At Orchard Software, we strive to be an industry thought leader that brings valuable information to the laboratory and healthcare industry above and beyond the products we offer. Over the past several years, our white paper series has become a valuable resource for many in the laboratory workspace. For those of you who may have missed out, below is a review of the most popular white paper downloads and blog posts from 2019.
Orchard Software has been a leader in KLAS rankings since 2004 and remains the top LIS in the laboratory community hospital and ambulatory markets. In the 2020 Best in KLAS report, with an overall score of 90.4, Orchard was again ranked the #1 LIS vendor in the Laboratory Community Hospital/ Ambulatory category.
For patient bedside specimen collection, Orchard Software offers Orchard® Collect™, a positive patient identification (PPID) point-of-care (POC) collection tool that combines use of a tablet or desktop, bar code scanner, and wireless printer to organize and confirm accurate laboratory specimen collection.
Always looking for valuable resources to share with laboratorians, Orchard Software has been a proud sponsor of the point-of-care (POC) webinar series hosted by Whitehat Communications. Recently, the award-winning team sat down with Orchard to share how it got into the webinar industry, what motivates it as an industry partner, and where the popular webinar management company is headed in 2020 and beyond.
Read Orchard’s Latest White Paper: Using Your LIS to Improve Laboratory Productivity with a Spotlight on Autoverification
In today’s healthcare market, laboratories are expected to support value-based care models by achieving maximum productivity with a focus on safety and patient outcomes. Is your laboratory on target to thrive in the evolving landscape? Are you using all the tools and features included in your LIS to their maximum capabilities? Download Orchard Software’s latest white paper to learn how savvy laboratories are supporting improvements in patient care.
In October 2019, Orchard Software’s new CEO, Billie Whitehurst, joined the Orchard team and hit the ground running. She jumped right into several projects, including updating the employee health plan and 401k, and developing a long-range plan for a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
As part of Orchard Software’s first in-house service day in November 2019, Orchard employees volunteered to knit scarves for Special Olympics Indiana.
As a promised follow-up from our last blog post, 10 (Plus One) Healthcare Trends on the Lab’s Radar for 2020, one more topic deserves attention on our laboratory hot topic list: Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has been a buzzworthy term for a while now, as we keep hearing it is the next big thing. So much hype has led us to be speculative about its tangible contributions. However, expect AI to continue gaining traction as we move into 2020 because practical applications for AI are on the rise.
The new year is coming in hot! Terms such as value-based care, that seemed vague and far-off just a few years ago, are now in full swing and are impacting laboratories across the nation. To kick off 2020, we have a list of trends that will likely continue to be on the laboratory’s radar in the upcoming year.
Capturing data at the point of care is becoming even more important in value-based care. Below are two examples of improvements that have been made at healthcare facilities through the introduction of a POCT connectivity solution. Both facilities saved a significant amount of technologist time and labor costs, reduced the likelihood of manual errors, and now have their POCT data available for analytics.