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LabWare, LabWare (AP Systems 2018)

LabWare, LabWare (AP Systems 2018)

Anatomic pathology computer systems, February 2018

Contact Information

Mike Kelly
Wilmington, DE

Name of anatomic pathology system LabWare
Configuration of AP system available as a standalone system designed to interface with any LIS or EHR and as a dedicated module for LabWare’s LIS
Year company began selling AP systems (any brand or model) 2013
Most recent installation of this AP system* November 2017
Last major product release or update for featured AP system* 2016 (version 7)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating AP system 8
• No. of sales of this system between Dec. 2016–Nov. 2017 3
No. of sites operating AP system in U.S./Outside U.S. 1 (government site)/7 (hospitals, reference labs, oncology, veterinary)
Market AP systems outside the U.S. yes (worldwide)
• Foreign locations in which system installed Australia, United Kingdom, Kenya, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong
No. of employees in entire company/Focused solely on AP systems development, installation, support 664/15
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (complete list with no restrictions)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or software no
Range in No. of surgical pathology cases per year in installed sites 1,000–60,000
Range in No. of gynecologic cytology cases per year in installed sites up to 3,000
Programming languages Java, .Net, SmallTalk
Databases and tools Oracle, SQL server, PostgreSQL, DB2
Operating systems Windows, Linux
• Surgical pathology information system/Cytology information system installed/installed
• Autopsy information system/Autopsy measurements, organ weights installed/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/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 available but not installed/available but not 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 installed
• Multi-site or multi-facility–wide area network installed
• Sound-alike retrieval of patient history installed
• 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 available but not installed/installed
• Synoptic reporting for microscopic examination/For gross examination available but not installed/available but not installed
• CAP electronic cancer checklists automatically embedded available but not 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 38%
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 Meditech, Cerner, SCC Soft Computer, Epic, Thermo Scientific Watson, others
Voice-recognition products or partners that system uses Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Whole slide imaging systems that interface to AP system
Human languages (other than English) offered on system German, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese, Norwegian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, others
Client receives copy of source code escrow
User group that meets on established schedule yes (meets in person)
Methods by which users can tailor AP system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings, configurable workflow and rules engine
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** $100,000 (annual maintenance fee, $10,000)
Total cost for largest existing standalone AP system installation** $450,000 (annual maintenance fee, $30,000)
Distinguishing product features (supplied by company) • full integration with LabWare’s solution for clinical pathology disciplines, including molecular/genetics • customer-configurable lab workflow tools that improve customer service, streamline operations, reduce costs • customers empowered to quickly address new business and technology requirements
*based on December 2017 survey deadline
**total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
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