ARUP Laboratories Releases ARUP Consult(R) v.3.0

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 General News J E 4
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 17 ARUP Laboratories, a nationalmedical reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory researchand development, announced the release of ARUP Consult(R) v.3.0 -- ThePhysician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation. The newrelease builds upon ARUP Consult's success as an award-winning diagnostictool. The new release offers a number of new features and enhancementsincluding expanded diagnostic information, disease-specific updatenotification, and improved navigation.

"With this release, we have focused our development on easing the burdenplaced on physicians to stay current on ever-changing laboratory information,"said ARUP's medical director of Informatics, Brian Jackson, MD, MS, who headsthe ARUP Consult project. "This physician's guide concentrates information onnearly 2,000 tests into a concise test selection and interpretation tool thatallows users to make informed diagnostic decisions and improve patient care."

ARUP Consult 3.0 enhancements include:

-- Diagnosis tab: a newly formatted diagnosis section, allowingclinicians to access all diagnostic information in a single location, enablingclinicians to move quickly through the topic without additional clicks orscrolling

-- Collapsible tables: collapsible tables that enable health careprofessionals to expand or collapse test tables to reduce scrolling

-- email notification: physicians can subscribe to automatic emailnotifications to alert them when new information about one or moredisease-related topics and/or algorithms is available

-- Condensed guidelines reference section: clinicians can access allrelevant types of guidelines, including journals, National Guidelines Center,and scientific organizations, from a single box.

"ARUP Consult's goal is to assist the clinician with test selection andinterpretation," explained Jackson, "Knowing the right test to order for aspecific disease can improve patient care and decrease unnecessary testing andcosts."

ARUP Consult is a tool provided by ARUP Laboratories for all physiciansand clinicians at no cost or obligation and is available at or for mobile users.

About ARUP Laboratories

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology referencelaboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department ofPathology. With 2,300 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 2,000 tests and testcombinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esotericmolecular and genetic assays, for patients throughout the country. ARUP'sclients include more than half of the nation's university teaching hospitalsand children's hospitals, as well as multi-hospital groups, major commerciallaboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and governmentfacilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader ininnovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUPInstitute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology(R).

SOURCE ARUP Laboratories


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