Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) platform today announced a new agreement that will enable Practice Fusion’s community of more than 112,000 medical professionals to order and manage clinical laboratory test results nationwide directly in the Practice Fusion EHR through Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.
Beginning as early as the first quarter of 2015, providers that use the Practice Fusion EHR and receive results electronically from Quest Diagnostics will also be able to place laboratory test orders electronically to a Quest Diagnostics clinical laboratory. Once lab testing is complete, results will be transmitted to the provider’s Practice Fusion EHR directly. Physicians also have the option to share test results with their patients through Patient Fusion, the consumer-facing portal.
Quest Diagnostics serves approximately one in three American adults and half of all physicians and hospitals. Its industry-leading menu includes specialty services for cancer, infectious diseases and neurology as well as wellness and other routine testing. “American healthcare is undergoing a seismic shift in how doctors, patients and data connect to speed the delivery and efficiency of patient care,” said Ryan Howard, founder and CEO, Practice Fusion. “As the largest cloud-based EHR company in the country, no one is more connected than we are. This new expanded agreement with Quest Diagnostics can translate into better, faster and more efficient care for the five million patient visits logged on our platform every month.”
“Quest Diagnostics has long been a pioneer in harnessing the power of technology to provide diagnostic insights that empower better health,” said Ines A Dahne, VP Healthcare Information Technology, Quest Diagnostics. “Because Quest Diagnostics provides more clinical lab testing than any other company, we recognize that physicians value the ability to engage with us through different channels. Our relationship with Practice Fusion will provide an additional avenue through which physicians can order our services directly from within the Practice Fusion EHR.”
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About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare platform, with a mission of connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives. A driving force in modernizing American health care, Practice Fusion is used by a community of more than 112,000 monthly active medical professionals with over 81 million patient records. In April 2013, the company launched its consumer-facing platform, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. The World Economic Forum recognized Practice Fusion as a Technology Pioneer for 2013.