April 17, 2019
CloudLIMS, an advanced cloud-based SaaS LIMS, accelerates biobanking, clinical research, and testing laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data, automating laboratory workflows, and following regulatory compliance. The new version of CloudLIMS, version 1.82, is equipped with a new module, the Document module. It enables testing laboratories, such as clinical, cannabis, agriculture and food & beverage, to manage laboratory documents, exercise version and access control. The new module facilitates testing laboratories to better meet the document management requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 regulatory compliance. The other highlights of this version are the ability to set turnaround time alerts and the ability to configure catalogs containing different test types for offering services.
Manage Documents and Exercise Version Control: Document management is an essential requirement of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 regulatory compliance, applicable universally to testing laboratories. The compliance requires testing laboratories to establish procedures to control and securely manage important laboratory documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), validated standard test methods, drawings, manuals, normative reference documents, or any instructive document that laboratory personnel may need as a reference from time to time. The latest version of CloudLIMS is equipped with a new document management module that enables efficient management and indexing of laboratory documents, both internal and external. You can either add a single document or a folder, which in turn may contain multiple documents. You can view the properties of each document or folder such as the folder or document ID, date and time of document creation or modification, custodian information, etc. You can assign role-based document access rights to laboratory personnel and enable them to securely access important documents, without any apprehension of document loss or misplacement. You can exercise version control which helps in tracking the revision history of documents, which is crucial for internal and external auditing and reporting. The document revision history helps in monitoring document updates and provides all pertinent details such as the date and time of document replacement, version number, the staff who updated documents, the reason for document update or replacement if any. This eliminates any chances of referring to obsolete documents. Furthermore, you can delete documents that are irrelevant, invalid or are no longer in use.
- Associate Documents with Tests and Samples: You can associate one or multiple documents with each sample or test type. All samples or tests present under the type get associated with the selected documents. This functionality enables authorized personnel to quickly access documents for a specific test or sample type.
- Set Test Turnaround Time Alert: You can set reminder alarms to receive timely alerts if the Turnaround Time (TAT) of a test approaches the threshold TAT. Additionally, you can configure CloudLIMS to send email alerts to the master administrator and other designated users. This functionality enables laboratory managers to take necessary measures in order to complete a test under the threshold time, thereby enhancing laboratory efficiency and maximizing customer satisfaction.
Configure Catalogs Containing Different Test Types: You can now configure catalogs to associate with multiple test groups and test codes, enabling you to create unique testing packages for your customers. Furthermore, while configuring catalogs, you can select your analytes of interest to be associated with each test group and test code. In the Services and Billing module, you can now associate multiple catalogs with each test request, providing you the flexibility to add custom test requests based on the requirements of your customers.
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