Partners Healthcare implements Sunquest Information Systems

May 14, 2014

Partners HealthCare has chosen to implement Sunquest Information Systems throughout many of its healthcare facilities. Partners HealthCare, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national leader in biomedical research, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Partners HealthCare System (Partners) will be consolidating from 19 different pathology systems at six hospital-based programs to seven pathology systems. Six of the Partners hospitals will consolidate lab operations on a single Sunquest enterprise system. Three sites will consolidate Partners Anatomic Pathology operations to Sunquest CoPathPlus and two sites will consolidate on Sunquest PowerPath. In addition, three of the sites will move to Sunquest Blood Bank. All of the sites will be utilizing Sunquest Collection Manager, Sunquest CallBack, GenLab, SMART and Microbiology modules.

Partners HealthCare Systems and Sunquest are in year five of a ten-year collaboration and co-development agreement to enhance the Anatomic Pathology and laboratory information systems and workflows. Jim Noga, VP & CIO at Partners HealthCare, says, “Partners has a history of collaboration with Sunquest, including the development of specimen routing and call-back clinical lab modules in the late 1990s and, more recently, the anatomical specimen routing module. The Sunquest platforms support an enterprise data flow and integration that all our labs can leverage but still allow for specific workflows and instrumentation in each laboratory.”

“Our innovation and success is based on the cooperative efforts of the Sunquest team and progressive organizations such as Partners HealthCare, bringing information solutions that improve patient safety through reduced medical errors, as well as integrating laboratory data with the healthcare record, and streamlining operational efficiencies,” says Sunquest Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Lisa Conley. Learn more about Sunquest Information Systems.

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