ELLKAY to Exhibit at HIMSS12


ELLKAY, LLC to Exhibit at HIMSS12


Las Vegas, Nevada welcomes the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 20-24, 2012 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center. Thirty thousand+ healthcare industry professionals and more than 1100 exhibitors are expected to attend and discuss cutting-edge technology and innovative healthcare solutions designed to improve patient care.

ELLKAY, LLC is proud to be an exhibitor at this annual event that helps healthcare IT and management systems professionals make the right decisions about their upcoming purchases.

Key issues to be addressed at HIMSS12 include achieving meaningful use and ICD-10 compliance, mobile technologies, clinical and business intelligence, cloud computing and connected health. In addition, leading keynote speakers, more than 400 education sessions and innovative exhibits offering healthcare delivery solutions round out the conference.

ELLKAY provides healthcare connectivity and conversion services.  Ranked the #1 data extraction and conversion service in the US healthcare market, ELLKAY offers complete discrete clinincal data conversion with a focus on practice continuity.

To learn more about ELLKAY LLC, visit us at booth # 1271 during the HIMSS conference, or visit the ELLKAY, LLC at www.ellkay.com. Visit the HIMSS12 Web site at http://www.himssconference.org for more information on the conference.

Happy Holidays from ELLKAY


The ELLKAY team would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.
One of the real joys this season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year.
We appreciate your partnership during this past year and look forward to our continued relationship in the years to come.
Please accept our heartfelt wishes for a happy, healthy, and joyous 2012!
Happy Holidays!

ELLKAY’s Suite of Laboratory Solutions Helps Laboratories Stay Ahead of the Game


At ELLKAY, we help laboratories address today’s challenges head on so our lab partners can stand out in today’s competitive environment.

Two of the major challenges that came across during a recent laboratory conference were how laboratories can:

  • Retain existing physician office customers
  • Win new physician office accounts.

Our new LKConnect  is built exclusively for Anatomic Pathology laboratories, providing the “WOW” factor that delivers Increased Laboratory Sales and Long-term Retention of Existing Accounts.

ELLKAY is the nationwide leader in laboratory connectivity solutions.

Leaders in Laboratory Solutions and EMR Data Conversions

Currently available for laboratories offering services in Dermatology, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN and Urology, LKConnect is a fully integrated solution enabling recording and printing of laboratory-customized requisitions with an unlimited number of biopsy sites, diagnoses, related treatments, images and photographs.

LKConnect’s Logbook” provides complete requisition history and audit-trail while conforming to industry standards of medical records privacy and security.

LKConnect enables physicians to create requisitions for a patient, transparently retrieving the patient’s demographic and insurance data from the physician’s practice management system, thus eliminating the need for transcribing from over 450 different PM and EMR systems.

Creating a requisition takes less than 60 seconds and contains accurate billing information for the laboratory. Additionally the “Logbook” replaces a tedious and wasteful paper process, increasing speed and efficiency.

#1 ranked data conversion service in the US healthcare market

ELLKAY also provides complete, discrete EMR data conversions including clinical and multimedia files to ensure practice continuity when switching to a new EMR system.  If you know of a practice looking to switch EMRs, but feeling ‘stuck’ because of having so much data in their current system, do let them know that with ELLKAY, they have the freedom to use the right EMR for their practice while keeping all their valuable clinical data.

To further discuss how ELLKAY’s suite of laboratory solutions can help you increase efficiency, keep existing clients, win new accounts and boost revenue, contact us today.

ELLKAY is the leader in laboratory solutions. Our laboratory solutions include Electronic Medical Record and Practice Management System Bridges, EMR Orders & Results Interfaces, requisition automation and much more. In fact, we can communicate with over 450+ PMS / EMR systems across 800+ versions to date. We are industry leaders that laboratories nationwide have trusted for over a decade, including Quest & Labcorp. Our laboratory solutions are known for attracting new business and increasing client retention. 

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving


From all of us at ELLKAY we hope you and your loved ones are  having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

They say one of the keys to future success is to be grateful for what you have today. We at ELLKAY are grateful for the people in our lives; for the relationships we have nurtured, for the referrals and feedback, and for the potential of working with your clients, current and future.

