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

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 a 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...

Polytech LIS Offers ICD-10 Codes Well Before Required Deadline Remaining on top of updated medical requirements, like the use of ICD-10 codes, is one of the benefits of working with a smaller team dedicated to select laboratory software offerings. Among the other advantages is the ability...

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...

A Lab Interface Helps Your System Communicate An Electronic Medical Record is the obvious option when upgrading your lab for automation, but it can't do everything a lab interface can. While EMRs can communicate with certain computers and allow for the storage and retrieval of your...

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...

"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”...