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Computer Trust Corp., WinSURGE (AP Systems 2019)

Computer Trust Corp., WinSURGE (AP Systems 2019)

Anatomic pathology computer systems, February 2019

Contact Information

Computer Trust Corp.
David Liberman, MD
info@ctcsurge.com
Boston, MA
617-557-9264


Name of anatomic pathology system WinSURGE
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* October 2018
Last product release or update for featured AP system* November 2018 (version 53.3 server; 4.8.5 client)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating AP system 106
• No. of sales of this system between Dec. 2017–Nov. 2018 2
No. of sites operating AP system (hospitals/independent labs/clinics or group practices/other U.S. sites/foreign sites) 130 (36/64/—†/30–multi-site enterprise/0–Puerto Rico combined with U.S. sites)
Market this AP system outside the U.S. yes (in Puerto Rico)
• Foreign locations in which system installed Puerto Rico
No. of employees in entire company
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 2,500–1,500,000
Range in No. of gynecologic cytology cases per year in installed sites up to 300,000
Programming languages Caché, .Net, Visual Basic, SQL
Databases and tools Object Caché, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Word document templates, many user “bolt-ons” via SQL/Java, others
Operating systems Windows, UNIX; browser functions user’s choice
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/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 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 installed at client sites
• Physician Web access for order entry installed at client sites
• Natural language search capability installed at client sites
• 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 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 installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• CAP electronic cancer checklists automatically embedded installed at client sites
• Client services module/Consult management and reporting installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• 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 80%
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 Cerner, McKesson, Meditech, Siemens, TDS, CPSI, eClinicalWorks, Encite, Greenway, others
Voice-recognition products or partners that system uses Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional, others
Whole slide imaging systems that interface to AP system
Human languages (other than English) offered on system — (languages available on request)
Client receives copy of source code escrow (optional)
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-defined interfaces, dictionary settings, custom buttons and windows, others
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 a cloud-based product (client’s option); client may install WinSURGE at a cloud-based data center
Total cost for smallest existing standalone AP system installation** $25,000 (annual maintenance fee, $6,000)
Total cost for largest existing standalone AP system installation** $3,500,000 (annual maintenance fee, $900,000)
Distinguishing product features (supplied by company) • user-controlled rules engine (WinsRULES) with real-time business intelligence executive dashboard (WinsALERTS) • continuously evolving comprehensive LIS • 30+ years partnering with some of the nation’s best and most innovative pathology labs
*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. †included with independent lab sites