LigoLab’s Cloud-Based Direct-to-Consumer Portal Gives Patients Immediate and Easy Access To Their Personal Health Information
September 21, 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 21, 2021 -- LigoLab Information System, a leading provider of innovative software for pathology groups and clinical laboratories, today announced that its TestDirectly Direct-to-Consumer Portal now supports SMART Health Cards, digital versions of clinical information that can be immediately and easily displayed via a QR code to prove that a patient has been vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.
“The TestDirectly integration with the SMART Health Card Framework is a major step forward for patient consumerism,” said LigoLab CEO Suren Avunjian. “Now any patient with a TestDirectly account can access our platform and conveniently share his or her current health status to ensure a safe return back to work, school, travel, and other normal life activities.”
TestDirectly is supported by a network of laboratories and first care facilities that have collected, processed, and reported well over 13 million cases to date. The cloud-based portal eliminates bottlenecks by replacing paper forms and manual processes with automation that supports the collection and processing of specimens, the creation and delivery of reports, and the management of both payment and compliance, all while also delivering a better experience for all stakeholders.
The SMART Health Card acts as a third-party verification tool that’s not associated with any single organization, corporation, or government entity. The TestDirectly integration with this card enables patients to use the portal to obtain their lab results and vaccination records through existing health data systems, registries, and personal digital health records, and then share them via a generated QR code to satisfy any state or country requirements, all without putting the patient’s health privacy at risk.
“SMART Health Cards empower patients, and they also provide a simple and streamlined way for labs and first care facilities to give them what they want on-demand,” continued Avunjian. “It’s the patient’s right to have this data and more and more are asking for it.”
With laboratories making up 70 percent of all patient records, Avunjian sees this as an opportunity for medical laboratories.
“Labs can either be on the backend and try to keep up with the growing number of requests, or they can be proactive and digitally satisfy the patient demand with a portal like TestDirectly,” said Avunjian.
TestDirectly is agnostic and it integrates with all laboratory information systems (LIS & RCM). It simplifies the ordering, collection, and testing of specimen samples, plus patient reporting. The portal also features LIS functionality, and its core services include patient and family self-registration and scheduling, capacity management, specimen collection, specimen tracking and processing, billing, compliance, report generation, patient results notification (by email and text), and automated report delivery.
To learn more, visit Solutions.TestDirectly.com.
TestDirectly is an easy-to-use direct-to-consumer portal that provides turn-key point-of-care testing solutions and connects laboratories and collection centers with patients, physicians, schools, employers, organizations, and government agencies. TestDirectly eliminates bottlenecks with automation that supports the collection and processing of specimens, the creation and delivery of reports, and the management of both payment and compliance, all while also delivering a better patient experience.
LigoLab is a leading provider of innovative end-to-end healthcare software for pathology laboratories, servicing 100+ facilities nationwide. As a comprehensive enterprise-grade solution, the LigoLab LIS & RCM Laboratory Operating Platform™ includes modules for anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, molecular diagnostics, revenue cycle management, and direct-to-consumer, all on one powerful and integrated platform that supports every role, every department, and every case. LigoLab empowers laboratories to better serve patients, differentiate themselves in the marketplace, scale their operations, become more compliant, and more profitable.