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Comp Pro Med, Polytech (LIS 2017)

Comp Pro Med, Polytech (LIS 2017)

Laboratory information systems, November 2017

Contact Information

Comp Pro Med
Jeff Fisher
3418 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Name of laboratory information system Polytech
First ever*/Most recent LIS installation (based on September 2017 survey deadline) 1981/August 2017
Last major release or update of featured LIS August 2017 (version 8.5.8)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating LIS 162
No. of sales of LIS between August 2016–August 2017 10 (5 independent labs, 5 hospital and gov. labs)
Total No. of sites operating LIS/No. of those sites that are outside U.S. 162/74 (Canada, Ethiopia, Philippines, Bhutan, Uganda, Nigeria)
No. of LIS installations between August 2016–August 2017 10
Percentage of sites where company has no other software installed 100%
Percentage of high-volume** sites installed/Low-volume*** sites installed 0/100%
Provide list of installed client sites to potential customers on request no (information is confidential)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or LIS yes
No. of employees in entire company 13
• No. of employees dedicated to LIS development, installation, and support 8
Range in No. of user workstations in sites operating LIS 2–200 (average, 20)
Central hardware or service type any (client supported)
How central server failure is handled system continues uninterrupted; Edge Computing Topology
Programming language(s) C++
Operating system(s) Windows 7, 8, 10
Databases and tools Pervasive
System includes full transaction logging yes
Languages (other than English) offered on system all languages supported by Microsoft OS
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 in testing phase/in testing phase
• 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 in testing phase
• 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 in testing phase
• 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 GE Healthcare, eClinicalWorks, Siemens, Allscripts, others
Lab automation systems or workcells to which LIS can interface Beckman Coulter, Siemens, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Thermo Scientific, Olympus America, Roche Diagnostics, Abbott Diagnostics
LIS allows third-party updates of tables and rules yes (from LOINC, NDC, ICD-10, others)
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 100% (90% of total use Comp Pro Med’s PPID software/ 10% of total use third-party PPID software via interface)
Source code/User group that meets on established schedule no/no
Methods by which users can tailor LIS in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings
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 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) • affordable system with no hidden costs; unmatched total cost of ownership and return on investment • easy to use, intuitive LIS that can be set up in a matter of days; backed by responsive, expert support • scalable, full-featured system that is expandable and flexible
*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
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