Lab data makes up the largest percentage of a patient’s health record. Numerous studies have shown that the elimination of duplicate lab procedures will lower costs and improve efficiency. This can only be accomplished by a vendor-neutral tool that will facilitate the timely and secure exchange of lab orders and results between Laboratory Information Systems and EHR’s
Reimbursement cuts and low profit margins are forcing hospital based and independent labs to be on the hunt for opportunities that increase referrals as well as operational efficiencies. With laboratory data making up nearly 70% of the clinically relevant information
within an EHR, the electronic exchange of requisitions and results is a necessity. Still, interoperability between Laboratory systems and provider EMR’s falls short due to integration costs, lack of standards, and lack of LIS vendor support.