CloudLIMS, an advanced SaaS, in-the-cloud Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software with zero upfront cost, accelerates biobanking, clinical research and diagnostics, cannabis, environmental, and water testing laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data, automating workflows, and following regulatory compliance, such as CLIA, ISO 15189:2022, CAP, ISO 20387:2018, EU GDPR, HIPAA, GLP, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, 21 CFR part 11, among others. The latest version of CloudLIMS, version 3.89, is equipped with new features and enhancements to enable laboratories to better meet their data management, automation, and regulatory requirements. The highlights of this version include streamlined sample management with unique sample group IDs, automated patient-centric test result flagging, effortless subject, sample, and test order association, and more.
Streamlined Sample Management with Unique Sample Group IDs: This feature enables you to manage all the samples drawn from a single patient on the same day. When multiple samples are collected from a patient on a given day, the system generates a unique “Sample Group ID” for them. This system-defined ID combines the patient’s information, the sample’s ID prefix, and the current date when the samples are added. This means the samples are neatly bundled together for easy identification. For instance, if your lab collects three samples (S1, S2, S3) from Patient P1 on October 4, 2023, the system will create the Sample Group ID “P1_S1_231004.” The best part is that the feature springs into action only if a specific toggle button in the application is switched on. So, if “Sample Group ID” is not needed, you can simply turn it off.
Automated Patient-Centric Test Result Flagging: Test results can be flagged based solely on the analytes involved. However, they can also be flagged now based on patient details such as age and gender, which are critical factors when assessing health. With this enhancement, CloudLIMS can now automatically flag test results by considering patient details such as gender, species, or other values for which flagging is done. We have introduced a new intuitive button called “Configure flagging set based on subject,” which can be used to configure the flagging set after creating a flag. Based on the value of the selected patient attribute, the configured flagging set is fetched automatically. The flagging is executed in the result entry dialogue based on the Patient module attribute configuration.
Associate Patients, Samples, and Test Orders Effortlessly: With this feature, a lab user or a physician can place a test order with an existing patient and with a new sample. They can also create a new patient and associate the same test order with a new sample. Essentially, this feature allows both the lab user and the physician to seamlessly register patients and samples and place test orders, all on a single, user-friendly page called the Order Test window.
Enhance Labels by Integrating Test Module Attributes: You can now seamlessly incorporate attributes from the Test module in addition to the Sample, Client, and Subject modules into your label templates. This means you can now create labels that are more informative. This way, you get a complete and accurate representation of your data on the labels you produce.
Order Tests Effortlessly with Enhanced Search Functionality: No more endless scrolling and sifting through a sea of test options when placing test orders. This feature allows users to swiftly find the desired test type, i.e. Test Group and Test Code combination, by running a quick search in the newly added “Search Test Type” field. The value in the “Order Test” field changes automatically in response to the test type selected. And that’s not all! Once users find the test match, the feature also helps filter out the relevant test packages corresponding to the selected test type. Now, find, select, and order tests with ease.
User Group Permissions Extended: With User Group Permissions, you have precise control over who can access and manage your data in different modules of the application. User Group Permissions are your key to defining the level of access for different user groups. These permissions are now extended to the Test module, Client module, Service and Billing, Lab Inventory, Kits module, and Instrument Calibration and Maintenance module. This means you can now decide who has access and to what extent in all of these modules, ensuring further data integrity and security.
Simplify Access to the Patient Portal: Patients can now be easily activated in the system. From now on, when a patient is added to the Patient module by the lab user, they’ll gain instant access to the Patient Portal. All they need to do is use their Date of Birth (DoB) as their password and their email address as their username for their very first login. If they wish to change the password later, they can do so with just a few clicks—no more activation hassles, just smooth, instant access for your patients.
Download Generated Reports Anytime: Now, you can effortlessly re-download your previously generated reports at any time. This feature unlocks a world of convenience. With this update, you have the flexibility to effortlessly download your reports as a ZIP file at any time without the need to re-generate them. No more unnecessary steps. No more wasted time.
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