Discrete data allows for communication between disparate health care IT systems much more efficiently. In addition an Anatomic Pathology – Cytology system should also have a rules engine and really well-thought-out logic. That’s essential to any system moving forward. ‘H C LIS’ is a dynamic application. The diagnosis library is very flexible. The pathologists can modify, and update it at any time. So it can always capture new requirements and new classifications.
Histology – Cytology Information System ‘H-C LIS’ includes a synoptic resulting mechanism. This is in addition to all the free text the pathologist wishes to enter. This codification, if you will, is something that users build and create on their own. We integrate with the synoptic reporting templates so they are fully automated. The anatomic pathologists can update the templates, to continually support current requirements. In addition all the diagnoses are also searchable, even using free text. ‘H-C LIS’ supports categorisation of all entries in the diagnosis library, using either user-defined diagnosis codes or ICD codes, or both. This ensures an easy retrieval.
The unique workflow that occurs in labs oftentimes includes the transformation of a specimen into additional specimen classes. A surgical specimen may become a surgical, molecular, cytology, and flow specimen, a distinct class with distinct tests. Each of those test results gives the diagnostician more data to accurately provide an interpretation, classification, and diagnosis. These concurrent specimen classes are traceable with our products. We can match every patient asset across a continuum and assure that each asset is retrievable, viewable, traceable, searchable and reportable.
The Anatomic Pathology Information System ‘H-C LIS’ stands either as a standalone system or as part of the integrated laboratory information system ‘MediLab LIS’. Furthermore, it can share the same database with other laboratory diagnostic departments. Thus, provides the total patient’s diagnostic profile, enhancing patient’s consolidation.
Cytology test order starts with the accessioning of the case. The cytology ‘H-C LIS’ software assigns a unique case number to each sample. In addition, based on the specific tests ordered, assigns the exact number of slides and other materials needed to perform them. Subsequently, it prints labels with all necessary information for running of the tests, tracking and storage purposes.
Cytology LIS includes features such as range checking and reflex testing. There are specimen storage manager to keep track of where and when specimens are stored. It also supports the workflow status monitoring, and offers additional management tools that will enhance a laboratory’s ability to perform competitively. That is client services and of course regulatory compliance ensuring that users comply with relevant regulations. In addition it enforces requirements such as slide read limits, screen mandates, and user access controls.