Optional Plugins - HCP
LabLynx webLIMS for Clinical Laboratories is far more than just an LIS. It is a complete comprehensive platform of features and benefits tailored for you and your clinical lab. It contains all of the features and functions you need for your lab's operations. But there are also a number of additional feature and function plug-ins available to be added to your system, including integration with other systems or devices/instruments, and/or other modules. LabLynx even offers Hardware Add-Ons that include lab equipment/devices like instruments as well as label printers, scanners, etc. and IT hardware like PCs, hubs, cabling and more.
Any of these can be chosen as Implementation Options, available either initially or at any time thereafter. Choose from among them to define what you want now, and for the short, medium and long term, or decide to add on to your system whenever you like. Just let us know.
In a real sense all implementation and plugins are services, because where a feature or function exists it costs only to activate or configure it. Where it doesn't, it costs to develop it. All services are listed and discussed in the Services and Implementation Options sections of the webLIMS for Clinical Manual.
Your webLIMS benefits include the options to add any of a range of additional features and functions, through plugins. These items let you grow your system in modular fashion so you can add what you want when you want, in your own time and budget. The LabLynx webLIMS for Clinical Laboratories is a complete LIS on its own, but also gives you the ability to scale up and out as you grow your lab's offerings, or as you progressively increase automation to save time and money while increasing productivity and quality - and ensuring compliance. Plug-ins make it simple, quick and affordable.
To include plugins or hardware add-ons in your webLIMS solution package, either make your selections initially when talking to your LabLynx, Inc. representative, or you can submit them any time thereafter through the Help Desk.
- 1 Integration Plugins
- 2 Report Plugins
- 3 Module Plugins
- 4 Hardware and Supplies
- 5 References
WebLIMS can interface with anything that has an API. Or it can interface through file sharing. Basically, anything that can be interfaced can be interfaced to the LabLynx, Inc. webLIMS LIS, using our exclusive LabVia solution.
LabViaLabLynx LIMS and many of the other apps in the LabLynx and sciCloud.net® libraries readily share files with instruments and other systems, there are also situations where the integration required is more complex. For those we have LabVia, LabLynx's exclusive middleware and hub hardware/software product, available through sciCloud.net® to manage your connections and data sharing.
LabVia intelligently manages multiple data communications between all kinds of devices, services, systems or other sources.
Use LabVia to connect with:
- SDMS, MES, PLM, DMS, EHR/EMRs, PMS or other Systems/Software or Databases
- LIMS or other Laboratory Information Systems
- Field Devices, Mobile, Hand-held etc.
- POC Devices
- Billing Services
- Regulatory/Reporting Agencies
- Reference or Contract Labs
LabVia is available as an option with all sciCloud.net® and LabLynx solutions.
The onsite part of the LabVia solution is the LabVia Hub. It is a hardware/software product that provides a central nexus point for all of the integrated nodes (instruments/devices, software applications etc.), intelligently managing their data. Full instructions on installation and setup are provided, and a LabLynx professional will guide you through the process. Or, if you prefer, we can come onsite and install it for you, ensuring all interfaced data points communicate properly. Many systems need only be able to provide files that your sciCloud.net® Solution can access to process and report, and/or be able to receive sample information from the LIMS. If serial connections are required, then a LabVia channel is utilized, and your hub will link up with the cloud-based software portion of LabVia to ensure perfect data routing and management.
The cloud portion of LabVia is hosted for you in our Cloud Platform (IaaS), keeping your integrations securely managed in real time. And any time you need more integrations (e.g. you buy new instruments that you'd like to interface with your system), we can add a new channel for you that is configured to transfer the data you want, in the ways you want them.
You can forget about the details and concentrate on your own work, secure in the knowledge that your interfaces will continue functioning perfectly for as long as you have them. All maintenance, support and warranty is included in your annual agreement.
If you'd like more information about LabVia or you have questions about integration of your devices, services and/or applications, contact sciCloud.net® Support, search the Marketplace for qualified services or contact LabLynx at LabLynx Contact Us, or give us a call at 770.859.1992 or toll-free at 800.585.5969.
These include both internal management reports, like Turnaround Time (TAT), Annual/Monthly Workload, Specimen Disposal, Training and Productivity reports, etc., as well as any custom formal reports with logo, header, etc. Specimen label sizes and designs can also be added to suit your needs.
