Sunquest CoPathPlus and the Sunquest Physician Portal at HIMSS 2011


Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, will demonstrate its innovative new software solutions at booth # 6171 at the HIMSS 2011 conference, February 20-24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.  Sunquest will be showcasing its new Sunquest CoPathPlus™ anatomic pathology specimen management and tracking solution, the new web connectivity Sunquest Physician Portal™ outreach  order and results solution, as well as Diagnostic Intelligence, the only business intelligence solution dedicated to laboratory operations.

In addition, Sunquest will be participating in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, a venue for healthcare providers to learn the benefits of transmitting electronic health information seamlessly from application to application across multiple healthcare solutions. Sunquest will be demonstrating the communication of lab results to the CDC for cancer registration, and the management and communication of orders and results for anatomic pathology studies. “Sunquest’s participation demonstrates the importance of effectively communicating accurate reliable laboratory results to care providers who need the information to make informed health care decisions,” said Richard Atkin, president and chief executive officer of Sunquest Information Systems.

Sunquest CoPathPlus™ is a new and innovative anatomic pathology specimen management and tracking solution designed specifically to automate the complexities associated with managing anatomic pathology specimens.  Featuring advanced integration with digital imaging, Sunquest CoPathPlus is designed to function as a virtual “pathologist’s cockpit” for improved productivity and performance. The solution enables more efficient and accurate specimen analysis, enhanced speed to diagnosis, and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes.

The Sunquest Physician Portal™ delivers meaningful connectivity to community-based physicians who refer patients to a laboratory’s outreach and outpatient radiology services. It is part of Sunquest’s overall Outreach Advantage suite of solutions, giving laboratories the tools they need to enable them to compete effectively with national providers for outreach revenue.

With Physician Portal, doctors can electronically enter orders and view results for diagnostic laboratory and radiology tests. The system is fully integrated with Microsoft HealthVault, so results can be sent electronically directly to the patient’s HealthVault record.

According to Mr. Atkin, “Sunquest Physician Portal provides a web based, highly intuitive and easy way for physicians to submit laboratory test orders and view results electronically. This meets several of the meaningful use criteria spelled out in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), helping them more easily the criteria necessary to be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.”

About Sunquest Information Systems

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

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