Seamless Interoperability between Your Laboratory and the Practice EMR: ELLKAY makes it Happen

What can ELLKAY do for your lab?

To compete in today’s healthcare market, laboratories are seeking long-term connectivity partners who will help them add value to their services, assist referring physicians in delivering better outcomes, and improve bottom lines. Since 2002, ELLKAY has been committed to making interoperability happen, acting as a one-stop-shop for laboratory connectivity.

For over a decade, we have been connecting laboratories to EMR/PM systems, building a strong foundation of laboratory expertise, and growing our comprehensive knowledgebase of structured data and system connectivity. Partnering with ELLKAY enables laboratories to take advantage of the relationships and connectivity we have built with hundreds of EMR systems.

Our quality support and full-service solutions have made us a nationwide leader in providing connectivity throughout the healthcare continuum. We empower diagnostic laboratories with powerful, cost-effective technologies and solutions they need to increase revenue and market-share, including

  • Solutions for electronic orders and results
  • Implementing and managing interfaces with EMRs
  • Cross-reference mapping for insurance codes, test codes, and LOINC codes
  • Real-time connectivity to patient demographic and insurance information
  • A clinical data feed from multiple EMR systems to support ACO interoperability.

With connectivity to 500+ PM/EMR systems in 31,000+ practices, we are the healthcare industry’s “Data Plumbers,” building the data pipeline for laboratories, hospitals, PM/EMR systems, HIEs, ACOs, and other healthcare organizations.

Visit booth #203 at G2 Intelligence Lab Institute October 14-16, 2015 to learn more or contact us at | 201-791-0606


Visit Team ELLKAY at G2 Intelligence Lab Revolution Booth #406! We’ll be there to show laboratories cost-effective, simple solutions for practice connectivity including our proven EMR interface infrastructure, our cloud-based ordering and resulting solution with full body-mapping and imaging, and our demographic bridge for seamless connectivity between the lab ordering system and any EMR/PM. To learn more, visit our  solutions and services page for diagnostic laboratories.

We’ll also be giving away four $100 Amazon gift cards, so be sure to put your name in our raffle!

Watch the LKConnect for Gasteroenterology Demonstration Video Here

We now have a demonstration video available for LKConnect for Gastroenterology!

LKConnect for GI is the latest of the LKConnect series (which originally started with LKDermConnect for Dermatopathology labs) and is intended for use by Gastroenterologists.

As we continue to expand our LKConnect series of products, we will continue to make more information available. For now, here’s a demonstration screen-capture video (without audio) showing the simplicity and power of LKConnect for Gastroenterology.

Requisitions in Under 60 Seconds: the LKConnect for Gastroenterology 60-second Walk-through.

Look for ELLKAY at G2 Lab Institute 2014!

G2 Lab Institute 2014 is just a week away and we’re excited to be attending! Stop by booth #98 to say hi, or to talk to us about any of our solutions and services currently helping laboratories such as…

  • LKTransfer: Super fast EMR orders and results interfaces. Learn more
  • LKConnect: Our fully integrated, cloud-based orders and results solution – with revolutionary body-mapping.  Learn more
  • LKBridge: For more than 10 years, LKBridge has provided vendor agnostic connectivity to 450+ different systems across 900 different versions. Learn more
  • LKLiveMapping: Improves laboratory operating efficiency, delivers a high first-submission approval of claims, and improves collection. Learn more
  • LKPatientDataLink: Aggregating and normalizing clinical, claims, demographic, & administrative data from various EMR systems across the care continuum. Learn more

How can ELLKAY help laboratories attract and retain clients?

Growing business, increasing sales, and retaining long-term accounts can be a challenge for diagnostic laboratories. ELLKAY is a connectivity partner that helps improve bottom lines.

We offer all of the solutions laboratories need to meet new IT demands in the changing healthcare environment. LKConnect, our feature-rich electronic order and results solution, helps laboratories retain clients and acquire new business.

With seamless EMR integration and revolutionary body-mapping, LKConnect enables the creation and printing of laboratory-customized requisitions in less than 60 seconds – complete with an unlimited number of biopsy sites, diagnoses, related treatments, images, and photographs. It includes a web-based logbook with results dashboard, which keeps a complete record of tests and biopsies, so physicians are able to view and analyze a patient’s orders and results history anytime, anywhere.

Download our recently published case study about how LKConnect helped pathology group ProPath add value to their dermatopathology services here!

Learn more about LKConnect here.

Revolutionary Body-mapping

Revolutionary Body-mapping

ELLKAY’s LKConnect displays different body maps for the specialties listed: Dermatology (Male and Female) Gynecology/OB/GYN Urology GI/Gastroenterology
Breakthrough imaging and mapping functionality makes entering manual biopsy information a thing of the past
An integrated dictionary identifies the exact location for every biopsy site, facilitating increased consistency and error reduction.

LKConnect Improves Physician Office Workflow: Enables Laboratory Requisitions in Under 60 Seconds

Press Release:  LKConnect Improves Physician Office Workflow: Enables Laboratory Requisitions in Under 60 Seconds 

Jun 5, 2012  Teaneck, NJ
ELLKAY, LLC, the leading provider of point-and-click anatomical body-imaging software, now offers LKConnect for OB/GYN, Gastroenterology and Urology in addition to LKConnect for Dermatology. LKConnect has garnered rave reviews from laboratory professionals and physicians alike for its ability to streamline workflow and improve laboratory requisition accuracy.

Compatible with more than 450 practice management and electronic medical record software systems (PM/EMR), the feature-rich LKConnect enables providers to create new requisitions for a patient, seamlessly retrieving needed insurance and demographic data from their PM/EMR. By eliminating manual transcription, potential errors are reduced while increasing efficiency.

