MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Persivia, a provider of value-based care, population health, quality management, and public health solutions, today announced the general availability of the third generation of its smartLab™ module. smartLab™ is the industry's most advanced system for state labs to manage the high volume electronic test ordering and resulting requirements of large scale epidemics like the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
With the possibility of large scale community spread of the virus rising every day, state departments of public health will not be able to keep up with the tens of thousands of test requests that are expected to flood them. smartLab™ solves this problem, has been in production at various state labs since the mid-2000s, and is designed for ease of use and rapid deployment.
smartLab™ is now available as a module in Persivia's cloud based SAAS platform CareSpace™ and can be very quickly integrated into state laboratory information management systems with minimal effort. Designed for providers to self-map their local, CPT, LOINC and SNOMED codes to standard codes accepted by the CDC, and to accept messages in HL7 2.3/2.5 EDI/XML formats via multiple protocols, smartLab™ is the most flexible and easy-to-deploy system on the market today.
"smartLab™ has allowed the Iowa Department of Public Health to create a nimble and highly scalable process across Iowa. Over the years we have been operating smartLab™the platform has performed flawlessly and we are very happy with the support we have received from Persivia," said John Satre, Informatician, at the Iowa Department of Public Health. "smartLab is a uniquely powerful product. I think every DPH in the country would benefit from using smartLab™ to be able to effectively respond to large scale threats to public health like COVID-19. Recently, Iowa was able to update the smartLab™ for COVID-19 within about 30 minutes, notify reporting partners, and within a few hours, some of those partners were ready to report electronically through smartLab™."
"Over the one and a half decades that Persivia has been serving the public health sector we have seen a number of threats to the health of our country. COVID-19 feels quantitatively and qualitatively different than SARS, Ebola or MERS," said Dr. Mansoor Khan, CEO of Persivia. "While thankfully, it does not appear to have a case fatality rate as high as those conditions (2% vs. 9% or higher), it does seem to have a much higher transmission rate1. This difference will translate directly into much higher needs for testing at state labs that are the only ones equipped to test highly contagious diseases. Dealing with tens of thousands of paper test requests flooding into the state lab every day, in the case of a significant outbreak in a state, and the resulting need to deliver test results, can quickly overwhelm the already overworked staff at these state labs. smartLab™ is designed to integrate into all of the lab's LIMS systems and automate the entire process thus allowing the staff to focus on the cases with positive test results so that the spread of the disease can be halted."
About Persivia Inc. Persivia partners with hospitals, practices, payers, public health agencies and EHRs to help manage value-based care programs. Persivia's products allow our customers to coordinate care, manage quality, and risk and control costs and utilization. Our AI enhanced platform, CareSpace™, is the only single platform solution available today that can follow a patient from admission through post-acute stays and into the home. Our Care solutions help improve care delivery and quality scores for at risk providers (in ACOs, bundled payments, Medicare Advantage and commercial risk arrangements) while helping increase revenue in FFS models. Our value-based solutions help practices control costs and achieve the maximum bonuses and incentives. Our Quality solutions cover everything from IQR, TJC and MU CQMs to MIPS, QPP, ACO, CPC+ and commercial clinical quality measures. We help our customers stay abreast of the latest rules and regulations through regular webinar offerings and onsite consulting. Learn more at persivia.com.