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Comp Pro Med, Polytech (LIS, 2018)

Comp Pro Med, Polytech (LIS, 2018)

Laboratory information systems, November 2018

Contact Information

Comp Pro Med
Jeff Fisher
Santa Rosa, CA

Name of laboratory information system Polytech
First ever*/Most recent LIS installation (based on August 2018 survey deadline) 1981/August 2018
Total No. of contracts for sites operating LIS 172
No. of sales of LIS between August 2017–August 2018 10
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) 155 (28/44/29/1/0/53)
• Types/Locations of foreign installations hospitals, clinics/Canada, Ethiopia, Phillippines, Bhutan, Uganda, Nigeria
No. of LIS installations between August 2017–August 2018 10
Percentage of high-volume** sites installed/Low-volume*** sites installed 0/100%
Percentage of sites where company has no other software installed 100%
Foreign countries where company actively markets LIS none
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 no
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, 15)
Central hardware or service type any (client supported)
How central server failure is handled system continues uninterrupted; Edge Computing Topology (no central server)
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/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 in testing phase/in testing phase
• Surgical pathology/Cytology installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• Molecular pathology/Cytogenetics/Flow cytometry installed at client sites/installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• 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 installed at client sites
• EHR interface for packaging results into CDA1 format/CDA2 format installed at client sites/installed at client sites
• 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 installed at client sites
• Billing and accounts receivable installed at client sites
• Materials management and inventory installed at client sites
• 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 in testing phase/installed at client sites
• 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***** yes
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 [not archived] indefinitely)
• How test results retained online are made available
Lab automation systems or workcells to which LIS has a direct 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 (using 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 of third-party middleware for LIS–instrument interfaces no (interface directly)
Provide LIS clients with company's own positive patient ID software to identify patients and blood specimens collected at bedside available but not yet requested or deployed
• LIS interfaces to third-party positive patient ID software used at bedside yes
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) • product quality: built on advanced technology with lower costs and no downtime • unmatched support: Comp Pro Med provides direct support from senior programmers and can go live in less than four weeks • transparent pricing: Comp Pro Med uses a highly competitive pricing model with no hidden charges or extra fees
*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
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