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Brunston Corp., Brio/WEB

Brunston Corp., Brio/WEB

Laboratory-provider links software, April 2017

Contact Information

Brunston Corp.
Donald Butler, PhD
967 E. ParkCenter Blvd., #133
Boise, ID 83706

Name of laboratory-provider links (LPL) software Brio/WEB
Configuration of LPL software standalone product that can interface with select vendors’ LISs or EHRs
• Software modifications or enhancements required on host LIS to interface Brunston’s Securo/Exchange
• Percentage of LPL software customers who use another company's LIS
Year company began selling LPL software/Most recent LPL software installation* 2002/—
Last major release or update of featured LPL software — (version 4.4c)
No. of U.S. host or central labs using software clinically/No. of international host installs 53/0
• No. of U.S. host labs that electronically transfer orders from physician or other client system, through LPL software, into LIS in host lab 27
No. of contracts for host labs signed between January 2016–January 2017
No. of U.S. satellite or client location installations ~20,000 physician offices
No. of employees in entire company 8
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/8 hours
Human languages (other than English) supported by system Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Vietnamese, with Brunston’s
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 Brunston
How results are returned to physician offices or to other provider institutions** block of text, PDF, discrete data elements
Data interface standards operational ASTM 1238, HL7 2.x, HL7 2.3.1, XML, custom when required
System supports LOINC for identifying lab result database elements no
Where patient test data are stored central LPL system, physician office system, provider institution system
• 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
- Automatic routing of order to different labs or hospitals according to payer rules
- Printing of lab’s requisitions/Printing of requisitions for other lab providers installed/installed
- Duplicate order checking
- 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
- Physician office can electronically order supplies from host lab
- 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
- All items (result, reference range, units, etc.) stored as discrete data elements installed
- Automatic parsing of report pages to extract results
- Inquiry mode that allows physician office to check specimen status with host
• Reporting
- In exact format received from host lab/Cumulative —/installed
- Integration of host and physician office lab results
- Display of new results for patient and/or clinic installed
- Remote access available to on-call physicians
- 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
• Physician can compose and send secure electronic messages to patients via email installed
• Physician can compose and send secure electronic messages to patients via PHR installed
• User-defined, rule-based system
• Alerts in physician office module
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via email (not encrypted)
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via encrypted email installed
• Electronic transfer of data to another phys. office via Web reference or pointer to website installed
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via fax
• Physician office can send requests for specimen pickup or courier service to host lab
• Financial
- Billing, collections, accounts receivable
- Electronic claims transfer/Interfaces to billing systems
• Electronic medical record interface installed
• Interfaces to physician office lab instruments
• Entry of physician office lab results with edit checks
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 available as a local server or an ASP or cloud-based product (client’s option)
System cost: one-time or initial charges/Monthly subscription fees
• Basis for increasing fees as additional referring sites are added based on No. of practices/groups or physicians of record
• Situations where fees increase with additional services no increase
System priced on a cost-per-transaction basis no
Distinguishing product or company features (supplied by vendor) • Web/PC based and Android mobile access to richly functioning ordering/resulting application • multi-lingual patient voice reporting; secure exchange of results as documents or voice • serious about data security; strong encryption and authentication methods
*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.