PowerLAB, a fully integrated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), developed by Sysware Healthcare Systems, will be marketed in the Benelux under the tradename LABOSYS by Philips Medical Systems. The product supports all scientific specialities and is able to meet the future requirements of virtually every type of end-user laboratory. Philips will translate the system to Dutch and customise the screen layouts and reports without any programming.
Manufacturer of the product is Sysware, a Michigan based company which develops, licenses and supports Internet ready, mission critical laboratory software. The new LIMS system is based on an open architecture and offers user-friendly client/server database support as well as an enormous storage capacity, allowing to keep billions of results online for universal access. PowerLAB only takes a short time to get installed and is able to deal with any language, supported by Windows95/98 and Windows NT platforms.
The product presents a potential of hundred to tens of thousands of specimen processing each day and gives instant access to all past and present patient results on a single report. Results are delivered on paper or via fax, email, pager or integration with AT&T Digital PCS. Integration with Hospital Information Systems is realised through standards based interface, such as HL7 or ASTM.
PowerLAB can be used in all sorts of labs, including hospital and public health labs, reference and veterinary labs and for various disciplines, such as chemistry, hematology, serology, virology, immunology, microbiology, anatomic and surgical pathology. Philips intends to convert all of its fifty mainly hospital laboratory clients to this new system. The company will also elaborate special marketing and sales initiatives to successfully launch the advanced and state-of-the-art LIMS in the Benelux market.