June 2021 LigoLab Newsletter: Laboratory Software Systems - What You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision

Laboratory Software Systems: What You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision

Laboratory software terminology can be confusing as definitions change over time and meanings in some cases become interchangeable. To help clear up the confusion, we've put together a comprehensive list that highlights the types of laboratory software systems currently available, and the common processes managed by these systems.

What's the difference between LIS and LIMS systems? What role does Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) play within these systems, and what's the future outlook for laboratory software?  We explore all of this and more in this month's featured blog post.

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Case Study: The Northwest Laboratory and Washington State Department of Corrections Organizational Testing Partnership

For just over a year, Jeremy Turner, a Correctional Program Manager, has played a lead role for the Washington State Department of Corrections. Since June of 2020, he's been assisting department headquarters with COVID-19 management and testing for all 24 facilities that make up the system.

Before COVID-19, Turner, a 22-year department veteran, was charged with maintaining safety and security while overseeing his staff and the daily activities of 2,500 incarcerated individuals housed at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. Now, he manages staff serial testing for the entire department and large-scale testing for the incarcerated, and the testing program includes more than 18,000 patient accounts.

To learn more about the on-the-job challenges Turner and his colleagues have faced over the last year, we invite you to read this TestDirectly Case Study that focuses on the Washington State Department of Corrections COVID-19 testing program and its organizational testing partnership with Northwest Laboratory.

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A LigoLab Testimonial from Juan Mangini, MLD Pathology

Comprehensive and Flexible SaaS Solutions for Your Laboratory

Frustrated by the finger-pointing that comes with multiple software vendors, systems, middleware, and interfaces? Then you're ready for the LigoLab LIS & RCM Operating Platform.

Achieve sustainable success with LigoLab's future-ready LIS, reduce denials and audit risk with LigoLab's fully integrated RCM, and connect with patients, simplify workflows, and improve turnaround times with the TestDirectly Direct-to-Consumer Web Portal.  

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LigoLab LIS & RCM Operating Platform from LigoLab Information System

As a comprehensive and enterprise-grade SaaS software solution, the LigoLab LIS & RCM Laboratory Operating Platform™ includes modules for AP, CP, MDx, RCM, and Direct-to-Consumer, all on a single integrated infrastructure that’s infinitely configurable and that supports every department, role, and case. 

LigoLab LIS features specimen barcoding and tracking support, a robust and searchable audit trail, compliance verification at every stage, a built-in interface engine, a flexible rule engine, fully customizable reports, and multiple delivery options. With LigoLab, medical laboratories can differentiate themselves in the marketplace, scale their operations efficiently, and become significantly more profitable. 

LigoLab RCM is deeply integrated with LigoLab LIS, and this empowers laboratories to start RCM at order creation with no data silos and no synchronization, providing a real advantage that reduces denials and audit risk and increases net collections. Additionally, LigoLab RCM supports the billing process with real-time verification, eligibility, and scrubbing components, automated ICD and CPT coding, and automated client billing. All RCM processes are seamlessly integrated within LigoLab’s live queue-facilitated workflow, giving users full transparency and end-to-end operational efficiency.

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