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System Administration for Orchard® Harvest™

System Administration for Orchard® Harvest™ is intended for System Administrators who are preparing to install an Orchard system at their facility, or are new to using Orchard’s software. The training is a combination of foundational theory and hands on exercises using the software. Training is taught through a virtual classroom.

Class Dates

Class Information

  • July 9-11, 2024
  • August 13-15, 2024
  • October 22-24, 2024
  • November 12-14, 2024

Class Times

10:00 AM-4:30 PM (Eastern)

Class Level: New User
Role: Lab Administrators
Orchard Products: Orchard Harvest

Target Audience

Lab Administrators preparing to install an Orchard system at their facility or new to using Orchard Harvest.

Class Level

System Administrator for Orchard Harvest training is considered an introductory class. The training starts with foundational concepts that build upon one another, leading the learner to a fundamental understanding of the system. Existing users who require a refresher on the basics may also attend, recognizing that the class is geared toward new users.

Continuing Education/Contact Hours

Orchard Software Corporation is approved as a provider of continuing education (C.E.) programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCP Board of Certification.

This training course is approved for 15.5 contact hours (15.5 CMP points).

You will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of this course.

Class Overview

The System Administrator class provides instruction on Orchard Harvest functionality and opportunities to practice performing common system configurations. This learning experience prepares System Administrators to perform pre-installation tasks and work with their Field Implementation Analyst during implementation.

The training includes lectures, activities, and hands-on exercises in the training database.

At the end of the training, you will be provided a link to an online Training Evaluation. The feedback received from this evaluation is used to improve the course.


End User Training

  • Explain how to sign in, sign out, and exit your system
  • Discuss the user interface
  • Describe online help
  • Discuss workstation hardware
  • Explain key terminology and hierarchy
  • Define how to place and release orders
  • Detail how to work with the Review Results window
  • Discuss the Work in Progress window
  • Review how to find and work with a patient’s record

System Administration

  • Explain system configuration
  • Discuss preferences and advanced configuration options (ACOs).
  • Describe database table basics
  • Configure database tables
  • Explore rule engine usage
  • Discuss configuring system security

Quality Control

  • Explain how to build quality control files
  • Describe how to order quality control
  • Explain how to result quality control
  • Discuss how to review quality control

Streamlining Workflow

  • Describe user-defined fields
  • Explain saved criteria
  • Discuss column views
  • Explain filters
  • Describe batch resulting

Administrative Reports

  • Discuss administrative reports
  • Summarize logs
  • Describe data browsers

Ensuring System Integrity

  • Using the Orchard Resource Center (ORC) Portal.
  • Discuss tips for working with technical support
  • Describe basic maintenance
  • Describe Orchard resources