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 LKAPPS@ellkay.com 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

LKTransfer Mobile (for iPhone & iPad): Update Now Available


App Shopper: LKTransfer Mobile (Utilities).

An update has just been released for LKTransfer Mobile for iPhone.

Version 1.1.2 includes some minor application improvements as well as support for use with LKTransfer Enterprise Edition.

With our new Enterprise Edition, we’re making LKTransfer the perfect solution to handle secure file transfer and monitoring for virtually any laboratory, small or large. While LKTransfer has traditionally been hosted in our state of the art data facilities, we now offer an Enterprise Edition which can be hosted by the laboratory themselves. This new iPhone app update supports communication with either the traditional or ‘Enterprise’ setup.

To download LKTransfer Mobile for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch directly from the iTunes App store right now, click here.

More information is available regarding LKTransfer Mobile here.

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.