EMA® Lab Connect

Interface with EMA to deliver more value for physicians in our network

Thank you for your interest in connecting your lab with EMA. Below, you’ll find information on the many features and tools Modernizing Medicine® offers both your lab and the practices you serve.

If you’re a practice, please visit our lab partners page to find out who we interface with and how to initiate new connections. For practices that read their own slides, you can learn about our paperless Pathology module here.

Pathology Lab Interface


Seamless Bidirectional Communication

All of our interfaces are built with the ability to process both orders and results. Practices and labs can choose to utilize either functionality as needed.

Electronic Results

EMA provides electronic results that can be routed, appended and matched automatically to the patient chart. You can also transmit a PDF file to your EMA practices within the HL7 result message.

Electronic Orders

Orders sent via EMA contain procedure type and location, preliminary diagnosis and related ICD-10 code and order number.

Available Enhancements

Enhanced Orders

This enhancement allows practices to send the following with their electronic lab orders:

  • Digital photos (to show skin lesions, moles, etc.)
  • Visit notes
  • History of present illness
  • Family history of melanoma
  • Previous history of melanoma with melanoma staging (if applicable)

Having instant access to this critical information can help your pathologists diagnose more confidently and accurately.

Enhanced Results

With this enhancement, the results you send back will auto-populate into the patient chart along with a diagnosis code and appropriate treatment plan. This could save time and even reduce data entry errors.

Efficient Connection Process

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Once you sign a contract, our data services team will coordinate a kick-off call with the technical resources you’ve identified. The initial build process can take up to 10 weeks depending on several factors, including:

  • The connection option chosen
  • The availability of your resources
  • The practice’s availability for testing

Timelines are subject to change without notice.

Flexible Connection Types


We offer three methods of connecting:

Standard connection


Direct connection

Hub connection

All three provide the exact same encoded messaging information for orders and results.

Next Steps

Thank you for your interest in connecting your pathology lab with EMA. For pricing and service offerings, please please fill out the form below, and a Modernizing Medicine eLab Representative will reach out to you shortly.

Please note: lab interface requests must be initiated by the lab rather than the practice.

  • Practices to be connected

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