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Considerations When Selecting an LIS for Gynecologic Cytology and Molecular Testing

Laboratories leaders investigating LIS solutions for Gynecologic Cytology and Molecular testing need dynamic solutions that meet all productivity and efficiency goals and regulatory requirements. Other essential factors include cytotech reporting, automated quality control review and reporting, pathology oversight and reporting, Bethesda reporting guidelines, management reporting, lookback...

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Pathology Laboratories Need Unique LIS Capabilities

Anatomic pathology laboratories receive multiple specimen types including pathology, IHC, molecular, next-gen sequencing, FLOW, cytogenetics, FISH, clinical trials, and specialty testing. This is why anatomic pathology laboratories require a sophisticated laboratory information system (LIS) with enhanced capabilities that can manage everything from routine to highly complex cases. The right...

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New CPT Digital Pathology Codes Help Make the Case for AI-Driven Digital Pathology Workflows

Updated August 2, 2022. The College of American Pathologists (CAP), working with the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel, has successfully advocated for the inclusion of (13) new digital pathology add-on codes to be effective January 1, 2023. According to the CAP, these new digital pathology CPT codes will be “used to report additional clinical staff work and service...

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Getting the Hematopathology LIS Capabilities You Need

Hematopathology is a complex science with unique characteristics that require sophisticated laboratory information system (LIS) capabilities. That said, there are ways for laboratories to supplement existing LIS investments to achieve a clinically and financially successful hematopathology practice without having to replace an entire LIS infrastructure. Let’s review some of the unique LIS...

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An LIS Built to Support the Future of Diagnostics

The pandemic has taught the lab industry many valuable lessons. As an industry we need to be nimble and prepared to expand our operations rapidly, not only to manage larger volumes of testing but new diagnostic tests, as well.The laboratory information system (LIS) plays a vital role in test menu expansion, from receiving electronic orders or manually accessioning cases to providing an ordering...

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One LIS for All Your Laboratories

As you grow and extend the geographic footprint of your lab business, your laboratory information system (LIS) need not be a limitation. Today it is practical—and beneficial—to unify all your lab locations on a single LIS installation. Doing so provides for better operations management and reporting.After an acquisition or merger, you may be faced with having to integrate different lab...

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Transforming Diagnostic Service Delivery: One Lab’s Experience Integrating a Digital Pathology Platform and an LIS

Medicine has gone digital. This digital transformation can be seen in the rapid adoption of telemedicine, the use of digital radiology and medical imaging, and in precision medicine molecular and genomic testing. This post looks at how one laboratory, Cernostics, went digital through the implementation of a whole slide imaging and digital pathology platform integrated with an LIS. This integrated...

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Introducing XIFIN LIS 8: Helping Your Laboratory Scale and Respond to Changing Market Demands

We recently introduced the newest iteration of our cloud-based laboratory information system (LIS), XIFIN LIS 8. This is yet another example of our continued commitment and investment toward improving operational, clinical and financial outcomes for diagnostic providers.XIFIN LIS 8 introduces several new capabilities informed by customer and market input. For example, earlier this year we...

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