A day in the lab, tasks, and actions take place, often at the same time. Testing executes, sensitive information is captured, shared, and analyzed, and reports run. External clients brought up to speed. Protocols run; materials are used and replaced, and this information needs to be there because it can be pulled out anytime for review.
At the backstage of lab management, it is not surprising that keeping up with all the manual tasks involved can slow down processing. Some labs prefer to manage all these ins and outs by hand, through spreadsheets, emails, and notebooks to track samples, protocols, and results. It leads to wasted time, exhausted resources, and the potential for error.
Enter the Laboratory Information System (LIS). A Laboratory Information System is software that can surprisingly increase the efficiency of your lab management. A LIS can streamline lab operations, manage samples and workflows, automate procedures and instruments, and make sure that all data is available digitally whenever it is needed.
Multiple ways implementing a LIS can increase your lab’s efficiency. Consider the following benefits of utilizing a LIS:
Imagine if you could view your lab’s projects, submissions, samples, instruments, workflows, protocols, and materials in one place. Maybe than examining one piece of documentation here, glancing through messages there, and pulling up bookkeeping pages, a LIS gives one focal area to all your lab’s information. You can bore down into any part to see the subtleties you need, for instance, the situation with a given example. Each colleague can approach the information they need in your LIS.
If your inventory is low, your LIS can notify you, tell you what supplies are being used and what should be included with your next order. Instead of wasting time realizing too late that you don’t have the supplies you need, your lab can stay ahead of the curve.
One of the important aspects of the LIS is the ability to collect and transmit data electronically. It not only increases the efficiency of your laboratory management by saving time but also eliminates the need for large physical storage space. It is also important for compliance as you record all laboratory actions and results.
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