We thank you for being part of our online community.

Sincerely,

Team ELLKAY

LKConnect – Requisitions at High Speed


ELLKAY’s LK Connect product line for laboratories increases efficiency and enhances revenue

Yesterday’s installment of the ELLKAY Seminar Series was a presentation:  LKConnect – Requisitions at High Speed, by Jamie Papp, Connectivity Specialist.

Jamie asked three volunteers to create requisitions for a patient, McLovin, who visited Dr. Seuss in Whoville.  The volunteers were role playing as members of Dr. Seuss’s staff who needed to complete a requisition form requesting 4 biopsies with some common rule outs. He who completed the req the fastest would win a special prize.

Jamie handed out a sample driver’s license, insurance card, instruction sheet and a blank laboratory requisition form. The volunteers simply had to complete the demographic and insurance information and enter the description of the samples and create specimen labels.

Simple enough. But agonizing for the rest of us to watch as it took our volunteers nearly 10 minutes to complete the one laboratory requisition form. One of our colleagues even found the Jeopardy tune on her iPhone to help ease the wait.  In the end, a review of the hand written requisitions revealed that 3 out of 3 of them would be rejected… one had a missing insurance policy number, one had the policy number in the wrong place and on another, it was hard to distinguish between the letter Q and the number 0 (zero).

So we took a minute to acknowledge the hard work put in by medical assistants who have to make sure their handwriting is clear, that all the information is complete and that too after maybe 50 reqs that need to be filled out per day.

Jamie then pulled up a live demo of LK Connect and demonstrated how with virtually no typing at all, a practice can complete, print req forms AND specimen labels, and log a laboratory requisition with the same values and done for McLovin above…in under 60 seconds.

LK Connect, an ELLKAY Healthcare IT SolutionThe process of generating the requisition:

      • One click to pull up demographic and insurance information via LK Bridge which retrieves data from the practice PMS system
      • One click on LK Body Maps to record the location of the specimen.
      • Another click or two to indicate what tests to run
      • And VOILA!, we saw a clean, clear, complete requisition plus specimen labels ready for print.

Jamie then demonstrated some of the other features offered in the LK Connect for Dermatology.  Including Requisition Logs with color code “highlighting” capabilities and some other tools that really help streamline requisition preparation, printing, and processing, eliminating 4 instances of manual data entry.  The end result: whoever needs to get paid for their work will be able to receive the payment on time without the cost of man-hours in preparing, correcting and following up with reqs as its done now.

“What I like about my job is that what I do really makes a difference for the end-users who use LK Connect and LK Print (the products I focus on here at ELLKAY).  During the seminar, I wanted to demonstrate the painstaking “old way” of hand writing lab requisitions, and how and why the LK product line for laboratories increases efficiency and enhances revenue.”

-Jamie Papp, Connectivity Specialist

Email LKAPPS@ellkay.com to learn more or to schedule a

LK Connect products are available for various specialties, including Dermatology, Urology, GI, and OB/GYN.

To learn more, check out the press release on LK Connect for Dermatology

ELLKAY data and connectivity solutions:

EMR to EMR Data Conversions

PMS to PMS Data Conversions 

EMR to PMS Interfacing and Order/Results Tracking

And other healthcare connectivity solutions

ELLKAY’s Seminar Series


This month, ELLKAY started  the LK Seminar Series, a semi monthly installment of presentations by ELLKAY staff for ELLKAY staff.

This week’s seminar was a presentation of the history of ELLKAY, facilitated by Shreya Patel, Product Manager.  We learned about how our founders started working together, how we as a company became healthcare data and connectivity specialists, we saw the time-line of the launch of various products, such as LK Bridge and LK Connect, and how things are different (with new technologies) and the same (Thursday watermelons in the summertime).

