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Allscripts, Allscripts Lab (LIS, 2018)

Allscripts, Allscripts Lab (LIS, 2018)

Laboratory information systems, November 2018

Contact Information

Susan Eben
Alpharetta, GA

Name of laboratory information system Allscripts Lab†
First ever*/Most recent LIS installation (based on August 2018 survey deadline) 1972/August 2018
Total No. of contracts for sites operating LIS 75
No. of sales of LIS between August 2017–August 2018 4
Total No. of sites operating LIS (U.S. hospitals/U.S. independent labs/U.S. clinics or group practices/U.S. public health labs/other U.S. sites/foreign sites) 187 (180/4/0/0/0/3)
• Types/Locations of foreign installations —/Canada, Saudi Arabia
No. of LIS installations between August 2017–August 2018 4
Percentage of high-volume** sites installed/Low-volume*** sites installed 85%/15%
Percentage of sites where company has no other software installed 10%
Foreign countries where company actively markets LIS none
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 35
Range in No. of user workstations in sites operating LIS 10–1,000 (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/Hematology installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Bar-coded collection labels installed at client sites
• Microbiology/Public health microbiology installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Blood bank donor/Blood bank transfusion not available/not available
• Surgical pathology/Cytology not available/not available
• Molecular pathology/Cytogenetics/Flow cytometry not available/not available/not available
• EHR interface for admission/discharge/transfer (ADT) installed at client sites
• EHR interface for order entry/EHR interface for results reporting installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• EHR interface for packaging results into PDF format not available
• EHR interface for packaging results into CDA1 format/CDA2 format not available/not available
• Ad hoc reporting/Rules-based system installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Management and statistical reporting installed at client sites
• Connection to provider offices/Commercial lab functionality installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Compliance checking not available
• Billing and accounts receivable not available
• Materials management and inventory not available
• Test partition/Remote faxing or printing installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• HIPAA-standard transaction formats installed at client sites
• Web-based remote inquiry of reports/Web access for order entry installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Specimen management and tracking installed at client sites
• Compliance and quality assurance tools installed at client sites
• Environmental health/Business analytics installed at client sites/not available
• Reference lab interface for orders, results return, status return installed at client sites
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
LIS provides database flag or field to set time parameters for retaining test results online without being archived? system does not archive (all test results retained online indefinitely but can be purged)
• How test results retained online are made available query, reports
Lab automation systems or workcells to which LIS has a direct interface Beckman Coulter, Siemens, Ortho, Labotix Automation, Thermo Scientific, Olympus, Roche, Abbott, m-u-t America, Sarstedt, Yaskawa
LIS allows third-party updates of tables and rules yes (using 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 of third-party middleware for LIS–instrument interfaces yes (for all instrument interfaces)
Provide LIS clients with company's own positive patient ID software to identify patients and blood specimens collected at bedside yes (Allscripts Specimen Collection)
• LIS interfaces to third-party positive patient ID software used at bedside no
Source code/User group that meets on established schedule escrow/yes (via webinar, conference call, in person)
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 (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 brand 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 as an answer means company did not respond or question is not applicable †formerly McKesson Lab and Horizon Lab
All information is supplied by the companies listed. The tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the CAP.