Adopting a robust, purpose-designed laboratory information system (LIS) heralds specific benefits for the laboratory in the form of expedited patient admissions, reduced sample identification errors and test translation errors, archivable electronic results storage, fewer billing errors, and improved staffing efficiency.
Along with advanced middleware and robotic automation systems, these information technology platforms are becoming increasingly necessary for competitive laboratories.
A third of all facilities are planning to adopt a new LIS in the near future.
Those facilities planning to adopt a new LIS are on pace to largely do so within the next 3 years (78%).
While over half of laboratory directors indicate that they provide input on LIS acquisition decisions, fewer than 1 in 10 are the decision maker. Perhaps most glaring is the 36% who indicate having no influence on this decision.