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LIS System Configuration: Client/Server or SaaS, Which is Best? Why Not Make the Same Decision Google Made? If you’re considering different LIS configurations, you’re probably only considering Client/Server and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) configurations. Client/Server (C/S) systems have been the de facto configuration for many years, while SaaS...

Comp Pro Med has long been a proponent of education for the next generation of phlebotomists. Comp Pro Med donated its Polytech LIS to Quinsigamond Community College in the hopes that the experience of a professional Laboratory Information System would provide students with the tools...

As we all know, October 1st was the deadline for one of the biggest shakeups in recent years within the industry; that of the ICD-10 coding system. It’s been less than a few months in, and a cursory look at how its implementation is being...

Finding the Right Laboratory Information Partner A few years back, an Oregon small clinic with a big workload needed a better way to deal with their laboratory information. The lab manager of the multi-specialty provider group had placed her trust in a company that later went...

Creating a Transition Plan for LIS Interfacing You've done your research, you've made your choice, and now you're ready to install a new Laboratory Information System. Fantastic! But what are your next steps? You can't just plug it in and walk away, especially if you're also...

LIS vs. LIMS - Which is Best? Before determining whether an LIS or LIMS is better for your particular facility, you should know the differences between the two. Although they have similar names (Laboratory Information System and Laboratory Information Management System) and can be fairly easily...

Commissioning a Custom LIS for Your Lab Many laboratory software vendors offer a number of pre-packaged solutions, but not many are willing to work with you personally to create a custom LIS. Now that the technology has been around for a significant amount of time, it's...

Avoiding a Lab Interface Purchase Can Cost You When you're staring at the hard numbers while making financial decisions, it's easy to put off incorporating a lab interface, or ignore it altogether as a needless extra. The upfront cost is often negligible in the long run,...

Make Eliminating Lab Errors Your Goal We've discussed the monetary loss behind lab errors in previous posts, but we haven't written much about the serious dangers of mislabeling or mixing up lab samples. It's true that up to 25% of lab tests go unbilled, and it's...

The Lab Manager is the Key In the earlier days of LIS software implementation, the pitch and decision process went through the lab manager. He or she was the individual with the most direct knowledge of the workings of their lab, and they understood exactly what...