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Make Your Laboratory Results Report Unique

Posted by Gretchen James on August 27, 2018

Our last blog talked about making your laboratory results report readable and informative, but how do you make sure it is still unique to your laboratory?

The #1 Question To Keep In Mind When Developing your Laboratory Results Report

Posted by Gretchen James on May 04, 2018

The one question we often get from labs is- How can I make my client’s life easier? Giving them a readable, informational and straightforward laboratory results report will definitely help achieve this goal.

Imaging Makes a Difference in Labs

Posted by Gretchen James on December 05, 2017

Is your lab drowning in paper? Chances are, unless you've adopted an advanced imaging system to digitally organize your most critical records, paper presents a problem.

Innovative Approach to Autoverification

Posted by Gretchen James on October 23, 2017

Background on autoverification and the LIMS

 As the saying goes, “effectiveness is about doing the right things while efficiency is about doing things right”. And it has never been more important for highly functioning laboratories to focus on both measures of success.

Integrating your Billing System and your LIMS

Posted by Gretchen James on August 07, 2017

What you need to know about lab billing integration

When it comes to managing a clinical laboratory service, getting procedures done on time and accurately is only part of the total equation. After health records have been acquired, tests have been run, and results compiled, someone has to pay for the work performed.

5 Ways a LIMS can Automate a Laboratory

Posted by Leslie Colloton on January 15, 2016

It is not a secret that the purchase and implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can be both costly and lengthy, especially if the lab is brand new.  However, once implemented, a LIMS will remarkably increase productivity and efficiency in day-to-day operations allowing your lab’s business to grow.  

LOINC and SNOMED Coding- What does it All Mean?

Posted by Leslie Colloton on June 25, 2015

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine- Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) are two popular coding standards in the Health IT (HIT) industry, specifically in medical testing. Both standards, though different, attempt to baseline the terminology used by healthcare professionals across the world in order to avoid error when handling patient data.

Announcing New Partnership Between Indigo Biosystems and Common Cents Systems to Streamline LC/MS Workflow

Posted by Leslie Colloton on October 01, 2014

Common Cents Systems, Inc. and Indigo Biosystems collaborate to create improved approach to clinical toxicology and reference lab LC/MS data processing and results reporting.

Is a Hosted (SaaS) LIMS Right for You?

Posted by Leslie Colloton on March 12, 2014

Over the past 3 to 5 years hosted software, or software hosted in “the cloud”, has become increasingly popular in the laboratory informatics space. Many LIMS vendors now offer a hosted model to their customers, however the cloud may not be the right choice for every laboratory. When deciding whether this platform is right for you lab you must weigh the pros and cons.

Common Pain Points when Finding a LIMS

Posted by Leslie Colloton on March 10, 2014

A Laboratory Information Management System can be a lifesaver for a lab that does not have one. Properly implemented, a LIMS can increase productivity and efficiency almost immediately after installation as well as automate data management.

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