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LigoLab Information Systems, LigoLab Connect

LigoLab Information Systems, LigoLab Connect

Laboratory-provider links software, April 2017

Contact Information

LigoLab Information Systems
Suren Avunjian
500 N. Central Ave., Suite 930
Glendale, CA 91203

Name of laboratory-provider links (LPL) software LigoLab Connect
Configuration of LPL software available as a standalone product that can interface with any company’s central LIS or EHR and as a dedicated LigoLab module
• 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* 2006/January 2017
Last major release or update of featured LPL software May 2016 (version 3.7)
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 complete list but prospective client must sign a nondisclosure agreement)
Ave. time to install, build files, train staff in physician offices/Other provider institutions** 2 hours/3 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 Mirth
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), HL7 FHIR, CDA, XML, custom when required
System supports LOINC for identifying lab result database elements yes
Where patient test data are stored central LPL 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 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 available but not yet installed
• Physician can compose and send secure electronic messages to patients via email available but not yet installed
• Physician can compose and send secure electronic messages to patients via PHR available but not yet installed
• User-defined, rule-based system installed
• Alerts in physician office module installed
• Electronic transfer of data to another physician office via email (not encrypted) installed
• 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 installed
• Physician office can send requests for specimen pickup or courier service to host lab installed
• Financial
- Billing, collections, accounts receivable available via another of company’s products
- Electronic claims transfer/Interfaces to billing systems available but not yet installed/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 available but not yet installed
User group that meets on an established schedule yes (meets in person and via webinar and conference call)
Client receives copy of source code placed in escrow
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
• Situations where fees increase with additional services
System priced on a cost-per-transaction basis yes (cost dependent on volume)
Distinguishing product or company features (supplied by vendor) • highly integrated, rule-based comprehensive information system configurable to all lab workflows • robust, scalable, and highly intuitive user-interface system with first-class customer service • powerful interface engine with the capability to connect to EMR systems and other LIMS
*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.