Sonic Healthcare's Lab Expert System

While laboratory testing is about 2% of healthcare costs, it offers many potential intervention points in the care delivery cycle. Utilizing laboratory data appropriately can reduce expensive "downstream" healthcare costs.

Sonic Healthcare's Laboratory Expert System has a proven ability to assist health systems in population health management, chronic care management, and disease prevention. The Sonic Healthcare's Lab Expert System is a proprietary interactive database useful in Accountable Care and in-patient environments.

Sonic Healthcare utilizes laboratory data to assist health systems in the following areas

  • Data integration
    • Utilizing cost effective intervention points in the care delivery cycle to reduce overall health care expenditures
  • Targeted intervention
    • High volume procedures
    • High cost procedures
    • High variability
    • Maintaining a focus on overall healthcare cost vs. lab costs
  • Decision support systems
    • Order sets
    • Algorithm based orders
    • Evidence based reminders
   Lab Spending Utilization

 

Sonic Healthcare's Lab Expert System

Sonic Healthcare's Lab Expert System has been operational for over seven years and has a proven ability to assist health systems in population health management, chronic care management, and disease prevention. The Lab Expert System is a proprietary interactive database useful in Accountable Care and in-patient environments, which includes:

  • Interpretive abilities to recommend additional testing/procedures
  • Longitudinal patient record and data base allows for macro analysis of ACO and payer patient populations for specific disease states. Ex. HBA1C analysis of pre-diabetic population - improves outcomes
  • Ability to help manage high cost in-patient and outreach lab testing
  • Algorithm based orders   
    • Assist in ordering of lab tests - right test, right sample, right time
  • Provides links to meaningful interpretive clinical comments

 

The Foundation of Sonic Healthcare's Lab Expert System

  • Guidelines predicated on evidence-based clinical information from recognized national bodies.
    • Carry the imprimatur of "universal" support
  • Focus on chronic diseases that are widespread in Australia and the USA
    • Diabetes
    • Renal failure
    • Lipid disorders
    • Prostate cancer
    • Others

 

Clinical Integration

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