthcare
In a collaborative effort to discuss the future of the laboratory in healthcare, Bob McGonnagle, Publisher of CAP Today, gathered with Curt Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Mick Glant, Chief Medical Officer, both from Orchard Software. This series of round table discussions was recorded and edited into a series of short videos on various topics surrounding the laboratory and informatics.
Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing a total of eight videos. Below are the first seven in the series.
- The External Environment of Healthcare
- Reimbursement Changes and the Reorganization of Medical Groups
- How to Make Your Lab Successful
- Synoptic Reporting and Discrete Data
- Synoptic Reporting and Pathologist Challenges
- Integration of all Lab Data is Essential
- Best of Breed and The Future Super Computer
Watch Curt Johnson’s Webinar on The Role of Diagnostic Information in the Future of Healthcare
The healthcare arena is undergoing immense change. Integrated diagnostics, personalized medicine, companion diagnostics, Meaningful Use, ICD-10, LOINC, Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) are converging as the market factors driving change. The laboratory is in the midst of this change, as accurate diagnosis and diagnostic information will be vital in the future of healthcare. Diagnostics will be critical in ensuring the right test at the right time, even aiding in determining proper treatment protocols.
Watch Curt’s webinar to better understand the role of your laboratory in helping your organization meet the future demands of lowering healthcare costs and improving outcomes.
Diagnostic Information: The New Currency for the Future of Healthcare
Integrated Diagnostics, Personalized Medicine, Meaningful Use, ICD-10, LOINC, & ACOs
The healthcare arena is undergoing immense change. Integrated diagnostics, personalized medicine, companion diagnostics, Meaningful Use, ICD-10, LOINC, Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) are converging and are the various factors driving change. The laboratory is in the midst of this change and will serve an essential role in the future of healthcare.
To learn more about these changes and the important role laboratories will play, we invite you to take a moment and view a video of a recent industry presentation given by Curt Johnson, Chief Operating Officer for Orchard, entitled The Impact on Laboratories by HITECH, ICD-10, LOINC, ACOs, and Integrated Diagnostics: Position Your Lab for Success in the New Healthcare World.
Speaking Engagements 2013
In the world of accountable care, diagnostic information is the new currency for the future of healthcare. This is a very hot topic and one Curt Johnson, Chief Operating Officer at Orchard Software, has spoken on many times in the last few months. You can view a series of videos from a recent presentation given last fall and a webinar with Advance for Administrators of the Lab.
Curt, along with Dr. Mick Glant, Orchard's Medical Director, are currently scheduled to give a similar presentation at the 18th Annual Executive War College in New Orleans, April 30-May 1.
Orchard Symposium, Thursday, June 13, 2013, Portland, Oregon—New One-day Format Featuring All Orchard Products!
Orchard's 2013 Symposium was held Thursday, June 13, in Portland, Oregon, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.
This year, we offered breakout sessions for three of our products—Orchard Harvest LIS, Orchard Pathology, and Orchard Copia. We also introduced our newest product, Orchard Trellis.
Copies of our symposium presentations will be made available to Orchard customers via our website. Visit the symposium page soon to view or download copies of our breakout sessions.
If you would like to speak with us in person or see a demonstration of our software, we welcome you to visit us at one of the trade shows where we will be exhibiting. We are exhibiting at a number of locations throughout the country this year, so visit us at an event that is convenient for you! For your convenience, contact us ahead of the event to let us know you will be coming and set up a specific time to meet.
New at Orchard
April 26, 2013, is Orchard Software Day in Carmel, Indiana
At Orchard’s monthly company meeting, Orchard’s management and employees were greeted with a surprise visit from Carmel's Mayor, Jim Brainard. To acknowledge Orchard’s 20th anniversary in 2013 and its contribution to the Carmel community, Mayor Brainard stopped in to proclaim April 26, 2013, "Orchard Software Day" in the city of Carmel. Mayor Brainard noted, "Orchard plays an integral role in the Carmel business community by being a valuable employer and business partner with local hotels, restaurants, vendors, and retailers." Rob Bush, Founder, Owner, and CEO, and Ben Bush, Founder and Owner, were on hand for the surprise event.
