After 35 years in the Laboratory Informatics business Autoscribe Informatics have addressed multiple myths and misconceptions concerning laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and their implementation.
Implementing LIMS can be intimidating for most people. What if the cost doesn’t meet the expectation, what if the system fails, what if the work becomes too rigid and etc. There is always a risk in any business. However, take it as an investment is all about spotting potential and taking a calculated risk.
When laboratories start thinking about a laboratory information management system (LIMS) a common question they ask is ‘what is it going to cost?
As a tight labor market makes it difficult to find staff, and tougher economic conditions start to bite, laboratory managers are being forced to think hard about driving efficiency.
If your current LIMS is slowing down the laboratory turnaround times, becoming a burden to use, and demotivating staff, it’s time to upgrade!
Acceptable Quality Limit (AQL) sampling is used to determine whether an entire batch (or order) has met a client’s specification, based on a statistical sample of that batch.
LIMS Instrument Integration allows customer to have complete data integrity with ability to track & trace any analytical results for audit and/or historical purposes.
LIMS Chain of Custody recording allows you to quickly discover where the item currently is, when it was put there, who was responsible and where it has previously been.
Buying a LIMS can seem overwhelming given the choice of solutions on the market. This ten-step guide helps you through the process and arms you with the questions you need to ask.
Requirements should be recorded using some form of requirements document. Many software products exist to help create and manage requirements and may be useful for large projects, but often it is possible to use standard tools such as Word or Excel.