Crozer-Keystone Health System signs pact with Sunquest to deliver Laboratory Information System

Tucson 14 November 2001Sunquest Information Systems Inc. has signed a major contract with Pennsylvania-based Crozer-Keystone Health System for the purchase of the Sunquest FlexiLab Laboratory Information System (LIS). Designed as a comprehensive, high-performance laboratory information system that manages specimen data from requisition entry to production of the final cumulative report, Sunquest's LIS allows any user to virtually customise a laboratory system.


"Crozer-Keystone Health System is an industry-renowned health care institution. Sunquest is pleased that Crozer-Keystone Health has chosen Sunquest for its laboratory information solutions across its extensive network of health care facilities", stated Mark Emkjer, President of Sunquest Information Systems Inc. "Sunquest's clinical information systems are designed to scale with the growth and expansion of Crozer-Keystone Health's Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) business and Sunquest is committed to growing with them to meet their current and future clinical information needs."

Sunquest's LIS integrates information and images into one easy-to-use, easy-to-access electronic source that consists of many different components, including:

  • Microbiology, which is a feature-rich, intuitive test ordering and results reporting application.
  • Lab Access Results, which is a scalable, Windows based, and user-customisable patient specimen testing module that incorporates rule-based logic, colour display, and a tool bar for easy function navigation.
  • Ad Hoc Report Writer, which produces presentation-quality output and seamlessly integrates data from other commonly used database applications while saving time associated with report design scheduling and distribution.
  • Outreach, which meets the expanding needs of hospitals entering into service contracts with physicians, clinics, and managed care organisations.

Capabilities include standing order entry; rapid order entry; duplicate data entry; full client database; courier route management; client calls; requisition based reports; requisition (number) printing and fax on demand. Several other Sunquest products sold to Crozer-Keystone, are the Inquiry User; Electronic Computer Interfaces; Instrument Interfaces; SMART and additional Live Support.

"Sunquest's Laboratory Information System (LIS) delivers the functionality we needed to cost-effectively operate our multi lab enterprise along with Sunquest's hallmark client support services", stated Robert Wilson, vice president and CIO of Crozer-Keystone Health System. This institution has served as the dominant provider of health care in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, and part of western New Jersey for over 11 years.

Crozer-Keystone facilities house a Level 1 trauma centre, a regional burn centre, two regional cancer centres, a fertility centre, a sleep-disorder centre, a United States Olympic Committee designated sports science and technology centre, and a 475.000 square foot wellness centre and sports club. The hospital has a staff of over 6000 employees and 1100 physicians. Crozer-Keystone is positioned to be a leader in the health care industry with the implementation of a well-integrated delivery system. With over 400 miles of fibre optic cable linking their facilities and physicians, Crozer-Keystone will be one of the most advanced and well-prepared health care facilities in the world.

More news on Sunquest is available in this VMW issue's article Longmont United Hospital selects Sunquest to deliver its Flexirad Radiology Information System.

Leslie Versweyveld

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