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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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The Right Strategic Partnership Enables Pathology Practices to Maximize Financial Performance and Patient Care

Most of the individuals I know that have pursued careers in healthcare, have done so for one reason — they want to help people. With that responsibility it is inherent that patient care is a constant priority.  As revenue margins continue to compress under pressure due to reimbursement cuts and the increased cost of doing business, it is more important than ever that medical practices and...

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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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You Invested to Meet the Demand for COVID-19 Testing: How Do You Optimize that Investment Post-Pandemic?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., many laboratories invested in equipment, supplies, and personnel to manage the surge of COVID-19 test demand. For the laboratory information system (LIS), the backbone of the laboratory IT infrastructure, this meant new workflows, report templates, and instrument interfaces to handle the new COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.Once...

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University of Southern California (USC) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine — An Outreach Success Story

The University of Southern California (USC) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is one of the largest and most acclaimed in the country, with nationally and internationally renowned physicians on its staff. When the team at USC decided to open an outreach laboratory to expand their lab services to the community, the department chose XIFIN, Inc. as its pathology laboratory information...

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Preparing for Market Disruption – Operational Lessons From COVID-19

Conor WardVP of Sales, XIFIN Joe NollarAVP LIS Product Development, XIFIN In March 2021, we had the privilege of being interviewed by Linda Wilson, Senior Editor of Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO). The discussion focused on what has been learned by laboratories during the COVID-19 pandemic so far...

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