ARUP Laboratories Releases ARUP Consult(R) v.3.0


Sep 17, 2008, 01:00 ET from ARUP Laboratories

    SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national
 medical reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research
 and development, announced the release of ARUP Consult(R) v.3.0 -- The
 Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation. The new
 release builds upon ARUP Consult's success as an award-winning diagnostic
 tool. The new release offers a number of new features and enhancements
 including expanded diagnostic information, disease-specific update
 notification, and improved navigation.
     "With this release, we have focused our development on easing the
 burden placed on physicians to stay current on ever-changing laboratory
 information," said ARUP's medical director of Informatics, Brian Jackson,
 MD, MS, who heads the ARUP Consult project. "This physician's guide
 concentrates information on nearly 2,000 tests into a concise test
 selection and interpretation tool that allows users to make informed
 diagnostic decisions and improve patient care."
     ARUP Consult 3.0 enhancements include:
     -- Diagnosis tab: a newly formatted diagnosis section, allowing
 clinicians to access all diagnostic information in a single location,
 enabling clinicians to move quickly through the topic without additional
 clicks or scrolling
     -- Collapsible tables: collapsible tables that enable health care
 professionals to expand or collapse test tables to reduce scrolling
     -- email notification: physicians can subscribe to automatic email
 notifications to alert them when new information about one or more
 disease-related topics and/or algorithms is available
     -- Condensed guidelines reference section: clinicians can access all
 relevant 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 and
 interpretation," explained Jackson, "Knowing the right test to order for a
 specific disease can improve patient care and decrease unnecessary testing
 and costs."
     ARUP Consult is a tool provided by ARUP Laboratories for all physicians
 and 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
 reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its
 Department of Pathology. With 2,300 employees, ARUP offers in excess of
 2,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to
 highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays, for patients throughout the
 country. ARUP's clients include more than half of the nation's university
 teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multi-hospital
 groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations,
 military and government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is
 a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led
 by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental

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