Effective integration of laboratory equipment is crucial to improving the productivity and efficiency in a hospital's laboratory environment. Integration of laboratory equipment with LIS was once a daunting task, until recent years with the development of laboratory equipment. With Raster’s advanced Lab Link application, equipment integration is very reasonable and doable undertaking. The bottom line is that the LIS implementation project should include a prioritised plan to integrate as many laboratory equipments with the system.
These equipment are able to output a data report and results file but do not have a facility to import information. Interfacing these equipment is done by the Lab Interface software picking up the data and updating the information/results into the LIS.
These equipment are able to both output data reports and results files. They can import data, information, worklists, commands/function calls, etc by reading the information on the barcode. The results are updated in the LIS without any human intervention.