Cerner offers a full suite of laboratory solutions designed to optimize workflows within the laboratory and support the sharing of information across your lab network.
The Cerner laboratory team continues to offer unique solutions to your everyday lab problems. Innovations, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking, are designed and offered to help with the clinician’s positive identification tasks, along the laboratory and health system workflow.
When it comes to anatomical pathology, there’s nothing worse than losing a patient’s specimen. The specimens are often times irretrievable, and if one is mislabeled or misplaced the patient’s diagnoses could be delayed or completely wrong. “Some of these specimens are just small pieces of tissues in a jar, so you cannot distinguish one from the other,” said Dr. Juan Millan, Clinical Vice President of Diagnostics, Legacy Health. “Nobody wants to have somebody else’s tissue mixed up with theirs, especially if it is a serious disease or tumor.” Dr. Millan and his team implemented two Cerner tracking solutions and are now able to monitor a specimen from the time it’s collected to the time it’s archived. The new technology has increased efficiency and reduced errors. In just the first year after implementation, label errors dropped 85 percent.
Pathology West, a public laboratory network of NSW Health Pathology, is becoming a leader in delivering care with point-of-care testing (PoCT). After integrating cutting edge devices into its electronic health record (EHR), Pathology West drastically increased its volume of PoC tests. Since November 2013, the number of pathology results fed directly into the EHR increased between 50 – 98 percent across the network. Pathology West’s 27 laboratories are on one integrated, standardised PathNet® Millennium platform. Its EHR delivers pathology results across six local health districts covering over 112 facilities, 500 general practices (GPs), 2,900 individual general practitioners and more than 2.2 million people in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW).
Manage complex molecular and genetics processing and reporting protocols.
Manage complex genomic workflows.
Use Cerner’s outreach applications to help you manage all aspects of your outreach business.
Track specimens from point of collection to disposal.
Use our 510k cleared blood bank transfusion solution to help automate your transfusion lab workflow.
Utilize functionality such as autoverification and validation queues to help automate your general laboratory workflows.
Manage the transplant testing process.
Streamline the microbiology lab workflow by utilizing scripted workup and automatic no-growth (ANG) reporting capabilities.
Cerner remains focused on optimizing the workflow of the modern laboratory. We strive to provide opportunities for minimizing manual technologist interaction through capabilities such as autoverification and automatic no-growth reporting.
Cerner offers a suite of solutions targeted toward the four key segments of the complex laboratory: clinical, anatomic pathology, molecular diagnostics, and laboratory outreach. Cerner also offers a Reference Lab Network Partner Lab Program that allows you to collaborate with Cerner and other reference labs to support the sharing of information across your lab network.
No. Although many of Cerner’s laboratory solutions are built on the Millennium platform, Cerner’s laboratory solutions are EHR agnostic. You can use them in your stand-alone lab or health system lab, with or without EHR interfacing.