The Future of Mayo Medical Laboratories’ Information Management Solutions

The successful implementation of our new Soft laboratory information system has set the stage for a series of information management enhancements in the coming months and years. Below is a quick overview of the planned enhancements to our information technology solutions. We will provide greater details about each of these events as it becomes available.

Enhancement Timeframe
First enhancements to enable Meaningful Use Second Quarter 2012
Laboratory genetics system (MGS) replacement* Late 2013
Second enhancements to help clients become compliant with Meaningful Use Mid 2014
Anatomic pathology system (CoPath) replacement Late 2014
Laboratory information system (Cerner) replacement for Mayo Clinic in Florida Late 2014

Note: Based on these on-going technology enhancements, any test changes announced moving forward will disable the old Lab3 unit codes for that test.

* At implementation of the laboratory genetics system, all legacy Lab3 test codes will be disabled.

MayoAccess Updates

Our MayoAccess team has identified two priority enhancements to be included in future MayoAccess releases. The goal of these two enhancements is to:

  • Facilitate LOINC coding in HL7
  • Improve handling of “GO” test code mappings

We will be implementing the following approach to MayoAccess maintenance releases:

  • Standard maintenance releases will occur six to eight weeks after every release cycle
  • Maintenance releases are tentatively scheduled for July and November 2012
  • Emergency fixes will be implemented as soon as possible upon the completion of our testing and validation activities
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