Union Hospital AP Lab Selects NovoPath LIS: Cites Advanced, Customizable Features

NovoPath, Inc. announces that Union Hospital (Elkton, MD) has selected its NovoPath laboratory information system (LIS) for the management of anatomic pathology (AP) lab workflow as well as communications with both in-house referring physicians and the outreach market.

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NovoPath was the most robust and flexible solution available... We felt it was the best choice to help position us to meet today’s challenges and to support our future growth plans.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

NovoPath, Inc., a leader in best-of-breed anatomic pathology software solutions, announces that Union Hospital (Elkton, MD) has selected its NovoPath laboratory information system (LIS) for the management of anatomic pathology (AP) lab workflow as well as communications with both in-house referring physicians and the outreach market. The solution was selected, in part, for its unique capabilities to cater to the needs of both categories of referring physicians as well as its broad range of advanced features.

Committed to offering the highest quality inpatient and outpatient testing, Union Hospital's AP lab is an important resource in the community. Its state-of-the-art technologies enable staff to perform hundreds of thousands of tests each year. The lab is staffed by board-certified pathologists and registered technologists.

While across most departments, the hospital relies on a single-vendor, enterprise-wide IT solution, it sought a best-of-breed LIS that would meet the lab’s full range of specialized needs. According to Medical Director of the Union Hospital Laboratories, Rich Szumel, M.D., "The decision to select NovoPath was based on a thorough 18-month review of a range of competing lab solutions. The team viewed numerous in-house demonstrations and investigated customer references carefully."

"NovoPath was the most robust and flexible solution available. We look forward to capitalizing on its full range of advanced features," continues Dr. Szumel. "We felt it was the best choice to help position us to meet today’s challenges and to support our future growth plans."

Key to the decision to select NovoPath was its ability to cater to the hospital’s requirements as well as those of the physicians in the outreach market. Moreover, it will automatically push reports to mobile devices such as iPhones, Android phones and iPads. By contrast, other systems offering such mobile communications typically require that recipients log on to a server and pull data to their location.

"We also felt the solution offered an extra layer of patient safety by automatically bar-coding histology specimens every step of the way to help eliminate any chance of human error," he says. "We are striving to become a green, paperless lab and NovoPath supports this with a wide range of electronic reporting options, including direct entry of patient results into an electronic medical record. Paperless communications also help support HIPAA-compliance and patient privacy."

Union Hospital also selected the NovoPath solution for its advanced optional functionalities, including monitoring tools that drive efficiency and NovoVoice built-in dictation. Additional modular options may be added to the system cost-effectively at a later date as needs expand.

"We are very pleased to have been selected to provide our NovoPath solution to Union Hospital’s AP lab, which is recognized for its high quality of service," says Rick Callahan, VP of Sales and Marketing at NovoPath. "We look forward to helping the hospital maintain this reputation in today’s competitive marketplace and expand its already significant market share of outpatient referrers."

About NovoPath, Inc.
NovoPath, Inc. develops and markets software solutions for the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory market segment that includes local, regional, national, and in-house laboratories as well as community and university teaching hospitals and medical centers. Since the release of its flagship product in 1999, NovoPath, Inc. has focused exclusively on Anatomic Pathology. NovoPath's mission is to provide unique and unparalleled solutions and services to all aspects of the Anatomic Pathology sector in a way that improves workflow, reduces the probability of human error, ensures results accuracy for greater patient safety, protects patient confidentiality, and above all, produces more precise and informative diagnostic outcomes. More information is available at http://www.NovoPath.com.


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