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ARUP Laboratories Releases ARUP Consult(R) 2.0
Date:9/27/2007

New version provides improved laboratory test selection support tool for

clinicians

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national medical reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, announced the release of ARUP Consult(R) 2.0 -- The Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation. The new version responds to clinicians' needs, including expanded content and more algorithms to assist in diagnosis.

"ARUP Consult has concentrated information into a concise test selection and interpretation tool, allowing users to make informed diagnostic decisions," said ARUP's Medical Director of Informatics, Brian Jackson, M.D., M.S., who heads the ARUP Consult project. "At ARUP Laboratories, we are focused on building tools that enable physicians to optimize patient care and improve the diagnostic process."

Diagnostic Information

ARUP Consult 2.0 has expanded to offer more than 1,500 tests categorized by disease-related topics. Topic entries include the following features:

-- Clinical background information, test ordering suggestions, and concise

diagnostic advice

-- Congruent with and links to national guidelines and relevant references

-- More than 40 algorithms to support clinical decision-making

-- Updated and new content released every eight weeks.

Improved Navigation

With its updated and enhanced look, ARUP Consult 2.0 improved its navigation to enhance browsability and reduce the number of clicks needed to reach information. New features include:

-- Index tabs on disease-related topic pages enable clinicians to move

quickly through the topic without scrolling

-- Readily accessible algorithm capabilities afford health care providers

clinical decision trees with links to topics, eliminating the need to

toggle between pages

-- Full screen-width Web pages reduce scrolling and improve readability

of informative tables within topics

"Above all else, this is a clinician-focused release, designed to ease the burden placed on physicians to stay current on ever-changing laboratory information," said Jackson.

ARUP Consult is available at no cost to health care professionals at http://www.arupconsult.com or m.arupconsult.com for mobile users.

About ARUP Laboratories

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 2,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 2,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays, for patients throughout the country. ARUP's clients include more than half of the nation's university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multi-hospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology(R).


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