Informatics is very essential for any Invitro Diagnostic (IVD) Laboratory due to the digital transformation among all health care sectors. Today’s laboratories generate vast amounts of valuable data. Tracking the samples and associated test data through the laboratory, using data to generate certificates of analysis, management reports and other information-based insights is important for managing to optimize and support the laboratory operations.
Laboratory Information (Management) Systems LI(M)S) are evolving on manage the laboratory workflow, organize the data efficiently, and support the laboratory business operations. In addition, LI(M)S can drive and support regulatory and standards compliance. Instruments may be integrated into the LIMS to automate collection of test data, ensure the compliance with Standard Operation Procedures, and operated by trained staff only.
Middleware is much more than an interface between two devices. It is a scalable connectivity solution that can handle multiple instruments, multiple LISs, multiple users, and possibly multiple sites. It can more than information exchanged between devices, such as instrument flags and status messages. It automatically triggers relevant actions in real time upon receiving test orders or test results. It can be used as a powerful, user-definable, rule-based system for auto verification or as a comprehensive specimen-management system. Middleware helps the laboratory by ensuring productivity, optimizing the use of resources, and minimizing turnaround times without compromising the quality and accuracy of the information supplied.
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