Alere Analytics Launches Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Solution to Help Hospitals Automate Public Health Submissions and

  Alere Analytics Launches Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Solution to
  Help Hospitals Automate Public Health Submissions and Satisfy Meaningful Use
  Requirements

ELR Solution Delivers Real-time, Actionable Information to Improve Lab
Coordination, Reduce Errors and Streamline Submission Process

Business Wire

LOWELL, Mass. -- August 8, 2013

Alere Analytics, an Alere subsidiary specializing in healthcare analytics and
clinical decision support (CDS) technology, today announced the availability
of its Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Solution to assist hospitals with
submitting reportable lab results to State Departments of Health. Under
Meaningful Use Stage 2, a new core objective requires that hospitals provide
“ongoing successful submission of reportable lab results” to the State
Departments of Public Health. As part of Alere Analytics’ Clinical
Surveillance Solution, the ELR module can help eligible hospitals satisfy this
requirement, while improving patient care quality and providing better
coordination between lab personnel and clinicians.

“Our Company has been providing State Departments of Health with the necessary
tools for statewide collection of reportable laboratory results for over a
decade. Built on our extensive years of experience, our Electronic Laboratory
Reporting (ELR) Solution was a natural product evolution of our core
technology competencies,” said Mansoor Khan, Sc.D., Chief Executive Officer of
Alere Analytics. “In addition to continuing to work with State Departments of
Health, we are now pleased to directly offer hospital labs in all states our
proven ELR technology as a low-cost, simple and effective way to satisfy
Meaningful Use Stage 2, as well as provide a comprehensive solution to improve
efficiency, patient safety, and outcomes while maximizing reimbursements.”

Delivered on the Alere Analytics platform using a cloud-based, SaaS
environment, the ELR Solution captures all codes associated with diseases,
conditions, lab tests and demographic data by leveraging industry messaging
standards, such as HL7v2.X, and then delivers this information to the
appropriate state authority. As a trusted technology partner, Alere Analytics
is certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2 by the ONC-Authorized Testing and
Certification Body for its Electronic Laboratory Reporting and Communication
Portal. Alere Analytics’ ELR Solution, through which the State of
Massachusetts has collected reportable lab results since 2004, is currently
utilized by 98% of all hospitals in the state. The State of Iowa is also
implementing the company’s ELR Solution to satisfy Meaningful Use
requirements.

Advantages of the Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Solution Include:

  *Secure and User-friendly

       *Cloud-based, SaaS system that seamlessly integrates with all
         laboratory software

  *Multiple Data Intake Methods

       *Web service, manual upload, FTP and manual entry

  *Hospital/Lab Specific Terminology Mappings

       *Standard code sets, CPT, LOINC, SNOMED

  *Lab Data Surveillance

       *Internal notifications and pre-reporting capabilities

  *Easily Route Messages Submitted to Public Health
  *Message Transformation
  *Supports Multiple Formats

       *HL7v3, 2.X

  *Meaningful Use Stage 2 Compliant

       *Delivers reportable lab results to state and local health departments

Alere Analytics’ platform is built on industry standards to provide both
functional interoperability, as well as semantic interoperability across
medical terminologies. The parameters of the system are defined by the
hospital user and include a coordinated effort with practitioners, pharmacists
and laboratory personnel. Delivered as a low-cost SaaS solution, ELR provides
hospitals with the ability to quickly implement and submit data within a very
short amount of time. The Alere Analytics solution requires no additional
hardware or software in the hospital and can be used to automate the entire
submission process.

If you would like more information about Alere Analytics’ ELR Solution, please
contact Roger Panduro at Roger.Panduro@alere.com or Bill Behnke at
Bill.Behnke@alere.com.

About Alere Analytics

Alere Analytics, formerly DiagnosisOne, provides the healthcare industry with
unparalleled analytics and clinical decision support solutions that are
delivered on a single platform. The Company leverages the world's largest
library of evidence-based medical knowledge and seamlessly integrates into
existing hospital and laboratory information systems. The Alere Analytics’
platform delivers intelligent and actionable information that ensures improved
patient care, fewer errors and better clinical outcomes. Our solutions are
built on the most up-to-date methods of data interoperability including
HL7v3/2.X, CCD and CDA standards. Alere Analytics’ customers include
hospitals, healthcare providers, payers, EHR companies, systems integrators
and government entities. Based in Lowell, Mass., Alere Analytics was formed as
DiagnosisOne in 2003 by a team of physicians and healthcare IT professionals.
In July 2012, DiagnosisOne joined Alere, a leading provider of near-patient
diagnostics and health information solutions, and is now conducting business
as Alere Analytics. For more information about the Company and its solutions,
visit www.alereanalytics.com.

About Alere Inc.

By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and
health information technology, Alere enables individuals to take charge of
improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading
products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus
on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology and diabetes. Alere is
headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding Alere,
please visit www.alere.com.

Contact:

Alere Analytics
Lisa Rivero, 978-856-4600
Lisa.rivero@alere.com
 
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