Abbott, Abbott Park, Ill, has released version 11 of its STARLIMS software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) worldwide.
The new version expands user functionality to include mobile device applications, advanced analytics, and HTML5 compatibility, enabling users to access LIMS information anywhere on any screen.
Clinical labs can leverage the advantages of mobile devices to secure on-the-spot access to lab test results and reports, which may help them to make decisions faster, says David Champagne, divisional vice president, Informatics Solutions, Abbott.
The STARLIMS v11 software also offers users advanced analytics capabilities with out-of-the-box dashboards that can have an immediate impact on lab operations by allowing labs to optimize workflow and identify bottlenecks. Viewing data from the powerful visualizations that are provided by advanced analytics offers users insights and trends to help labs make better decisions.
The software includes forms that can be created by users to run systemwide on Chrome, Safari, and other browsers for tablets and smartphones; two new control libraries, one for desktop computers and another for mobile devices; and touch controls that comply with specifications for iPad and iPhone devices. Existing Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) forms running on Internet Explorer will continue to be the primary platform, and users can create proprietary HTML5-based forms to run on alternative browsers.