Decision Support to Enhance Automated Laboratory Testing by Leveraging Analytical Capabilities
Tuthill JM. Decision Support to Enhance Automated Laboratory Testing by Leveraging Analytical Capabilities. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 2019; .
Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
To achieve effective laboratory automation, analytical capabilities must be developed to support data analysis. This allows for effective development and deployment of decision support strategies within the automated laboratory. Practically, these take the form of dashboards, static and real time; workflow processes, such as autoverification; reflex protocols; and testing cascades, which reduce errors of omission and commission. This requires data from the LIS and middleware that enable sophisticated laboratory automation lines. This article addresses the historical, current, and future state of laboratory analytics using examples and offering a framework to organize thinking around analytical capabilities.
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