“University Pathologists Diagnostics purchases new APLIS system”
UPDx selected a web-based Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System. This system enables UPDx to provide clinicians with specialized pathology reports for Surgical Pathology, GI Pathology, FLOW Cytometry, Bone Marrow, as well as an Integrated Bone Marrow report which enables the pathologist to present the interpretation and diagnosis from test platforms into a single summary report.
The LIS system interfaces with EMR systems and provides a large selection of data management reports, including quality assurance and trend analysis. Our pathologists can include photomicrographs and organ maps on their pathology report. Clinicians also have the ability to place orders and review results online.
This new system provides innovative integration options to assist our physician clients to achieve their goals. We believe this new technology will provide a coordinated means of allowing our physician clients to meet the new regulatory mandates promulgated by:
-HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health)
-Meaningful Use criteria
-PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) measures
-CPOE (Computerized Provider Order Entry)
We are hopeful this system will provide a standardized reporting methodology across the practice. Hospital interfaces are planned for Phase II.