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AP Easy Software Solutions, AP Easy (AP Systems 2019)

AP Easy Software Solutions, AP Easy (AP Systems 2019)

Anatomic pathology computer systems, February 2019

Contact Information

AP Easy Software Solutions
Tracy Terrio
sales@apeasy.com
Manchester, NH
800-647-2263


Name of anatomic pathology system AP Easy
Configuration of AP system available as a standalone product designed to interface with any company’s LIS and EHR
Year company began selling AP systems (any brand or model) 1989
Most recent installation of this AP system* December 2018
Last product release or update for featured AP system* November 2018 (version 3.5)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating AP system 596
• No. of sales of this system between Dec. 2017–Nov. 2018 24
No. of sites operating AP system (hospitals/independent labs/clinics or group practices/other U.S. sites/foreign sites)
Market this AP system outside the U.S. no
• Foreign locations in which system installed Barbados
No. of employees in entire company ~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 1,000–180,000
Range in No. of gynecologic cytology cases per year in installed sites 1,000–150,000
Programming languages Java
Databases and tools SQL
Operating systems any
Features/modules incorporated in product:
• Surgical pathology information system/Cytology information system installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• 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 at client sites/installed at client sites
• Specimen tracking/Specimen storage and retrieval installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Entry of block IDs installed at client sites
• Specimen labels/Histology slide labels installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Barcoded slide labels/Barcoded cassettes installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Linear barcodes/Two-dimensional barcodes installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Histology worksheets installed at client sites
• Word processing—vendor specific under development
• Voice entry of gross description/Voice entry of final diagnosis installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Gross images integrated in reports installed at client sites
• Microscopic images integrated in reports installed at client sites
• Electronic signature installed at client sites
• Remote printing of completed reports/Direct fax reports installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Web-based remote inquiry of reports installed at client sites
• Physician Web access for order entry installed at client sites
• 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 at client sites/installed at client sites
• Reports sufficient to comply with CLIA ’88 regulations installed at client sites
• Comprehensive billing and AR/Interface to external billing system installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Inbound result-reporting interface to receive discrete results from an external lab and store them in patient record installed at client sites
• EHR interface: admissions/discharge/transfer (ADT) installed at client sites
• EHR interface: result reporting/Report sent to EHR as PDF for clinician installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• EHR interface: incoming clinical results installed at client sites
• Partin tables/Gleason score calculations installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• 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 at client sites
• Lab can define and modify schedule under which management and patient reports are automatically compiled and run installed at client sites
• Business analytics and management dashboard installed at client sites
• Support for molecular testing and reporting installed at client sites
Percentage of sites using result-reporting interfaces to external systems based on transmission of fully formatted (e.g., PDF or CDA) results 40%
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, CGM, McKesson, GE Healthcare, 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 configurable 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 available as a local server or an ASP or cloud-based product (client’s option); for the latter, installation starting at $4,999 and monthly subscription starting at $199
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 securely log in from anywhere at any time for browser-based cloud users • robust report delivery solutions, including EMR and device interfaces, online orders and reports, automated faxing • affordable, highly scalable performance for labs of any size
*based on December 2018 survey deadline
**total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
Note: a dash as an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
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