LigoLab’s Direct-to-Consumer Web Portal Supports School Surveillance Testing

LigoLab’s Direct-to-Consumer Web Portal Supports School  Surveillance Testing

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LOS ANGELES, CA – April 5, 2021 -- LigoLab, developers of enterprise software for medical laboratories, today announced that its direct-to-consumer platform TestDirectly is a full-service option that clinical laboratories can use to support COVID-19 school surveillance testing. The TestDirectly platform makes it easy for medical labs to manage patient engagement, sample collection, and medical testing while automating result reporting to patients, schools, and government agencies. To date, the TestDirectly network, made up of laboratories and collection centers throughout the U.S., has collected, processed, and reported nearly seven million COVID-19 tests. 

“For schools to reopen safely, they will need a laboratory testing partner that can help them organize and manage their testing while also providing fast and accurate test results,” said LigoLab CEO Suren Avunjian. “Laboratories that can connect directly with the patient are uniquely positioned to play a leading role in any school district COVID-19 mitigation strategy.”

As school districts work to welcome back students, teachers, and staff members for in-person learning, there is a critical need for COVID-19 surveillance testing. For clinical laboratories interested in partnering with school districts, TestDirectly offers an all-in-one software solution that can integrate with any LIS and be implemented within a matter of days, and that can support the scheduling of testing events, test collection, automated patient notification, and patient result reporting. 

With TestDirectly, school districts can organize and create testing events based on school location and patient types (Student, Teacher, Staff) by uploading patient demographics into the school’s administrative portal via a CSV file or other integration. School administrators can also monitor test orders and test results in real-time, as can the CDC and other government agencies

Once the patients have been uploaded into the system, an administrator can begin to create testing events based on variables like patient location and patient type. After setting up a testing event, the platform can prepare a batch testing event either by generating all of the specimen labels at once or by automatically sending an email notification to each patient, inviting them to create a TestDirectly account. For parents with young children, the system can tie the parent’s email address to the child’s account, giving the parent the ability to log in and view their child’s test results as they are available.

TestDirectly is an innovative, user-friendly patient engagement software as a service (SaaS) platform that enables healthcare organizations to scale their diagnostic services by increasing testing accessibility, providing better service, and delivering faster and more convenient reporting. The platform is HIPAA compliant, integrates with all medical software systems (LIS, RCM, EMR), and removes many labor-intensive aspects of patient and organizational testing. The efficiencies created by TestDirectly give these organizations the ability to test more patients while getting results out faster.

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About TestDirectly

TestDirectly is a simple yet innovative web-based patient engagement portal that provides turn-key point-of-care testing solutions for laboratories and collection centers. 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.

About LigoLab

LigoLab is a leading provider of innovative end-to-end healthcare software for laboratories, servicing 100+ facilities nationwide. As a comprehensive enterprise-grade solution, the LigoLab LIS & RCM Laboratory Operating Platform™ includes modules for AP, CP, MDx, RCM, and Direct-to-Consumer, all on one integrated platform that supports the entire lifecycle of all cases, enabling laboratories to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, scale their operations, and become more profitable. The RCM module is deeply integrated with the LIS and automates ICD and CPT coding. Billing processes start at order inception with verification, eligibility, and scrubbing components that increase clean claim submissions and revenue, and decrease claim denials and compliance risk.  

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