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Orchard Software
701 Congressional Boulevard

Suite 360

Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: (800) 856-1948





Orchard Software develops and supports award-winning Laboratory Information Systems (LISs) that enhance clinical and pathology laboratory workflow, and support laboratory outreach and point-of-care testing (POCT). Orchard specializes in seamless integration, advanced rules-based decision support, and data analytics. Our strength comes from developing collaborative partnerships with our clients to support the very best LISs on the market.


More than 1,500 laboratories across the country have turned to Orchard Software—including all types and sizes of multi-site and multi-specialty clinics and physician office laboratories, hospitals, regional reference labs, fertility clinics, veterinary labs, university student health services, research laboratories, toxicology and pain management clinics, and public health organizations.



Name of software package Orchard® Trellis™


Current version # availability: Trellis 1.180907.181012


Manage POCT from your desk: Orchard Trellis is designed for remote oversight of POCT, supporting centralized governance of a comprehensive POCT program across patient testing locations. Trellis solves many of the problems associated with POCT management by enabling remote oversight to track patient testing, devices, operator certifications, and QC.


Dashboard display: Trellis offers a real-time visual dashboard that displays: patient result volume, pending orders, instrument statuses, operator certifications, and QC statistics.



Track patient orders and review POCT results: Trellis automates security features allowing POC coordinators to ensure quality testing and promote patient safety. POCT patient results across all locations can be monitored, including: review of criticals, triggered rules, delta flags, instrument flags, previous results, and a snapshot of pending results via “heat bar.” In addition, Trellis allows for variable ordering options including:

  • Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) from an EHR

  • Placing orders directly in Trellis

  • Creating orders based on unsolicited results from a handheld device

  • Support of standard bar code label printing for positive sample ID

Sophisticated rules engine: Trellis offers decision-support rules for result evaluation, order entry, and QC that streamline POCT workflow, improve efficiency, and increase productivity. Rules can be used to:

  • Transmit designated normal results to the EHR through auto-approval

  • Route orders to specific testing locations as needed

  • Prevent the release of patient results without acceptable QC

Central repository for QC & reagent lot tracking: Trellis tracks qualitative and quantitative POCT QC across all remote sites. Quantitative QC is monitored via Levy-Jennings graphs and Westgard rules.

  • QC can be ordered manually or set up to auto-order at the desired frequency

  • QC rules can prevent the release of patient results without acceptable QC

  • Intuitive filters are available to ease tracking of numerous QC graphs

  • Reagent lot tracking is available


Centralized management of operator certifications: Trellis tracks certification due dates for POCT operators in various locations across the organization.

  • Auto-calculate certification expiration dates and notify operators of upcoming due dates

  • Leadership can add notes for training and scan completed competency assessments

  • Allows for bulk changes (e.g., recertify all staff selected for a specific date)

  • Associate certified personnel with specific devices and locations

  • Designate personnel authorized for software access versus POCT device access

  • Restrict operators who are not current on their certifications


Instrument linearity studies: Trellis makes it easier to comply with regulatory requirements for installation studies by offering linearity/calibration verification graphing for POCT.

  • Inspection-ready linear regression graphs depict slope, y-intercept, and coefficient of variation

  • Intuitive filters are available to ease tracking of numerous linearity graphs



POCT data mining: Trellis offers user-friendly data mining tools with a menu of standardized report formats. In addition, users can create configurable, detailed ad hoc data queries to maintain inspection-readiness.


POCT connectivity: Handwritten processes and EHR manual entry for POCT results are eliminated with Trellis’ POCT connectivity. Centralized device management and connectivity add efficiency for managers and operators through time reduction and patient safety improvements. Trellis connectivity allows POCT data to be included in analytics projects and population health management initiatives.


Superior connectivity for diverse POCT devices: The Orchard Device Engine (ODE) provides a secure method for connecting disparate devices and vendorware and is vendor agnostic, helping laboratories address the unique challenges of numerous diverse POCT situations. The ODE allows for rapid deployment across locations and monitoring from a central location.


Ensure POCT billing capture: Trellis supports automated capture of POCT billing to maximize reimbursements.


Flexible POCT implementation and deployment:


Orchard realizes that every lab situation is unique and each POCT device has varying capabilities. Trellis is flexible enough to meet unique POCT scenarios in both bedside testing and near-patient testing, including the option to work with your existing LIS. Trellis offers a high level of flexibility in its implementation to allow those managing POCT to oversee it from the convenience of a central location.


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