LigoLab Information Systems, developers of the laboratory information system software solution known as LigoLab Informatics Platform, announced that the platform is now available in a tiered pricing model that caters to various laboratory discipline types, sizes, and complexities. 

According to LigoLab CEO Suren Avunjian, the tiered pricing fills a void, allowing independent pathology groups and molecular and reference laboratories to select the LIS platform tier that aligns best with their current operations instead of settling for a one-size-fits-all LIS solution. 

“The lack of a tailored laboratory information system that can fit the unique needs of a specific laboratory is a common frustration in our industry,” says Avunjian. “This one-size-fits-all mentality has been in place for a long time, leaving laboratories with few choices. We’ve set out to change this by offering LIS software that matches a lab’s workflows and growth plans for each stage of business development.”

LigoLab’s tiered pricing model is designed to deliver maximum value while also serving as a laboratory’s catalyst for modernization and faster scalability, the company says.

“Each platform tier addresses higher levels of complexity and functionality,” explained Avunjian. “This means our lab partners not only have the features and capabilities to match their current needs but are also provided with a clear roadmap for future growth and development. Our platform gives them the flexibility to scale up to a higher tier as their needs evolve without ever having to change systems.” 

What follows are brief descriptions of each LIS platform tier, plus a list of the modules and features available within each tier.

Essential Tier

An easy-to-use and straightforward LIS solution designed to meet the basic needs of small pathology, molecular, and reference laboratories.

What’s Included in the Essential Tier:

  • Ordering
  • Labeling
  • Grossing
  • Histology
  • Cytology
  • Molecular
  • Clinical
  • Resulting 
  • Audit Trail
  • Reporting 
  • Support

Professional Tier

A formidable LIS platform that offers all the modules and features included in the Essential Tier, plus more advanced reporting and analytics, enhanced workflow management, integration capabilities with other healthcare systems, and more complex order management.

What’s Included in the Professional Tier:

  • Grossing Touchscreen
  • Document Scanning
  • Specimen Handling
  • Synoptic Reports
  • Digital Pathology
  • Quality Control
  • Statistical Reports
  • Provider Portal
  • Faxing

Advanced Tier

A robust LIS solution ideally suited to meet the needs of large, high-volume laboratories that demand top-level efficiency, automation, and informatics. In addition to incorporating all features of the Essential and Professional Tiers, it offers innovative tools for multi-facility laboratories, customer service modules, complex automation workflows, detailed analytics, business intelligence, advanced interoperability, inventory and supplies, and priority support.

What’s Included in the Advanced Tier:

  • Multi-Facility Support
  • Send Out Tracking
  • CRM/Case Flagging
  • Workflow Engine
  • Rule Engine
  • Dynamic Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Inventory & Supplies
  • Priority Support

Enterprise Tier

A complete laboratory information system platform that offers regional and national laboratories total integration across multiple departments and sites, plus broad scalability and highly customizable workflows. It includes all the features and modules of the Advanced Tier (and the other two tiers), along with the addition of comprehensive enterprise-wide capabilities that offer premium customer support services, advanced data governance, and dedicated client success management.

What’s Included in the Enterprise Tier:

  • Auto Case Assignment
  • Data Warehouse
  • Automation Engine
  • Patient Reporting Portal
  • Eligibility Checking/Insurance Discovery
  • Interface Engine
  • Auto Coding
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Dedicated Account Manager

Until the recent past, the LigoLab platform was utilized mainly by mid-to-large scale labs, but now with the new tiered pricing model, smaller labs that are interested in growing can use the same LIS system leveraged by regional and national labs but at a lower threshold and benefit from never having to switch to a new LIS as their business matures.

Further reading: New LigoLab Portal Supports Provider Insurance Discovery, Eligibility Checks Prior to Testing

“The LigoLab platform is the Swiss Army knife for your laboratory operations,” says Avunjian. “With one tool, your lab gains everything it needs, be it a blade for cutting through red tape and bottlenecks, a screwdriver for tightening up processes, or a magnifying glass for close-up inspection of your data. All the tools are there at your fingertips and you can use them as soon as you need them.”

Photo courtesy of LigoLab