Our suite of innovative technology solutions enable real-time results and accurate decision-making for optimized hospital and independent laboratories.
Purpose Built Technology for Transforming Your Laboratory
Accumen, along with its subsidiary Chi Solutions, Inc., offers a blended, insight-driven, technology solution that was built with one pursuit – Creating and sustaining the highest performing lab possible through its most important asset, lab professionals. Using proprietary solutions and benchmarking methodology, Accumen Technology™ enables real-time information for healthcare decision making across the full spectrum of the laboratory. Accumen’s innovative technology combined with health system service offerings optimizes the lab for increased productivity, higher quality, patient safety, better service and unprecedented value to create healthier labs, healthier hospitals, and ultimately, healthier communities.
Accumen Performance Suite™
Accumen Performance Suite™ is a technology platform that provides an intuitive window into the complex world of the lab, built specifically for people who make health system labs run. The Accumen Performance Suite mission is simple: Higher Performance through actionable insights delivered when it matters, not after it matters. Being able to operate the lab and improve the lab simultaneously can be overwhelming given the need to deliver speed and accuracy to the nearly 4 billion annual lab tests processed within health system labs across the US. Labs really do matter, and patients and physicians depend on them to be available and high performing. The Accumen Performance suite was conceived from the Lab floor up to optimize the people, processes, and testing technologies. There is no better way to enact change than to put actionable insight driven information into the hands of people running the lab.
Accumen Patient Blood Management (PBM) Analytics
Accumen’s PBM Analytics was designed by our clinical thought leaders to accelerate implementation of a comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program. This interactive tool helps identify and prioritize opportunities to improve utilization of blood products using hospital, service, and provider level transfusion data. Our PBM team collaborates with each hospital partner to analyze and interpret the data to generate “actionable” intelligence that results in changes to transfusion practice. Key metrics and benchmarks are tracked to compare similar organizations in our data set and targets are established throughout the partnership with your organization. Our PBM Analytics provides in depth analysis of transfusion practices with detailed provider level metrics and dashboards showing performance distributions by clinical specialty and provider level for peer to peer comparison and analysis of patient level transfusion practices.
Clinical laboratories and the critical role they play at nearly every stage of a patient’s care journey require comprehensive strategies and plans with precise execution to integrate and create a higher performing lab technology ecosystem. As health systems continue to expand their community presence and services, lab systems must provide highly reliable, efficient and effective performance. Accumen Technology Consulting provides broad expertise and experience in optimizing health system laboratory technologies. With millions of tests running through labs today and newer testing technologies such as genetic rapidly growing, laboratory information systems, Pathology systems, and equipment interfaces must be integrated and operating at peak performance. Test accuracy, optimized bedside and remote order entry and auto-verification, order/specimen tracking, and result notification/delivery are a few of the key measures that technology drives for the lab. And with healthcare payment and delivery reform continuing to shape the industry, lab technology will be looked upon to play a more strategic role.
Chi IQ® is a benchmarking solution designed for hospitals and independent laboratories leveraging decades of laboratory and technology data. This valuable tool provides accessible, accurate, and actionable intelligence to improve cost, quality, and service from hundreds of active benchmarked hospital laboratories across the US. The collection of these results represent the journey health systems are on in achieving higher performing labs. Peer group comparisons and departmental analysis are a few of the key Chi IQ® capabilities to assist in identifying and prioritizing opportunities within the laboratory and to start or continue your own journey to Lab Excellence.
In the business of outreach for health systems and hospital laboratories, “Service” often can be the Achilles heel between the laboratory and the physician community. Being able to improve the quality of patient care, workflow, and productivity through efficient and effective connectivity goes a long way in developing a seamless relationship with physician offices. Better stated, a successful “virtual handshake” plays a pivotal role in the provision of healthcare. Accumen’s expertise from within the health system lab environment provides the expertise and capability to develop, test and deploy EMR interfaces and Portal capabilities. Connecting physician offices to the lab ordering system and online patient scheduling provides the foundation for full electronic lab requisitions, efficient bi-directional order entry, accurate status tracking of specimens and requisitions, and delivery of results into the EMR. All critical to delivering improved physician service and quality patient care.