Lab Matters Spring 2019 - Page 39

Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Guidebook The world’s medical care and public health systems could not provide the improved patient care we now have and prevent disease outbreaks without Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). The Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Guidebook can help countries initiate and ® Laboratory Information Systems Project Management: ® TM TM A Guidebook for International Implementations implement an LIS in laboratories at many levels — from a nationwide roll-out based on a strategic plan to an individual laboratory site with the necessary infrastructure and human resources to support the ongoing cost of an LIS. This guide follows the sequence of an LIS implementation. • LIS impacts patient health and public health by enabling efficient management of data and instruments so that accurate information is provided timely. • LIS delivers test results for patient care, monitors quality of testing systems, and provides real-time disease surveillance test results. • LIS increases the capabilities and capacities of diagnostic and public health laboratories. The Guide has something for everyone! Novices who are considering LIS in their laboratory will find a starting place and a complete implementation road- map to follow, while more experienced implementers who have questions on specific topics or are looking for a strategic approach to a problem will find the support they need. For more information or to get a copy of the guidebook, contact us! Reshma Kakkar Manager, Global Health Informatics Rachelle Jones Sr. Specialist, Global Health Informatics