Orchard Software announces the latest release, v12, for Orchard® Harvest™ and Orchard® Pathology to keep users up to date and informed of the latest software changes.
As always, at Orchard, we are proud to collaborate with our client base to continually improve our products. Version 12 contains many feature requests that were recommended by our customers. Beginning last year, Orchard’s Development department started preparing for the version 12 update that includes an underlying database platform upgrade. Below is a summary of some of the changes.
A New Facelift
The most noticeable changes to Harvest and Orchard Pathology are new graphics within the user interface. In v12, logos, icons, and other visual elements are updated to Orchard’s new company and product logos that took place in conjunction with our 25th anniversary in 2018. In addition, the Work Centers icons have new graphics that depict the purpose of the shortcut.
Comments Section Supports Easily Identifiable QC Review
The Review Quality Control window has added functionality to further organize and document supervisory review of QC files. Previously, the Review Quality Control window provided a single Comments text field that allowed users to add comments to the quality control file. This method allowed any user with access to this window to alter previously entered comments. In the v12 Review Quality Control window, all previously entered comments appear in a read-only display field that prevents users from editing a saved comment. The New Comment field can be used to append a new comment to previously entered comments, and an ACO can be implemented to automatically prepend the date, time, and CLIA ID to any new comments entered. Taken together, these features allow laboratories to track supervisory reviews in the form of date/time/user-stamped comments.
V12 Boasts New Time Savers in WIP & New AP Worksheet
V12 offers new anatomic pathology (AP) features for the Work in Progress (WIP) window to assist with the batch manipulation of records. Prior to this release, the only batch micro/AP features available in WIP were the options to batch result and batch report multiple specimens at once. In Harvest and Orchard Pathology v12, batch micro/AP options include the ability to batch print the AP worksheet with or without details, batch print a patient’s previous AP history, and batch print a patient’s previous AP reports. Also included in the v12 release is an updated and refreshed user interface for the electronic worksheet in Orchard Pathology.
Information for Upgrading Your Harvest or Pathology System
This is a sampling of the features in the June release of v12. To take advantage of all new features and keep your Orchard products up to date, please request an upgrade from the Software Downloads tab of your Orchard Resource Central (ORC) homepage. Go to the Product Center page of ORC to access expanded release notes for the new software version. Make sure you are up to date with the latest and greatest developments in your Harvest or Orchard Pathology system. Contact your Orchard Account Manager at (800) 856-1948 for additional information.
Orchard is committed to developing, installing, and supporting the very best laboratory information systems, and regular software upgrades are part of this commitment. Feedback from you, our customers, is what drives the continuous development of our products and enables Orchard to provide you with an expanding list of features for greater flexibility and the ability to handle a variety of laboratory workflows and business situations.
Contact: Kerry Foster
Phone: (800) 856-1948
About Orchard Software Corporation
Orchard Software Corporation (Carmel, Indiana), founded in 1993, is a leader in the laboratory information system industry and offers a variety of lab system solutions. Orchard’s products are installed in all sizes of multi-site and multi-specialty physician groups and clinics, hospitals, independent reference labs, student health centers, veterinary labs, and public health organizations. Orchard serves more than 1,500 laboratories across the country, helping them improve efficiency, reduce errors, and enhance integration. For more information regarding Orchard Software Corporation, visit www.orchardsoft.com.