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Cerner Corp., Cerner CoPathPlus Anatomic Pathology (AP Systems 2018)

Cerner Corp., Cerner CoPathPlus Anatomic Pathology (AP Systems 2018)

Anatomic pathology computer systems, February 2018

Contact Information

Cerner Corp.
Jennifer Smith
laboratory@cerner.com
Kansas City, MO
816-201-3923


Name of anatomic pathology system Cerner CoPathPlus Anatomic Pathology
Configuration of AP system standalone–designed to interface with any LIS or EHR
Year company began selling AP systems (any brand or model) 1982
Most recent installation of this AP system* December 2017
Last major product release or update for featured AP system* December 2017 (version 2017.01)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating AP system 175
• No. of sales of this system between Dec. 2016–Nov. 2017 4
No. of sites operating AP system in U.S./Outside U.S. not tracked (hospitals, independent labs)/8 (hospitals, independent labs)
Market AP systems outside the U.S. yes (in Canada, Middle East)
• Foreign locations in which system installed Puerto Rico, Canada, Kuwait
No. of employees in entire company/Focused solely on AP systems development, installation, support 26,000+/57 (for CoPathPlus)
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (partial list of comparable sites)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Range in No. of surgical pathology cases per year in installed sites 2,000–900,000
Range in No. of gynecologic cytology cases per year in installed sites 2,000–1,200,000
Programming languages PowerBuilder, C++, Visual Basic, C#
Databases and tools SAP ASE, Microsoft SQL server
Operating systems Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016; Windows 7, 10, AIX
Features/modules
• Surgical pathology information system/Cytology information system installed/installed
• Autopsy information system/Autopsy measurements, organ weights installed/not available for this software
• 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/installed
• Linear barcodes/Two-dimensional barcodes installed/installed
• Histology worksheets installed
• Word processing—vendor specific installed
• 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 not available for this software
• Natural language search capability installed
• Multi-site or multi-facility–wide area network installed
• Sound-alike retrieval of patient history not available for this software
• 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 available via another of company’s products/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 installed/installed
• CAP electronic cancer checklists automatically embedded installed
• Client services module/Consult management and reporting installed/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 52%
Software provides indexed field in each test definition for LOINC code yes
AP system supports use of SNOMED CT for all cases yes
System can auto. send tumor diagnoses to regional or state tumor registry yes
Other lab-related vendor systems to which software has an interface Epic, Allscripts, GE, TDS, McKesson, Orchard, 4medica, Atlas, Lifepoint, SCC Soft Computer, Sunquest
Voice-recognition products or partners that system uses Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Voicebrook
Whole slide imaging systems that interface to AP system Philips, Ventana, Leica, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Human languages (other than English) offered on system none
Client receives copy of source code escrow
User group that meets on established schedule yes (meets in person, via webinar, and via conference call)
Methods by which users can tailor AP system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, dictionary settings, Cerner CoPathPlus report and Window painter tools
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 available as a local server or an ASP or cloud-based product (client’s option)
Total cost for smallest existing standalone AP system installation**
Total cost for largest existing standalone AP system installation**
Distinguishing product features (supplied by company) • integrated imaging and synoptic reporting; integrated imaging includes digital slides • specimen tracking–RFID and barcode; Canadian CCO certification; automated pathologist case assignment • received “Best in KLAS” rating for AP systems for previous six years
*based on December 2017 survey deadline
**total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
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