Laboratory Information Systems at Geisinger Medical Laboratories

The Geisinger Medical Laboratory (GML) is managed by three (3) primary information systems. (1).A Sunquest Laboratory System®, which includes Microbiology, Blood Bank and a specimen tracking module (SMART), that runs on an IBM UNIX (AIX®) platform in an A/B Link configuration. (2).A Cerner/DHT CoPathPlus® Client Server system for Anatomic Pathology and (3),A CareEvolve (Proven Dx) System for Internet access to lab orders and results. This web-based system is directly interfaced to several other Geisinger systems.

The Laboratory’s systems are also interfaced to our Siemens Envision System®, and an IDX® system for inpatient admissions, discharges, and transfers (ADT) and outpatient registration and all billing functions. An order entry and results-reporting interface is currently available to our EPIC® clinical repository and our web-based Laboratory system via a Rhapsody® interface engine.

The Laboratory takes advantage of all the advanced features of these systems including, but not limited to, bar-coded sample and patient identification, bi-directional instrument interfacing, distributed patient report printing, image processing, rules processing, and internet based access.

These systems enable Geisinger to market the Medical Laboratory as a referral laboratory, develop partnerships with other organizations and support substantial enhancements in overall productivity. In addition, they allow us to create effective and seamless integration among separate facilities and interface with existing and future Geisinger corporate and clinical information systems.

Technical support is provided by an IT / LIS support team. Day-to-day operations and system management are being handled directly by the laboratory by LIS Technologists and several lab system subject matter experts.

For more information about our Laboratory Information Systems please contact Al Shulski, LIS/IT Director at: 570-271-8146 or at the following e-mail address:

Revised 3/11/2013


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