Inform Diagnostics (MLS), the nation’s largest independent anatomic
pathology lab, announced today that its
PathConnect system, a web-based pathology workflow automation system, has achieved ONC HIT
2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR certification. This certification
designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers
with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required
to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA). PathConnect version 4.2 was certified on June 27 by
ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB)
and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
PathConnect is a web-based pathology workflow automation system that enables
clinicians to quickly create and submit electronic requisitions through
a Practice Management system interface, automate the creation of specimen
labels, view and print daily specimen logs, and access diagnostic reports
and their status electronically. In addition, clinicians can search and
print requisitions and diagnostic reports, as well as interface with electronic
health records. Automating the pathology process will save valuable time
and resources each day for clinicians and their staff.
“With this certification, our referring physicians can continue to
use the intuitive anatomic pathology ordering system that saves them time
creating orders, accessing results and tracking patient specimens alongside
their EMR, so they are well prepared to successfully demonstrate Meaningful
Use,” said Dan Kelly, Vice President of Client Connectivity at Inform Diagnostics
Life Sciences. “Having a certified platform allows Inform Diagnostics
to collaborate clinically and operationally with our referring physicians
to deliver on our goal of healthy collaboration for healthier patients.”
PathConnect features the latest workflow improvements to help you run a
physician’s practice more efficiently:
Electronic Ordering — More efficient with fewer discrepancies. Clinicians can spend
more time seeing patients.
Specimen Log — Electronic tracking. Saves time and ensures the reports are complete
Labels — Automatic printing saves time and increases accuracy.
Results — Results are electronically delivered to PathConnect, integrating
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing
and certification. 2014 Edition ONC HIT Certification is granted to those
technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria
developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage
2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver
higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
PathConnect 4.2’s certification number is 140152R00. ONC HIT certification
conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified
EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
PathConnect 4.2 meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.314(1)(1) Computerized provider order entry, 170.314(g)(1) Automated
numerator recording, 170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design, and 170.314(g)(4)
Quality management system.
An eligible provider would pay no additional costs to implement this EHR
module’s capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use
objectives and measures.
About Inform Diagnostics
Inform Diagnostics specializes in the development and commercialization
of the highest quality academic pathology services, primarily in the fields
of dermatology, hematology, gastroenterology and urology. The company’s
core team of more than 90 academic-caliber specialists utilizes state-of-the-art
pathology laboratories currently headquartered in Irving, Texas, and throughout
the United States to serve more than 5,500 patients every day. Through
rigorous quality assurance, daily and monthly conferences, and close relationships
with clinical partners, Inform Diagnostics continuously improves diagnostic
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and
certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved
by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications
include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for
either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which
meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing
and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected
devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for
many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC
17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs
is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized
Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit
http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.
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