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System Administration for Orchard Harvest Pathology

System Administration for Orchard® Harvest Pathology 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 23-25, 2024
  • October 8-10, 2024

Class Times

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

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

Target Audience

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

Class Level

System Administration for Orchard Harvest Pathology 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 17.0 contact hours (17 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 Pathology 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
  • Outline Orchard Harvest Pathology installation and configuration components
  • Discuss the user interface
  • Describe online help
  • Discuss workstation hardware
  • Review how to find a patient’s record and results
  • Explain key terminology and hierarchy
  • Explain the core functions of Orchard Harvest Pathology
  • Describe placing and releasing orders
  • Discuss the Work in Progress window
  • Detail how to work with the electronic Anatomic Pathology (AP) worksheet
  • Summarize Anatomic Pathology reports

System Administration Training

  • Discuss Orchard Harvest Pathology security
  • Review system configuration
  • Describe database tables
  • Configure database tables
  • Explain the anatomic pathology test types
  • Explain rule engines
  • Describe the AP Processing Worksheet
  • Discuss block/slide verification
  • Review sample tracking

Streamlining Workflow

  • Discuss Manage AP Reports
  • Identify bar code scanner usage
  • Explain window display customization
  • Describe Batch AP feature
  • Explain test groups
  • Discuss AP Worksheet buttons
  • Describe use of rule engines
  • Discuss Message Center
  • Explain Problem Steps Recorder

Administrative Reports in Orchard Pathology

  • Discuss administrative reports
  • Summarize logs
  • Describe data browsers