Clinical Laboratory informatics is a specialized section of information technology. A platform of instruments, software, and data management tools allow laboratory data to be captured, migrated, processed and interpreted for immediate use. As a result maximisation of efficiency of laboratory operations is achieved.
Technological developments have made laboratory equipment more interactive. As a result these developments allow large networks of integrated lab devices, computers, and telecommunications equipment to log, analyze, and distribute data. This has enabled diagnostic tests to move from a localized to an internet model.
Clinical Laboratory informatics helps medical personnel to spend less time collecting data. In turn medical personnel focus more on the work at hand and makes the diagnosis both faster and more efficient. This has led to laboratories requiring more robust and scalable data management systems to stay competitive.