Case Study

Prairie Lakes Healthcare

PathologyWatch helped Prairie Lakes improve efficiency from their existing EMR and connect with expert-level dermatopathologists.

At a Glance

Prairie Lakes engaged with PathologyWatch to improve sample turnaround times and connect with expert-level dermpaths. By implementing ValueWatch, Prairie Lakes was able to increase patient care and improve physician and staff workflow efficiency.

Services Provided:

Saves time for physicians patient outcomes are optimizedreduces burden for staffuntapped revenue is captured

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The Challenge

In rural South Dakota, patients lacked access to dermatopathologists. In many cases, specimens were sent to locations often over 150 miles away, and most cases were read by general pathologists, who sometimes lacked the expertise to diagnose serious skin conditions. Dr. Smith needed a system that improved the patient experience, provided specialized expert care quickly, and provided additional revenue to the practice.

The Solution

Dr. Smith contracted with PathologyWatch to provide pathology-related services. Dr. Smith’s clinic sends tissue samples to PathologyWatch for processing and digitization. Expert dermpaths weigh in on Dr. Smith’s cases as desired and needed.*

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The Solution

Dr. Smith contracted with PathologyWatch to provide pathology-related services. Dr. Smith’s clinic sends tissue samples to PathologyWatch for processing and digitization. Expert dermpaths weigh in on Dr. Smith’s cases as desired and needed.*

THE RESULTS

Improved
patient care.

PathologyWatch provides Dr. Smith with best-in-class reads and reliable diagnoses.

Improved patient satisfaction.

Patients can view their test results and slides digitally, which enables them to make informed decisions about their care.

Better
communication.

Clinicians and pathologists can view the same file and discuss test results.

Additional
revenue.

Services are billed directly through the practice, which opens up new revenue streams.

Improved operational efficiency.

Patient information is uploaded directly from the LIS into your EMR, pre- populating the fields and improving efficiency by 30-40%.

Fast sample
turnaround.

Test result turnaround time went from 1-2 weeks to 1-2 days.

No Minimums. No Startup Costs. No More DermPath Headaches.

Let’s Get Started

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