Laboratories are a pillar of any care, treatment, and prevention program and the data they generate are critical for clinical decision making, disease screening, monitoring, blood safety and surveillance.
Good laboratory practice (GLP) and standards-based laboratory accreditation requires a laboratory to utilize a standardized system to collect, analyze, report, and store laboratory data, such as using an electronic lab information system (LIS/LIMS). For optimal patient outcomes and population health, data generated by these laboratories must be shared throughout the enterprise health (eHealth) architecture and ecosystem in a timely and reliable manner.
This LIS community will offer a space for knowledge sharing and collaboration around LIS/LIMS to support:
coordination efforts and transparency into several widely-used mature open source products,
understanding the use cases each of these LIS products serves,
gathering best practices and guidelines for implementation, data exchange and data use of LIS data, and
development of additional high value LIS functions and features (especially components that may not be currently addressed in the landscape).
UPDATE for 2021
We are currently putting together the schedule of webinars and topics for this calendar year. We have several great groups lined up for sharing the work they have done, and a couple of topics that have been highlighted as priorities by members. Share Your LIS/LIMS Project!
If you are interested in sharing your work in a webinar to the community or facilitating a topic (or having us facilitate one that you're interested in), please contact the LIS COP leads, Jan Flowers and Rita Sembajwe.