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Diamond Computing, LabGEM (LIS 2017)

Diamond Computing, LabGEM (LIS 2017)

Laboratory information systems, November 2017

Contact Information

Diamond Computing
Jim Campbell
jim@diamondcomputing.net
9315 Saint Georgen Common
Johns Creek, GA 30097
770-496-0286


Name of laboratory information system LabGEM
First ever*/Most recent LIS installation (based on September 2017 survey deadline) 1984/July 2017
Last major release or update of featured LIS July 2017 (version 7.17.001)
Total No. of contracts for sites operating LIS 26
No. of sales of LIS between August 2016–August 2017 4 (independent labs)
Total No. of sites operating LIS/No. of those sites that are outside U.S. 26/0
No. of LIS installations between August 2016–August 2017 4
Percentage of sites where company has no other software installed 50%
Percentage of high-volume** sites installed/Low-volume*** sites installed 70%/30%
Provide list of installed client sites to potential customers on request yes (complete list but prospective client must sign a nondisclosure agreement)
Clients restricted from sharing their experience with company or LIS
No. of employees in entire company 6
• No. of employees dedicated to LIS development, installation, and support 6
Range in No. of user workstations in sites operating LIS 3–600 (average, 30)
Central hardware or service type Intel/Dell
How central server failure is handled manual intervention necessary to restore operation or system continues uninterrupted (user’s option)
Programming language(s) Visual Basic, MUMPS, .Net
Operating system(s) Windows
Databases and tools Caché
System includes full transaction logging yes
Languages (other than English) offered on system
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/not available
• 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 not available
• 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 Cerner, McKesson, eClinicalWorks, Orchard, Meditech, Epic, others
Lab automation systems or workcells to which LIS can interface none (planned for future)
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 100% (all use Diamond’s PPID software)
Source code/User group that meets on established schedule escrow/—
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) $12,000
Cost for largest existing LIS install (includes hardware, software, install, training)
Distinguishing product features (supplied by company) • cost • functionality • service
*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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