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Cerner, Cerner Millennium PathNet (LIS 2017)

Cerner, Cerner Millennium PathNet (LIS 2017)

Laboratory information systems, November 2017

Contact Information

Jennifer Smith
2800 Rockcreek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64117

Name of laboratory information system Cerner Millennium PathNet
First ever*/Most recent LIS installation (based on September 2017 survey deadline) 1982/August 2017
Last major release or update of featured LIS January 2015 (version 2015.01)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating LIS 257 domains† (not tracked by contract)
No. of sales of LIS between August 2016–August 2017 41
Total No. of sites operating LIS/No. of those sites that are outside U.S. tracked by domain, not site (installed in U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, U.K., United Arab Emirates)
No. of LIS installations between August 2016–August 2017 30
Percentage of sites where company has no other software installed 15%
Percentage of high-volume** sites installed/Low-volume*** sites installed
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 26,000+
• No. of employees dedicated to LIS development, installation, and support 300+
Range in No. of user workstations in sites operating LIS not tracked
Central hardware or service type client hosted (IBM, HP) or Cerner hosted
How central server failure is handled manual intervention necessary to restore operation or system continues uninterrupted (user’s option)
Programming language(s) Java, Visual Basic, C++, C#, Visual C
Operating system(s) HP-UX, AIX, VMS
Databases and tools Oracle
System includes full transaction logging yes
Languages (other than English) offered on system British-English, German, Spanish, French
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 installed/installed
• Surgical pathology/Cytology installed/installed
• Molecular pathology/Cytogenetics installed/installed
• Flow cytometry installed
• 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 installed
• EHR interface for packaging results into CDA1 format/CDA2 format installed/installed
• Ad hoc reporting/Rules-based system installed/installed
• Management and statistical reporting installed
• Connection to provider offices installed
• Commercial laboratory functionality installed
• Compliance checking installed
• Billing and accounts receivable installed
• Materials management and inventory installed
• Test partition/Remote faxing or printing installed/installed
• HIPAA-standard transaction formats installed
• Web-based remote inquiry of reports/Web access for order entry installed/installed
• Specimen management and tracking installed
• Compliance and quality assurance tools installed
• Environmental health installed
• Business analytics installed
• 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***** yes
Other lab-related IT vendors’ systems to which LIS has an interface EMR lab outbound interfaces with McKesson, Siemens, Epic, Allscripts, Meditech, others
Lab automation systems or workcells to which LIS can interface Beckman Coulter, Siemens, Labotix Automation, Olympus America, Roche, Abbott, BD, Copan Diagnostics
LIS allows third-party updates of tables and rules no
LIS allows for image capture, display, reporting yes
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 no (interface directly)
Percentage of LIS clients that use positive patient ID systems to identify patients and blood specimens collected at bedside
Source code/User group that meets on established schedule no/yes (meets in person and via webinar)
Methods by which users can tailor LIS in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings, others
Standard software maintenance fee covers periodic updates to LIS yes
Fee for software modifications to comply with federal regulations and laws standard (no charge)
LIS functionality available via ASP or cloud-based data center available as either a local server or an ASP or cloud-based product (client’s option)
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) • driving innovations to connect laboratories, customers, and devices • best-of-breed LIS with a large standalone and enterprisewide client base • more than 35 years of creating and implementing LIS software innovations
*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 †some multi-tenant domains
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