Orchard Software Offers a University COVID-19 Testing Solution to Help Bring Students & Faculty Back to Campus Safely
Universities across the U.S. are diligently putting together plans for a safe and efficient return to campus for students and faculty. Campuses are planning to resume activities gradually as health and safety conditions allow. Many are choosing to reopen in stages, with a revised academic calendar for the fall, to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of teaching. Among other concerns, university administrators are addressing classroom density, face coverings, contact tracing, and devising a plan for coronavirus and antibody testing. To protect the health and safety of those returning to campus and essential on-site workers, many universities are suggesting baseline viral testing for SARS-CoV-2.
Software Solutions that Streamline Processes
To help address this situation and slow the spread of the coronavirus, Orchard Software is partnering with universities to help them manage COVID-19 testing by implementing software solutions that streamline processes, improve testing workflows, and provide connectivity for rapid reporting. Orchard’s COVID-19 university testing software solution enables universities to automate their COVID-19 order entry, sample collection, and sample routing processes, and to identify positive patients using Orchard’s powerful data analysis tools.
Options for Universities with or Without an On-Site Lab
Orchard offers flexible solutions and options that are beneficial to any university that is in the process of addressing the COVID-19 crisis. Orchard’s solutions can improve processes associated with COVID-19 testing for universities that are performing testing on-site or those that are collecting samples to send to a reference laboratory. Universities with a molecular testing laboratory can use Orchard for COVID-19 sample intake, internal testing, and reporting. For those universities without an internal molecular testing lab, Orchard will leverage its comprehensive library of laboratory information system interfaces to quickly route COVID-19 test results back to the university. Overall, this solution makes it possible for universities to develop a comprehensive and streamlined approach to help ensure that they are testing their students and faculty and responding to positive results as quickly as possible to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across campuses.
Partnering with Purdue University
As an example, Orchard is partnering with Purdue University to bring its students and faculty back to campus safely this fall. Purdue will be performing its testing on campus using university COVID-19 testing software to support order entry, sample collection, sample routing, sample intake, internal testing, and reporting.
To learn more about how Orchard can help your college or university stand up COVID-19 testing quickly, efficiently, and safely, contact Orchard at (800) 856-1948 or visit us at www.orchardsoft.com.
Offerings for Any Lab Collecting or Testing for COVID-19
This offering is another example of how Orchard is assisting our clients with their plan to address the pandemic. Our advanced workflow process engine facilitates unique laboratory workflows, resulting in improvements in efficiency and patient safety. And, our integration expertise allows for automated orders from referring facilities as well as rapid result transmission to client EMRs/EHRs and health departments.
As part of the overall plan to protect vulnerable populations, monitor the spread of the virus, contain the virus, care for those who are sick, and strengthen our public health infrastructure to protect our community, Orchard is committed to helping all of our customers face this public health crisis. Our goal is to partner with and assist laboratories that are involved in collection and testing for COVID-19 by efficiently integrating software tools and providing customer service that promotes timely testing.
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