October 21, 2020
CloudLIMS, an advanced SaaS, in the cloud LIMS software with zero upfront cost, accelerates biobanking, analytical, diagnostic testing, and research laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data, automating laboratory workflows, and following regulatory compliance, such as ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO 15189:2012, ISO 20387:2018, EU GDPR, HIPAA, GLP, 21 CFR part 11, among others. The latest version of CloudLIMS, version 1.98, is equipped with new features and enhancements to enable biobanks, clinical, and analytical testing laboratories, such as cannabis, food and beverage, oil and gas, to better meet the data management, automation, and reporting requirements of the industry. The highlights of this version are automating laboratory workflows, enhanced client portal services, and batch update of patient records.
Manage Laboratory Workflows: You can now organize and streamline your laboratory workflows with ease. You can configure workflow templates using a series of steps to mirror your laboratory workflows. To create a workflow template, you can add steps to guide your staff on the specific workflow to be followed while processing each sample. A step number is assigned automatically to each step. While configuring each step, you can select a module, a module type, an action item, a category, a technician who is trained on the job, and specify instructions if any. Once a step is added, you can define the next steps to be performed. You can add a new workflow template, edit or delete an existing template, and associate one or multiple sample types with each template.
Laboratory technicians can commence the workflow according to the tasks assigned to them. Once a step is assigned, an authorized user can specify the start date and the completion date of each step. After completing a step, a user can mark the status as complete. A technician can perform the step assigned to them only if the previous steps in the workflow (if any) are complete. This functionality enforces the laboratory staff to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) as per the laboratory guidelines and to avoid missing any crucial step required.
Once all the steps defined in the workflow are complete, an authorized user can mark the overall workflow status as complete. Once a workflow is marked as complete or is terminated, it cannot be edited by any user unless unlocked. This functionality enables you to monitor the sample processing status and track the current processing stage of each sample. Furthermore, you can easily track any deviations from the specified SOPs.
For previous versions click here >>