Anatomical Pathology (AP ePROC and ePRF)
The current Anatomical Pathology services embody 130 tests, across 5 clinical labs, with over 100 global employees involved in the process.
When biological samples arrive at a laboratory for AP services, they need to be properly identified, registered, prepared per the sample types and study-specific instructions, forwarded to pathologists for manual evaluation, stored or returned to other locations, and/or other ad hoc specialty actions.
As a result, this created a high volume, cumbersome paper and audit trail and was associated with a variety of manual risks that could not be mitigated satisfactorily through conventional procedural controls.
Anatomical Pathology ePROC and ePRF within Labmatrix has revolutionized the way our Anatomic Pathology team functions. No off-the-shelf product can provide such a completely digitized solution, with total flexibility and fully integrated workflows to capture vast amount of information on sample handling and processing, with the additional benefit of going completely paperless with pathologist reviews.
Benefits include the following:
- A paperless workflow to manage studies in a 21 CFR Part 11-compliant system
- Direct electronic data capture with built-in validation checks to eliminate the most common data mistakes, avoiding manual data entry both onto and from paper reports, and simplifying the quality control (QC) process
- More efficient and transparent processes, allowing for real-time data entry and workflow management, as well as streamlined study monitoring
This automation has eliminated manual data entry effort, reduced colored paper printing, paper archival resources and storage cost of physical data. Through the automation we have not only enhanced productivity in the team, the paperless process has helped save 22 trees equivalent of paper annually.