PortalWebLIMS for Clinical works very well in conjunction with your existing patient portal. You can elect to integrate
Alerts are useful. The webLIMS Alerts plug-in library includes email notifications based on events, like completed assays, completed entire orders, out-of-range results, impending expiration of specimens, reagents, matrices etc., or according to schedules (QC, calibrations, annual physicals, colonoscopies, mammograms or other regular assays, etc.).
Even re-certifications/training, conventions or any other item can be set to alert you so you stay on top of your schedules and work, even if they aren't lab-related. Whether you simply need internal user alerts or notifications in conjunction with the Auto-Fax/Email plug-in, the LabLynx team will set up alerts for whatever needs you have.
In the same way that Alerts can be generated based on events or schedules, results reports or other items can be set up to be faxed, displayed on a portal site or emailed to designated parties, using the webLIMS' Auto-Fax/Email plug-in.
Invoicing based on assays, straight from the LIS, can be easily added to your capabilities with the webLIMS Invoicing Plug-In. Insurance companies, patient information and lab assay histories are all securely stored in your webLIMS for Clinical solution, and the Invoicing Plug-In pulls the appropriate data to ensure accurate and timely billing. Bill direct or integrate with a billing service - it's up to you with webLIMS's Invoicing Plug-In.
You always have the archived reports. But if you want to compare or review a collection of data based on specific criteria, the Data Warehouse is the plug-in that will make it happen for you. And the data are exportable as an Excel file.
Keep track of all certifications and their history, along with dates of next required courses etc. Make sure you aren't at risk of being out of compliance by having expired certifications for any CLIA testing, or just generally keep track of training planning and completion.
The Training Tracking module plug-in keeps track of all of that for everyone, and lets you upload any certificates, etc. for handy access and reference. It can also be combined with the Alerts plug-in to issue reminders when it's close to the time to re-certify or when upcoming training of any kind is due.
Beef up the included Inventory Management functions with the Storage Control plug-in. It allows you to create locations with hierarchies, like "Storage Room 2, Freezer 1, 3rd shelf", etc., to keep track of exactly where any supplies or specimens are at any given time. Make sure you meet compliance standards by knowing where any and all devices, kits, reagents, specimens or other items are at any given time. You'll want to combine this with the Object Tracker module plug-in, so you can document and track chain of custody by checking items in and out, transferring 'ownership' and documenting disposal.
Object TrackerStorage Management module plug-in to document and track all movements of designated items through the lab and anywhere else. Use it to manage Check-in, Check-out, Transfer and Disposition of items in all areas of your facilities and those sent out and returned (e.g. to reference labs), documenting all movement, date and time, and the identity of the user performing the actions.
SchedulingLabLynx, Inc. will add any scheduled events for you or show you how to create them, using the webLIMS Scheduling plug-in. Holding time alerts, password expiration notifications, training schedule notifications - any types of scheduled events you'd like to happen in the LIS (and send notifications about, using the Auto-Fax/Email and/or Alerts plugin) can be done.
The Validation Plugin module runs an automatic script and generates a report that will satisfy many regulatory compliance requirements for validation. Save thousands by using this great alternative to standard consultant-based validation projects.
Just because you don't see a function or feature here doesn't mean you can't have it. LabLynx will custom-build any type of plug-in you want. Just submit a ticket to the Help Desk or contact us and our certified development professionals are at your service. Simply let us know what you want when you are defining your scope (see Requirements Checklist), or submit a request to the Help Desk at any time thereafter, and your system can be customized in any way you choose.
Hardware and Supplies
The LabLynx, Inc. LIMSforum Marketplace is your one-stop shop for everything you need, including Hardware Add-ons like label printers and scanners, even servers and other IT hardware, as well as instruments, stocks, standards, reagents and supplies of all sorts. LabLynx provides a marketplace of hardware add-ons courtesy of Amazon. We have hand-selected hardware specifically chosen for the clinical lab. Browse our catalog, and also search for other items your lab may need.
The LabLynx LIMSforum Community is the complete support and resources solution for the laboratory, so you never need to hunt down sources. Ordering in its Marketplace is easy, and Amazon is known for the best prices you'll find anywhere. Save time AND money by making the LIMSforum Community's resources work for you.