CALABASAS, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Atlas Medical today announced the release of a new white paper, “Next Evolution of the World Class Clinical Laboratory: Using a Patient-Centric Business Model to Increase Efficiency and Revenue”. The complimentary paper uncovers the hidden costs of the traditional, transaction-based lab business model and delves into how a patient-centric approach can deliver attainable improvements in clinical laboratory operational efficiency and profitability.
“The new integrated care delivery models make it essential that clinical lab test data can move seamlessly across the continuum of care. This new white paper provides useful insights and a helpful roadmap on how medical laboratories can accomplish this.”
It also documents how clinical laboratories can meet the challenges of the changing healthcare landscape with a patient-centric model. As a respected leader in outreach and clinical connectivity solutions for the healthcare enterprise, ATLAS has attained a finely-tuned perspective on market drivers and issues affecting clinical laboratory productivity and reimbursement. This paper was created to educate labs about real-world steps they can take to survive and thrive in the changing healthcare environment.
The white paper includes an introduction to patient-centric concepts for the clinical laboratory, and documents the current lack of a consistent unique patient identifier within the health enterprise. A step-by-step work plan for the laboratory details the thoughtful, methodical process of analysis, strategic technology implementation and workflow modification needed to become a patient-centric lab. Practical examples of patient-centric benefits are explored, including the use of tools that enable consolidated billing, eligibility checking, and longitudinal reporting as well as minimize non-reimbursed duplicate testing, prevent gender / date of birth errors, and improve workflow at PSCs and more.
“Today’s market drivers, including the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Health Information Exchange (HIE) and the goals of creating a complete patient medical record, are causing labs to change how they do business,” says Rob Atlas, CEO and President of Atlas Medical. “As a result, labs are often required to communicate with a large number of disparate systems, all with different patient identifiers. Clinical labs, pathology groups, and other diagnostic entities need to implement methods to process multiple patient records in a patient-centric mode in order to prevent clinical errors, and reduce unnecessary or duplicative testing, inaccurate billing and a drain on lab resources,” Mr. Atlas concludes.
“There are both clinical service reasons and financial imperatives that require every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group to deploy effective laboratory informatics capabilities to support patient-centric care,” observed Robert L. Michel Editor-in-Chief of DarkDaily.com and The Dark Report. “The new integrated care delivery models make it essential that clinical lab test data can move seamlessly across the continuum of care. This new white paper provides useful insights and a helpful roadmap on how medical laboratories can accomplish this.”
The white paper is published by DarkDaily.com and can be downloaded immediately at http://www.darkdaily.com/white-papers/next-evolution-of-the-world-class-clinical-laboratory-using-a-patient-centric-business-model-to-increase-efficiency-and-revenue-92313#axzz2fjHsmOdk, hosted by Robert Michel, Editor-In-Chief of “The Dark Report” and President of The Dark Intelligence Group.
About Atlas Medical
Atlas Medical delivers cost-effective patient-centric outreach and clinical solutions for the healthcare enterprise that include integrated CPOE for Laboratory, Radiology, ePrescribing and other disciplines, along with features to support EHR adoption. Our advanced technology enables healthcare organizations to efficiently manage their operations and reduce costs. ATLAS customers include hospital outreach programs, healthcare centers of excellence and commercial laboratories. Atlas Medical is a division of Atlas Development Corporation. For more information, visit us at www.AtlasMedical.com.
About “The Dark Report”
“The Dark Report” is a periodic intelligence report founded in 1995 by R. Lewis Dark, publisher emeritus. The publication reports news about the latest facts, trends and key analysis that affect medical laboratories of all kinds. The Dark Group, Inc., and The Dark Report Intelligence Service provide intelligence and strategic market analysis exclusive to CEOs, CFOs, COOs, pathologists, senior laboratory executives and investment professionals. Editor-In-Chief Robert L. Michel is an internationally-recognized authority on clinical laboratory management and pathology laboratory operations. For more information, visit www.darkreport.com.