We enjoyed phenomenal growth this past year and felt that it was a good time to take a step back and connect with our staff as a whole by presenting the ELLKAY roadmap. We were able to travel back in time and combine interesting facts about our founders, their thoughts and great working relationship, along with the interesting ideas that went into building our products.  We also highlighted the fun had along the way to what brought us to the ELLKAY of today:  nation-wide leaders in healthcare connectivity solutions.

 Our founders’ basic rule:  the most important thing in a business is culture.  If we enjoy what we do, who we work with, then we are bound to grow together.” 

—Shreya Patel, Product Manager

At ELLKAY, our departments focus on different product and service lines.  EMR Conversions, Laboratory Bridges, BodyMaps, Laboratory Order/Results Transfer Tracking are some of the exciting things people are working on.  As we grow we want to make sure everyone has some understanding about the different products and services of their company. We also would like everyone to know what role they play in our growth and to share our company vision.  Above all, we want everyone to be familiar with their Teammates.  The seminar series is an exchange of ideas, it is a chance for individuals to hone in on their presentation skills (they get evaluated afterwards), it is a way for different departments to highlight their work, but most of all it is some Team ELLKAY quality time together that we all look forward to twice a month.

To learn more about our products and services, contact us today.

Visit www.ELLKAY.com to learn more.

Team ELLKAY Goes to Great Adventure





We have such great chemistry in the office, we thought it would be fun to hang out outside of work” – EMR Conversions Project Manager

The vibe here at ELLKAY Headquarters is friendly, encouraging and cool.  Coming to work is fun because there is a lot of team spirit.  Our newest division, the EMR Conversions team decided to take that spirit outside the office and spend a weekend day out at Six Flags, Great Adventure.  In no time, members from other departments wanted “in” and before we new it we had a full ELLKAY caravan driving down the NJ Turnpike.

Nitro, El Toro, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and the Slingshot were some of the rides Team ELLKAY members braved. According to one participant, “Superman was the best!

The trip was a success and we are looking forward to our next great adventure together.

“I think that the following quote summarizes our company spirit:  work hard, play hard!”

ELLKAY EMR Conversions Division Expands


EMR Conversions Division of ELLKAY, LLC Welcomes 2 New Members:

EMR Conversions are in demand in the Health IT market today. ELLKAY is the national leader in EMR to EMR Extraction and Conversion services. This new division solves a growing problem that physicians are faced with. ‘Early Adopters’ may have purchased an EMR system that is not working the way they had  imagined it would and the only thing that may be holding them back from switching to a more fitting system is the obvious problem of what to do with all the existing data stored in the current EMR system.

We have solved this issue by introducing a new division that is dedicated to handling EMR / EHR Extraction and Conversion services.

ELLKAY welcomes 2 new members to the staff this week:

Sunita Pradhan, Director of Strategic Alliances and Kelly Tabares, Jr. Sales Associate

“I am proud to be part of ELLKAY.  Everyone here has been very gracious in welcoming me and making me feel at home. There is a lot of excitement in the office, in the faces of those who work here; there is a vibrant energy from the minute you walk in, and it is contagious. Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome.

I am looking forward to growing the EMR Conversion Division of ELLKAY, under the leadership of Michael Fischweicher, VP Business Development.  It is clear that ELLKAY’s ability to enable EMR Vendors to stay focused on their core business by outsourcing the data extraction and conversion to us offers up a solid win-win scenario for vendors and practices alike.

Here’s to a wonderful time ahead.”

Sunita Pradhan

“I’m glad to join a company with such a bright future and warm staff. I’ve enjoyed my first few weeks here and feel very welcome by everyone including our leadership. I look forward to working with my team and being part of this growing EMR Conversions division as well as learning more about our other services in Practice Management and EMR Data Connectivity. I am having fun learning about this IT side of the medical industry and getting to know my fellow staff members.”

Kelly Tabares

Ellkay has over 10 years experience in medical data extractions and conversions. We work with over 450 vendors and 900 versions. ELLKAY makes it possible for EMR Vendors, Lab Systems and Practices to keep their resources focused on their core businesses while letting us manage the data connectivity needs quicker, better and for less than they may be able to do it themselves.  Contact ELLKAY today.