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Cerner Corp., Cerner Millennium Anatomic Pathology (AP Systems 2019)

Cerner Corp., Cerner Millennium Anatomic Pathology (AP Systems 2019)

Anatomic pathology computer systems, February 2019

Contact Information

Cerner Corp.
Martin Salomoni
laboratory@cerner.com
Kansas City, MO
816-201-1024


Name of anatomic pathology system Cerner Millennium Anatomic Pathology
Configuration of AP system available as a dedicated module for Cerner’s LIS and EHR and as a standalone product
Year company began selling AP systems (any brand or model) 1982
Most recent installation of this AP system* November 2018
Last product release or update for featured AP system* November 2018 (version 2018.01.05)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating AP system 213 domains (not tracked by contract)
• No. of sales of this system between Dec. 2017–Nov. 2018 11
No. of sites operating AP system (hospitals/independent labs/clinics or group practices/other U.S. sites/foreign sites) 213 domains† (—/—/—/—/24–hospitals, independent labs)
Market this AP system outside the U.S. yes (in Middle East, Canada, Latin America, UK, others)
• Foreign locations in which system installed Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UK
No. of employees in entire company 26,000+
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 2,000–500,000+
Range in No. of gynecologic cytology cases per year in installed sites 2,000–500,000+
Programming languages Java, C++, C#
Databases and tools Oracle
Operating systems HP-UX, AIX, VMS
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 installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Specimen log-in/Ability to scan and store manual requisitions installed at client sites/available via a companion product
• 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 installed at client sites
• 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 not available for this software
• Physician Web access for order entry not available for this software
• Natural language search capability not available for this software
• Multi-site or multi-facility–wide area network installed at client sites
• Sound-alike retrieval of patient history installed at client sites
• 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 not available for this software
• 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 installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• CAP electronic cancer checklists automatically embedded available via a third party
• Client services module/Consult management and reporting avail. via a companion product/avail. via a companion product
• 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 available via a companion product
Percentage of sites using result-reporting interfaces to external systems based on transmission of fully formatted (e.g., PDF or CDA) results <10%
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, McKesson, Meditech, GE Healthcare, 4medica, Atlas
Voice-recognition products or partners that system uses Voicebrook, Nuance Dragon
Whole slide imaging systems that interface to AP system Leica Aperio
Human languages (other than English) offered on system British English, French, German, Spanish
Client receives copy of source code no
User group that meets on established schedule yes (in person, via webinar, and via conference call)
Methods by which users can tailor AP system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings
Standard software maintenance fee covers periodic system updates yes (optional consulting or validation services not included)
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) • over 35 years of continuous innovation in laboratory and pathology markets • tracking of specimens from point of origin to storage • support for entire patient clinical record in one system
*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
All information is supplied by the companies listed. The tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the CAP. †not tracked by sites