Orchard Software along with CAP TODAY, hosted a webinar entitled “Future Lab Success: Where Do POCT & Analytics Fit?” The event was moderated by Bob McGonnagle, Publisher, CAP TODAY. Presenters, Thomas Novicki, PhD, DABMM, and Kim Futrell, MT (ASCP), spoke on Analytics and Point-of-Care Testing and how these are important to the future success of the laboratory.
Point-of-Care Testing Conference Draws Big Crowd in Toronto to Learn about New Diagnostic Technologies, Improving Test Quality, and Accuracy
The Dark Daily reports about how POCT is being leveraged to lower costs in rural Canada. Several rural hospitals that found it economically unfeasible to maintain full lab services have turned to POCT for emergent situations and are seeing favorable cost reductions.
Orchard Harvest and Orchard Pathology version 11.0 ReleaseCarmel, IN—Monday, October 10, 2016—Orchard Software is announcing the latest version, v11.0, for Orchard Harvest LIS and Orchard Pathology to keep users as up-to-date and informed of the latest software changes.
As always, at Orchard, we are proud of the fact that we listen to our client base to continually improve our products. Version 11 contains more than 100 feature requests that were recommended by our customers. Below is a sampling of some of the changes.
Changes in the U.S. health care delivery system are underway, driven by the need to reduce escalating costs and improve patient care outcomes. Additionally, advances in both lab testing technology and health information technology (HIT) are pushing toward a more patient-centered, proactive health care system. Bringing lab testing to the patient’s side in situations where this type of testing can improve care or reduce costs fits well in this new model. Point-of-care testing (POCT) provides immediate results in non-laboratory settings to support a more patient-centered approach to health care delivery, allowing for rapid treatment of the patient, and in many cases eliminating unnecessary downstream costs.
Originally published in AAFP-PT POL Insight, October 2016. Re-printed with permission
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