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Blue Iris Division, Mitem Corp., Blue Iris eLaborate

Blue Iris Division, Mitem Corp., Blue Iris eLaborate

Laboratory-provider links software, April 2017

Contact Information

Blue Iris Division, Mitem Corp.
Larry White
640 Menlo Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Name of laboratory-provider links (LPL) software Blue Iris eLaborate
Configuration of LPL software standalone product that can interface with any company’s central LIS or EHR
• Software modifications or enhancements required on host LIS to interface none
• Percentage of LPL software customers who use another company's LIS
Year company began selling LPL software/Most recent LPL software installation* 2005/December 2016
Last major release or update of featured LPL software February 2017 (version
No. of U.S. host or central labs using software clinically/No. of international host installs
• No. of U.S. host labs that electronically transfer orders from physician or other client system, through LPL software, into LIS in host lab
No. of contracts for host labs signed between January 2016–January 2017
No. of U.S. satellite or client location installations
No. of employees in entire company
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a list of comparable sites)
Ave. time to install, build files, train staff in physician offices/Other provider institutions** 2 hours/2 hours
Human languages (other than English) supported by system
How demographics and billing information are transferred from EMR or physician office or clinic practice management system to LPL system one-time batch download/file transfer, or in real time, or via host query
Tools for facilitating data transfer from EMR or other provider system to LPL system use only software tools from Blue Iris/Mitem
How results are returned to physician offices or to other provider institutions** block of text, PDF, discrete data elements, images or graphs as TIFF or JPEG
Data interface standards operational ASTM 1238, HL7 2.x, HL7 2.3.1, HL7 2.5.1, HL7 3, ANSI X12 (ASC X12), XML, custom when required, others
System supports LOINC for identifying lab result database elements yes
Where patient test data are stored cloud as part of LPL application
• Order entry
- Medicare compliance checking using carrier-specific rules installed
- Advanced beneficiary notice printed if medical necessity criteria not met installed
- Local medical review policies can be viewed installed
- Automatic routing of order to different labs or hospitals according to payer rules installed
- Printing of lab’s requisitions/Printing of requisitions for other lab providers installed/installed
- Duplicate order checking installed
- Physician office-specific panels installed
- Orders can incorporate multiple specimens or parts in a single accession installed
- Software permits requests to run tests with specific test kits installed
- Physician office can electronically order supplies from host lab installed
- Automatic handling of scheduled or standing orders installed
• Printing of barcoded specimen labels/2D barcode on printed requisition installed/installed
• Software adapted for use in phlebotomy or collection stations installed
• Result receipt
- Stored as a block of text installed
- All items (result, reference range, units, etc.) stored as discrete data elements installed
- Automatic parsing of report pages to extract results installed
- Inquiry mode that allows physician office to check specimen status with host installed
• Reporting
- In exact format received from host lab/Cumulative installed/installed
- Integration of host and physician office lab results installed
- Display of new results for patient and/or clinic installed
- Remote access available to on-call physicians installed
- Unattended printing of reports installed
- Display current report with historical data on same screen installed
- Graph historical results with current results for trend analysis installed
• Physician can electronically sign reports to confirm review installed
• Physician can compose and send secure electronic messages to patients via email available via another of company’s products
• Physician can compose and send secure electronic messages to patients via PHR available via another of company’s products
• User-defined, rule-based system under development
• Alerts in physician office module available via another of company’s products
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via email (not encrypted) not available
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via encrypted email available via another of company’s products
• Electronic transfer of data to another phys. office via Web reference or pointer to website not available
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via fax not available
• Physician office can send requests for specimen pickup or courier service to host lab installed
• Financial
- Billing, collections, accounts receivable not available
- Electronic claims transfer/Interfaces to billing systems not available/available but not yet installed
• Electronic medical record interface installed
• Interfaces to physician office lab instruments available but not yet installed
• Entry of physician office lab results with edit checks installed
User group that meets on an established schedule no
Client receives copy of source code no
LPL software functionality provided via ASP or cloud-based data center yes (only available as an ASP or cloud-based product)
System cost: one-time or initial charges/Monthly subscription fees
• Basis for increasing fees as additional referring sites are added
• Situations where fees increase with additional services
System priced on a cost-per-transaction basis
Distinguishing product or company features (supplied by vendor) • complete noninvasive outreach solution for clinical data integration • integrates with company’s eVigils secure mobile coordination-of-care solution • more than 30 years of integration experience; single-vendor platform for integrating hospital-based systems to physician offices
*based on February 2017 survey deadline
**provider institution=hospital, surgery center, other nonphysician office site
Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.