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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...

"Single Vendor Solution" Not as Simple as it Appears Virtually any good LIS, whether new or pre-existing, can be easily integrated to any other clinical information system via a standard HL-7 or ASTM interface. Even so, many EMR vendors seek to sell a “single vendor solution”...

The Clinical Laboratory is the Beneficiary of LIS Software It's an interesting time to work in a clinical laboratory. With decreases in number of Lab Tech training programs and increases in the number of elderly Americans over the last decade, it's been difficult for many labs...

HIV/AIDS and the Africa Lab It's widely known that HIV infection is at epidemic proportions throughout Africa. Labs in highly affected countries are not only struggling with an overwhelming number of tests, but they're struggling against a number of misdiagnoses. Initial testing alone often taxes an...

Make Sure Unbilled Lab Tests Don't Slip Through the Cracks Statistics and studies over the years have shown the amount of unbilled lab tests can climb up to 25% of total tests. This happens either due to misplacement, human error, or a rejection/decline due to error...

Upgrading Your Old Lab Interface Many laboratory and equipment salesfolks don't always understand that an old lab interface may need to be upgraded to work with any new instruments. They may spread unintentional misinformation implying that your new equipment can just plug right in and play...

Lab Cost Savings Without a doubt, lab cost can climb very high very quickly. Equipment, employee salaries, and even having to reorder misplaced tests combine to create big dollar signs. If you're a lab manager, you know this very well. So when it comes to considering...