CEO SUMMARY: Two trends are driving a movement to standardize laboratory operations across large regions: the integration of clinical care and the need for hospitals and health networks to continuously improve patient outcomes. THE DARK REPORT outlines an ambitious program in Michigan, where Ascension Health is working to align itself with an integrated health system
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CEO SUMMARY: Two trends are driving a movement to standardize laboratory operations across large regions: the integration of clinical care and the need for hospitals and health networks to improve patient outcomes continuously. In Michigan, Ascension Health is an example of a lab team working to standardize lab testing activities among seven organizations, 14 hospitals,
CEO SUMMARY: By offering client-physicians an electronic medical records (EMR) system, Spectrum Lab Network expects to gain competitive advantage. The EMR solution supports Spectrum’s strategy of providing enhanced and integrated informatics services to all users, including physicians, payers, and patients. Until now, no lab has ever offered to be a source of EMR sales and service to office-based physicians.
CEO SUMMARY: Since our last vendor directory in winter 2001, the number of companies selling browser-based systems for laboratory testing ordering and results reporting has doubled! That’s a sign that laboratories recognize the need to have an Internet strategy and are taking steps to deploy these types of Web-based services for their physicians.
IT’S BEEN THREE
CEO SUMMARY: ProxyMed and MedScape just announced contracts with Atlas Development Corporation. Both companies will integrate Atlas LabWorks™ for electronic test ordering and results reporting into software products they sell to labs and physicians’ offices. Such collaborations again illustrate the importance of a competitive solution for electronic lab test ordering and reporting.
THERE’S A NEW VENDOR