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.
Our healthcare system is on the path to value-based care. Consolidation and mergers continue to shape the healthcare landscape, with growing pains exacerbated by the healthcare professionals workforce shortage. Laboratories have the added stress of dealing with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). Ongoing changes continue as we shift our healthcare model away from fee-for service reimbursements.
Maximizing Use of LIS Tools at Hand
A laboratory’s LIS is arguably its most powerful tool, especially when it is leveraged to its maximum potential. Used properly, the LIS can greatly improve laboratory productivity, efficiency, and safety. By careful configuration of analyzer and EHR interfaces, specific rules, tracking features, and automated reporting and metrics, the LIS makes the job of
laboratory professionals easier, allowing their expertise to be focused on tasks that require human interaction.
Autoverification is a “Must”
Autoverification is one of the key tools to achieve improved productivity and efficiency. Depending on your lab menu and patient population, 40% to 80% of results could qualify for autoverification. Autoverification rules provide consistent test reporting with dramatic improvements in turnaround and reduction in error rates. Our white paper delves into what you need to think about in pursuing autoverification and specific tips on how to get started.
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