Nebraska-based BryanLGH Medical Center goes for Sunquest's FlexiLab Laboratory Information System

Tucson 11 December 2001Sunquest Information Systems Inc. has signed a significant agreement with the BryanLGH Medical Center located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The agreement covers the licensing and implementation of the Sunquest FlexiLab Laboratory Information System (LIS). Designed as a comprehensive, high-performance laboratory information system which 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.

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"In our analysis of Laboratory Information Systems, BryanLGH Medical Center found FlexiLab to be the product which best met the complex requirements of our organisation", stated Gary Welch, Director of Information Technology. "Perhaps even more important than system functionality in our evaluation of LIS vendors was Sunquest's outstanding reputation for service and support."

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

  • Microbiology: a feature-rich, intuitive test ordering and results reporting application.
  • Lab Access Results: a scalable, Windows based, and user-customisable patient specimen testing module which 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.

System capabilities feature 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 BryanLGH Medical Center include FlexiLink software, Inventory Control Subsystem, and Blood Bank Subsystem License.

BryanLGH Medical Center is a 583-bed, tertiary hospital with two main facilities and several outpatient clinics. The Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Healthcare Organisations and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the National Cardiovascular Network, and the Nebraska Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. BryanLGH is the only Medicare-approved Adult Heart Transplant Programme in Nebraska and is recognised as a Medical Renal Disease Treatment Center and Level II Trauma Center.

Sunquest Information Systems Inc., a business unit of Misys plc, is an expert in clinical data management with more than 1250 sites worldwide. The company designs, develops, and supports a comprehensive suite of information products for hospitals, independent laboratories, and health care networks to include laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy systems. Sunquest uses open systems that are scalable to any size hospital or health care network. More news on Sunquest is available in this VMW issue's article Sunquest to equip Clinical Event Manager with adverse drug event tracking component.


Leslie Versweyveld

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