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AP Easy Software Solutions, AP Easy Cloud (AP Systems 2018)

AP Easy Software Solutions, AP Easy Cloud (AP Systems 2018)

Anatomic pathology computer systems, February 2018

Contact Information

AP Easy Software Solutions
Tracy Terrio
Manchester, NH

Name of anatomic pathology system AP Easy Cloud
Configuration of AP system standalone–designed to interface with any LIS
Year company began selling AP systems (any brand or model) 1989
Most recent installation of this AP system* December 2017
Last major product release or update for featured AP system*
Total No. of contracts for sites operating AP system 26
• No. of sales of this system between Dec. 2016–Nov. 2017 18
No. of sites operating AP system in U.S./Outside U.S.
Market AP systems outside the U.S. no
• Foreign locations in which system installed
No. of employees in entire company/Focused solely on AP systems development, installation, support 50/50
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (with client approval)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Range in No. of surgical pathology cases per year in installed sites 1,000 (smallest)
Range in No. of gynecologic cytology cases per year in installed sites 1,000 (smallest)
Programming languages Java
Databases and tools SQL
Operating systems any
• Surgical pathology information system/Cytology information system installed/installed
• Autopsy information system/Autopsy measurements, organ weights available but not installed/available but not installed
• Specimen log-in/Ability to scan and store manual requisitions installed/installed
• Specimen tracking/Specimen storage and retrieval installed/installed
• Entry of block IDs installed
• Specimen labels/Histology slide labels installed/installed
• Barcoded slide labels/Barcoded cassettes installed/available but not installed
• Linear barcodes/Two-dimensional barcodes available but not installed/installed
• Histology worksheets installed
• Word processing—vendor specific under development
• Voice entry of gross description/Voice entry of final diagnosis installed/installed
• Gross images integrated in reports installed
• Microscopic images integrated in reports installed
• Electronic signature installed
• Remote printing of completed reports/Direct fax reports installed/installed
• Web-based remote inquiry of reports installed
• Physician Web access for order entry installed
• Natural language search capability under development
• Multi-site or multi-facility–wide area network available but not installed
• Sound-alike retrieval of patient history under development
• Tumor registry reports/Management reports installed/installed
• Reports sufficient to comply with CLIA ’88 regulations installed
• Comprehensive billing and AR/Interface to external billing system installed/installed
• Inbound result-reporting interface to receive discrete results from an external lab and store them in patient record installed
• EHR interface: admissions/discharge/transfer (ADT) installed
• EHR interface: result reporting/Report sent to EHR as PDF for clinician installed/installed
• EHR interface: incoming clinical results installed
• Partin tables/Gleason score calculations installed/installed
• Synoptic reporting for microscopic examination/For gross examination under development/under development
• CAP electronic cancer checklists automatically embedded under development
• Client services module/Consult management and reporting available but not installed/available but not installed
• LIS manager or lab employee can create ad hoc reports accessing all data elements in AP system installed
• Lab can define and modify schedule under which management and patient reports are automatically compiled and run installed
• Business analytics and management dashboard installed
• Support for molecular testing and reporting installed
Percentage of sites using result-reporting interfaces to external systems based on transmission of fully formatted (e.g., PDF or CDA) results 30%
Software provides indexed field in each test definition for LOINC code no
AP system supports use of SNOMED CT for all cases no
System can auto. send tumor diagnoses to regional or state tumor registry yes
Other lab-related vendor systems to which software has an interface Allscripts, CPSI, Epic, eClinicalWorks, Orchard, Labdaq, GE Healthcare, Emdeon, Xifin, Greenway, others
Voice-recognition products or partners that system uses Nuance Dragon, Dolby
Whole slide imaging systems that interface to AP system none (ability to interface intact but no clients have yet requested interface)
Human languages (other than English) offered on system none
Client receives copy of source code no
User group that meets on established schedule no
Methods by which users can tailor AP system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user- and lab-specific configured preferences
Standard software maintenance fee covers periodic system updates yes
Fee for software modifications to comply with federal regs and laws no charge (standard)
Functionality provided via ASP or cloud-based data center yes (only available as an ASP or cloud-based product); installation starting at $4,999; monthly subscription starting at $99
Total cost for smallest existing standalone AP system installation**
Total cost for largest existing standalone AP system installation**
Distinguishing product features (supplied by company) • ability to log in from anywhere at any time where a browser is available • integrated remote delivery of reports and order entry, including barcoding technologies • affordable, highly scalable performance for labs of any size
*based on December 2017 survey deadline
**total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
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