Digitalizing healthcare

Harnessing digital technology for laboratory diagnostics

The future clinical laboratory is the stuff of science fiction. Services like touchless inventory control and auto-validation of testing are gradually becoming commoditized, with built-in quality control features to ensure high standards.

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Claudia Flisi
Published on February 18, 2020

With these innovations, lab staff now have more time to focus on the growing range and complexity of testing options, and physicians will seek their counsel regularly in coming years.

Automated inventory control has led to 35 percent faster inventory handling in the University Hospital Essen.
As a corollary of reducing consumables, there was less time spent troubleshooting.
Felicity Dempsey, former POCT manager at the St. James Hospital, Dublin

Felicity Dempsey, former POCT manager at the St. James Hospital, Dublin, found digitalization the solution to many challenges.

After the introduction of Data Management Digitalization in Chicago, there was a significant improvement in workflow.
Susan Dawson, laboratory administrative director at the Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Susan Dawson, laboratory administrative director at the Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, introduced data management digitalization in 2002.


By Claudia Flisi
Claudia Flisi is a bicultural journalist based in Italy. She has contributed to the International New York Times, Newsweek, and many other publications about the intersections of science, culture, healthcare, and technology.