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In molecular testing labs, gaps between actual and desirable LIS capabilities
December 2018—Flashback to 2013: Alexis B. Carter, MD, then director of pathology informatics at Emory University Hospital, was contemplating whether other pathology labs nationwide were facing the same challenges managing molecular testing data as she and her colleagues. So she decided to find out. Dr. Carter conducted a survey, and the responses confirmed her suspicions: Most laboratory information systems fall short in providing the infrastructure for complex molecular and genomic testing.

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Xifin rolls out RPM 10

Oct. 24, 2018—Xifin unveiled its Xifin Revenue Performance Management 10 to help diagnostic providers improve revenue, performance, and client and patient engagement. Xifin RPM 10 is a machine learning-enabled diagnostic revenue cycle management system that delivers an FASB-, GAAP-, and SOX-compliant and GL-ready financial package. Its new business intelligence capabilities include subject-oriented and aggregated data, data visualization, and analytics to ...

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Xifin highlights flaws in CMS draft PAMA pricing

Sept. 27, 2017—Xifin has conducted an initial review of the draft laboratory rates published on Sept. 22 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2018 clinical laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act. Xifin’s preliminary analysis reveals fundamental concerns with the exercise that provides the basis for challenging the proposed schedule. Chief among the company’s concerns ...

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Newsbytes, 1/16

January 2015—As the trend in cloud computing continues, in part as a way to reduce capital investment costs, laboratory decision-makers must learn the nuances of how to vet this type of vendor and negotiate software-as-a-service agreements. Without this knowledge, they risk entering into a less-than-satisfactory contractual arrangement that can cost them money, industry experts say.

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Xifin service will offer AP QA

Dec. 23, 2015—Cloud-computing firm Xifin announced an agreement with QualityStar, a provider of anatomic pathology quality assurance services, to market its cloud-based case review service. Xifin will offer QualityStar’s anatomic pathology case review service as an app on the Xifin ProNet physician collaboration portal of its health-economics optimization platform. The service is designed to facilitate the confidential, HIPAA-compliant, and secure exchange ...

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Newsbytes, 9/15

September 2015—How site visits led to an LIS selection at Stanford: Seven gets all the attention, but five turned out to be the lucky number for a Stanford University Medical Center team charged with selecting a new laboratory information system. Visiting five installation sites in five cities in five days was “probably the most important aspect of the whole process,” says Brent Tan, MD, PhD, director of clinical laboratory informatics at Stanford.

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Newsbytes, 6/15

June 2015—Consortium gaining ground in quest for interoperability; Xifin purchases VisualShare; CDC releases update on electronic lab result reporting to public health agencies; Enzo Life Sciences releases ELISA plate reader app; Orchard Software features white papers on website; Imprivata expands reach with acquisition of HT Systems; Sampleminded teams up with Exact Sciences

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Xifin buys informatics company VisualShare

May 20, 2015—Cloud-computing billing firm Xifin has acquired VisualShare, a Salt Lake City-based medical informatics company specializing in diagnostic image management. The acquisition is intended to expand Xifin’s capabilities to deliver enhanced documentation and facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration through its Health Economics Optimization platform. Xifin said the purchase advances the company’s strategy to combine financial and clinical data with business intelligence ...

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Newsbytes, 5/15

May 2015—A lab IT strategic plan: from guidance to lessons learned: For those with even the slightest bit of health care business acumen, it should come as no surprise that when health systems expand quickly through mergers and acquisitions, hospital labs often struggle to communicate and cooperate with their counterparts at far-flung sister sites. Faced with such a challenge, the lab at the rapidly growing Geisinger Health System embraced a solution.

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