News | January 25, 2012

Lifepoint Informatics Helps Sparrow Laboratories Meet Increasing EMR Integration Needs


Lifepoint Informatics is excited to team up with Sparrow Laboratories to assist them in implementing successful EMR/EHR integration and interfaces to help meet their increasing EMR integration needs.

Glen Rock, NJ (PRWEB) - Today's medical laboratories face a rapidly evolving technology driven environment which requires them to be able to interface and communicate with hundreds of individual Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems to help healthcare providers access their lab data within their own EMRs. But implementing successful EMR/EHR integration and interfaces is not a simple process considering the number of EMR and EHR systems in the market and the unique way that each vendor addresses HL7 standards. Interfacing commercial and hospital laboratory systems to the growing number of EMR/EHR software options is a pre-requisite to achieving successful outreach results by connecting with large numbers of healthcare providers.

As one of the top twenty-five lab outreach programs in the country, Sparrow Laboratories recognized that they needed to extend their lab's reach to all of their clients and potential clients and turned to Lifepoint Informatics to secure their lab's foothold in provider-side EMR systems. With 15 outpatient labs throughout mid Michigan, Sparrow Laboratories offers a complete array of laboratory services and performs millions of tests each year. Sparrow has utilized Lifepoint for several years for results reporting, but this year has begun utilizing Lifepoint's EMRHub. The results have contributed to Sparrow's outreach success while improving patient care.

According to Joseph Skrisson, Administrative Director of Sparrow Laboratories, "We have a robust outreach program, one of the top twenty-five outreach programs in the country. We have fairly high volume that requires a connectivity solution that's reliable. Lifepoint meets those requirements, and the ability to have a two-way interface and have those types of libraries built already is one of the positives of working with Lifepoint. Now we've gone live with orders either directly from Lifepoint or from EMRs connected to Lifepoint."

EMRHub is vendor neutral and is compatible with any EMR, seamlessly processing clinical messages and lab orders between existing laboratory information systems (LIS) and physician or provider EMRs. EMRHub is hosted on Lifepoint's data center servers and is delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This virtual integration platform requires only one interface to a lab's LIS and eliminates the need for custom point-to-point interfaces, expensive interface engine hardware and the IT staff needed to develop and support them. Lab staff can focus on achieving successful outreach results rather than on maintaining costly software.

Lifepoint Informatics is a trusted industry leader in healthcare information technology with a focus on clinical integration, health information exchange and data interoperability solutions for clinical laboratories, hospitals and hospital systems. Lifepoint has partnered with many of the country's leading EMR and EHR system vendors to provide medical labs and pathology groups of all sizes with standardized interfacing and rapid implementation for quick and affordable connections with any EMR or EHR. EMRHub is a cost effective and reliable solution to today's EMR integration challenge. To learn more about EMRHub, contact a Lifepoint Solution Specialist at 1-877-LAB-Test (1-877-522-8378) or visit

About Lifepoint Informatics
Lifepoint Informatics is a leader in health IT focusing on laboratory outreach connectivity, health information exchange and clinical data interoperability to help healthcare providers improve patient care and lower costs through the use of information technology. Since 1999, Lifepoint Informatics has enabled over 200 hospitals, clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups to grow their market share and extended their outreach programs through the deployment of its ONC-ATCB certified Web Provider Portal and its comprehensive portfolio of ready-to-go EMR and EHR interfaces. For more Information please visit


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