Riverside Health System of Virginia Chooses Ignis Systems for All Lab and Radiology Integration

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Riverside Health System has selected Ignis System’s EMR-Link lab integration solution to integrate all lab and radiology orders for over 200 physicians in Virginia.

Riverside Health System has selected Ignis System’s EMR-Link lab integration solution to integrate all lab and radiology orders for over 200 physicians in Virginia.

Located in Newport News Virginia, Riverside selected EMR-Link for its ability to integrate lab orders and results for multiple reference and specialty labs into the electronic medical record (EMR) system for a cohesive ordering and reporting environment. Riverside Health System has been one of the nation’s Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals/Health Systems, according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, for seven consecutive years.

According to Dr. Charles Frazier, Riverside’s Vice President of Medical Informatics: "Ignis understands a physician's EMR workflow and how to integrate lab and radiology orders/results into that workflow. Their product works the way our doctors do. We have over 200 physicians using it every day, creating clean and complete orders which eliminate the callbacks from the lab that used to plague us--and the lab.”

Says Jim Foss, Director of IS Physician Services: "A key function is the splitting and routing of requisitions to the correct lab based on insurance/testing rules that we set up. That operates behind the scenes, making it simple and nondisruptive to the ordering physicians. We're routing to three labs today, and adding a fourth lab later this year. We're slated to add radiology orders and results integration later this year, which will fit into the same workflow. And with Ignis delivering the lab/imaging integration, it frees up the internal interface team to work on other interface priorities.”

Lynn Onesty, Riverside Director of Laboratory Services says: "Integrating through the EMR-Link hub places our lab services into the same workflow the provider uses for Quest and LabCorp orders. For physician adoption, it's key to be part of that EMR-centric workflow, not a separate one.”

Ken Willett, Ignis CEO, says: “Riverside has been using their EMR for over a decade and working with EMR-Link for about two years. They’re very experienced EMR users with lots of specialties and multiple labs -- a good test of our integration workflows. They’ve been a great partner to work with and we look forward to continuing that work.”

About Ignis Systems
Founded in 1999, Ignis Systems Corporation (http://www.IgnisSystems.com) provides physician-centric solutions that integrate lab test services within the clinic's EMR. Used at over 250 practices by over 5,000 physicians nationwide, EMR-Link features out-of-the-box integration to the leading national reference labs, and to regional and hospital labs throughout the U.S.

About Riverside Health System
Riverside Health System (http://www.riversideonline.com) is an organization of owned or affiliated healthcare services that is transforming into a physician-led company, structured by service line. Riverside seeks to help individuals improve their health and quality of life by providing access to comprehensive, cost effective, personalized services that result in measurable health benefits, thereby creating value for our community. Riverside delivers these services through hundreds of settings that include: primary care; hospital care; physical rehabilitation; psychiatric care; outpatient treatment and diagnostic centers; aging-related services and communities; home care and associated products; emergency and urgent care; educational programs; and more. A private not-for-profit company chartered in 1916, Riverside is one of Eastern Virginia’s largest employers with over 8,000 team members.


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