Connectivity to help lab practices connect to providers, improves clinical workflow and care coordination while meeting Meaningful Use requirements
ATLANTA — July 23, 2013 —
Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today the launch of its Lab Partner Program, designed to help labs provide more competitive outreach to the practices they serve. Through Liaison Healthcare’s EMR-Link™ lab hub, the Lab Partner Program offers orders and results connectivity for lab and radiology services, providing seamless integration between diagnostic centers and clinics.
With the rising tide of EHR adoption in response to federal Meaningful Use incentives, lab managers are under competitive pressures to offer integration with a host of EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems and clinics that don’t yet have EHRs. The challenges that labs face when exchanging data with clinical providers include:
- Costly upfront fees — Connectivity fees and development costs stress the lab budget.
- EHR readiness and functionality variations – Even with increased adoption, not all clinics use EHRs and many EHRs have capability gaps, making every connection a custom build.
- Time-consuming integration processes – Interface planning, implementation and testing can take weeks and sometimes months.
- Ongoing test management challenges – Changes to test procedures and compendiums can be difficult to manage and inconsistently implemented across clinical facilities.
Liaison Healthcare’s Lab Partner Program can help overcome these challenges. EMR-Link’s Software as a Service (SaaS) provides one connection to the lab, and then Liaison handles the complexities of connecting to each of the practices. The benefits include:
- Full-service lab implementation – With zero start-up costs, Liaison handles the technology and EHR variations to facilitate practice and EHR coordination.
- A low cost and rapid deployment of integration to practices served.
- Increased operational workflow – Clean and complete orders from the practices makes your accessioning and billing more accurate and efficient.
- Patient friendly reporting – Lab results can be forwarded to patients with easy to understand guidance from the clinic.
“Liaison has simplified our lab’s integration process to the practices we serve,” said Terry Gunning, chief operating officer, MedLabs Diagnostics. “Together, we have reduced the time of completion from months to weeks, or even days in some cases. Their expertise in EHR workflow gives us a strong competitive advantage as viewed through the eyes of the physicians using those EHRs. We’re able to bring a level of service to the market that delights the customer and enhances patient care.”
“In this constantly changing healthcare environment, labs can benefit by partnering with a vendor that works seamlessly as a part of their team,” said Gary Palgon, vice president, healthcare solutions, Liaison Healthcare. “By leveraging Liaison’s Lab Partner Program, labs are supported by a solution that integrates easily and quickly with all EHRs, essentially allowing Liaison to take over the heavy lifting of data exchange so that labs can focus on the mission-critical tasks of improved patient care. “
For more information about Liaison Healthcare’s Lab Partner Program, visit http://liaison.com/healthcare-data-management/-data-management/lab-solutions/.
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Liaison Technologies is a global integration, data harmonization and data management company, serving more than 1200 customers in the healthcare industry. With customized solutions offered via a cloud-based platform, Liaison helps health systems, HIEs, pharmaceutical and biotech companies quickly secure meaningful use from a wide variety of health information. Through connecting healthcare entities and harmonizing complex and disparate data, Liaison assists in the improvement of the care coordination process, leading to increased overall efficiency and faster time-to-market. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.liaisonhealthcare.com or call 770-442-4900.
Liaison Healthcare delivers a solid cloud-based solution, EMR-Link™, which facilitates the process of ordering and receiving patient laboratory tests and results. EMR-Link is live at over 450 sites, supports 15,000 clinicians and 120 labs throughout the healthcare ecosystem. Our solution saves time for clinic staff by using the same simple workflow and electronic interface for multiple lab or imaging vendors directly at the clinical desktop. EMR-Link connects laboratories to any EHR system or can be installed to operate independently. Physicians, clinicians, and laboratories benefit greatly from EMR-Link by realizing a reduction in cost and time just by streamlining the lab ordering workflow processes. For more information, visit www.liaisonhealthcare.com or call 888.806.0309.
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