West coast reference lab installs new billing database

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, the largest independent reference laboratory in the northwestern United States, has selected a new database for their next generation laboratory billing system.

PAML, a division of Bourget Health Services, Inc, will install the CACHÉ high-performance object database from InterSystems. The Cambridge, Mass.-based vendor offers database and integration software, including a platform for regional electronic health records.

According to PAML's CIO Mark Johnston, the lab wants to leverage comprehensive MultiValue capabilities by migrating its billing services application to CACHÉ.

"The unrivaled speed of CACHÉ was key to our database technology selection," said Johnston. "In addition to using the billing application internally for the testing services that we provide, PAML provides billing services to more than 20 medical laboratories, and we expect that base to keep growing."

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