Join our winning team!
Orchard Software, once again ranked an Indianapolis Star Top Workplace, is currently hiring for several positions. Please visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more.
Orchard Software is highest scoring LIS in KLAS!
KLAS, the "Consumer Reports" of performance information on Healthcare Information Technology vendors, published its 2012 top 20 year-end report card. We are proud to announce that Orchard was the #1 LIS vendor in the Ambulatory and Community categories.
Click the link for more information on the KLAS Year-end Report.
Many of you are familiar with our "Where in the World is Orchy?" newsletter feature that documents some of the 59 countries and 42 states our famous mascot, Orchy, has visited. This year, in celebration of our 20th Anniversary and Orchy’s 10th birthday, we wanted to see where in the world you might take Orchy! Since there are so many of you and only one Orchy, we’ve made Flat Orchy available for your adventures.
Diagnostic Information—Crucial data for the future of healthcare, reducing costs, and improving patient care is identified
The last several years have brought a cascade of changes in the world of healthcare, such as HITECH and ACOs. With all of these changes, the future of the laboratory and the role of diagnostic informatics will serve an essential role. This Advance for Administrator's of the Laboratory article shares insights into how diagnostic information is crucial to the future of healthcare. Learn more about how diagnostic information will be crucial to the future of healthcare.
Orchard Software is pleased to announce the release of Orchard® Harvest™ LIS and Orchard® Pathology version 9.0! This is a very important upgrade for everyone, as ICD-10 codes will only be supported going forward in version 9.0 and higher! Click the link to learn more about the upgrades.
Orchard® Copia® v5.0 is now available!
Our newest release–Orchard® Copia® version 5.0–is now available. This version incorporates a wide array of new features to enhance the versatility of Orchard’s Internet browser-based outreach and EMR integration tool. For many laboratories, client EMR integration and web-based access for remote order entry and result delivery are necessary for success and revenue growth in today’s competitive environment. Learn more about Orchard® Copia® v5.0!
We at Orchard are happy to announce that Orchard Harvest LIS v9.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on October 27, 2011, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Confused about LOINC®? Here is some information that may be helpful.
Are you hearing about LOINC and wondering what it is? You’re not alone. Orchard Software posted a helpful four-part series on LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) on our blog, colLABoration. The series was designed to answer many of the questions that Orchard has been asked recently about what LOINC is, what it can do for your laboratory, how it affects Meaningful Use stages two and three, and how to implement it.
The series on LOINC is separated into four sections: History,The Rule – Why We Need LOINC, Understanding and Using the LOINC Database, and Populating your LIS with LOINC. We have combined the posts onto a single webpage for your convenience. Review the four-part LOINC series in its entirety.
What ARRA and Meaningful Use Mean to Laboratories
For those of you less familiar with, or who would like more information on, the ARRA stimulus package for healthcare information technology and meaningful use, here is a quick overview: Based on the criteria for Stage 1 of meaningful use, the single biggest issue facing laboratories regarding ARRA and meaningful use is EMR integration. Integration to the EMR will affect all labs, including POLs, hospitals, and reference laboratories. Your ability to integrate your laboratory to your facility’s EMR or your laboratory clients’ EMR systems will be the number one issue for the next couple of years. Learn more about what ARRA and meaningful use mean to laboratories.
News@orchard is now available via email!
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2012 ICD-9 Codes
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Sign up for P.A.C.E.® Accredited Training Today
Take advantage of the Harvest LIS Advanced User and Harvest Microbiology Module training courses. We have classes scheduled through 2013. All attendees who successfully complete one of our training courses will receive P.A.C.E.® credit.
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