Clinical lab integration

Simplify lab and EMR integration to enhance patient diagnosis and treatment

Diagnostic lab and imaging centers are faced with lab integration and interoperability challenges. Rapid, functional and secure connectivity to clinics and their respective electronic medical records (EMRs) is required for efficiency. But, the variations of EMR systems used by clinicians can hamper, if not derail, uniform and optimal electronic order submission and results delivery. A shortage of technical resources, skillsets and budgets further complicate a consistent approach to lab integration and the receipt of clean and complete orders from clinics.

OpenText™ EMR-Link™ delivers a cost-effective unified approach to EMR integration and lab outreach. EMR-Link provides the consistent connectivity that labs and imaging centers require and handles the complexity, manpower and monitoring requirements on behalf of the diagnostic center. EMR-Link helps integrate faster, with fewer resources and at a lower cost.

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What is clinical lab integration?

Clinical lab integration involves connectivity between diagnostic lab and imaging centers and their clinic and physician customers. The electronic exchange of lab and imaging orders, requisitions and resulting reports streamlines processes, enhances security and improves data capture into the patient’s electronic medical record. Lab integration digitizes and electronically exchanges the relevant data required to support patient diagnosis and treatment.

OpenText EMR-Link overview

EMR-Link offers diagnostic lab interoperability by enabling electronic orders and results workflow between lab and imaging centers and their ordering physician practices. EMR-Link is delivered as a managed service by OpenText experts, supporting a single, unified connection from a lab to any clinic and any EMR application.

OpenText EMR-Link features

Any-to-any interoperability

Simplifies integration with a single connection to any clinic and any EMR system. Enhances records workflow and connectivity to any LIS/RIS.

Orchestrated and standardized integration

Provides a uniform, standard connection to all customer practices, EMRs and hospital HIEs, enabling consistent orders, efficient results and standardized data for utilization metrics.

Robust rules-based computerized physician order entry (CPOE)

Leverages embedded compendium rules within the clinic’s ordering and EMR workflows, including AOEs, ABN checks and the ability to split requisitions.

Fully managed service

Extends technical resources with OpenText experts to ensure ordering environments integrate into each EMR workflow. Provides outreach services to physician customers.

Premium monitoring, support and maintenance

Includes ongoing transaction monitoring and reporting of order and result data flows to ensure adherence to security and data transfer protocols.

Built-in compliance and security

Secures sensitive patient and clinical data, at rest or in transit, using secure protocols to comply with HIPAA/HITECH and other regulatory requirements.

OpenText EMR-Link benefits

Improve lab and imaging data interoperability

Extend electronic order and result reporting using a consistent and repeatable approach with a single connection to EMR-Link. Optimize data exchange between diagnostic centers and clinic customers.

Increase efficiency and accelerate implementations

Leverage OpenText practice outreach experts who work directly with EMR vendors to ensure rapid lab-to-EMR integration. Accelerate new practice integrations from weeks or months to days.

Reduce costs and maximize reimbursements

Eliminate manual interventions and delays that drive up cost and limit reimbursements with clean, complete and error-free electronic orders.

Extend internal integration resources

Eliminate technical staffing burdens, improve scalability and overcome integration complexities for faster time to value with fully managed lab integration services.

Ensure data compliance

Reduce compliance overhead with built-in patient and insurer data security and compliance.

Elevate lab and imaging outreach

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