July 16, 2019
CloudLIMS, an advanced SaaS LIMS in the cloud, accelerates biobanking, clinical, research, and testing laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data, automating laboratory workflows, and following regulatory compliance, such as ISO 20387:2018, ISO/IEC 17027:2017, HIPAA among others. The new version of CloudLIMS, version 1.85, is packed with new features to better meet the test validation, document management, and reporting requirements of testing laboratories. The highlights of the latest version are the functionality to send test results to a reviewer before sending it to an approver, enhancements to reporting results, and the ability to track document folder revisions; which is required for meeting compliance.
- Enhanced Test Validation: Test validation is an important requirement of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliance. You can now send test results to a reviewer for validation prior to sending it to an approver. This functionality helps to streamline and strengthen the test validation process, thereby assuring the final test results. The latest version of CloudLIMS enables you to configure a test review process, select a reviewer for each test, send out multiple tests for review, and track the review status. CloudLIMS sends an email notification to the reviewer. The reviewer can write remarks and their observations before the test results are sent to the approver for final approval.
Test Report Enhancement: You can now include only those analytes in the test report for which results are available. For filtering analytes based on their attribute results, you can select a default analyte attribute, for example, observed value, or a user-defined attribute. This functionality enables specific reporting by enabling you to include only the analytes for which results are available for the selected analyte attribute. Furthermore, you can configure the analyte attribute selection as a test report template for filtering analyte records every time you generate a report, thereby saving time.
You can now configure test preferences to repeat the sample information for multiple values or tests while exporting a test report in MS Excel format. Additionally, you can now choose to align an image to the center or side of a report.
- Track Document Folder Revision History: The latest version of CloudLIMS enables you to automatically record a detailed history of each folder created using the document management module. The folder history records each activity, such as the renaming of a folder, using a unique activity ID and a date and time stamp. Furthermore, the folder history helps in monitoring folder updates and provides all pertinent details, such as the date and time of folder creation or replacement, the original and the current value of the folder attribute, the staff who created or updated folders, the reason for folder creation or update if any. All the activities are also recorded under the audit trail, which is crucial for internal and external audits.
- Add or Update Remarks for an Attachment: You can now add or update remarks for an attachment or a document, without opening or editing the document, thereby saving time. This functionality is applicable across all the modules of CloudLIMS.
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