The Center for Disease Detection (CDD) has developed a proprietary software system (AFTIS) which is utilized for all CDD testing services. Through AFTIS, client service representatives have access to patient demographic information, supply ordering information, test results, and other data needed to respond to client help desk calls.
AFTIS enables our clients to facilitate the ordering process (and more), whether standalone or integrated through an electronic health records (EHR) system. The patient data entry section of AFTIS is customizable to allow for request of different clinical history information and patient demographic information based on clients’ needs. Data entry has been minimized. The system is efficient, effective, and allows for customized statistical tracking for each of our client sites.
At completion of patient demographic, billing and clinical history information, specimen barcodes are created and printed and data is transmitted to the lab. All test requests are accounted for electronically.
The Center for Disease Detection has comprehensive information technology systems and resources. Our data security procedures meet U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) requirements. Information is transmitted and results retrieved from the Laboratory Information System (LIS) by secure virtual private network (VPN) or through our secure web site that provides U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)-compliant access. This web site requires site id, user id and password for access, which is restricted to information relevant to the site id. CDD’s IT system meets internal and US-federal automated data processing, computer security, privacy, validation, and audit requirements.
CDD has significant experience in integrating and interfacing software systems. The CDD proprietary AFTIS software system is able to interface with HL7-compliant systems.