Based on the overwhelming positive feedback from dermatologists using the first product released under the LKConnect umbrella: LKConnect for Dermatology (made available in 2010), ELLKAY has since released LKConnect for OB/GYN, GI and Urology professionals nation-wide. Each LKConnect product shares the same proven technology, functionality, architecture, and, most importantly, the same intuitive user graphical interface; however, each is customized to its medical specialty providing flexible customization options for individual practices.

LKGIConnect 60-second Walkthrough from ELLKAY on Vimeo.

LKConnect offers a fully integrated suite for recording and printing laboratory-customized requisitions with an unlimited number of biopsy sites, diagnoses, related treatments, images, and photographs, as well as for managing an interactive log with complete requisition history, all complying with HIPAA standards of medical record privacy.

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LKConnect – Requisitions at High Speed

ELLKAY’s LK Connect product line for laboratories increases efficiency and enhances revenue

Yesterday’s installment of the ELLKAY Seminar Series was a presentation:  LKConnect – Requisitions at High Speed, by Jamie Papp, Connectivity Specialist.

Jamie asked three volunteers to create requisitions for a patient, McLovin, who visited Dr. Seuss in Whoville.  The volunteers were role playing as members of Dr. Seuss’s staff who needed to complete a requisition form requesting 4 biopsies with some common rule outs. He who completed the req the fastest would win a special prize.

Jamie handed out a sample driver’s license, insurance card, instruction sheet and a blank laboratory requisition form. The volunteers simply had to complete the demographic and insurance information and enter the description of the samples and create specimen labels.

Simple enough. But agonizing for the rest of us to watch as it took our volunteers nearly 10 minutes to complete the one laboratory requisition form. One of our colleagues even found the Jeopardy tune on her iPhone to help ease the wait.  In the end, a review of the hand written requisitions revealed that 3 out of 3 of them would be rejected… one had a missing insurance policy number, one had the policy number in the wrong place and on another, it was hard to distinguish between the letter Q and the number 0 (zero).

So we took a minute to acknowledge the hard work put in by medical assistants who have to make sure their handwriting is clear, that all the information is complete and that too after maybe 50 reqs that need to be filled out per day.

Jamie then pulled up a live demo of LK Connect and demonstrated how with virtually no typing at all, a practice can complete, print req forms AND specimen labels, and log a laboratory requisition with the same values and done for McLovin above…in under 60 seconds.

LK Connect, an ELLKAY Healthcare IT SolutionThe process of generating the requisition:

      • One click to pull up demographic and insurance information via LK Bridge which retrieves data from the practice PMS system
      • One click on LK Body Maps to record the location of the specimen.
      • Another click or two to indicate what tests to run
      • And VOILA!, we saw a clean, clear, complete requisition plus specimen labels ready for print.

Jamie then demonstrated some of the other features offered in the LK Connect for Dermatology.  Including Requisition Logs with color code “highlighting” capabilities and some other tools that really help streamline requisition preparation, printing, and processing, eliminating 4 instances of manual data entry.  The end result: whoever needs to get paid for their work will be able to receive the payment on time without the cost of man-hours in preparing, correcting and following up with reqs as its done now.

“What I like about my job is that what I do really makes a difference for the end-users who use LK Connect and LK Print (the products I focus on here at ELLKAY).  During the seminar, I wanted to demonstrate the painstaking “old way” of hand writing lab requisitions, and how and why the LK product line for laboratories increases efficiency and enhances revenue.”

-Jamie Papp, Connectivity Specialist

Email to learn more or to schedule a

LK Connect products are available for various specialties, including Dermatology, Urology, GI, and OB/GYN.

To learn more, check out the press release on LK Connect for Dermatology

ELLKAY data and connectivity solutions:

EMR to EMR Data Conversions

PMS to PMS Data Conversions 

EMR to PMS Interfacing and Order/Results Tracking

And other healthcare connectivity solutions

ELLKAY Announces ‘LKDermConnect’, a new Dermatology focused lab requisition management solution

ELLKAY has just announced the latest addition to the LKApps product line called LKDermConnect.

LKDermConnect's inviting User Interface makes it a winning solution for most Dermatologists.
LKDermConnect is as simple as point-n-click. Body locations are automatically documented based on clicks.

LKDermConnect is a Dermatology specific full requisition management suite that is sweeping Dermatologists by storm. Every Dermatologist who has been introduced to LKDermConnect has immediately fallen in love with the application. It incorporates easy point-n-click requisition generation using anatomical imaging for specifying precise locations and keeps a full archive of all requisitions created within the application. The archive is also extremely beneficial, as it allows physicians and staff to review previously created orders as well as color code open orders for followup & manage the status details of each.

For Dermatopathology specific laboratories, LKDermConnect is an excellent way of acquiring new customers since it is quite literally a ‘one of a kind’ solution that most Dermatologists have simply referred to as a ‘must see’ as well as keeping current customers happy by giving them this cutting-edge technology for easier paper requisition creation & management.

Since it is built using ELLKAY’s LKBridge technology, LKDermConnect can easily link with over 450+ different Practice Management Systems spanning over 800+ versions. This allows it’s users to easily search for the desired patient utilizing ELLKAY’s patent-pending LKSmartSearch technology (built-in to the LKDermConnect application). LKSmartSearch delivers live intelli-sense searching displaying only the latest patient demographics & insurance data.

To learn more about LKDermConnect, see the Press Release available online which hit the newswire yesterday afternoon.

** Click here to view the LKDermConnect product launch press release.