NovoPath Streamlines AP Sign-out System: McDonough District Hospital Selects Best-of-Breed AP System

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McDonough District Hospital selects best-of-breed NovoPath for their new anatomic pathology (AP) laboratory information system (LIS).

NovoPath, Inc., the leader in Anatomic Pathology Best-of-Breed Software Solutions, announces the addition of McDonough District Hospital to their growing list of laboratory partnerships. McDonough District Hospital is a small state-of-the-art institution, serving a rural population in the heart of Illinois.

McDonough District Hospital had an AP LIS installed for a number of years, and had reached a crossroad. Should they continue with their existing vendor and purchase a very expensive interface upgrade that would allow their lab’s system to communicate with the hospital’s system, or should they look in another direction?

“McDonough District Hospital found itself in a situation not unlike other hospitals,” said Rick Callahan, VP of Sales and Marketing at NovoPath. “In today’s economic environment, many labs are being forced to reevaluate the performance of their existing technology; weighing the pros and cons of upgrading their existing AP LIS vs. purchasing a new system more suited to their needs. With the emergence of EMRS, financial incentives tied to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the trends to maintain or grow their outreach program, labs are thoroughly evaluating all their options."

“Our current AP system was cumbersome, and proved to be particularly time consuming when we needed to access historical information. We knew that investing significant capital in an upgrade was not the right path for us, so we investigated alternatives,” said Medical Director Jerome Anderson, M.D. “We required an LIS that would seamlessly interface with our hospital-wide system, preserve and provide direct rapid access to historical patient data, and streamline the sign-out process thereby saving both Dr. Watson and myself a considerable amount of time per case – and all at a reasonable cost. We know we found just the right system in NovoPath, and were fully supported in this decision by our hospital administration.”

“Our insight into the operation of the anatomic pathology lab provides us with a clear understanding of the unique needs of this highly individualized department,” shared Wally Soufi, NovoPath CEO. “We are pleased they chose NovoPath as their LIS partner, and look forward to assisting McDonough District Hospital in their effort to maximize the efficiency of their AP workflow.”

About NovoPath, Inc.:
NovoPath, Inc. develops and markets software solutions for the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory market segment that includes local, regional, national, 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

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