At Lab Logistics, we not only strive to offer seamless medical courier services, cost-savings, and dedicated staff – we also offer transparency. When it comes to how we operate, and the technology we use, we like to keep our clients informed. This month, we’re filling you in on what LIS and EMS software is, and how it works.
LIS, or laboratory information system, is software used in the healthcare industry to track, store, and manage patient information. These systems keep inpatient and outpatient settings running smoothly by managing information pertinent to each patient and recording them for future use.
LIS is typically used to support clinical healthcare settings, patient-specific specimens, and lab-related data. Some of the data that LIS software stores, manages, and updates include receiving test orders, sending test orders, test results, and more.
This software isn’t simply convenient, it is essential in keeping lab systems regulated. Here’s a closer look at what LIS Software does:
- LIS Begins Billing: While your lab is running smoothly and efficiently, LIS is automatically beginning the billing process. This regulated billing process helps ensure top insurance reimbursements are received, without steps skipped or details overlooked.
- LIS Keeps Labs Efficient: With newly advanced technology, abundant amounts of data, and busy laboratory schedules, it would be easy to misplace a test result or forget to schedule an appointment. LIS software is key in minimizing these potential errors, by ensuring tests are scheduled and completed, and all data is stored and organized.
- LIS and Quality Control Standards: When it comes to the work of a lab, and lab results, both need to be kept extraordinarily regulated. With this software, human error and transcription errors are minimized, and workflow is improved.
In its most simple form, EMS software is a computer program that is designed for Emergency Medical Service providers – our first responders. This software, like LIS, is designed to efficiently keep digital records, allowing first responders to focus on their job of delivering first aid.
Information collected in this software is not only necessary for tasks like creating invoices, billing, and insurance reimbursement, but it can improve patient care as well. Here’s a closer look at how EMS works:
- EMS Tracks Data: Patient charts and data are recorded instantaneously, making in-the-moment care smoother, and future care seamless – data can be downloaded and handed off to the next treatment provider. This stored data allows workers to analyze the information, while carefully looking for improvements in efficiency, treatment, and response time.
- EMS Makes Billing Simple: First responders are delivering care, and EMS software is simultaneously logging each task and creating an invoice. Not only does this begin the billing process for you, but the software will also alert you to any errors that could lead to missed or delayed insurance reimbursement.
- EMS Is Convenient: EMS software will keep you in compliance with ever-changing standards, ensuring all data is kept updated and forms are current.
This software can be reached in the office, or out in the field, through a desktop or mobile device, allowing telehealth to be provided to patients. Treatment of patients, while they remain in their homes, keeps the patient comfortable, and keeps the ER free for more emergent cases.
Trust in Our Technology
At Lab Logistics, our aim is to provide efficient medical courier services that our clients can trust. This is why, when it comes to our advanced technology, our clients see what we see, and we’ll keep you informed each step of the way. We combine years of experience in the field with cutting-edge technology – Lab Logistics provides one and two-way integrations with the leading LIS and EMS software.
If you have any questions about our services, this software, or other technologies used, please contact us or reach out at 855.522.5644.