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Orchard® Harvest™ LIS

Orchard Software's Orchard® Harvest LIS v9.0 Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

ONC-ATCB CertificationOrchard Software’s Orchard® Harvest™ LIS v9.0 Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification Orchard® Harvest™ LIS version 9.0 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on November 20, 2013, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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Orchard Software's Orchard Harvest LIS
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Orchard’s laboratory information systems provide you with the tools to help you maintain a productive laboratory despite current staffing shortages, tightening reimbursements, and changing healthcare environments. Utilizing process automation, robust interfaces (instrument, billing, host system, and reference laboratory), and rules-based decision-support technology, Orchard’s systems address regulatory issues, improve efficiency, reduce errors, and increase reimbursements.

The design of Harvest LIS includes many powerful, flexible features and optional modules that makes it easy to use.  

  Awards & Recognition

We know your purchase is more than an LIS, and to be a truly great company we must understand your expectations and then exceed those expectations in both the product and in your experience with the company itself. Orchard’s customer-focused approach is confirmed time and time again through numerous awards and recognition.

  Order Entry

Host system integration and the decision-support technology available in Harvest LIS help to manage the order entry process, eliminating errors, increasing revenue, and helping your order entry staff save time and speed up the check-in/order process.

  Reimbursement Screening

Improve reimbursements and simplify the time-consuming task of medical necessity validation during order entry by automatically screening for ICD-9/ICD-10 codes, testing frequency, and experimental procedures, and when necessary, generating an ABN.

  Rules-based Decision-Support Technology

Customizable rules reduce errors and aid in decision making for order entry, billing/CPT codes, splitting orders, auto-approval of patient results, reflexing additional testing, automatic comments, clinical follow-up recommendations, and result delivery.

  Patient Reports

Patient report formats are customizable and can present historical results in a graphical format, and you can easily format cumulative reports to satisfy the requests of individual providers.

  Result Delivery

Orchard’s systems have several customizable reporting options, enhancing your lab’s value to providers and patients. Upon approval in the lab, reports can be printed, faxed, emailed, web-delivered, or sent to a host system to meet each provider’s needs.

  Patient Records

Patient results are filed electronically in the patient’s record, so they are readily available to view, print, fax, email, web-deliver, or send to a host system, eliminating paper files and the time-consuming task of manually locating and delivering them.

  Administrative Reports

Streamlined administrative queries are a quick and easy source for information, giving you the data you need to monitor and increase productivity and quality in your lab.

  Data Mining

Data browsers by Patient, Order (Case in AP), Order Choice (Specimen in AP), and Result are data mining tools that make it very easy to create ad hoc reports and to schedule them to run automatically, without the need for complex programming or the help of the IT department.

  Quality Control

Configurable Westgard rules and extensive support for qualitative and quantitative QC make QC management quick and easy, and QC approval rules prevent patient results from being reported before QC results are approved.

  System Security

In today’s HIPAA-conscious environment, security is an important concern for labs, and robust security features assist your system administrator in managing security in a variety of ways.

  Interfaces & Systems Integration

Harvest LIS is the clear choice for "best-of-breed" integrated systems. Using the HL7 format, host system (EMR/HIS), billing, instrument, and reference laboratory interfaces are routine, and the seamless integration of multiple laboratory sites is possible. See the list of interfaces Orchard supports.

  Installation Process

For every installation, an Orchard Systems Engineer will come on-site to ensure that your system is running smoothly and that the system administrator knows its inner-workings inside and out.

  User Training

To get the full advantage of the robust features in your laboratory system, Orchard offers four different training classes throughout the year at our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.

  Technical Support

All three annual support options include all software upgrades and 24/7/365 one-on-one technical support. In addition, our symposiums, online forums, newsletters, and website provide answers, ideas, and tips to ensure that you’re never on your own.

  Web-based Outreach, Lab Networks, and EMR Integration

A variety of outreach, lab networking, and EMR integration options are available to improve the marketability of your laboratory by providing your customers with a single, simple, and cost-effective solution for remote order entry and result delivery.

  Microbiology Module

Orchard’s Microbiology module eliminates paper and gives your microbiology department the benefits of rules-based power to manage workflow and provide technical direction. In addition, CLSI/NCCLS-approved antibiograms make tracking susceptibility patterns simple by automatically eliminating duplicate results.

  Orchard Pathology: Anatomic Pathology (AP) System

Orchard Pathology, installed as a stand-alone system or fully integrated with Harvest LIS, is an intuitive, easy-to-use system that provides users with all the benefits of electronic record-keeping, rules-based decision support, and the integration of clinical and molecular data on a single patient report.

  Blood Bank & Billing

As a "best-of-breed" integrated system, Orchard has worked with a variety of blood bank and billing system vendors to develop and install fully-integrated packages to fulfill the requirements of hospitals and independent reference laboratories.

  Veterinary Support

Orchard Software is famous for our award-winning laboratory information systems. While the majority of our customers are focused on the human patient, independent veterinary laboratories and university veterinary schools also utilize our laboratory information systems.


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