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Changes and trends in the 2023 LIS market

Nov. 20, 2023
Labs are still navigating post-COVID challenges. With staffing shortages, workflow optimization demands, and artificial intelligence on the rise, choosing the right laboratory...
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CliniSys and HORIZON Lab Systems combine with Sunquest Information Systems

Jan. 24, 2022
CliniSys, which acquired HORIZON Lab Systems in early January, has now combined with Sunquest Information Systems. HORIZON Lab Systems specializes in cloud-based laboratory solutions...
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How far and how well will your data travel?

Jan. 19, 2022
In today’s world, with the ease of travel and individual mobility, healthcare data must travel with its owners (patients). However, nearly one third of patients are burdened with...
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Keys to upgrading an LIS

Nov. 23, 2021
Upgrading a laboratory information system (LIS) is a large and expensive undertaking. Given the cost and complexity of the systems, labs choose a relationship with a product and...
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LabVantage Solutions introduces enterprise SaaS solution

Sept. 16, 2021
LabVantage Solutions has launched an enterprise SaaS LIMS solution. The SaaS option eliminates the upfront capital and start-up costs of a conventional LIMS and provides users...

ONC releases draft patient-matching specification

June 17, 2021
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a draft technical specification for representing patient addresses in electronic medical...
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Achieving the promise of IT interoperability

Feb. 22, 2021
If ever there was a time when interoperable information systems were critical, the time is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Think about how various professionals in the healthcare...
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COVID-19 highlights need for laboratory data sharing and interoperability

Secure sharing of patient data across healthcare systems and organizations – better known as interoperability – is widely recognized as part of the solution to improve patient...
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Moving away from paper processes

Nov. 19, 2020
Planning for flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic not only involves procuring reagents, swabs, and personal protective equipment (PPE) but also reengineering processes to remove...
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Deleting paper processes improves COVID-19 testing throughput

Nov. 19, 2020
The large volume of testing for SARS-CoV-2 has exposed process-flow bottlenecks in clinical labs. That is why labs should prepare for an expected onslaught of COVID-19, flu and...