MedLabs Diagnostics Chooses Ignis Systems for Orders and Results Outreach to Physicians

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MedLabs Diagnostics has chosen Ignis System’s EMR-Link lab outreach solution to provide lab orders and reporting to practices throughout New Jersey.

Most of MLD’s sites use Ignis’ flagship product, EMR-Link, which provides workflow integration with various EMR (electronic medical records) systems; while others are implementing OrdersAnywhere, which provides web-based lab orders and results without requiring an EMR.

Terry Gunning, MedLabs COO and Senior Vice President, says MedLabs initially brought Ignis in to help with a complex EMR interface project. That project’s ease of deployment encouraged them to move to EMR-Link for many of their clinic customers who use EMRs. “That first project went as smoothly as any interface we’ve ever done. And now it’s even more predictable—it’s getting to be like clockwork. Being able to offer our customers a choice by interfacing with any EMR system in a matter of weeks, not months is a real competitive advantage for us.”

Teesha Burns, IT Specialist for MedLabs, who trained the MedLabs phlebotomists who use EMR-Link to enter orders in the clinics, says they’re seeing workflow efficiencies with the new system. “It’s definitely easier—there’s much less handwriting. Now they don’t have to do data entry. That means less time they have to spend on paperwork, and more time to care for patients. Plus it’s been really easy to roll out—training the staff has been fast and efficient.”

Ken Willett, Ignis CEO, says: “We think MedLabs’ experience shows the kinds of benefits that hospital and regional reference labs can reap as they move away from dedicated order-entry systems to a more flexible system that integrates with the clinic’s workflow, whether they use an EMR or not.”

About Ignis Systems
Founded in 1999, Ignis Systems Corporation ( provides physician-centric solutions that integrate lab test services within the clinic's EMR. Used at over 300 practices by over 6,000 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 MedLabs Diagnostics
MedLabs Diagnostics is the oldest and one of the most advanced diagnostic testing laboratories in the state of New Jersey. Founded in 1951, MedLabs has been serving the medical community for seven decades, including thousands of medical practices and millions of patients. We have the most advanced diagnostic testing equipment to enable the fastest turnaround times and highest quality results. MedLabs has worked with dozens of EMR vendors and provided interfaces to many large and small practices throughout New Jersey. Our numerous patient service center locations ensure that patients never have to travel very far, with no wait time and no appointments necessary. As a community based clinical laboratory, MedLabs provides laboratory services for dozens of health departments in the state of New Jersey.


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