Sunquest Announces User Group 2011 Conference and Exposition

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Laboratory administrators from around the country to attend meeting in Tucson, AZ.

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.®, a leading provider of healthcare diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions, announces the Sunquest User Group (SUG) 2011 Conference and Exposition. The event will be held July 11-15, 2011, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to a rich program of educational workshops and interactive forums, networking events, and a vendor exposition, the event also includes a unique two-day Executive Workshop, an interactive discussion by top healthcare leaders on the role of the lab in accountable care organizations (ACOs), and meaningful use demonstration. Also featured this year is a special session presented by the College of American Pathology discussing the role of the pathologist in our changing healthcare delivery model.

Sessions will also be devoted to Sunquest’s new Outreach Advantage solution, which offers specimen monitoring, connectivity, mobile solutions, reporting, and customer relations management (CRM) tools help laboratories compete more effectively for the lab test volume in their communities.

The Executive Workshop, new in 2011, is focused on leveraging the laboratory service line to accelerate efforts for successful meaningful use demonstration. Discussions will center on how the laboratory should be helping to decrease the cost of care delivered today, and support the organization’s effort to manage the care of populations of patients under an ACO delivery model.

Gayle Harrell, Chair of the Health and Human Service Access Subcommittee, will be on hand to discuss the current state of meaningful use demonstration, and offer a preview of what to expect in Stages 2 and 3. In addition, the Executive Workshop will include an interactive panel discussion highlighting the role of the laboratory service line in successful ACO management. Distinguished panel members include Allana Cummings, Chief Information Officer, Northeast Georgia Health System; Sonny Varadan, Chief Information Officer, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratory; and Dr. Ron Workman, Vice President Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Sutter Health System.

Sunquest will also be highlighting its Outreach Advantage® solution, which helps laboratories achieve significant volume and revenue growth. Laboratories using Outreach Advantage gain the ability to track and monitor couriers and specimens, and track service calls to ensure delivery of market-leading customer service Seamless connectivity and communications between physicians and the lab are achieved through direct web ordering and result viewing, or by integrating vital lab data directly into office electronic medical records systems (EMRs). Tracking specimens from the point of collection has a positive impact on patient safety by reducing the risk of lost or delayed specimens.

About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

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