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Allscripts, Allscripts Lab (LIS 2017)

Allscripts, Allscripts Lab (LIS 2017)

Laboratory information systems, November 2017

Contact Information

Susan Eben
5995 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Name of laboratory information system Allscripts Lab†
First ever*/Most recent LIS installation (based on September 2017 survey deadline) 1972/September 2017
Last major release or update of featured LIS January 2017 (version 16)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating LIS 86
No. of sales of LIS between August 2016–August 2017 3 (hospitals)
Total No. of sites operating LIS/No. of those sites that are outside U.S. 196/3 (Canada, Saudi Arabia)
No. of LIS installations between August 2016–August 2017 1
Percentage of sites where company has no other software installed 30%
Percentage of high-volume** sites installed/Low-volume*** sites installed 85%/15%
Provide list of installed client sites to potential customers on request yes (partial list of comparable sites)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or LIS no
No. of employees in entire company 8,000
• No. of employees dedicated to LIS development, installation, and support 45
Range in No. of user workstations in sites operating LIS 10–500 (average, 60)
Central hardware or service type Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Dell
How central server failure is handled manual intervention necessary to restore operation or system continues uninterrupted (user’s option)
Programming language(s) Object Pascal, C, C#, Java, Perl
Operating system(s) Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux
Databases and tools Oracle
System includes full transaction logging yes
Languages (other than English) offered on system none
Features/modules incorporated in product:
• Chemistry and hematology/Bar-coded collection labels installed/installed
• Microbiology/Public health microbiology installed/installed
• Blood bank donor/Blood bank transfusion not available/—
• Surgical pathology/Cytology
• Molecular pathology/Cytogenetics
• Flow cytometry
• EHR interface for admission/discharge/transfer (ADT) installed
• EHR interface for order entry/EHR interface for results reporting installed/installed
• EHR interface for packaging results into PDF format under development
• EHR interface for packaging results into CDA1 format/CDA2 format not available/not available
• Ad hoc reporting/Rules-based system installed/installed
• Management and statistical reporting installed
• Connection to provider offices installed
• Commercial laboratory functionality installed
• Compliance checking
• Billing and accounts receivable
• Materials management and inventory
• Test partition/Remote faxing or printing installed/installed
• HIPAA-standard transaction formats installed
• Web-based remote inquiry of reports/Web access for order entry
• Specimen management and tracking installed
• Compliance and quality assurance tools installed
• Environmental health installed
• Business analytics under development
• Reference lab interface for orders, results return, status return installed
LIS can report lab data that is focus of meaningful use guidelines to public health agencies via automated electronic transmission using specified formats**** for:
• Microbiology data (culture and sensitivity) yes
• Other reportable diseases (blood lead, immunology, etc.) yes
• Tumor diagnosis and case data to regional cancer registry***** no
Other lab-related IT vendors’ systems to which LIS has an interface Sunquest, Cerner, Meditech, SCC Soft Computer, Epic, NovoPath
Lab automation systems or workcells to which LIS can interface Beckman Coulter, Siemens, Ortho, Labotix Automation, Thermo Scientific, Olympus, Roche, Abbott, m-u-t America, Sarstedt, Yaskawa, others
LIS allows third-party updates of tables and rules yes (from AMA, CMS, USPS, Regenstrief Institute, others)
LIS allows for image capture, display, reporting no
LIS provides indexed field in each test definition for LOINC code yes
Provide LOINC dictionary for each new installation yes
LIS supports use of SNOMED CT yes
Use third-party middleware for LIS-instrument interfaces yes (for all instrument interfaces)
Percentage of LIS clients that use positive patient ID systems to identify patients and blood specimens collected at bedside 65% (all use Allscripts’ PPID software)
Source code/User group that meets on established schedule escrow/yes (meets via webinar, conference call, and in person)
Methods by which users can tailor LIS in their own setting ad hoc query tools, dictionary settings, others
Standard software maintenance fee covers periodic updates to LIS yes (public domain table updates, hot patches, service packs, minor releases)
Fee for software modifications to comply with federal regulations and laws potential charges for implementation services, interfaces, new modules provided with upgrades
LIS functionality available via ASP or cloud-based data center no
Cost for smallest existing LIS install (includes hardware, software, install, training)
Cost for largest existing LIS install (includes hardware, software, install, training)
Distinguishing product features (supplied by company) • fits well in most organizations—extremely scalable, flexible, and customizable • outstanding support and services organization • substantially decreased total cost of ownership with availability of Linux platform
*any system or model
**generate >500,000 billed tests annually, or >200 bed hospitals, or >500 requisitions per day
***generate >500,000 billed tests annually, or >200 bed hospitals, or >500 requisitions per day
****HL7 2.5.1, LOINC, SNOMED, etc.
*****using NAACCR Pathology Laboratory Electronic Reporting, vol. V, version 4.0, April 2011 ed.
Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable †formerly McKesson Lab and Horizon Lab
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