Who Uses This Software?

US and Canadian IT and lab professionals. There is no limit on size of lab company.

Average Ratings

8 reviews
  • 4 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 3.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Orchard Software
  • http://www.orchardsoft.com
  • Founded 1993

About This Software

Orchard Software is a leader in the laboratory information system industry and offers a variety of LIS solutions. Orchard's systems are installed in all sizes of physician groups and clinics, hospitals, reference labs, pain management labs, student health centers, and public health organizations. Orchard's systems support point-of-care, clinical, microbiology, molecular, cytology, and anatomic pathology testing, and additionally, an outreach solution for EHR connectivity and remote access.

  • Data Analysis Auditing
  • Data Security
  • EMR Interface
  • Fax Management
  • Lab Instrument Interface
  • Multi-Location Printing
  • Online Instrumentation
  • Physician Test Panels
  • Procedure-Based Billing
  • Sample Tracking

Laboratory Information Systems Latest Reviews

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Of the software that I have used or managed, Orchard is by far the most intuitive and comprehensive

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: From the start, the trainers, training program and training facility are impressive. As an administrator, you have the ability to customize software to your existing workflow, create your own quality reports and metrics, or have Orchard assist you in creating them. There is a high level of on site support from installation preparation through implementation and go live, and continuity of support post go live with a very responsive remote tech support team ( 24/7) . It was a huge decision, and purchasing Orchard Software and everything that comes with it has been a benefit to our laboratory. We will continue to utilize Orchard products as more extensive options are developed and become available to meet the need or our growing laboratory.

Cons: The result approval process could be a bit more streamlined for cytology, we are currently working with technical support on improving that process.

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Harvest is limited in that it shows thousands of samples are pending, yet it can be only hundreds.

3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Simplicity of tracking patient history and repeated results. It also is linked to another LIS that we use and it's easy to switch back and forth when reviewing information.

Pros: What I like most about this software is that it's easy to track repeated samples, see patient history, and edit results.

Cons: At the Certifying level, we blindly go through data until we see a sample that is complete, then assess. When you have results coming in from different departments as we do, there's no tab that sorts the completed results. For example, we choose an accession, there are no results yet, then move on to the next one which is also empty, and then maybe ten below it, there's data to look at. There is an Orders With Results tab but that will only show the results of the accession that are complete, yet often there are still results pending from different departments, so it will not be in that view along with the completed results. It makes our process inefficient and untimely.