Clinical Laboratory Information Systems

A laboratory information system (LIS) is a software system that records, manages, and stores data for clinical laboratories. The Laboratory Information Systems Division (LIS) section is responsible for the implementation, education, support, and maintenance of the Medical Information Technology Laboratory Information System (Meditech LIS) with integration into the Health Information Systems infrastructure and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. Laboratory Information Systems provide modules for sending laboratory tests order to the instruments through its multiple instrument interfaces, some are known as to have as many as five hundred, track those orders and then capturing the results as soon as they become available. The result can then be analyzed and a report the generated from it. Laboratory Information Systems communicate with other information systems using clinical information standard such as HL7. Laboratory systems might also make use of LONIC (Laboratory Observation Identities, Names and Codes) to exchange laboratory results with other systems.

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