May 02, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Another laboratory information system (LIS) product has received certification as meeting stage 1 meaningful use (MU) measures. On March 31, McKesson Corporation announced that the Drummond Group’s ONC-aTCB 2011-2012 (ATCB 2011/2012) certification as a compliant EHR module was given to the McKesson Horizon Lab LIS.

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In a similar development, Sunquest Information Systems issued a press release on April 25, stating that its Physician Portal version 5.1 was certified as an EHR module that was compliant with the ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 criteria for meaningful use (MU). The certification came from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). Physician Portal version 5.1 is part of Sunquest’s Outreach Advantage Suite, designed to support hospital laboratory outreach programs.


  • Plus Diagnostics of Union, New Jersey, appointed David Paluzzi as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Paluzzi has served as President and COO at Plus Diagnostics since 2008. Paluzzi has held positions with Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, US Labs, Ventana Medical Systems, and Abbott Laboratories.
  • Last month, Orchard Software of Carmel, Indiana, promoted Curt Johnson to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Johnson was formerly the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Orchard.
  • Agendia, Inc., with U.S. offices in Irvine, California, recently installed a new management line-up. Its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) is David MacDonald, who has served at lab companies ranging from AltheaDx to Nichols Institute Diagnostics. Agendia’s Executive Vice President of North American Sales is now Mark Willig, recently of Thermo Fisher. Serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing is Doug Bradley, who came to Agendia from Vertos Medical.
  • In March, Gregory Church was named Director of Marketing at 4medica, headquartered in Culver City, California. He was formerly a Founder and Vice President at InSync Marketing Group.

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