Next-gen troponin:
out of the gate, into labs

The Cleveland Clinic went live with Roche’s TnT Gen 5 Stat assay in June. “The only way to make a smooth transition is to have a team composed of all the stakeholders,” says Sihe Wang, MD, medical director and section head, clinical bio-chemistry, Cleveland Clinic, and clinical chemistry professor, Cleveland State University.

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Dr. Sihe Wang (left)
and Dr. Rakesh Engineer

Benefits and bumps of shifting to Beaker

“From a preanalytic standpoint, for accessioning our specimens, configurability is available and expected by Epic, as opposed to having to write custom rules that run through an HL7 interface in order to put orders into a standalone LIS,” says Heather Dawson, MBA, MT(ASCP), vice president of laboratory services, Allina Health Laboratory.

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Heather Dawson

LIS niche modules flourish amid
IT consolidation

The expansion of modules taking place now is different from the patterns seen even five years ago, says Andrew R. Splitz, cofounder and CEO of S&P Consultants in Braintree, Mass. Splitz was part of the Association for Pathology Informatics team that developed the LIS toolkit.

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Andrew Splitz

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