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InterSystems and Rhodes Group Streamline Mobile Specimen Collection and Labeling Procedures

Powered by InterSystems IRIS for Health, the eMyLabCollect application simplifies and automates lab processes and reduces errors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 22, 2019 – InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, and Rhodes Group, a specialized laboratory software company, announced the launch of eMyLabCollect, a cloud-based application built to streamline specimen collecting, tracking, and labeling and to automate laboratory receiving and processing procedures. Developed on InterSystems IRIS for Health™, eMyLabCollect is ideal for use by reference labs and large regional hospitals with multiple hospital information systems (HIS) or laboratory information systems (LIS).

eMyLabCollect is independent of any particular LIS or HIS and can integrate with any system via an HL7 message. Doing so allows specimen collection to flow seamlessly from settings within or outside the hospital, such as long-term care facilities or home care locations. For instance, a mobile provider can now take five samples at a nursing home, three of which are for one hospital and two for another, and immediately print the correct instrument-ready and barcoded label for each patient and track the orders back to the correct source and corresponding physician or facility. eMyLabCollect eliminates relabeling and transcription errors and dramatically reduces labor and time in receiving processes at the lab.

“InterSystems was a strong, collaborative partner in the development of eMyLabCollect,” said Steve Ayer, CEO of Rhodes Group. “We’ve built a partnership with InterSystems that grows and adjusts with us as the company grows and adjusts to new market needs. We employed an agile development cycle, leveraging InterSystems IRIS for Health as our high-performance data platform, which enabled rapid, continuous development to adjust certain aspects while it was in progress to better suit the desired outcome.”

The eMyLabCollect application was built on InterSystems IRIS for Health in about six months together with longtime InterSystems partner Sebrio Consulting.

Applied features of eMyLabCollect include:

  • Healthcare Interoperability Standards Support (using HL7 feeds)
  • Healthcare message model/built-in transformations between modern and legacy data formats regardless of source
  • eMyLabCollect was built as a multi-tenant solution leveraging containers and sharding to grow without having to re-architect.
  • Flexibility to move in the future to a different cloud, or on-premise. It allows for the addition of more health systems without sacrificing speed or performance.

“Rhodes Group is at the forefront of the lab evolution - from a transactional entity to a strategic partner in healthcare,” said Don Woodlock, vice president of HealthShare®, InterSystems. “We are excited to see InterSystems IRIS for Health serve as the foundation for an application that will help shape the future of how labs interact with providers and payers.”

About Rhodes Group Rhodes Group, founded in 2000, provides laboratory software solutions and consulting services to improve the effectiveness of pre-analytical, post-analytical and revenue cycle management processes.  C21 is Rhodes’ LIS-neutral 21st Century Lab IT infrastructure that optimizes laboratory operations and clinical diagnostics to help labs address the challenges of today and prepare for the future.  The Rhodes Group team brings more than 100 years of laboratory and technology experience to help labs significantly reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and navigate the new Lab marketplace. For more information, visit

About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit


InterSystems PR Contact: Jackie D’Andrea
InkHouse PR

Rhodes Group Contact: Beth Bailey
Director, Strategic Development & Communications

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