Inform Diagnostics, the nation’s largest independent anatomical
pathology lab, today announced the launch a new platform, PathConnect,
developed to revolutionize the way a typical physician practice interfaces
with its pathology lab, saving hours of valuable time and resources each day.
PathConnect, available for Gastroenterologist, Dermatologist, Hematologist
and Urologist practices, allows physicians to create and submit electronic
requisitions, automate specimen label creation, view and print daily specimen
logs, and access diagnostic reports and status electronically. In addition,
physician practices can search and print requisitions and diagnostic reports
as well as interface with electronic health records.
Manual requisition and labeling processes are slow, prone to errors, and
fraught with specimen collection uncertainty and discrepancies.
PathConnect was developed with novel clinical decision support. Testing recommendations
and specimen requirements were directed by our expert team of pathologists.
A practice management interface includes real-time patient demographic
information, eliminating duplication of effort, or errors from manual entry.
PathConnect automatically prints copies of requisitions and labels requested by the
user, and uses one system to order tests, and view reports.
“As a leading pathology service provider, we’ve always had
a focus on technology. We have a strong history of providing workflow
efficiencies and solutions to our clients. By combining our extensive
experience and expertise, we’ve created a technology solution that
assists healthcare professionals in advancing workflow efficiency, and
guides them towards full EHR integration to get the connectivity and automation
they need to become Meaningful Use compliant,” said Tom Zaves, Senior
Vice President of Inform Diagnostics.
“The new Path Connect interactive requisition format is a great tool
to employ in physician offices. The program guides the user through the
proper steps and prompts them to enter appropriate data, order testing
correctly and indicates the type of specimen needed for a given test.
The interface option will aid the office and our staff by uploading accurate
demographics and billing data and automatically populate in follow up
specimens. The impact on office staff should be significant and ultimately
will decrease discrepancy rates in our requisition system. This will then
lead to fewer phone calls to gather correct information, which benefits
the client, our own client services, and the laboratory staff. An improvement
in TAT for basic studies including morphology and flow would be also expected,”
said Inform Diagnostics Director of Hematology/Oncology, Michael Miller, MD.
If your practice could benefit from saving hours each day by using PathConnect, visit
www.MiracaLifeSciences.com or call 866.588.3280.
About Inform Diagnostics
Serving more than 5,500 patients each day, Inform Diagnostics is a leader
in providing an academic-caliber pathology laboratory with diagnostic
services in the fields of dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology and
urology. Building upon our experience with health IT, we also offer accessible
technology solutions to assist healthcare professionals as they work towards
accordance with Meaningful Use initiatives.
Inform Diagnostics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Inform Diagnostics Holdings
Inc., employs a talented team of leading pathologists, histologists, lab
technicians, technology consultants, and other medical professionals —
all driven to help provide the highest and most up-to-date levels of diagnostic
quality, enhanced workflow and practice solutions possible. It is part
of our commitment: not only to scientific excellence, but to patients