both the ease of use as well integration with existing systems,
is of prime importance.”
Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’
The Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’ is an advanced and full featured IT System, used 24h daily by many hundrends of Medical Laboratories, hospitals and medical centers, either private or public, including hospitals of more than 1.000 beds.
Designed for the operational needs of clinical labs, Laboratory Information System MediLab LIS is both a web based and client-server application with enhanced customization capabilities, allowing a flexible and rapid system implementation at any healthcare laboratory environment, offering access through tablets and smartphones. MediLab LIS is one of the most robust, productive, dedicated and complete LIS solutions available today in Europe.
Provides extensive support to the daily procedure and data to all of the special divisions of Biopathology Labs of a Hospital, which may include the Clinical chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Hematology, Immunology, Serology, Microbiology, Urology, Anatomic Pathology, Blood Bank and Blood Transfusion.
On a daily basis thousands of physicians, lab technicians and healthcare professionals at hundreds of medical laboratories in hospitals and diagnostic centres use MediLab LIS, providing accurate, on-time and secure care for their patients. With advanced customisation capabilities it has been adapted to the particular operational requirements of all types and sizes.
From patient confidentiality through to sharing patient results or from expert rules to MediLab intelligence, everything has been setup to optimize laboratory performance and contribute to improving the quality of care and patient safety.
Laboratories need seamless integration with instruments and other diagnostic applications, test ordering, scheduling and reporting system that can handle multiple types of workflow. A key requirement is the ability to integrate in a bidirectional manner between applications, and between instruments and applications, as well as output human-readable data. And on top of that data flow must be managed and communicated in a compliant, automated fashion.
Features of Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’
MediLab LIS provides an array of powerful functionalities to assist physicians and lab technicians process and supervise all varieties of inpatient and outpatient medical testing, including biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, RIA, radiology, serology, haematology, urology, blood bank tests, histology and cytology.
- MediLab LIS can manage patient check in, order entry, specimen processing, result entry and patient demographics.
- It can track and store every detail about a patient from the minute they arrive until they leave.
- Signals any problems or unsettled matters, so decisions can be taken at the proper level.
- Ordering of tests and results reviewing are accessible to the clinical physicians through web browser.
- Store every information in its database for future reference.
- MediLab LIS establishes interoperability with HIS systems using international protocols such as HL7.
- Supports various RDBMS systems (Oracle, MS SQL)
With a multitude of advanced customisation capabilities, MediLab LIS can be rapidly implemented to meet the exact operational and workflow requirements of any medical laboratory and support any future growing demands. Offering settings for usage rules, access levels, user privileges and a full range of interfaces it can be tailored to boost the clinical tests productivity for all working methods.
- Grouping of tests according to laboratory or according to instruments or clinical evaluation.
- Supports all working methods found in laboratory environments:
central samples handling, central laboratory secretariat,
multiple blood-collection points or
decentralised samples handling section per laboratory.
- Its modular structure permits a gradual system installation and expansion. Expansion follows the requirements and needs of each laboratory or hospital.
- Supports unlimited users, each with a different level of access and different responsibilities.
- Utilises RFID Technology.
- Access privileges per user, role based authority
- Digital signatures and user activity log files.
Laboratory Information System MediLab LIS manages simultaneously all automatic instruments, in the medical laboratory such as biochemical analyzers, automated cell counters, immunology analyzers etc.
- Supports all medical analysers, devices and pre-analytics systems
- The connection can be either unidirectional for simple data collection, or bi-directional for the management of analysers and collection of the results. Full barcode support is provided.
- CCS has a perennial collaboration with all known manufacturers of diagnostic instruments.
- All diagnostic devices are controlled through a common interface for all different types and brands.
- More than 400 models of analyzers of all known brands (Abbott, Siemens, Roche Diagnostics, etc.) have been interfaced.
MediLab LIS supports a full bar code system that allows the complete automation of all laboratory procedures.
- MediLab LIS produces automatically barcode labels for all samples.
- The Samples are placed randomly to the analyzers, without any further user action
- The software takes up the rest of the procedures, up to the point of the presentation of the results.
- Barcode labels are printed automatically in the proper number as the sample tubes per lab sections.
- Labels can be reprinted manually ot automatically
Integrates seamlessly with all the laboratory analysers, diagnostic devices and the IT infrastructure of the hospital. MediLab LIS connects to any Hospital Information System, interchanging information at real time.
- Supports XML, web services, HL7, TCP/IP, file transfer and database communication tools
- Use of standard nomenclature such as ICD10, ICDO, SNOMED, LOINC, Read Codes etc.
- Supports DICOM 3.0, ISBT 128, ASTM.
- Supports multiple RDBMS Systems (Oracle, MS SQL).
Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’ offers a Quality Control system to inspect and verify the reliability of measurements which are performed by the automatic analyzers.
- Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’ examines each analyser separately and applies statistical methods to certify the quality of the results. Mehods used are:
- Standard Deviation, Coefficient of Variation, Levey Jennings charts, Shewhart diagrams,Westgard criteria etc.
MediLab LIMS incorporates various intelligent features that increase the efficiency and productivity of the laboratory and reduce the operational costs.
- Creation of smart procedures defined by rules which are introduced with logical commands. These rules examine and combine test results to check for conditions than can trigger a new action or produce, a comment or an alert.
- The validation process of test results includes: delta check, abnormal values, critical and panic range values.
- Simultaneous display and comparison of the previous results in diagrams or tables.
- Alert capability and signalling in tests ordering procedure for detecting samples of patients with contagious diseases, and warning for unreasonable repetition of tests.
- Definition of test rules according to medical protocols.
‘MediLab LIS’ has a powerful report generation system, customizable to the requirements and the layout of tests report of every laboratory. Additionally, it can produce comprehensive statistical information based on the recorded data of patients and tests.
- Supports a versatile and powerful module of statistical analysis, with the ability to generate reports of clinical data.
- Reports can be presented according to test category, tests, patients, laboratory section, in relation with Pathological Values, Mean Values or Normal Range Values.
- ‘MediLab LIS’ maintains a database with complete medical file for every patient and its test.
- All results are accessible directly by the physicians or by each authorized lab section.
- The presentation of the results can be in different forms, in terms of clinical evaluation.
- Results are always in correlation with the methods and reference values of the time done.
- Administrative reports with quantitative information for decision making.
The ‘MediLab LIS’ solution includes web based applications which give access to the system from locations outside the laboratory (wards, ICUs, ERs, etc.).
- This powerful feature enables physicians to order tests and receive approved results using tablets and mobile phones, achieving paperless communication and ensuring that required actions are taken in a timely manner.
Benefits of Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’
• Prevents manual data entry errors by ensuring that each piece of information is entered only once, by the person closest to the source of this information, and from there, made available in due time to any system who needs it.
• Reduces over-ordering and over blood sampling from the patient by letting the current lab orders and their results follow the movements of the patient from a ward to another.
• Avoids lost specimens by tracking specimen collection in ward or in sample collection room, and specimen acceptance in laboratory.
• Accelerates the delivery of laboratory results to the ward staff, especially in emergency situations where a clinical decision is conditioned by some test results.
• Suppresses manual order entry time on the laboratory side since the order is placed directly by the clinical system operated in the ward to the laboratory information system.
• Stremalines sample collection and transportation process, delivering a unique identifier to each specimen collected, tightly coupled with the identifiers of the orders requesting this specimen to be performed.
• Saves telephone calls between ward and laboratory since urgent results are delivered immediately and all status changes of any current order are reported in real time to the ordering system.
• Reduces the amount of paper reports since all lab results are consolidated in a global system that shares them with the authorized caregivers in the wards.
• Favors independence of healthcare institution from their clinical and ancillary systems
• By providing clear specifications of interfaces between Clinical Information Systems (CIS), Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and Laboratory Automation Systems (LAS), enables to replace one of these systems in a department or unit without breaking the existing data workflows involving this department or unit.
Brings consistency and efficiency by optimising the resources of a laboratory, and simultaneously increasing staff productivity.
- Consolidation of facilities and available resources.
- Optimization of resources usage, including rooms, analysers, modalities, and staff.
- Redundant tasks are eliminated.
- Lab efficiency and test volumes are improved by centralizing the workflow in one system.
- Staff time spent on non-clinical tasks is decreased and allocated to more productive activities.
Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’ offers interoperability and integrates with other IT systems, offering multiple advantages to the operation of a hospital.
- Automates the entire lab process and provides central point administration.
- Eliminates time-intensive work associated with managing paperwork.
- Faster delivery of laboratory results.
- Networking between ‘MediLab LIS’ and HIS, ERP or EMR and EHR systems.
- Easy access from clinics via web browsers of mobile devices (tablets and smartphones), so referring physicians get lab results for their patients faster and prioritised.
Laboratory Information System ‘MediLab LIS’ enhances the credibility of testing practices and data quality for patients and administration.
- Acceleration of the tests validation process.
- Greater reliability of results.
- Eliminates workflow delays
Offers a multitude of advanced customisation capabilities and can meet any workflow requirements and support any change or growing demand of the laboratory.
- Short learning curves for new staff.
- Adapts to new modalities
- Adapts to changes in information flow.
‘MediLab LIS’ has a critical contribution in reducing major costs associated with the operation of medical laboratories, such as reagents and disposables.
- Reduction of reagents and disposables consumption.
- Reduction of equipment and resources required, as well as of their maintenance cost.
- No special computers to purchase or proprietary software to use.
- Reduction of health care services costs (patients served faster).