– Innovaccer has recently partnered with Clinical Pathology Laboratories, a Division of Sonic Healthcare US to enhance care efficiency by creating an alert system for physicians regarding pending lab orders for patients.
– Clinical Pathology Laboratories will leverage InNote, Innovaccer’s point-of-care physician engagement solution, to identify pending lab orders by providing reliable, unobtrusive, and actionable insights about their patients within their EHRs.
Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco-based healthcare technology company, has entered into a partnership with Clinical Pathology Laboratories, a Division of Sonic Healthcare USA, the third-largest laboratory medicine company in the United States, to alert physicians at Sonic Healthcare USA’s partner sites about pending lab orders. The partnership will allow physicians to place pending lab orders from within their electronic health records (EHRs) for efficient care delivery.
Clinical Pathology Laboratories, a Division of Sonic Healthcare USA, one of the largest diagnostic laboratory medicine companies in the world. Sonic Healthcare USA follows a federated model, which allows each laboratory to be its own independent entity, whose management and the medical team are united with Sonic Healthcare’s common values and core mission. Since its establishment in 1987, Sonic Healthcare has grown to become the world’s third-largest pathology/laboratory medicine company with operations in eight countries.
The Underlying Impact
The shift to value-driven payment models have made it extremely critical for healthcare organizations to optimize processes and eliminate potential care gaps. However, the lack of contextual information in patient records makes it difficult for providers to act in a prompt manner and address care bottlenecks. These delays can result in delayed care, avoidable expenditures or even suboptimal care outcomes.
To ensure that no gaps in care impact their partner sites, Clinical Pathology Laboratories will leverage InNote, Innovaccer’s point-of-care physician engagement solution, to identify pending lab orders by providing reliable, unobtrusive, and actionable insights about their patients within their EHRs. As part of the partnership, InNote will signal providers regarding pending orders in real-time to ensure no lab tests go unnoticed across patient populations. The participating providers will be spread across Sonic Healthcare’s partner clinics in states in the Southeast and Southwest.
“For us, ensuring healthy patients is the biggest priority. Any gap in information is, therefore, a roadblock for us in our mission of providing a quality care experience at our partner sites,” commented Tony Jones, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Operations, at Sonic Healthcare USA. “With Innovaccer’s point-of-care physician engagement solution, InNote, we are sure to further streamline our processes and empower physicians with the most accurate and timely insights into pending lab tests, while also providing suggestions around the future course of action,” he added.